The Ultimate Breakfast Pizza

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Have you ever just looked at something and knew that you have to make that, go there, or try that?
This was one of those things.

I'd have to admit, I've been pulling my hair out recently, mostly involving chemistry and the horrors that go along with memorizing polyatomic and multi-valenced ions. So while I was skimming Pinterest (procrastinating? maybe a little bit). I should know by now, one does not skim Pinterest. But anyways, up pops a beautiful BuzzFeed article about "18 Breakfast Pizzas That Want to Wake Up Next to You". Every single pizza was mouthwatering, and just beautiful to look at. Then the real questions came up, which one to choose? So I did what any good person would do and combined factors from my favorites recipes and make one ultimate pizza.

But just to forewarn everybody, this is not one of those breakfasts that you can make last minute, no a pizza as great as this need a little more TLC. I made the dough from scratch the night before so it has plenty of time to rise. Another option if you don't have time to make your own crust, is to just get pre-made pizza dough!

This pizza includes *drum roll please*
-gruyere cheese
-bacon (I used turkey bacon because it was the only thing we had at the house)
-green onions
-and finally an egg to top it off

Just a side note, but a little gruyere goes a long way, so make sure you don't add too much

The Ultimate Breakfast Pizza
Makes one pie

Roughly around 1 package of pizza dough (bought or homemade)
Handful of gruyere cheese
Two strips of bacon cut into pieces
Handful of arugula
A few green onions chopped
2 or 3 mushrooms
1 egg
Salt and pepper
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 500 degrees, then shape the pizza based off of your preferences.
Coat the top generously with olive oil, then add the cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and crack the egg on top before placing in the oven. It depends but usually it will take around 5-10 minutes to cook. Once done, season with salt and pepper and place the arugula, parsley, and green onions on top. It's best served when its right out of the oven.

(recipe based off of this lovely blog... I just changed a few things to my preferences)



Raspberry & Kiwi Smoothie

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

So I bet the first thing you're wondering is, Lauren, what the heck? You're a teenage girl, where is all the pumpkin, apple, spice, coffee, fall leaves, and warm sweaters that the internet has been obsessing over since August 31st? Well I wanted to take a little break from that, because if someone else freaks out about fall, I honestly don't know what I would do. I need a little time to ease out of summer mode, before heading over to the "all so magical" fall land. Don't get me wrong, I love fall a lot, but seriously people, it's still like 80 degrees outside some days. Definitely not what I would call sweater weather if you ask me. 
The ironic thing is though, once December comes around, I'm a complete Christmas fanatic. Like I'm that one really annoying person that just randomly bursts into Christmas carols at any moment. But you'll find that out about me soon enough (4 more months to go...) :)

Anyways, sorry for the rant, lets head over to smoothies...

I love kiwi, especially in smoothies. Raspberry is also one of my favorite fruits too, so I decided to combined the two. This recipe has raspberry yogurt along with orange juice, banana, and a few pieces of ice. 

I really like this recipe because it's a really awesome healthy breakfast idea if you're on the go in the mornings. The fruit also looks really pretty when its all layered in the blender, which is a bonus.

So I hope this smoothie will make your mornings a little more bearable, especially with school starting and all that. I also apologize in advance, the measurements in this recipe are not exact because I kind of just threw it all in the blender:) but go with what your gut says, it's usually right.

Raspberry & Kiwi Smoothie
Serves 1

Handful of kiwi slices
Handful of raspberries
1/2 of a banana
I small container of raspberry yogurt (I used Chobani)
A splash of orange juice
3 ice cubes

Blend together thoroughly, pour into glass

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