Monday, September 27, 2010

cheat sheet

Recently the carnivore and I drove over two thousand miles with our four month old baby omnivore. Let's just say when we got home, we were all exhausted...and hungry. Tired of fast food, I desperately hoped we had something, anything in the house. The problem, as always when you come home from out of town, our fridge was a bit bare.

But waiting way in the back of the freezer was a sad little cheese pizza. Frozen and flat. Well, I thought it was better than nothing so I started preheating the oven.

And then it hit me - that little pizza could be jazzed up a bit. I still have some fresh basil growing in my herb garden out back. And there was one lone tomato still ripening on my counter. And then I remembered the kalamata olives in the door of the fridge. Suddenly I was getting excited about that cheap cheese pizza.

While it cooked, I diced and chopped my add-ons. Once it was ready I covered my half of the pizza with them. Doesn't it look amazing? And it was. It was certainly better than something from a drive though window one more time. In fact, it was as good as going to a gourmet pizza shop. But there was no big bill, no tip to leave, and practically no wait. I felt like I was cheating.

And while the carnivore happily ate his half plain, I think if I had some time and a rested brain I could have come up with some special topping for him too. Like cooking a couple extra pieces of bacon at breakfast and then breaking them into pieces over the pizza at lunch would be nice.

What topping would you / do you add to your basic bland pizza to make it better? Let me know below.


  1. Hi there!

    My blog is really similar to yours, and I'm so glad to read about another couple's experimentation with the blending of two completely different diets. :)

    And dude, now I can totally go for pizza! The one you have there looks amazing. All it's missing are some mushrooms. ;)

    - Stephanie, The Coexist Cafe

  2. I will totally check out your blog! And mushrooms are a great idea for an add-on.


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