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10 Minute White Pizza w/Spinach, Chicken & Roma Tomatoes!

5 Sep

Hey everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend!  For today’s LION BITE we’re cooking up a pizza that takes less than 10 minutes from prep to clean-up! Super easy, super quick, & super delicious!

What You’ll Need: Lavah bread, Italian cheese blend (I used Sargento’s Six Cheese Italian), baby spinach, 1 roma tomato (per two pizzas), precooked diced chicken breasts (I used Oscar Myer), 1 tbsp olive oil, salt & pepper, basil (optional)

So the reason this is such a quick dish is obviously the use of many ready-to-use ingredients, but trust me, this doesn’t cut down on flavor at all!  I started out by preheating my oven to 400 degrees F. Then I seeded & diced my Roma tomato. This is pretty much the only work involved in the dish at all!

Brush the center of your lavah bread with the olive oil, covering the the entire center, up until where you want your crust to end.  Next, top with lots of yummy cheese!  You could also use mozzarella cheese here, if that’s what you’ve got on hand.  The Italian blend has more flavors & really compliments the spinach & tomatoes though!

After you add the cheese, tear up the baby spinach into smaller pieces and put that & your diced tomatoes on the pizza. Toss your diced chicken in a bowl with a tiny squirt of olive oil, salt & pepper and add it to your pizza as well.  You can also add the basil if you have/like it.  I used it, because let’s face it, next to garlic, basil is one of my favorite ingredients!

Then just slid the pizza in the oven, placing directly onto the top rack for 3-5 minutes or until the crust browns & the cheese is melted. Be sure to keep your eye on this because it will be done quick!!!

Mmm! My mouth is watering just thinking about this pizza!  It really does take less than 10 minutes to make & it was so yummy I had to make two!

My Tips:

  • This a great way to use leftover chicken breast from the night before if you want to instead of buying pre-diced chicken.
  • Clean-up your cutting board & such while the pizza is in the oven (you want to be completely done & ready to enjoy this delicious meal in 10 minutes!
  • You can fold this pizza up really easy (think Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme) and take it with you.  I did that with my second one!

WE ARE…

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Oven Roasted Summer Veggies!

29 Aug

So this is my first attempt at a Vegan/Vegetarian-style dish so it is by no means complicated, or even really all that creative but I wanted to give something new a try.  I picked up various vegetables including eggplant, zucchini, red onion, & green peppers while out the other day in an attempt to start eating healthier (haha righhhttt).

For this dish, I decided to do a take on something one of my LEAP student’s professors created for the picnic we did at the end of the semester with an oven-roasted combo of various vegetables.  His was spicy & delicious with a shug spread & tahini spread.   I didn’t have the spices I wanted to make mine spicy, so I went with some oregano, garlic, & salt and pepper. Keepin it simple.

For this “recipe” I used: 1/2 of a large eggplant, 1 large green pepper, 1/2 red onion, 1 large zucchini.

  • Keep in mind that this was for just myself (it made enough for probably two people though) and you will need to use

    Diced veggies tossed in olive oil & seasonings

    more of the vegetables if you are doing it for a large group of people (use more than you think! Veggies shrink down as they bake!)

Start off by slicing your eggplant into 1/4-inch slices and salt it.  Set these aside for now.  Then I diced up my remaining vegetables into 1/4-inch cube and minced fresh garlic. Now, get your eggplant and wipe off the salt with a paper towel, then dice.  You then toss everything with olive oil, oregano & salt and pepper.   The point of salting the eggplant is so that it more easily absorbs the olive oil.  I then baked this at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes until all of my vegetables were nice and tender.

You can use this dish in sooo many ways! You could serve this as a side dish, over rice, or as I had it on some lavah bread.   This bread has no eggs, so even the vegans can eat it! I toasted my bread flat in the oven with some of italian cheese & the vegetable mixture (no

Roasted vegetables with cheese & dressing on lavah toasted lavah bread

longer vegan of course) then topped with Caesar dressing and ate it like a sandwich.  You could also do this with hummus instead of the cheese & dressing for your vegan friends.

We’ll that’s it for my first adventure into the vegan/vegetarian world.   Hopefully you’ll see some more vegan/vegetarian recipes coming from me in the future! It was really fun to try something different.

WE ARE… on a path to healthier eating (maybe)!