Wednesday nights we usually make our own pizzas but I had thawed some frozen salmon the night before so this week it will be Pizza Thursday. One of my weeknight standbys is salmon with pesto, Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and a steamer bag of vegetables. The salmon recipe calls for fresh tomato slices which, at this time of year, don’t exist in my part of the world so I tried a different simple recipe using mustard, brown sugar and dill. Once you manage to free the products from their packaging, this meal comes together quickly and is baked in about 25 minutes. Both recipes are attached.
The pizza recipes in my main file are for reference only..I seriously doubt I’ll ever make my own dough (easy as it sounds) as the whole point of this project is to share my methods and prepare creative, healthy meals with a minimal amount of prep and ingredients I have on hand. Although I occasionally experiment, I tend to recycle the tried and true favorites. The recipes in the following Pizzas attachment reference products and their sources. My dietary choices are based on a combination of research and experience; we eliminated trans-fats, fast and most processed foods years ago. Although we now have a more convenient array of organic products available, I still rely on frozen items when things are not in season. Luckily none of us are gluten/wheat-sensitive as I do use a lot of wheat and grains in an effort to up the fiber ante. Frozen dark berries and bean dishes add to the count. I need to make a batch of cookies – dark chocolate chip oatmeal with flax seed. It’s been stormy all morning, I was glad to not feel obligated to work in the yard but the sun suddenly appeared. Too soggy for yard work but not for a walk.
Oatmeal Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies
Meant to edit the cookie recipe – use white whole wheat flour, Hodgson Mill Multi Grain Flaxseed & Soy Hot Cereal (also used in my morning smoothie) for the 1/4 cup flaxseed and Country Choice Organic Multi Grain Hot Cereal for the oatmeal – serious fiber!!