Food Revolution Cook Off #6: Pizza

Food Revolution Cook Off #6: Pizza

Thu 16 Jun 2011

Story by The Food Revolution team
 

Pizza is eaten the world over and made from scratch is not only a great way to get your kids cooking but also much more satisfying and nutritious than eating one from a box. In honor of this American favorite our Food Revolution recipe of the week was our basic pizza recipe. It’s easy to make and a great alternative to lots of the high fat and additive loaded pizzas you might get from your fast food joint or pizza take out. You can make the dough in advance so the actual making up and cooking of the pizzas is a quick and fun job. Our recipe has simple toppings - classic tomato sauce and mozzarella - you can add anything you like to your pizza to spice it up a bit, we love chili!

We asked the Food Revolution Community to download this basic pizza recipe, make their own pizzas from scratch at home and upload photos onto our Food Revolution Community page – we had a great response with some lovely pizza photos! Check out our shortlist below.

WINNER

Richard Simon Sourdough pizza crust made using a Neapolitan style recipe and cooked in a wood fired oven, topped with prosciutto ham and fresh mozzarella, mushrooms, onions and fresh basil (2)

BEST OF THE REST

Theresa Vinciguerra Truly grilled wheat pizza with home grown tomato (4)
Lu Gohr Organic and grilled with natural wood charcoal (3)
Louise Martin Portobello mushroom pizzas, homemade spicy sauce, cheese, silvered turkey pepperoni and sautéed with garlic stems – grilled (1)
Attie Lordon Sausage and spinach pizza (5)

The Food Revolution team went a bit pizza mad when we made ours – making a total of 8 mini pizzas with a variety of toppings for the whole team! These included our original margherita pizza recipe - tomato & mozzarella, along with the winning pizza topping from last week’s competwition ‘Rainbow pizza’ - red tomato sauce, orange bell pepper, yellow tomatoes, green zucchini, blue basil, and purple eggplant with mozzarella.

We also had our lovely US recruits – Alexis and Amy over from Auburn University – helping us in the kitchen this time, their pizzas are pictured above (6) - prosciutto, mozzarella and tomatoes (Alexis), and mushroom, mozzarella and tomatoes (Amy). They also made our Caesar on the Lighter Side salad to accompany our pizzas along with a simple tomato salad (tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper) which were excellent additions. Thank you for joining us Alexis and Amy!

Don’t worry if you missed out, you can join the Fun in this week’s Food Revolution Cook Off:

It’s all about frozen fruit this week and quick, tasty and nutritious summer coolers with our recipe of the week, Yogurt Pops. These pops are a great alternative to sugary lollies and perfect on a hot summer’s day.

We will be making some delicious yogurt pops and posting all our photos on the Facebook Food Revolution page, so keep checking in to see our creations.

Thanks to everyone who joined the pizza cook off, we look forward to seeing your yogurt pop delights.

The Food Revolution Team

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