Báhn Mì Pizza

Báhn Mì Pizza

20151215_182330editI think I’ve found a new hobby, turning delicious foods into pizza. Like this incredibly, insanely delicious Bahn Mi pizza.

I am a big time menu planner and I usually try to plan at least a weeks’  worth of meals at a time, and sometimes more. I made this delicious carnitas recipe and knew I would have leftovers. That, on top of the fact I had this delicious aioli sitting in my cupboard just waiting to be used, randomly inspired this bomb a** pizza. 20151215_185919editThe first time I had Bahn Mi was several years ago at Saigon Sisters in Chicago and I think I just stopped drooling over it like… last week. Hands down one of my favorite flavor combos is south east asian flavors….scratch that, most asian flavors are my favorite.  But Thai, Vietnamese, Korean ❤ ❤ ❤ maybe it’s the rice, ginger, lemongrass, curry, cilantro…not sure but I love it all.

Although I used this pre-made sauce for the base layer of the pizza, you could totally make your own. Just by mixing a little homemade mayo with chili sauce, lime juice, grated or powered ginger and tada! delicious creamy pizza base. 20151215_183408eeditSince national pizza day was this past Tuesday, I thought it was only fitting to share this recipe this week!ALWAYSSUMMERIngredients:

1 pizza crust of your choice
1/3 cup thai aioli or spicy mayo (see note above)
pork carnitas leftovers (around 1.5 cups)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
2 medium carrots, julienned
½ English cucumber, julienned
1/4 cup cilantro
Sriracha or thai chili sauce

Directions:

►Preheat oven to 400° or what your pizza package directions say
►Spread thai aioli over pizza crust and top with shredded pork, mozzarella cheese, and julienned carrots.
►Bake in oven for 14-17 minutes or until ingredients are heated through and starting to brown.
►Remove from oven, garnish with the julienned cucumber and cilantro.
►Drizzle with spicy hot sauce if desired and ENJOY!!

20151215_183103editSoooooo good. Pizza is like the chameleon of food. There are so many possibilities and any type is amazing! No, try me…. name one that isn’t good. Didn’t think so 🙂 20151215_185741edit

xoxo

669058772380712020613

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash
Advertisements

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

DSC_7881

Woot Woooooot it’s friday! Let me tell you- the first full week back at work after all the holiday shenanigans is H.A.R.D.

fo realz- I barely made it through. Especially since my teacher hubby-to-be had a snow/cold day off of school on Wednesday and it was sooo hard to wake up and go out in the -30 degree temperatures and drag my butt to work that day.

Jake and I have been KICKING BUTT on the wedding checklist this week! For those of you who may not know, I’m getting married this up coming June and I’m reaching the point I can no longer push things off until later and need to get them done now! Tuesday we shopped around for the guys suits and think we found what we are going to do, just need to try on a size (which they had to send to a location near us) on Monday and then most likely order those. Wednesday we shopped around for wedding bands and 90% sure we found what we like and will buy. We also created and added (some not all) items to our gift registry and I almost, almost booked a hair/makeup person for myself and my ladies for the big day of the wedding but even though I’d reached out to the person over a month ago (and she only got back to me a week ago) and we’d been talking all week, she wrote to me (5 hours after I told her I wanted to book her) that she’d just booked someone else for that day. Talk about frustrating!!! Seriously?!? how about a courtesy call or text saying “hey someone else is interested in your day and I just want to know your answer before I talk to this person. You know, since we’ve been talking for over a week”…….

I’m frustrated about it, mainly because a) that’s rude b) I’m super picky about make-up and hair and I’d FINALLLLLLY found someone willing to travel to my wedding place and who I thought was talented. So the search begins again. Buttttt- enough complaining! We got so much done this week and things are really coming together and I’m getting VERY excited for June to be here! Not mention my Italian adventure afterwards 🙂 I plan on sharing more wedding related ideas and details in the coming months buttt….before I do, I have to share this amazingly delicious and fast breakfast (or anytime of the day:) ) pizza with you!

DSC_7869

Breakfast Pizza
Ingredients:
– Pizza Crust (Homemade or store bought)
– 1 cup jarred Alfredo Pasta Sauce (I like this one)
– 1 package breakfast sausage
– 6-10 eggs
– 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
– desired pizza toppings (I like mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes….really anything!)

