Light Meal: Portabella Pizza

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My portabella pizza, just before going into the oven (and eventually into my belly). Now that’s how you make a pizza!

After rushing out the door to pick up one dog from the beauty parlor, coming home to find a mess left by my cat, and another dog demanding his walk, I decided to deviate from last night’s scheduled pulled pork fest. I opted for something off the cuff, quick and light. I saw the portabella mushroom caps next to my yellow tomato sauce and inspiration hit – portabella pizzas!

A couple of weeks ago I decided to try my grocery store’s pepperoni.  Not the stuff that comes in the little red bag and loaded with chemicals. Nope, I’m talking real pepperoni sausage. I had to try it and I love it!

I used my homemade tomato sauce for this concoction! The recipe is below. However I’m sure something from the store is fine, but just watch those carbs.  Read More


Eggplant Pizza Snack

Clockwise from top left: A sweating eggplant piece, fresh tomato sauce, pizza toppings assembled, and the finished product -- Eggplant pizza!

Clockwise from top left: A sweating eggplant piece, fresh tomato sauce, pizza toppings assembled, and the finished product — eggplant pizza!

As you know, I’m all about Julia Child recipes now and here’s an easy, fun one that gets pizza back into my life — Eggplant Pizza. Going low carb means I gave up pizza crust. Well this recipe uses eggplant in place of the carb-loaded bread.

Now we’ve never been huge fans of eggplant. It always tasted a little off to me and my husband. Turns out, you need to use salt to sweat the eggplant before cooking it up. Letting it sit in salt takes out the excess moisture and removes that off-putting taste.

The fun thing about this recipe is that you can pretty much add any seasonings or toppings you’d like. You’re making pizza after all. Read More