Friday, September 3, 2010

New Food Crush: Vicolo Cornmeal Pizza Crusts

I am still sick. This is outrageous. Dinners since we flew back to Connecticut have been simple. I'd rather make them than eat take-out, so I know we're eating nourishing, good food, but it would be an understatement to say I am short on energy. The first night back I made a quinoa salad with edamame, corn, tomatoes and a cilantro vinaigrette. (And I put some frozen stuffed pork dish in the oven for my husband so I didn't have to deal with "where's the beef"-- he ate the quinoa as a side, but my kids ate it as their entree...) Tonight we're having grilled fish with Whole Food's Pinapple-Mango-Jicama Salsa (found by the cut up fruit) and the quinoa as a side, and I'll probably throw some zucchini on the grill. Last night I had the kids help me make pizzas and they were a hit.

"Homemade" Pizza
Toppings of your choice (I offered up what I had on hand: a Trader Joe's package of grilled eggplant and zucchini, a ball of smoked fresh mozzarella, some jarred tomato sauce (which I let them paint on their crusts with a basting brush), a fresh zucchini, and a tube of sundried tomato paste)


Top crusts with desired toppings, then bake (on a baking sheet) at 425 for approximately 15 minutes.


*My mom introduced me to
these crusts (pictured up top, that photo is poached off of the Vicolo website) when we were out in Idaho. She simply tossed some cherry tomatoes on the crusts, added some fresh mozzarella and baked them. Then before serving, she chopped fresh basil on top of the pizzas. It couldn't have been easier, and they were delicious. You get these crusts in the frozen section and in Fairfield County, CT I know they carry them at Whole Foods. They beat making your own dough-- or even dealing with rolling store bought dough out-- because they are these perfect self-contained "canvases". The texture is hearty, and slightly crunchy. They're my new food crush.

3 comments:

  1. rkoijane@sbcglobal.netSeptember 21, 2010

    please keep these recipes coming! I love your recipes and I tell ALL my friends to visit your blog....

    You should in fact consider a cookbook one day!

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  2. Thank you! I have a backlog of photos and accompanying recipes...but have gotten a little behind this month. Promise to write again soon. In the meantime, you can search old posts/recipes if you scroll down the right hand column here...there are some oldies but goodies. Back soon!

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  3. yes i have enjoyed these organic corn crust vicolo pizzas for a while while livinh north of San Francisco. I order the crust from a distibutor out of VA and get them shipped to me in LI NY. Once I have the crust i place sunflower oil, organic tom sause, Organic cheese onion, garlic and basil oil ontop. WOW so good. Nice web site. Thanks

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