Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cheating at homemade pizzas

I make a lot of pizzas, and often post about them on my facebook page. Recently a friend asked me how I make my dough as she was not satisfied with hers.

My homemade pizza sauce: tomato paste, harissa, garlic, olive oil, and oregano. Hmmm!

And I had to admit that I cheat. Well, sort of. 

In an attempt to stay health I actually do not make pizza dough but instead use an organic "Ezekiel" sprouted grain tortilla. This type of tortilla is high in protein and fiber and much lower in carbs than traditional dough. 

Ezekiel tortilla ingredients: Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Unhulled Sesame Seeds, Organic Sprouted Whole Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Whole Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Millet, Organic Sprouted Whole Lentils, Organic Sprouted Whole Spelt, Sea Salt. 

Hey, that’s all good stuff!

I toast the tortilla in the oven first until it is a golden color. This makes it stiff. You could skip this step, but I've found the stiffness and accompanying crunchiness to be a better experience. After toasting I layer on my toppings and put it back in the preheated oven at 450 degrees for about 6-8 minutes. The result is all the goodness of pizza without the heavy carbs of traditional pizza dough. 

The Ezekiel tortillas are available at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.

Two small pizzas ready for the oven!

By not having to make the dough I save time, which I spend on fresh pesto or on my amazing pizza sauce or on preparing inventive toppings!

Bon appetit!
Le Capitaine

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Tavern’s Vault serves up the Bards of Mystic

The Tavern’s Vault, a magazine of fantasy literature, did a nice review of Traveler’s Tales, the first CD by the Bards of Mystic. 

"You will be left in awe
as this modern show of minstrels
entertains your soul and provides a threshold for a listener to enter, temporarily leaving the stresses of our own realities."

- The Tavern's Vault

Do you like to sit back and listen to somebody tell you a good story? Then give this review a read. You might find yourself on the road to a new reality.

Bon voyage,
Le Capitaine

P.S. You can pick up a copy of Traveler's Tales on iTunes or at