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Oatmeal #134: Rollin’ the Pizza December 15, 2009

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Today’s lunch:

Pizza on homemade pizza dough–with oatmeal–because that’s how I roll 😀 And I roll good dough, yo.

The bread turned out pretty thick ’cause I added too much water and so it was hard to roll the dough as flat as I wanted. Otherwise I would have had more surface area to play with while making pizza!

I’ve been smellin’ pizza every week when I go grocery shopping and I couldn’t take it any more!

Pizza dough – makes 3 thick pieces
1.25 cups ww flour
0.25 cup quick oats [I used 2 tbsp pancake mix in this ’cause I was curious what it’d be like–made no difference]
enough water to make a dough–0.5 cup – 0.67 cup?
0.25 tsp salt
0.75 tsp EVOO
0.75 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp yeast

Mix and let sit 2 hours.
Knead dough on floured surface after 2 hours and shape into balls. Place onto baking pans or whatever you want [I used aluminum foil] Roll them out however thick you want. Cover and let sit for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Bake for 7 mins.

I was gonna add pepper and oregano to the dough but I forgot! And when I remembered–I didn’t feel like walking all the way to the kitchen 😛

Don’t know if I can call this “oatmeal” experimenting ’cause there’s only 0.25 cup of oats in there, but I don’t have the funds for gluten free baking and… don’t tell me what to call my pizza! You don’t know me!

I also had a salad on the side:

It’s just the extended version of my pizza topping 😀 Coleslaw & frozen mixed veg.
And that’s oregano, parsley, and pepper sprinkled on the side. Pepper has become my new favorite condiment/spice–it gives vegetables so much flavor, and the smell reminds me of spicy butter! I’m so tempted to add it to my banana oatmeal. That’s how much I love it.

Final shot:

I think watching Iron Chef America has brought out the inner food stylist in me. They need to do a battle with oatmeal–and I bet someone will make oatmeal ice cream–they use the ice cream maker for the strangest things on that show! I think they made veal sorbet or something like that once?! Mind-blowing.

1 exam down, 1 more to go next Monday!
6 days til I get to go home!

Oatmeal Challenge: Pizza & Bean Balls July 26, 2008

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Yesterday, I finished off pizza week with oatmeal!

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Along with kale and the excess toppings in a separate bowl! It was good that I had extra food, ’cause the pizza was quite small 😦

The dough was nothing fancy–oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and water! A recipe for regular pizza dough that I found said also to add oil, salt, etc but I didn’t feel like it 😛

Here’s my version:

Oatmeal Pizza Dough [no yeast required!]
Makes 1 thin crust pizza

Ingredients:
0.25 cup whole wheat flour
0.25 cup quick oats
1 tsp baking powder
0.25 cup water
1 tsp vegetable oil [if desired]

Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix all ingredients together and bake 10-15 minutes.

The center of the pie was quite doughy, and the crust was a little tougher. It didn’t really taste like the pizza crust you get at restaurants [maybe due to lack of oil?], but rather more like stiff flatbread/tortilla.

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The sauteed toppings: onions, chickpeas, tofu, orange peppers, parmesan cheese

Sauce was Classico Tomato & Basil sauce. I don’t have normal “pizza sauce”, so I figured pasta sauce works too 😀

Oh and check out my exciting lunch today!

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I opted to make bean balls this morning [out of adzuki beans and green lentils] this morning instead of going for a run 😛 They tasted great–slightly crunchy because I baked them a little too long, but had just the right amount of seasoning–and it didn’t take much! Just 2 tsp soy sauce and 1 tsp pasta sauce, the rest of the flavor were all beans.

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For fun factor, I used about 2 tablespoons quick oats in the batter–not sure what difference it made though! 😛

The white stuff to the left of the bean balls is a cucumber-yogurt sauce–chopped cucumbers, plain yogurt, and lemon juice–a little bit of yogurt really goes a long way! It tasted almost like mayonnaise.

And to finish off my adventurous tortilla, a random raw kale leaf 😛 I don’t really have a lot of things in my fridge to stuff wraps with!