I try to mix things up when it comes to what we eat. If we have fish one night, I’ll prepare something vegetarian the next. If one meal is heavy, I’ll be sure to create a lighter dish the following evening. From time to time, I’ll throw a pizza into the mix. We don’t take in pizza very often because I’m picky when it comes to my slice. I haven’t found a pie that compares to what I grew up with in my New Jersey hometown. The oven or grilled variety has grown on me, though, and that’s what I’ll usually do if I make it for dinner. We’ll roll out some dough and give it whatever spin we’re feeling. Clams and pesto or maybe a garlic scape and zucchini pie. I like to top my pizzas with seasonal ingredients, ideally those that are homegrown or from the co-op we’re members of.
The inspiration for this beet pizza came to me as I flipped through the newly released cookbook, Seriously Delish, by blogger Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is. I’ve always admired how Jessica will balance out a decadent recipe (usually it involves a gooey, chocolatey (sometimes boozy) dessert or something bacon-wrapped) with a simple salad. That’s how I like to eat. As long as it’s using fresh ingredients, I’m on board.
It didn’t take long for me to develop this recipe. I came across her beet salad creation and thought, “Hey, that’d make for a great pizza topping! Something unique. Kind of healthy, totally delish.”
The publishers of Seriously Delish have generously offered to giveaway a copy to one lucky A Thought For Food reader. Of course, I suggest ordering a copy anyway (you can always give one to a friend or family member), so be sure to head over to pick up a copy.
Here’s how to enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment on this post… it can be anything, but I’d love to hear what your favorite pizza topping is.
Additional entry: Tweet the following and then come back and leave a comment telling us you’ve done so -
Check out this Beet and Arugula Pizza + a giveaway of Seriously Delish by @howsweetblog over at @myfoodthoughts - http://tinyurl.com/mfrl9cx
Rules: This giveaway will end on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST. I’ll pick 1 winner via random.org and that person will be contacted via e-mail. Limit to two entries per person (one comment, one tweet) and entrants must have a US mailing address (sorry international friends) and provide a valid email address. Best of luck!
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