Did you know that cooking with your significant other is a good team building and bonding tool? Experts say cooking together shows how co-operation and motivation makes you a stronger couple. It's also an exciting way for a couple to plan, work and be creative together.
This past Valentines Day my gluten-free valentine and I decided to spend a night in, making personalized gluten- free vegan pizzas.
First, we both cut up the celery, mushrooms, broccoli, tomato, cauliflower and onion. We then placed the gluten-free pizza dough (made by Kinnikinnick) on an oiled pan and evenly spread caned pizza sauce on the surface. Now, if this were a Disney movie we would stick our dough together, make it a heart shape and happen to love all the same toppings. However, if the birds in your window are not singing and your fairy godmother has not shown up yet- keep them separate and personalize your pizza to your satisfaction.
While waiting for them to cook in the oven we were able to clean up, set the table and make our salads.
From start to finish our valentines day dinner was ready in 35-40 minutes. How did they taste? My gluten-free friend really enjoyed his, however next time I think I will stick to a whole-wheat crust (pre-made dough can be found at most local grocery stores). I thought it tasted like eating pizza on a thick cracker.
That all for this week- feel good about what you eat- bon appetite!