So here I am - a string of failures on my hands. What's girl to do?
Make pizza, of course!
Diabetic Living magazine published a scrumptious whole grain pizza dough recipe in its Fall 2010 issue. The only change I want to make to the recipe is to reduce the white flour content by a bit, but that will have to wait. I made an entire batch of the initial recipe, which is supposed to yield two twelve-inch pies. I've been making mini-pizzas with quarter portions of the dough (which is handily one 27 gram carbohydrate serving of crust). I don't know why, but eating an entire mini pizza is more satisfying to me than having two slices of a large pie.
Actually, that's a lie - I'm such a glutton for variety that I make two mini pizzas at once and eat half of each.
My first double batch was one white pizza and one barbecue chicken pie. Both were good - I used the white sauce recipe from Vegan Pandamonium on one, and some Annie's original barbecue sauce with red onions and Bardein tenders on the other. Both were topped with deliciously melty Daiya. The white pizza came to about 34 carbs per serving for the entire mini pie, and the barbecue pizza had just under 40. Yum.
artichoke dip, along with some sundried tomatoes and a sprinkling of fakin' bacon. The other is a buffalo chicken pie: some leftover fake blue cheese dressing (recipe here if you're interested), Gardein tenders tossed in Crystal hot sauce, and onions. And, of course, Daiya tops each one.
I haven't done the carb counts on these yet - I'll update the post as soon as I do. I can tell you that two hours after eating a half-pizza of each and a small green salad, my blood glucose reading was 100. So I'll tentatively call this success, and delicious success at that.
What's not a success? My MoFo planning. I was supposed to be in Chicago starting tomorrow, and I had planned all sorts of projects for my mother-in-law and I to conquer. Due to some unexpected medical tests, though, I am going to be right here in Florida with no kitchen projects in the hopper. So this week's theme will be flying by the seat of my pants, playing it by ear, and doing anything that strikes my fancy. It will make for some messy posts, I'm sure - but hopefully some interesting ones, too.
So I shall see you tomorrow - with God knows what kind of abomination up my sleeve. I bet you can't wait!