St. Patty’s Day Pizza

Ok this is  a few days old, obviously St. Patrick’s Day was last Wednesday. originally I was planning on looking up something Irish to make for dinner, but that would have entailed going to the grocery store and buying more food, and that is NOT in the budget. So I decided if I couldn’t be IRISH it could at least be GREEN!

I whipped up this MEAN LEAN GREEN Pizza last-minute and it was SUPERB! The whole time we were eating it Mr. Gaunt and I kept saying things like “God I love Kale” and “How did we go so long without eating all these veggies” and “This might the best Pizza yet!” It was quite lovely.

Ok so this Pizza is a Whole Wheat crust from Whole Foods (comes in a two pack and it is by far the cheapest and best crust) with olive oil and garlic brushed over it. Then comes a layer of VERY thinly slice turkey sausage. After that is Onions, Kale, Broccoli and Mushrooms. I sprinkled a little more olive oil on top, topped with Mozzarella Cheese and a few dollops of Cream Cheese.  Bake per crust instructions.

The Kale gets all crispy and yummy (which only makes me more excited to make Kale Chips) and the light olive oil sauce is really just perfect. I would absolutely make this again, and it was MAJOR GREEN! Yay no pinches for the food!

Today we are going to brunch for Ms. G’s Birthday at Fresh Fish Co. We were suppose to go Friday night but it snowed a ton. Today however it is a lovely 50-60 degrees and I will be wearing this adorable wool pleated bubble skirt (with pockets)I got at the Gap a few weeks ago for $8.99!

I also got these cute Sailor style Button up the sides dress pants ($6.99) and a Bubble Shift Dress ($3.99). Sorry for the nasty face and hair, this was when I was super sick.

Soup and Snow

I’m on my soup kick, so last night I tried a low fat version of the Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana. This is my favorite soup when I do that whole Soup Salad and Breadsticks deals, but Im SURE its full of fat and sodium two things I don’t need to partake in. So anyways I decided to make my own version!

Ingredients:

-One Quart FAT FREE Half and Half

-3 cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth

-1 Large bunch of chopped Kale (I think like 4 or 5 cups worth)

– 3 Medium Yellow Potatoes

-1 Medium onion Diced

-1-2 Cups Sliced Turkey Sausage or Ground Turkey Sausage

-1-2 table spoons of Red Pepper Flakes

-Salt and Pepper

-1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

-1 Tablespoon Olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

-In a medium frying pan saute olive oil, garlic, onions and sausage.

DSC05055-Meanwhile wash and slice yellow potatoes (skins still on) and roughly chop Kale. Place chopped kale into a large soup pot with the Vegetable broth, bring to a simmer and cover.

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-When kale is limp, add the sauteed onion and sausage mixture to the kale and broth in the pot. Add all the half and half, bring to a boil. Add sliced potatoes, red pepper flakes, bring to a simmer and cover.

DSC05063The sausage I used was an apple turkey sausage so my soup was a little sweet at first. To salt-en it up a bit I added about a tablespoon of salt (start with a little at a time) and a good few shakes of Worcestershire sauce. Add more or less red pepper flakes depending how spicy you like.

Let the whole thing simmer for about 1/2 hour or until potatoes are soft but not mush.

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This soup is soooo yummy! And it tasted like a rich cream soup only its fat free cream! Holla! Oh and it was even better on day two with the snow we have falling right now!

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