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11.19.2009

His and Hers Rustic Whole Wheat Pizza

When it comes to pizza making, my hubby is the man. He has worked over a year and a half to perfect what he calls the best deep-dish pizza. I totally agree, so usually I do not touch that realm of cooking. Usually. OK. I lie. Here is a picture of his creation:

You know sometimes I prefer thin crust or the original hand-tossed pizza, because the deep dish tends to have to much breading. So I decided to tackle my own pizza with a healthy kick! Why His and Hers Pizzas, you might ask? Well I decided to have one pizza that was for the carnivore hubby and one that was vegetarian. It actually was not that much of a hassle to prepare for both pizzas since the dough was the same for both meals.

The toppings pretty much be what you choose. You can decide not to have tomato sauce as a base or you can have an olive oil / garlic base for the pizza. My pizza did not have cheese and was SURPRISINGLY delicious! I sprinkled some soy parmesan topping and presto, the pizza was complete! We even had enough leftovers for lunch the next day, so have fun and experiment with your own creation.


His and Hers Rustic Whole Wheat Pizza



Dough
recipe from
Keep Your Diet Real


1 package of dry yeast
1 cup of warm water
1 tablespoon of honey
3 ½ cups of whole wheat flour

In a large glass mixing bowl, combine the water, yeast, and honey and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.

Add the flour and combine to form a ball. Place the ball of dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. The dough should become more elastic.

Place the dough in an oiled mixing bowl and cover it with plastic wrap and a towel then allow it to rise for 1 hour.

Pizza assembly

Punch down the dough and split dough. 3/4 of dough for HIS pizza and 1/4 for HER pizza. Roll it out into the desired pizza shape.

His Pizza

3/4 cup seasoned tomato sauce
3/4 cup sauteed onions, garlic, asparagus tips and Italian seasonings
1 cooked, seasoned chicken breast, diced
1/2 cup black olives
3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Saute 2 small onions diced with 4 cloves of garlic, diced for 5 minutes on medium high heat. Add 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, and 1 tsp Italian seasonings. Add 1 cup asparagus tips at the end. Do not overcook green veggie.

Her Pizza

3/4 cup seasoned tomato sauce
3/4 cup sauteed onions, garlic, asparagus tips and Italian seasonings
1 cup radicchio, chopped
1/2 cup Kalamata olives
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Soy parmesan for sprinkling

Saute 2 small onions diced with 4 cloves of garlic, diced for 5 minutes on medium high heat. Add 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, and 1 tsp Italian seasonings. Add 1 cup asparagus tips at the end. Do not overcook green veggie.

In a bowl, place chopped radicchio, sunflower seeds, olives, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 Tbsp olive oil and toss.

Preheat oven to 425F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll out each dough to 1/2 inch thickness and place on cookie sheets.

HIS pizza: Spread sauce, veggie mixture, chicken, olives, cheese
HER pizza: Spread sauce, veggie mixture, radicchio mixture, soy parmesan.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. HER pizza should not be TOO overdone since radicchio is very sensitive. Enjoy with a side salad.


19 comments:

redkathy said...

I am a huge fan of deep dish, cudos to your DH! It's funny I have a carnivore hubby too, must be a man thing. The pizzas look fabulous, thanks for sharing it with us.

5 Star Foodie said...

I'm totally drooling over these pizzas! I haven't had any pizzas in such a long time! Both his and her versions sound wonderful!

Can't wait to hear about the tamales you'll be making for your husband's birthday!

MaryMoh said...

wow...lovely pizzas. My daughter would love you to bits. She loves pizza. I hope to learn how to make one day. Thanks for sharing

kms said...

looks wonderful. my husband would eat BOTH his and hers!

Cocina Savant said...

how fun! daniel and i love making pizza's and these look quite tasty! i'm with you on being hesitatnt to the carb-overloaded deep dish as well, i'd much rather taste the toppings :)

Stacy said...

They both look delicious! I will have both please!

Tokyo Terrace said...

I love making pizza and these look delicious! My husband and I sometimes make pizzas together on Friday nights. It's one of our favorite "date" activities.

Miriam said...

These pizzas look terrific.

Mr. P said...

They do indeed look great.

I forgot to report back btw. I didn't have time to bake the oatmeal, but I didn follow your lead. I made it on the stove, with apples, cranberries, nuts and brown sugar. It was a winner! :)

Shirley said...

I prefer whole wheat pizza bread any day. Thanks for sharing.

Jessie said...

these are such great pizzas! I love the whole wheat dough you used

Evan Halperin said...

sounds delicious. I have usually used the non-dry yeast, i'll give this a try

Experimental culinary pursuits said...

So Funny! I made some "mexican" pizzas yesterday with leftover ingredients. Thankfully I was able to convince my carnivorous one to deal with a veggie pizza. Basically mine had diced tomato (salsa style), green peppers, and cheddar cheese.

Don't let Brian see your post, or else he'll complain that I was too lazy to make a his and hers!

Ryan Kelly said...

Actually, that "deep dish" photo Noelle posted was one of my worst, two years before I started my own recipe, so...don't anyone look at that picture. That's a bad memory; it really was not good.

Spicie Foodie said...

Hi Noelle, I love your idea of his and hers pizzas. They look fantastic and the toppings sound so good. Great pictures too.

Simply Life said...

Looks like a great meal for anyone!

My Little Space said...

How are you, Noelle? Hope you're in full recovery now! These pizzas sound terrific. Never mind about his or her. I love them both! haha...

NOELLE said...

@redkathy-
@ 5 Star Foodie
@ MaryMoh
@kms
@Cocina Savant
@Stacy
@Tokyo Terrace
@Miriam
@ Shirley
@Jessie
@Evan Halperin

Thank you for the comments! I was realy pleased with the results.

@ Mr. Pu

Glad that you at least had the hearty oatmeal. It really lasts for 2-3 days if you bake it.

@Experimental culinary pursuits

Ha ha! I keep on hearing that from other folks. I think I might be convincing my hubby on just making no meat! NOT!

@Spicie Foodie
@My Little Space

Thanks ladies!
Feeling alot BETTER on my end. 1 more day on the antibiotic and cough-free! I was so much better I was on a 2 day cooking frenzy! Blog post to come!

oldwaystable said...

Awesome job! - Alison

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