Welcome to Yummy Fixins!

Thanks so much for checking out my blog. My name is Arica, I am a Personal Chef serving the Lake Tahoe area. Please visit my new website at www.yummyfixins.com

Cooking is my passion, I love spending time in the kitchen creating yummy dishes. I originally created this blog to share healthy yummy recipes with my friends and family but now I'm sharing them with the world. Most of the dishes you will find here are very healthy and can be altered to fit any dietary restrictions. I hope you will find something delicious!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Veggie Pizza with Garlic Herb Pizza Dough

Who doesn't love pizza? I know I do, it is my absolute most favorite comfort food. A good quality pizza from a local restaurant costs at least $25 which to me is a little crazy because the ingredients are fairly inexpensive. Luckily making pizza dough is cheap and easy and allows you to make a healthier whole wheat crust. All you need is an hour to let the dough rise and 30 minutes to assemble it. I like to make the dough then get a quick workout in or do some chores around the house while the dough rises. You can put whatever toppings you like on the pizza but be careful not to over do it or you will be eating you pizza with a fork. 
Pizza Dough 
Makes 2 Medium Pizzas or 1 Large with Hefty Crust
  • 1 Cup Luke Warm Water
  • 2 1/4 Tsp. Active Yeast
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups White Flour
  • 1 1/2 Wheat Flour (plus more just in case)
  • 2 1/2 Tsp. Salt 
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
Place flour, salt, herbs and garlic powder in a large bowl making a well in the middle. In a separate bowl add the yeast, salt, sugar in  the warm water and let sit for 5 minutes. Once the yeast is bubbled add in the olive oil and pour into the well of the flour. 

Use a fork and slowly mix in the flour until it is all moist. Use your hands and mix up the flour then turn out onto a floured surface and continue to kneed until a ball of dough forms. The more you kneed the dough the better! 

Place the ball of dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a towel, let it set in a warm place for 1 hour. Once the dough has doubled in size remove the ball from the bowl and kneed it once more to get the air bubbles out. Either toss the pizza dough int the air to round the dough or use a rolling pin. 

Veggie Pizza Fixins
  • 3/4 Cup of Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Small Bell Pepper, Sliced
  • 1 Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Sliced
  • 1 Cups of Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Olives
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Onions
  • 3oz Crumbled Feta
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella
Preheat the oven to 425. Spread the dough on a pizza pan or stone and roll the ends up the make the crust. Rub a little olive oil on the dough and place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and spread the tomato sauce evenly on the pizza dough, arrange the toppings then top with cheeses and place back in the oven for another 20 minutes.