In the kitchen with the Conscious Shopper.
A few weeks ago, EnviRambo wrote that cooking from scratch is making her fat. I'm having a little bit of that problem myself, but I'm also having another problem: cooking from scratch is making me not like eating out. Let me clarify - cooking from scratch is making me only like eating out if we get to go to an expensive restaurant with a really good chef. After several years of cooking from scratch, I've gotten good enough at cooking that every time we go to a restaurant lately, I turn up my nose and declare, "I could have made this better at home."
Some foods, though, I'm still working on mastering. I still can't make french fries as good as those from a restaurant (probably because I'm working with real potatoes instead of whatever starchy potato-like substance they use at McDonalds). And until recently, I made pizza that was good enough, but not great.
I decided it was time to master pizza, so I turned to the woman who also showed me that I was making scrambled eggs completely wrong: Deb from the Smitten Kitchen. Here are her tips for pizza-making:
Pizza is perfect for Meatless Mondays because it allows for such diversity. You can use tomato sauce, cream sauce, herbal butter, or pesto. Any kind of cheese you've got hiding in your fridge - from the cheapest cheddar to the most gourmet gouda. Top it with some seasonal veggies, and you've got a perfect meatless dinner that even the kiddos will gobble down.
What do you like on your pizza?
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