Monday, June 14, 2010

Peach Pizza and a Plethora of Grilled Veggies

Happy Monday friends!  Did you have a good weekend?  We sure did!

I finally saw Sex and the City 2 Friday afternoon with some friends.  Of course there was wine and margaritas consumed before the movie (we were going for martinis, then we weren’t in the mood…oh well.)  I loved the movie!  I know it’s gotten mixed reviews, but it just seemed like it was something I could relate to so well.  (As did the series, because I was single when the series was on, and now married with a baby.)  I also got in some great workouts, hung out with our friends, and went on a little road trip to a winery in Northern Arizona yesterday.  More coming on that tomorrow. 

Remember the crazy amount of peaches I picked a few weeks ago?  Well, I have made peach salsa, peach crisp, peach and tomato salad, arugula and grilled peach salad, you get the picture right?  Well, last weekend we made…

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On a whim, I threw some sliced fresh peaches on some Trader Joe’s fresh pizza dough.  A little bit of prosciutto, goat cheese, and parmesan added some saltiness to the super sweet peaches. A few mushrooms and a drizzle of balsamic reduction after slicing rounded out this pie.  Not knowing if we’d really like it, or how it would come out, I went out on a limb here.  Pizza is very sacred to us, and we usually have some pretty amazing combinations.  Well, I’m happy to report this was a winner!  If you like the combination of sweet and salty, and fruit and savory, you will LOVE this pizza.

Since we can not live on pizza alone, (oh, wait a minute, we have) we also eat a good amount of fresh veggies.  A couple of time a week, we fire up the grill and whatever protein we’re having, we also add a beautiful assortment of fresh vegetables to the mix.  Here is an example of one night this week;

Butternut squash, baby bok choy, red bell pepper, sweet potato, eggplant, and green and yellow summer squash.  Colorful!  This amount gets us 2-3 meals.  I love having the leftovers to throw in sandwiches, bowl meals, etc.  If you think you don’t care for veggies, grill them! 

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What is your favorite way to eat veggies?

stay tuned tomorrow, I will talk about our trip to the winery. 

5 comments:

  1. WHOA! Peach pizza...with all of my favorites! COOK FOR ME! I like veggies in all forms, but I think I like the flavor of grilled veggies best in the summer because they are sweet and smokey. I cant wait to hear about the wine trip!

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  2. I so agree on grilling veggies = the best. BUT....I have something for you to make with your peaches, that judging by your pizza you will love! (And you might be out of peaches by the time it is on my blog) Sliced peaches, piece of basil, rolled up with pancetta and then heated on the pan until pancetta is crispy. Yum! And I want the pizza for dinner!!

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  3. A peach pizza?! Now that is creative! I want you to come cook for me :)

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  4. Grilled veggies are definitely my favorite! And a peach pizza!!! Very creative.

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  5. Um, peach pizza? There are no words to describe how awesome that sounds. I like my veggies grilled or roasted topped with lots of sea salt...yum!

    About your pecan-date roll question, I actually found those at the Fresh Market! It's a fairly large chain, if there's one near you I'd definitely recommend them!

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