Homemade Pizza with Hand-Shredded Cheese

Homemade Pizza with Hand-Shredded Cheese 

I try to stay home on Tuesdays in order to keep our house in order. 🙂 Today, I did just that and was able to make homemade pizza crust for our dinner tonight along with an awesome (if I do say so myself) Greek salad (Use Ina Garten’s recipe for the dressing– yum!). I love Wolfgang Puck’s pizza crust recipe. It makes two pizzas so I often double the recipe and freeze the 3rd and 4th ball of dough. I also use the dough to make pigs in a blanket (I use Applegate hot dogs) or empanadas/calzones. Besides the homemade crust (NO preservatives – yay!), I also use nitrite-free ham and pepperoni. I add sweet potato puree and chia or ground flax seed to the sauce, and I GRATE MY OWN CHEESE. I freeze the mozzarella cheese for about 15-30 minutes and then grate it with the food processor. Why do I grate my own cheese? I don’t like cellulose added to the shredded cheese to keep it from caking together. Here is a great article from the WSJ about the use of cellulose (aka wood pulp – blah! ). I get enough fiber from my veggies.

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