Wholemeal Pizza recipe and Weekend Motivation

Last night I decide to make my own pizza dough. I looked up a few different recipes and combined them to form this.. a simple yeast-free wholemeal pizza dough.

Pizza Dough Ingredients
2.5 cups Wholemeal flour
2.5 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Water
1 tbsp Olive Oil

It literally took 2 minutes to combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead it into a nice soft ball of loveliness. I then covered it and let it sit for a while, as I waited for Josh to get home from training.

About 30 minutes before serving, I used my hands to flatten the dough into a nice circular shape and placed in onto a greased baking tray. I baked this in a 200 degree celcius oven for 10 minutes (with no toppings!).

Once the base came out the oven it was nicely golden and held it’s shape well. Then onto the toppings. I covered it in tomato paste, fresh tomatoes (my best on a pizza), red onion, kalamata olives and mozzarella cheese.

Then baked it for approximately 20 minutes.

Served with a fresh green salad topped with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

It was delish! The recipe does need some refining, as it was quite dense. Any tips on making it lighter and less dense? Perhaps I needed to roll it thinner? But I will call it a success as we got through it with great ease 🙂

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This morning was my beautiful cousin Lauren’s 30th birthday surprise breakfast. Breakfast was very yum… I started with fruit salad, yoghurt and muesli. Look familiar?? Check out the recipe!

After the party my mum and I headed to a park to catch some sunshine. There were so many people out and about doing just the same thing.

We took our towels, got take-away coffees and enjoyed a good does of Vitamin D for a couple of hours.

I found a great quote on the Nike She Runs facebook page… and SO true!

Photo: Keep focused. Train mean. Eat clean. X
On that note, I am off to do just that… Body Attack time!
Happy Friday friends!
What are your  ‘staying active’ weekend plans?

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Delicious Thai Dinner Idea

Thailand is a feast for the senses! The beautiful beaches, the delicious cocktails, the wonderful people, the affordable massages and the clear, blue waters perfect for snorkelling, kayaking and swimming.

However, one of the highlights from my recent trip to Thailand was the Thai cooking class Josh and I took in Koh Samui.

What attracts me to the Thai cuisine is the abundance of vegetables and fresh herbs. My protein of choice (When it comes to Thai) is usually always Tofu.

When we arrived at our hotel outdoor dining area, a wonderful array of ingredients and a portable stove had been set up.

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Some of the herbs, spices and ingredients

The Chef never spoke any English, so the receptionist translated for us 🙂

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One of the delicious dishes we cooked, was the Gaeng Kiew Waan (Green Curry). We were told that it originated from Central Thailand and is loved by most people as it is not as hot as other Thai dishes. In other words if you can’t handle the heat – this dish is for you!

We happily chopped, diced and sliced out little hearts away

 

And we came out with a delicious dish- our teacher was proud of us 😉

We sat down and enjoyed the fruits of our labour

Tom Yum Soup and Green Curry (center)

So, I recommend you give it a try. It is creamy, tasty, full of veggies and you can add any protein that tickles your fancy.

Here is the recipe:

Gaeng Kiew Waan (Green Curry)

Ingredients:

  • 100g meat / chicken / fish fillet / tofu
  • 50g green curry paste
  • 20g red chilli
  • 5g sweet basil
  • 10g fish sauce
  • 300g coconut milk
  • 50g eggplant
  • 50g beans
  • 10g sugar
  • ** add any other vegetables! Peppers, broccoli and carrot all work well

Method

  • In a pot, put the green curry paste and a bit of coconut milk
  • Stir and blend for 2 minutes
  • Add the protein
  • Add more coconut milk and vegetables
  • Add sugar and fish sauce to taste

Tips

  • Be sure to taste along the way, and modify to suit your preferences
  • It is hard to reverse adding too much fish sauce, so don’t be too generous!
  • Check out your local Asian grocer for any ingredients you have trouble finding

Enjoy! And let me know how you go!

Now, I turn to you. What is your favourite cuisine to cook at home?