Since I’ve been on a health kick for, oh, one week now, I’ve discovered that healthy eating is quite delicious. I’ve been buying higher quality ingredients and really thinking about what I put in my mouth instead of just stuffing my face in a hurry. Taking the advice from the book I just finished, I started eating slower and taking time to enjoy my food. Higher quality ingredients does equate to better tasting dishes. My veggies are no longer bland, my tomatoes aren’t mealy, and I’ve been produce that I typically don’t buy, like butternut squash and purple potatoes.
Yesterday, I made a Pizza Margherita, which is a pizza crust with a light brushing of tomato sauce, topped with basil and slices of mozzarella di bufala (the round mozzarella cheese stored in brine). I made an easy pizza crust recipe from scratch that called for half whole wheat and half all purpose white flour. It gave the pie a nutty, wheaty texture, definitely different than a typical pizza (recipe here). Also, I noticed that after only two thin slices, I was very full.
Speaking of dinner, the Hubs and I went over to our lovely friends’ flat for dinner on Monday. We brought over a small housewarming gift: two small bottles of white and black truffle oil. Hubs and I have a bottle of white truffle oil at home that we got as a housewarming gift last year (thanks Jen & Jo!). I loved it so much, I wanted to pay it forward. White truffle oil is incredibly delicious when drizzled over pizza or pasta. Mmm. I’m drooling just thinking about it.
Of course, a gift is not a Kelly gift without proper presentation.I made a bag to carry the little bottles. The stamp set, ribbon, and polka dot paper are all items I earned from the current Sale-A-Bration promotion.
Project Recipe (all supplies SU unless noted): Yummy stamp set (Sale-A-Bration product), card stock in bashful blue, whisper white ribbon, markers in certainly celery, bashful blue, pretty in pink, designer paper in Delicate Dots (Sale-A-Bration product), ribbon in so saffron (Sale-A-Bration product), jumbo eyelets (set with a crop-o-dile), stampin’ dimensionals