Friday Feast: Mediterranean Pizza Dough, Sauce and More

Bread, Recipe, Vegetarian

Pizza…a Mediterranean Staple. It is healthy for so many reasons and it is tasty for so many more :-) I have recently began to make pizza from scratch. It is a lot yummier, healthier and cost effective. Below is a recipe for the dough and the homemade pizza sauce. You can add any toppings you would like. Bake for ~20 minutes in the oven at 350F and you are set to go :-)

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Friday Feast: Thyme & Olive Oil or “Zait and Zaatar”

Bread, Healthy Living, Recipe, Spice, Vegetarian

Thyme and Olive Oil was a VERY common breakfast food in my home growing up. At the time I never realized how healthy I was eating. My mom would prepare sandwiches of thyme & olive oil on fresh pita bread or flatbread. We called it ”zait and zaatar”. It could also be used as a dip as well. You would dip a pita chip or piece of pita bread into the olive oil and then into the thyme. The thyme was dried and mashed so it easily stuck to the olive oil for dipping. It makes for a very filling and healthy meal. We know many of the benefits of the olive oil, but what are the benefits of thyme? What makes it so healthy to eat?

For all of the gardeners, thyme is a perrenial and can easily be planted at home. Also, insects do not like it so you are guaranteed it will stay fresh. In ancient times, thyme was used to give off an excellent Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday Feast: Homemade Pita Bread

Bread, Healthy Living, Recipe

As promised here is a recipe for homemade pita bread. If you want it to stay fresh just place it in a plastic bag after baking and freeze it. It should last about 1 month that way. Just take a piece out of the freezer and warm it up when you would like to eat it.

Otherwise go ahead and enjoy it right away :-) It is great warm!! :) and it should last about 1 week.
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