Eat– for Good Health

I love the thinny-thin crust taste of Pita Pizzas.

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  • Ingredients

    • For the Garnish

      • Fresh Basil, thinly sliced
    • For the Pizza

      • 4 whole-wheat pita breads (each 7 1/2 inches)
      • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeds and membranes removed, cut into 1/8-inch-thick strips
      • 3 ounces (light) mozzarella cheese, grated
    • For the Tomato Sauce

      • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
      • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped into 1/4-inch dice
      • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
      • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
      • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
      • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
      • 1 bay leaf
      • One half 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, roughly chopped
      • 1/4 cup tomato paste

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the tomato sauce: Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until onion and garlic are browned, about 4 minutes. Add the dried oregano, dried basil, crushed red pepper flakes, bay leaf, chopped tomatoes, and tomato paste. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated and the sauce is thick, about 35 minutes.
    2. Assemble the pizzas: Arrange pita breads on two baking sheets. Spread about 6 tablespoons tomato sauce on each. Scatter strips of yellow bell pepper on top, and then sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese. Transfer the baking sheets to the oven, and bake the pizzas until the peppers begin to wilt and the mozzarella has melted, about 20 minutes. Remove the pizzas from the oven, and transfer to a cutting board. Sprinkle with basil, and cut each pita pizza into 12 wedges. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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10 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Reba Studebaker

    Truth be, I have an axe to grind with my Pig Pen husband. After he said he’d cleaned the garage, I learned (by going shopping) he’d stashed everything I told him to throw out in his trunk. His man cave is ground zero for a hoarder. My mantra is when in doubt, throw it out.

  2. Janessa Breckenridge

    Clutter is tough on people, and my heart goes out to you, Reba. Scientific studies link clutter and disorganization to depression. Clearing up space helps clear the mind.

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    Reba, I can empathize. For eight years we had our kids’ stuff in our garage. I thought they wanted all the things in there. Then I gave them the ultimatum– the dumpster was going to be parked in front of our house for a week. Anything they didn’t get was going in there! Turned out, they didn’t want much of what was there. After our garage was cleared out, we had it dry walled, painted, and had “attic” shelves built in the rafters. It feels so good to open the garage door and not be embarrassed. I didn’t want the neighbors to see the piles of junk.

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