Dinner on Sunday night, based on a pizza from a nearby restaurant (A Tavola.) I got the pizza crust from this recipe. The dough was pretty easy and it turned out perfectly chewy and crispy. I didn't get any pictures leading up to the final product, but I can tell you how to make it!I rolled out the dough, spread a thin layer of olive oil on top, spread a generous layer of plum jam on top of that (A Tavola uses fig jam but I couldn't find any of that), shredded some asiago on top (they use manchego), and shredded some prosciutto and sprinkled that on top. Popped it in the over until it looked done. Maybe about 12 minutes at 500 degrees? Then I topped that with arugula that I had tossed with some more olive oil and s+p. I know what you may be thinking, salad on pizza is a little weird...but trust me, this pizza is. so. awesome. The combination of sweet jam, salty prosciutto and asiago, bitter greens and chewy crust makes this pizza on of the best things I've ever eaten.
Although Brad thinks "No one cares what we have for dinner," I'm going to post these pictures anyway because it was very tasty and easy. First off, we had Asian Chicken Slaw. Our apartment doesn't have AC, so in the summer time it takes a lot for me to even want to get near the stove. In this case, all I had to do was poach the chicken with some salted water until it smelled done, take it out, shred it and let it cool. While the chicken was cooking Brad shredded red and green cabbage on our awesome mandolin slicer. I threw together a quick dressing with my ever-useful immersion blender: sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, some brown sugar, pinch of honey, tbsp of crunchy peanut butter and a little water to thin it out. Then we mixed together the chicken, cabbage, dressing, some sliced almonds and topped with crunchy chow mein noodles. Delicious! Would have been great with some ginger and cilantro too. We just used what was on hand.Now for the best part of the meal: Banana/Nutella/Peanut Butter/Cocoa/Chocolate Chip "Ice Cream." I use quotation marks because unlike regular ice cream, the base for this one is frozen bananas. Yup, that's it. You slice up some ripe bananas, free them for a few hours, puree them in the food processor with whatever else you want and voila! you have instant soft serve. I love ice cream. But my hips tend to not love it so much....so this summer I plan on eating loads of banana-based ice cream! Last time I made it with some raspberries and a bit of honey for a sorbet-ish treat. But on this occasion I was looking for something a little more decadent...Nutella and crunchy peanut butter:A little bit of cocoa powder and some chocolate chips:Mix it all up:YUM:My favorite version so far! The chocolate chips gave it a really nice texture. I plan on making more versions!