Food & Fiestas
Food & Fiestas
Food & Fiestas
Life & Inspiration
DESSERT PIZZA, you guys!
I have to say that in capitals because, well, OBVIOUSLY dessert pizza is one of the best things that any of us can imagine.
Okay, real talk: it’s been kind of a rough week. Okay, it’s been a really really difficult week for those of us who believe in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. I’ve had a not-so-pleasant time trying to keep some optimism alive after all of the tragedy, but it’s been helping to talk about it.
The other thing that has really helped with this rough week is when Adam comes home from work and we give each other a BIG old hug. Holding the person I love really close after an upsetting week just helps. I can feel my anxiety melting away as he wraps his arms around me, and my happiness level shoots straight up.
Of course, we’re not perfect. And so I noticed that we were snapping at each other a bit toward the end of this week, both probably feeling just generally stressed by the events of the world. It happens, and that’s okay. But how do I best deal with stress on a regular day?
Cooking, OF COURSE!
And so that’s what I did. A couple of days ago, just as Adam came home and took the dog on his pre-dinner walk, I decided to make something very special: a dessert pizza.
My logic in coming up with this crazy concoction was basically that a) we both love pizza, b) we need to cheer up, c) dessert is the BEST.
And I was successful!
The first thing I did, though, was figure out how to make the thing. And here’s my BIG secret: I used a tortilla and heated it up in the microwave using a very special and SUPER easy method to make it into a crispy tostada, aka the perfect pizza “dough” for my sweet.
If you can believe it, I’ve actually never done this before. But luckily, I remembered that I wrote an article about how to make a crispy tostada in the microwave a few years ago and I found it, then promptly made it. It takes just a couple of minutes and the tostada comes out perfect.
Of course, typically you’d cover this thing in refried beans, maybe some meat, lettuce, veggies, guacamole even… but instead, I covered it in Greek yogurt, almond butter, bananas and melted chocolate.
Want to try it yourself? Here’s how:
Easy Dessert Pizza with Crispy Tortilla
About two years ago, I became a little obsessed with smoothies. I had just gotten my very first high-powered blender (Thank you, Ninja Kitchen!) to test for work, and I fell in love.
Shortly after, I went home for Christmas and came back with a ton of fruit from my mom’s garden. I started blending, blending, blending and a smoothie breakfast became pretty standard in my house.
After many smoothie experiments, most of which I have truly enjoyed, I came up with what I think is by far my favorite smoothie ever: a blend of banana, avocado, apples and kale. Time and again, I go back to this one because of how creamy and filling it is.
Although I typically make it with Greek yogurt as a base, last year I developed this “survival” smoothie recipe using coconut water and almond milk. It’s completely vegan, gluten-free and great for when you’re feeling sluggish thanks to all of the holiday eating. In fact, I now can’t get through the busy holiday season (or the new year) without relying on this smoothie to power me through.
Check out my Holiday Survival Smoothie recipe on SheKnows!
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