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Pizza – Yummy!

When the kids are hungry and your getting home late from work, you just need to be able to order a good gluten free pizza and have it delivered.  So, ask your local pizza store, you’d be surprised how many of the boutique and locally owned stores have a gluten free crust available now.  This works for gluten intolerant folks but not for someone with Celiac’s…it is impossible for a kitchen to handle wheat flour and gluten free flour products with out some small amount of cross contamination.

But, once you get the basics down on going gluten free, it is easy to make yummy pizza at home.  I found this product and was amazed at how good it is.  It originally was not even marketed as gluten free.  Read the story on the origins of this type of flatbread that is perfect gluten free pizza crust.

OK, here is my recommendation…add an additional 2 T of melted butter or olive oil to the mixture.  Other than that, top with your favorite toppings and cook for 15 – 20 minutes per the box.  It takes longer to cut up the toppings than it does to make the crust, so make it a family affair.

We have a favorite long time Dallas area pizza joint that makes the most amazing pizza.  They do have gluten free crust but it is a bit dry and tastless.  However, their pizza sauce and toppings, cut up really small, are what make it great. And, I believe their amazing pizza sauce is just spiced up tomato paste.    So, I top my Chebe crust with a layer of organic tomato paste, sprinkle some oregano, garlic powder and a few other italiano spices and then add the browned sausage, veggies and cheese.   My picky last teen at home (17 yrs), was very complementary of this pizza; indicated it was as good as our favorite Pizza joint and then almost choked because even he was so surprised at his overwhelming generous complement – usually he is a bit of a complainer or just says nothing, because there is nothing good to say.   So, there you go…can’t get a better endorsement than from a picky 17 yr old.   My college age daughter and friends were home for spring break a few weeks ago and helped me make two of these pizzas…not a piece was left.

Other tips:

1) I use a 9 x 13 glass pyrex casserole dish rather than a 14 inch pizza pan.  The last thing I need is another special pan.

2) Just top it with your favorite cheese to make super cheese bread to go with salad.

3) Tomato Cheese bread: Cook the crust and allow to cool. About an hour before dinner, brush the top of the crust with olive oil,  sprinkle some garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste, then add fresh tomato slices, basil and Italian cheese blend for tomato cheese bread. Cook just long enough to heat through and lightly melt the cheese.  Perfect bread side and no will even know, it is gluten free.

It can be found at most natural food stores and is available at some Walmart locations.