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Simple Pizza For Simple Living

 

Have you ever noticed how magically capable we are making things so much more difficult than they need to be? We overthink, weigh too many options, play the what if game and then doubt our own decisions.

Where does that leave us?

Well, it leaves us expending a whole ton of energy that can be better used creating, doing, and being awesome. Complicated never wins. Complicated gets us lost, burnt out and overwhelmed. This applies to everything from relationships to driving directions to recipes.

Consider pizza for a minute.

Pizza was once the simplest thing ever. It was dough with tomato sauce and cheese that got baked. Then those food manufacturing hooligans started trashing the goodness up by stuffing crusts full of cheese and sausage, and deciding that pineapple was a good idea. The wheat-y crust became emulsified with yoga mat toxins, tins leached BPA into the sauce and that rubbery cheese topping may not even contain actual cheese.

The pizza scene also swung far in the other direction as the hoity-toities went all fancy pants, making us think that our best efforts made at home would never compare. A pizza without truffle oil and foraged spikenard berries? Alas!

What if, for this week, we decided to simplify? As we get into the swing of summer, let's dance off the complications, breathe through the barriers, and shimmy and shake ourselves free of the useless energy vampires spinning in our minds.

Let's start with this mighty simple pizza base.

The Mighty Simple Pizza Base

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Yield: 8 slices

Bringing things back to basics with this mighty simple gluten-free pizza base for you to enjoy with the most fresh and delicious toppings.

Ingredients
  • 2 brown rice tortillas (or your favourite gluten-free ready-made tortilla)
  • 1 cup of your favourite pesto
  • Wild Leek Pesto
  • Asparagus Pesto
  • Lemon Basil Pesto
  • Bell Pepper Pesto
  • Kale + Lemon Pesto
Optional toppings (based on what you have on hand)
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Kale
  • Shredded carrot
  • Shredded beets
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Pear
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Instructions

Make It Like So
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spread pesto on your tortillas and add selected toppings. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet or pizza pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes until crust is crispy and veggies are cooked.
  4. Serve with your favourite chilli oil or dip into your cashew mayo

QUESTION OF THE DAY: WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CAN STOP DOING THAT WOULD HELP SIMPLIFY YOUR DAY?

5 Responses to “Simple Pizza For Simple Living”

  1. karin said…
    Well your pizza idea sounds great but in my country we don't find rice tortillas, alas! Do you have a good recipe to make some?
    • Ingrid said…
      Yes Karin - I also cannot buy this pizza base in my country. Have you received a recipe to make the dough? Regards Ingrid
  2. Florence said…
    that looks so delicious! I've been a little turned off by pizza lately because it's so greasy but this would be an excellent alternative!
  3. […] when I saw the Mighty Simple Pizza Base recipe in Meghan’s regular email today (newsletter preview line, “A simple life might […]
  4. Ann said…
    Hi. I see the pic, but there is no recipe for this....will you be posting the recipe? Thanks Ann

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