White Pizza With Fermented Dough, Topped with Peppadew Peppers and Caramelized Onions

White Pizza Peppadew Peppers

This is an amazingly easy pizza recipe that’s light and delicious.  This is a white pizza, meaning that there is no tomato sauce, only cheese and toppings.  The caramelized onions add sweetness and the peppadew peppers add a hit of acidity which cuts through the richness of the cheese.  A few chives tossed on at the end gives the pizza a light freshness.

I fermented the dough for this recipe – it’s easier than it sounds, and it greatly increases the lightness and quality of the final crust.  It takes a few days, but most of that is just sitting in the fridge. This is a great dough to make on a Sunday then easily toss together your pizza on, say, Wednesday.  If you don’t want to go through the hassle of fermenting, simply let the dough rest for 30 minutes after step 5, then roll it out and top it as you normally would.

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Spring Pasta with Herbs and Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt Spring Pasta

It doesn’t get much easier than this.  This versatile recipe is as simple as lightly sauteing spring vegetables, and tossing them in cooked pasta with fresh herbs and Greek yogurt.  This can be made any time with whatever vegetables and herbs are currently in season.  We used spring Vidalia onions, asparagus, zucchini, and mushrooms, but any fresh vegetable would work great!  This dish is amazing warm, at room temperature, or cold the next day.

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Pesto Pizza with Tomato and Mozzarella

This is another and easy and delicious weeknight meal!  This can be made faster and more easily by purchasing pizza dough from the grocery store.  I prefer to make my own, but store bought dough is actually pretty good and easy to find.  You can also make your own pesto if you are so inclined – we will add a recipe for that soon.  When buying pesto, make sure to get it from the refrigerated section – the jarred pesto has a bunch of preservatives that affect the flavor.

You will get a better crust if you use a pizza stone, but it’s not necessary if you don’t have one.  If you enjoy making pizzas, a stone is an invaluable tool that will take your pies to the next level.  You can get a reasonably good one fairly cheap, and if you take care of it, it should last a very long time.

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Healthy Snack: Roasted Chick Peas

Roast Chickpeas
Roast chick peas are are a healthy, delicious snack that is easy to make. If you roast them perfectly, they are crunchy on the outside, but have a somewhat creamy texture inside. The best thing about them is that you can customize them to your taste. The recipe below contains smoked paprika, cumin, and garlic – but you can add any spices or herbs you like!

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Turkish Lentils with Cauliflower Steaks


This is a very healthy lentil recipe that’s easy to make.  It’s a delicious, satisfying and – despite its simplicity – deep and complex in flavor from the variety of spices. The dish can easily be made vegetarian by replacing the chicken broth with vegetable stock or water or vegan by replacing the stock and omitting the yogurt.

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