I love coming through for my friends. Not that I don’t do so anyway.
One of the most popular recipes I get asked about on this blog is my goat cheese polenta. It is so delicious and creamy and the perfect way to pack on a little comfort as the weather starts to chill. I have gotten a ton of e-mails about how to modify polenta for various diets. Most of the time, these changes are super easy. Vegan? No goat cheese! Gluten free? It’s naturally gluten free! But grain free or paleo? That proved a little bit difficult to come up with an instant answer.
½ tablespoon Wedderspoon Raw Honey, plus more for serving
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
2 ounces soft goat cheese
½ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for serving
2 ripe peaches, sliced thin
2 cups fresh arugula
Balsamic glaze, for serving
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place a baking sheet with parchment paper in the oven to preheat.
In a medium bowl, whisk together chickpea flour, water, olive oil, and salt until combined.
To make crust, take baking sheet out of the oven. Spread chickpea mixture on parchment paper in a circle until ¼ inch thick. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are slightly crispy.
While the pizza is baking, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions, Wedderspoon honey, balsamic vinegar, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden and caramelized. Set aside.
Once you take the dough out of the oven, heat the oven to 450 degrees. Top pizza with caramelized onions. Then, top with goat cheese, half the ricotta cheese, and fresh basil. Arrange the peaches over the cheese (I like to fan the slices in areas) and season with salt and pepper. Dollop with the remaining ricotta.
Cook in oven for 5-10 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.
To serve, top with fresh arugula. Drizzle with Wedderspoon honey and balsamic glaze. Garnish with basil. Slice and EAT.
It might be because I grew up in New Jersey or went to college in New York, but I cannot be bothered with pizza unless it is absolutely perfect. It is such a horrible way to live, dear friends. I wish I could be satisfied with a bunch of cheese on carbs and call it a day. But I have very specific pizza eating standards.
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Look what I made us today!
It is my new favorite quick and easy, cozy-ish summertime dinner. I know, I know. You were probably thinking that I was going to make some sort of salad or something, what with it being summer and healthy and all. But sometimes, I need a huggish meal and, if we want to be honest with ourselves, salads are not very huggable. Instead, I want to feature veggies in all their glory in cuddly ways.
Even though it is 95 degrees outside and technically way too hot to cuddle.
And it’s a recipe that just screams summer, which we all need right now because Monday is not the most summer-y day of the week. Ok ok, for real though, I feel like Mondays just require fun food, you know? Just something to push us into the thralls of the week ahead. Especially after testing some pretty dicey mango recipes yesterday and feeling like I had the ultimate sugar rush.
I know I have been promising y’all a dal recipe for some time. And I have finally got around to posting about it. I know it makes absolutely no sense for me to be posting a warm, stew-like creature of a meal during some of the hottest days we have had thus far, but I cannot help myself! It is just so rich, so filling, and yet made of wholesome ingredients.
Plus, when warm stew-like creations ever stop me before? I’m melting and still rocking this.
Aka how I can make it an excuse to eat yogurt sauce for dinner.
Before we get into the particulars, let us get ourselves casually acquainted with your new favorite meal for spring and summer. And honestly, you guys, it is crazy to me how the littlest things can inspire some of my favorite meals. Seriously, everything I see on a daily basis can inspire a recipe. In fact, some of my favorite recipe ideas have come while I was computer coding
I am the kind of person who craves hot coffee in 95 degree weather.
Likewise, I am the kind of person who loves a big, steaming bowl of beans even as the temperature warms up. We are in awkward times, in the beginning of April, with the temperature balmy enough to wear cutoffs one moment and then raining and dropping 40 degrees the next.
The only thing comforting in this situation is a big pile of carbs.
On the one hand, there is all that beer and Irish potatoes (oh YES). Ugh seriously, I could dream about the bombardment of coconut and cinnamon Irish potatoes. And, after about 8 weeks of dieting, this is usually where a lot of people decide to forgo that protein shake for chocolate cake. Now, you might think it is bizarre that I am pushing for chocolate cake. But I like to keep it real with y’all and it can’t be any realer than a slice of molten lava cake.
Can you tell I am on a palak paneer kick? Actually I always am on a palak paneer kick!
Indian spices are my FAV. Cheese is my fav. Carbs are my fav. So when I can merge all three together, I’m def going to do it! This is the perfect thing to eat on a Monday. I mean, think about it. The work week can be so intimidating. And even by Monday night, I am incredibly exhausted. Luckily, for you and for me and for this world, we have a quick and easy pizza for those days. And it is DAMN good, you guys.
I’m seriously convinced that pizza is the manna that God was talking about.