Wednesday, December 5, 2012

a december food challenge - make your own themed dinner night!


who doesn't love "make your own pizza night?" 

i am hoping this cutie pie post inspires some more peeps out there to join in on the fun this month.  i just began my gig as a food ambassador for the jamie oliver food revolution last month and it's been a hoot.

so, grab your phone, snap some staging allowed...that's my own rule on the mullies at least:)

be real with your real food!! 

i decided to start with the first challenge on the list and create our own food challenge for the month.  

grab your kids, spouses, relatives or friends...
pick a food can be anything you want...
use fresh, real food ingredients...
teach the one's you love about great food and just go for it!
post it to facebook and share it with our food revolution page here.

it doesn't matter how you cook, vegetarian, with gluten, with dairy, vegan...all is welcome!!   
and i need some new ideas hurry up:)

the mullies make your own pizza night - gluten and dairy free
gluten free tortillas
organic tomato sauce
1 lb organic grass fed beef
1 organic onion, chopped (or 1/2 cup dried onions)
vegan parmesan cheese

1 head organic cauliflower
3 T evoo

preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Rough chop the cauliflower, place in a bowl and toss with evoo and s&p.  Spread onto a baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes, turning cauliflower every 10 minutes until nicely caramelized. 

as cauliflower is cooking, cook up ground beef with onion on the stove top.  

bring the oven back down to 350 degrees and get ready for some pizza making!!

i gave the kids the choice of putting the cauliflower on the pizza or on the side...they of course chose to keep it on the predictable...

for our first night, i kept it VERY simple...we will expand the choices next time for sure:)  the dinner table conversation was very lively with the kids.  they had all sorts of ideas for new toppings for the next pizza night.  topping the list:  salami and broccoli.  we all decided we needed more colorful how's that for a little nutrition education...the more colorful the better for you, right kids!?

tommy is so proud of his pizza!  he had just filled his duffle "backpack" with cars.

abbie loved "painting" the sauce on the tortilla.  love the tracksuit girl.

and sprinkling the beef was super fun...almost forgot to wash the hands...

don't forget the vegan parm!  no one, not no how missed the mozzarella...which was a first for everyone, especially me!  

just put the tortillas right on the racks for about 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.  no need for pizza pans!

a pizza flower with a roasted cauliflower middle.  gotta get your veggies in and... wait for it...
there was no WHINING to eat the cauliflower.  i think they actually like it:)

yummy yummy yo yo's

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