Monday, May 10, 2010

Alfredo Pizza

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I have not found a good, puffy crust pizza dough recipe.  I try new ones all the time, but end up not liking them after a few times.  But, I did make a good pizza the other day, minus the dough!  Here's the ingredients I used:

-1/2 of a bottle of Newman's Own alfredo sauce (This was the first time I used it, and I chose it because it had less "junk" in it than most.  If I am not making my own, I try to buy things that have the most recognizable ingredients in them.  That way I know what I am eating and feeding my family.)
-1/2 red pepper chopped
-1/2 green pepper chopped
-1/2 white onion chopped
-1 garlic clove chopped
-handful sliced mushrooms
-1 chopped tomato
-Mozzarella cheese
-1 chicken breast sliced and cooked

1.  Make pizza dough of your choice (still looking for THE recipe!).  Spread out on your pizza pan and set aside.

2. Cook chicken (I cooked mine in a pan, chopped in bits, with olive oil, season salt, fresh garlic and italian seasoning).  Remove and place in a bowl to the side.

3.  Cook red and green chopped peppers with chopped onion and 1 clove diced garlic in olive oil until tender.  Remove and place in a bowl to the side.

4.  Cover pizza dough with sauce, add cheese, and add all other ingredients.  Cook until dough is done and cheese is melted and browning on top.

Enjoy with a nice green side salad, or we made a fresh fruit/spinach smoothie.  Yum!

Stir Fry with Noodles

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We went on a big group date a while ago and all ate out at a Mongolian Barbeque restaurant.  If anyone has been to these you know you can load up on whatever you want.  They have lots of raw veggies, noodles, and meat and you pile it all in a bowl, add seasonings and then they cook it right there in front of you.  YUM!  Well, I wanted to eat this again, so I decided to make it on my own.  Not as good, but still yummy.  This was kind of one of those things that I didn't have a recipe, but I just threw in whatever sounded good.  So here were my ingredients:

1 pkg dry stir fry noodles
thinly sliced chicken pieces
Green cabbage
sugar snap peas
fresh ginger
seasoned rice vinegar
sesame oil
olive oil
fresh garlic
Any other veggies I had around (I am drawing a blank right now!)

I started out by adding a little olive oil in a pan, a drop of sesame oil (it is kind of strong so don't add too much) and some seasoned rice vinegar.  I added about 1 chopped garlic clove and the onions and cooked those for a bit.  Then I added my chicken and cooked until done.  I put that aside and added a little more of the oils and vinegar and added my veggies, starting with the broccoli and any other hard vegetables.  I cooked those first and added the softer things last, like the cabbage and the peas.  I cooked them all without a lid for a bit, and then added water and put a lid on.  I then added the noodles when my veggies were tender (not soft!) and voila!  You have your homemade mongolian stir fry.  But add some soy sauce to taste and you have it made!