Revitalization & Pizza

My mom called me out. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve updated this bad boy, and I think it’s because when I sit down to write, and I try to be poetic or some shit, it all seems false.

Here’s the reality of my life. I’m busy with work. I wake up, I exercise, I work, I make food, walk my dog and then I go to sleep. Repeat that 5x and then, on the weekends, I throw in a farmers market or two. Who wants to hear about that?

Too bad, you already did.

A part of me wishes I had boys and drama to mull over, but I don’t. I am still fighting that creeping loneliness, but I am just so damn busy that I don’t even want to make time for that horrible thing the world calls dating. I have fundraisers to plan and fitness goals to reach. I’m loving my job, and I now understand what it means to have a “career”, which is terrifying and wonderful, all at the same time. (I mean, who wouldn’t want to work with these jokers?)BnEOqapCcAACF2_

See? I’m boring.

The BEST news about me being so dull is that I’m 100%, head-over-heels happy. I’ve started taking care of myself again, and even though that looks like a 4:30 am wake up time, I can’t complain. I’m back to riding my bicycle every day, and being reunited with Gertrude makes me a better person. I buy myself flowers every Sunday at the Fremont market, because what is a life if not bright and beautiful?

flowers

I’m all blue-bird-on-my-shoulder and what not, and it’s a wonderful thing. I recently went and saw my brother-in-law perform poetry at the University of Puget Sound. Before hand, I visited with my grandma in the sunshine as we gossiped about her past lovers over ice-cold beer (my grandma is my spirit animal.) And while ALL his poetry blows me away, it’s sometimes nice to sink back into his most well known poem and remind myself… Yeah, shake the dust.

Arugula, Sweet Potato & Asparagus Pizza

A pizza piled high with fresh arugula might make it on my list of favorite things. I know there are plenty of arugula haters out there, so… just ignore this post if you’re one of those. I cracked an egg on top of mine because I’ve added farm fresh eggs back into my life. It’s good without. Do whatever tickles your fancy.

  •  Vicolo Pizza GF crusts (delicious)
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup Rice/soy/real cheese (grated)
  • ALL the arugula
  • Splash of red wine (if so desired)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and slice up your sweet potatoes. I did mine in thin rounds, kind of like sweet potato chips, that then put them on a pizza… MIND BLOWN! I also chopped up the asparagus, and  drizzled the combination with olive oil and salt, and threw them in the oven.

While those are cooking, warm a tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat, chop up your red onions and sauté! I added a splash of red wine while they were cooking because it was sitting by my stove. That really is the only reason. It’s also delicious.

After the vegetables are done, increase the heat to 425 F.

Then it was just a matter of grating the cheese and preparing the crust, which just means mixing some olive oil with crushed garlic, spreading it on the base, and popping the veggies on when they’re done, finishing it off with cheese. Place the pizza on the middle rack of your oven for 10-12 minutes, and if you’re adding the egg, crack it over the top before the final two minutes of baking, and you’ll have a delicious smack of protein on top (put an egg on it.)

After 10-12 minutes, take it out and let it cool for a bit, then pile it high with fresh arugula. It’s just so good.

Arugula Pizza

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