1 package of pizza dough
2 portobello mushrooms, diced
1 small shallot, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp finely chopped walnuts
3 tbsp ricotta
Extra ricotta for dolloping
1/2 tsp truffle oil (more if you'd like)
Chives for garnish (optional)
Salt and Pepper for seasoning
Step 1. Preheat the oven according to the pizza dough package
Step 2. Prep and saute the mushrooms, shallots and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Let cool for a few minutes, then add to a food processor.
Step 3. Mix in 3 tbsp ricotta, 1/2 tsp of truffle oil, and pulse in a food processor or blender until mostly smooth
Step 4. Roll out your dough on a floured counter top, then transfer to a a sheet pan with a very thin layer of oil
Step 5. Spread the mushroom mixture onto the dough, sprinkle the walnuts and dollop some ricotta on top
Step 6: Bake according to package instructions (usually about 19 minutes). Then top with chives, cut with a knife or pizza cutter, and serve!
For this semi-homemade recipe, I channeled my inner Sandra Lee- the most ridiculous Food Network star ever to exist.
While most of the stuff she makes is complete crap, her show is a reminder to me that I don't always have to do EVERYTHING when I'm cooking. Sometimes store bought, prepared items can be really helpful, as long as they're consumed in moderation. This recipe uses prepared pizza dough, but you can also make your own if you have the time. I imagine it would be great with a cauliflower crust if you want a gluten free option!
I have very sensitive skin, so I can't use any store bought face wash or scrubs. Even organic kinds irritate me so I've started making my own. My facial skin is very dry, partially because I am never hydrated enough, and also because I have rosacea and general sensitivities to everything. But this scrub is part of my daily routine- it keeps my skin hydrated and helps to slough off the dry, dead skin. However, I am aware that the abrasiveness can be irritating for my rosacea, so some days I just put coconut oil on a cotton pad and wipe my face thoroughly instead of using any scrub or soap on my skin. Many people have the misconception that oil is bad for your skin, but it is actually extremely nourishing which is why I always include it in my face washes and scrubs. I also use coconut oil to moisturize after I get out of the shower every day!
This face scrub is the perfect balance for my skin. It does everything I need- tones, cleans, moisturizes, and scrubs. It leaves my skin feeling so soft from the coconut oil, and the sugar is not too abrasive. This also makes a great gift, and can even be used as a body scrub. Be careful of adding any essential oils to the mix that may irritate your skin. I usually stick with rose for facial products because it's delicate and doesn't irritate me.
I have been experimenting with my own body and face products for a few years now, and this is my all-time favorite body scrub recipe. Every chemical that you put ON your skin also ends up IN your body and bloodstream. It's best to use all natural products, and even better if you make them yourself!
This body scrub recipe is so simple and versatile with only 3 base ingredients, and it can be used daily. It feels so luxurious and pampering, but the best part is that you don't have to worry about conserving it because it's so cheap and easy to make.
Usually I use little glass mason jars for storing and gifting, but I had this cute little rose tea tin laying around that I had been waiting to use. I always encourage people to get creative with the scents and essential oils because there are an abundance of options. You don't just have to stick to lemon and rose. This is also a great gift idea!
This salad is so simple to make. You can prepare them ahead of time for lunch on-the-go, or you can just not even bother packing them up and just make a huge plate for dinner. It can easily be made vegan if you just forgo the mozzarella! Here are some gratuitous pictures of salad in a jar, below you'll find salad on a plate. VERY EXCITING.