Our "Make Your Own Pizza" Party

Eating clean doesn't mean you have to cut your favorite things out of your life. 

You just make them better. 

A little while back we hosted a "make your own pizza" party, and it was such a cool experience!

And- I could do it all again while on my "cleaner" journey.

Homegrown (or locally grown) veggies, all natural cheeses, turkey burger or grass fed beef, turkey pepperoni, homemade or organic sauces... all on top of unbleached, organic flour, etc. 

Possibilities are endless. 

This pizza dough was incredible, too!


2 1/2 cups warm water
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp instant yeast
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp salt

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the water, sugar, and yeast. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes until frothy. Add in the vegetable oil. 

In a bowl, combine the flour and the salt. Add the flour to the yeast mixture. 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well between additions. Continue adding the flour until the dough can be pulled away from the sides of the bowl with a spatula yet will still be quite sticky. (You may need to add in a little bit more (or less) flour, but the key is to remember that the dough will be sticky and will stick to your fingers when you try to pull it apart.)

Grease a large bowl, then scrape the dough into the bowl. Turn the dough to coat it in oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a towel and let the dough rise at room temperature until doubled, about 1 hour.

Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface. Pull the dough around to the bottom, stretching it to create a smooth ball. Cut the dough into 3 equal portions. Each ball will be approximately 1 pound of dough. 

Roll out the dough to use in your favorite pizza recipe or refrigerate until needed. (I have refrigerated it overnight, but the dough will continue to rise, even in the fridge, so try to use within 24 hours.)

To bake, preheat a pizza stone in the over as hot as you can go for at least 30 minutes -- 475°.

Lay parchment paper on your pizza stone or cookie sheet and prepare your pizza on it with your desired toppings and bake until the crust is golden, 8-10 minutes.

I'm all about convenience... I need it with our crazy schedule. But- I'm definitely tired of sacrificing quality. I need my health even more!

Who knew I could have delicious and healthy?!

It's possible. It really is. 

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