Happy belated Valentine's Day everyone! 
I really, really wanted to do a quick post last Monday just to let you guys know how wonderful you are, but busy life got in the way as usual :(  I always feel so bad when I don't post for four or five days!  But enough of my whining and on to the food!!!!

I celebrated the day of love with a chocolate cherry smoothie (after all, it wouldn't be Valentine's day without some chocolate!).  The smoothie was pretty tasty, but the cup that I used made it 10x better!!!
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I bought the mug a few weeks ago and was storing it in the cupboard until the special day!


Now what's this about pizza?????  Well, last Sunday, I was craving some pizza, and my craving was easily satisfied with the following amazingness (and I think the cheeze would also be a great dip for chips/raw veggies or a sauce for broccoli!)


Quick Pesto Pizza

For the cheeze:
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 tablespoon greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon low-sodium miso
Splash of water
1 tablespoon canned green chiles


For the pizza:
1 tortilla (I used a brown rice tortilla)
2 tablespoon pesto
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup chopped broccoli
About 3/4 cup water


Directions:
For the cheeze:  Combine all the ingredients until smooth.  The result should look something like this:
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For the pizza:  Combine the spinach, broccoli, and water together in a small pot and simmer until bright green and tender.  Drain off the water.  Spread the pesto on the tortilla and then top with the veggies and cheeze.  Place in an oven set on broil and broil for 3-4 minutes are until the tortilla edges are crispy (but not black - trust me, it goes quickly!)


Pre baked:
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Post baked:
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Sliced and more than ready to be devoured!
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I so, so loved this!!!  I normally don't like thin crust pizza, but that sure wasn't the case here!


Oh, and look what my amazing mom got me for Valentine's Day!!!!!
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And with a smile....
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There we go!!  Thanks so much mom!  It won't last long (I may or may no have already eaten 1/4 of the jar ;)


And I got a few requests to do a post on how to grow an avocado tree!  That's such a great idea, and I'm definitely going to work on it!  It should be a lot of fun!


Well, I'm off for a girls night with my mom!  Talk to you guys later :)


The daily question:  How was your Valentine's Day?
 


Comments

02/18/2011 15:08

I had a wonderful Valentines Day at this Italian restaurant with pete! I also made pizza today and posted about it this afternoon! It was delicious! I hope that you have a great weekend

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Alexandra
02/18/2011 16:08

Angie,

I'm glad you had such a good Valentine's Day! And your pizza looks really delicious!!!
I hope you have a great weekend too! :)

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02/18/2011 16:09

That pizza looks so delicious! And I love your cute heart mug, very appropriate for Valentines day. :)

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Alexandra
02/18/2011 16:30

Mandi,

You're right - perfectly appropriate :)

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02/19/2011 03:15

Mmm pesto pizza sounds amazing! Tortillas make perfect crusts in a pinch.

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Alexandra
02/19/2011 03:25

Rachel,

I agree that tortillas are the perfect crust! I hadn't tried it until I made the pesto pizza, but now I'm hooked! :)

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02/19/2011 04:11

that mug is super cute!! being born on valentines day means I have a slight obsession with hearts and love. There's a reason I have red hair :)

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Alexandra
02/19/2011 04:51

Kat,

Haha! What a coincidence :)
And happy belated birthday! :)

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whitney
02/19/2011 13:29

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02/19/2011 13:32

Hey I have a cute mug like that too cept I got mine half off after Valentine's Day!

Whitney

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02/19/2011 15:38

Ahh! So jealous you got that coconutbutter for vday!! I still have NOT tried it...so sad! :( But I'm headed to whole foods tomorrow so I think I'll finally break the bank and buy myself some:) This pizza looks great btw, I never thought of baking greekyogurt based "cheeze" sauce on a pizza-sounds delish!

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So I hope we were honorary valentines because in that case my valentine's day was fabulous ;) heehee.

you are so so so pretty i love your smile! and your pizza. when am i invited over for pizza :P haha.

sorry i'm suuuuper tired/loopy right now but it's all in good fun :)
<3
n

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I love your mug girlie!!! SO cute! :D I also love your recipe for cheeze! :D

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Alexandra
02/20/2011 12:10

Whitney,

Sounds like you got a great deal! And now you have the perfect mug for next year! :)

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Alexandra
02/20/2011 12:13

Olivia,

I hope you like the coconut butter! I hadn't had it until recently, but now I'm completely hooked!

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Alexandra
02/20/2011 12:21

Nicole,

You're invited over for pizza anytime, sweet girl! ;) And yes, we're definitely honorary Valentines!! ;)

<3

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Alexandra
02/20/2011 12:22

Kathleen,

I'm glad you like the mug - I loved using it! And the cheeze was delicious! :)

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02/24/2011 15:47

Ohh I love coconut milk ice cream!!! yummy! And I love adding my own toppings to frozen pizzas :)

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02/26/2011 12:53

Yep, that pizza sounds right up my alley. I am loving the cheeze sauce recipe as I love both nutritional yeast and miso, and I bet the yogurt added a nice tang to it.

Sweet mama - coconut butter would put a big smile on my face as well. :)

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02/28/2011 08:08

I just made a quick pizza on some pita bread the other day! It was wonderful, of course. :)

Yay for coconut butter!!

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04/27/2012 03:57

Great post I was looking for something like this because I m planning to have my kitchen remodeled so looking for some nice design.

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07/16/2012 08:11

i read lots of blogs but honestly speaking i found your blog very interesting and informatics

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