I went to see the eye doc this week. As I sat in the office, the only one there, IÂ wondered why, when my appointment was scheduled forÂ 9:15 am and it was now 9:40, had no doctor nor assistant seen me.Â Paperwork was completed.Â They had in fact told me TWICE "we'll see in you in a minute" .Â As I staredÂ as the wall, listening to music playing loudly from the Christian music station, with a lot of static, I came to the decision that I much prefer going for a mammogram rather than sitting in that office waiting for an excruciating length of time for no reason at all.
The good news:Â Healthy eyes and I STILL don't need cheaters.
Steak or "Steak" Pizza depending whether or not you are vegetarian.
There is a steak eater and a non-steak eater in our house so we made half steak and half "steak" pizza.Â It works!
This week, Carla Vavala's book
told us how to make a terrific pizza.Â It has a unique twist: You add coriander to the pizza dough!
- 1 lb pizza dough (I use multi grain)
- 3 TBS dried coriander
- 1/2 to 3/4 lb top round steak or use vegetarian substitute or, as we did 1/2 real meat 1/2 vegetarian â€“ or simply try beans.
Marinade for meats
- Combine:Â Â 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro with 3 TBS lime juice, 2 TBS olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp cumin and 1/2 tsp garlic powder.
- Coat meat with marinade and allow to sit in the fridge, in marinade for 2 hours.
- Combine in a blender or food processor:Â 1 small Serrano pepper, seeds removed (or use a bell pepper as we did-seeds removed), 2 firm plum tomatoes-seeded, 1 TBS lime juice, 1 garlic clove, salt and pepper to taste and 1/2 tsp. fresh cilantro. Mix until smooth and saucy.
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 cup smoked Gouda
- 3 â€“4Â slices pepper Jack cheese
- *We used Asiago, Parmesan, and Romano cheeses
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Cook the meat in a pan for about 5 minutes.
Knead the coriander into the pizza dough then roll out into a 9 x 13 rectangle.
Top the dough with the sauce, then the meat and finally the cheeses.Â Bake for 20 â€“ 25 minutes.
The coriander was not really noticeable in our pizza.
But is was good. An easy way to make sauce and a great way to cook a pizza. Nothing beats homemade.