Instructions: 
– Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or whatever your pizza crust directions say)
– Cook breakfast sausage according to package directions until browned and broken into small-ish pieces. Drain fat and set aside.
– Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour into a nonstick (or greased) frying pan and scramble. Don’t break into tooo small of pieces. Set pan aside.
– Spread the Alfredo sauce over the pizza crust and top with your eggs, sausage and whatever toppings your heart desires and finally sprinkle some cheese on top.
– Bake for about 10-15 minutes (depending on your pizza crust) until golden brown and crispy. Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes before digging in!

Isn’t that so easy? It’s the perfect quick thing to make for guests on the weekend too! Serve with some fruit and you’re like a rock star. My mom usually makes this a couple of times throughout the year on a Sunday morning when all the kids are home and there’s no way waffles or pancakes is happenin’

DSC_7890Also loving how these pictures turned out! Nothing beats bright natural light! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Stay warm if you’re in the Midwest (brrrrrr so cold right now). Thanks for checking out the blog!

 xoxo

669058772380712020613

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza

EDIT of DSC_8302

Helllooooooo fabulous readers!

So can you believe it’s September? I can’t. Although I’m pretty happy about it. Fall is hands down, 1000%, no doubt about it, my favorite season. Today I went for a walk and it was still a nice day (75) but the air was cooler and the breeze was awesome, and it just got me so excited for Fall to come. I’m all prepped for it. I have THESE amazing new boots in brown (thats dad!!!) and I am just pumped for the first day I can wear them! Also have some new scarves and a beautiful jacket (similar). Not to mention some pumpkin recipes 🙂

Jake and I also have our engagement pictures this fall! Sometime in October so we have that to prep and look forward to! Tonight I’m going to Jake’s football game (he’s the coach) and yesterday the regular season football season started (on a bad note for my beloved pack) but none the less all signs point to Fall!!!!!! And I’m loving every minute.

As summer comes to an end you may be drowning in some veggies (hello tomatoes and peppers!!). Here is a great way to use them up. So delicious. Jake loves anything pizza related and I enjoy that you can make so many different varieties.

I modified the recipe to this a bit- feel free to add/change/remove anything you don’t like 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

1 (11 oz) package Pillsbury pizza dough (although I made my own with this. THE BOMB!)
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 cup re-fried beans
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups red, green and yellow sliced peppers or jalapenos depending how much you like heat!
1/4 cup sliced onion
2 cups shredded cheese of your choice
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

– Heat oven to 400°. Stretch dough to the size of a jelly roll pan. Or follow the directions of the Pizza crust you are using. Once it’s ready to have toppings do the following:

– Mix together the re-fried beans and the salsa in a small bowl and then spread salsa mix over crust as the base.
– Sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded cheese over salsa.
– Top with chicken, bell peppers and onion and then the rest of the cheese.

– Bake according to crust directions or until cheese has melted and pizza is starting to brown around the edges.

– Garnish the pizza with fresh cilantro and some avocado if you’d like.

Sooo good!

EDIT of DSC_8284

There you have it! Another delicious pizza idea in the never ending world of pizza possibilities! Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget about the awesome giveaway coming up this month on the blog!!

xoxo

669058772380712020613

 

Links:

8561264_fpx

1995C164_GF_PizzaCrust_s_450

Document1

Caramelized Pear, Prosciutto & Blue Cheese Pizza

Caramelized Pear, Prosciutto &  Blue Cheese Pizza

20140210-090347.jpg

Ingredients:
1 semi-ripe pear(still want it a little hard) – thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter (I prefer unsalted)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons brown sugar
6 ounces fontina cheese, freshly grated (could sub grated mozzarella too)
2 shallots, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 slices prosciutto
6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
balsamic glaze for drizzling

Oh and a pizza crust of your choosing 🙂

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 F (this is a little dependent on the pizza crust you choose so make sure to check the packaging/instructions).

Heat a large skillet over low heat and add olive oil and butter. Add in the pears with the salt and nutmeg and cover, cooking for  about 10 minutes and stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat more if they begin to brown too much. Stir in the brown sugar and cook for 5 more minutes or so, until golden. Set aside.

Add about three fourths of the fontina on the crust along with the garlic and shallots. Spread the pears all over the pizza and cover them with the prosciutto. Crumble the blue cheese over top and add the rest of the fontina. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly. Remove and drizzle balsamic on top.

Um. Then die and go to heaven. So freaking tasty.

I adapted this recipe when I made it and did a smaller portion and just did a mini pizza for me, Jake was hanging out with some guys friends so I got to enjoy this beaut all on my own. Seriously I could have eaten like 4 of the the mini pizzas. Deeeeeeee-licious. If I do say so myself 🙂

Hope you enjoy too!

xoxo

669058772380712020613