Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's National Pizza Week

This is one holiday that MUST be celebrated.

My lunch...

Shelly's Artichoke Heart & Ricotta Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla topped with Marinara Sauce, a slice of Provolone, Artichoke Hearts, dollops of Ricotta Cheese and Italian Seasonings.

The Eggface Pizza Porn Gallery

How to make them: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. I put 1 drop literally of olive oil on the cookie sheet and spread it around. Place tortilla on cookie sheet. Spread the sauce on the tortilla (pesto, marinara, alfredo, bruschetta sauce, whatever.) Put a slice of cheese on top of that and then any combination of toppings or leftovers I can find bumping around the fridge. Sprinkle with grated parmesan if desired. Pop in oven. 10 minutes exactly. Have the oven hot before you do the toppings **Do not let them sit. Pop them in the oven right away or the toppings will make the tortilla soggy versus the yummy crispy porn pictured above.

Tortilla Pizza FAQ's:

How much is a serving?

The answer is: serving size can vary. What I eat as a just over 4 1/2 year weight loss surgery post-op is a very different amount than a 3 month, 6 month, or 1 year post-op.

For me if the toppings are protein dense like the Philly Cheese Steak Tortilla Pizza or Meatball or Chicken then I eat 2 wedges and call it a day. If they are lighter just cheeses, veggies or pepperoni. I can eat the whole pizza but remember these are 6" fajita size tortilla (not typical size tortillas.) If it's lighter toppings and I'm having a scoop of bean salad or a green salad with it I eat 2 wedges.

My standard line is go with what your medical posse recommends.

What's the nutritional value on (insert Eggface recipe)?

I don't put the nutritional info on my recipes because frankly that can vary so widely. I use full fat cheeses (the good stuff) others may use low fat or (horror) non fat, the % fat on beef, differences in packaged products, brand of protein, etc. will change the info dramatically.

I eat full fat (cheese, mayo, butter, olive oil, etc.) Fat = flavor. I eat it in moderation (thanks to my pouch) if I ate Reduced Fat or Fat Free (aka nuclear waste) I wouldn't be satisfied and in an hour I'd be thinking about my next meal. I eat yummy, lip smacking stuff so I never feel like I'm on a diet or suffering in my new life.

What I do when I need to find the nut info is go to type in each individual ingredient, You'll get the total protein, carbs, fats, calories, take those totals and divide by the # of servings I get from the dish (what a 4 year post op can eat will vary from a 4 month post-op) It's not exact but it's close enough for me.

Where do you get the Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortillas?

I get mine at Albertson's, Vons, Winco. If you don't have those stores near you the Mission Tortilla web site has a product locator.

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Cait said...

I have also found that type of tortilla at Walmart, surprisingly enough.

Robin said...

Ok, your pizza porn gallery slideshow made me giggle!! Yum-myyy!! I <3 pizza! In fact, I hereby declare that PIZZA is what's for dinner!

Anonymous said...

I love your pizza creations! My MIL gave me a Skookie set for Christmas and it's the perfect size cast iron skillet pan for making tortilla pizzas. Thanks for all the great food porn.

Some Chilean Woman said...

I'm having some Mediterranean shrimp left overs on my pizza that recipe of yours!

Terrific Teens said...

You are so awesome! I found your site looking for nutritional info on pizza so I could fit it into my high protein diet! Do you post all the recipes some where? Some of us are not as creative. Whats under the pizza with fruit on it? Thanks for giving a pizza lover some hope.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Welcome. The fruit pizzas... let's see one was peanut butter base with bananas, blueberries, and raspberries and the other was sweetened (w/ SF Torani) Ricotta Cheese, Figs, and SF Maple Syrup.

An Index... yes I need to get on that... it'll be a summer project. You can use the search engine under my before and after pic just type in chicken or some ingredient.

Glad you are reading,

canticles said...

I do not know why I haven't done this sooner! Hubby and I did these for dinner tonight with sun dried tomato spread, italian cheese, turkey pepperoni, and red onion. YUM!

Amy S. said...

What kind of BBQ sauce do you use? I LOVE BBQ chicken pizza with onions but am scared if the amount of sugar in them. I'm only 6 weeks out, but am storing up recipes to use when I can and these pizzas look AWESOME! I was afraid I could never eat pizza again, but not after looking at your food porn! Thanks for all your recipes.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Congrats on your surgery Amy!

I use the real deal stuff Sweet Baby Rays mostly but also a couple of locally made brands. I don't use a lot... a Tablespoon or so. No slathering ;) and I've been just fine. There are some low sugar, no sugar sauces out there you could seek out. Usually they pump up other stuff that isn't the best for use (sodium etc) so errr I do the real deal.

Hope this helps. Best wishes & Speedy Healing!

Anonymous said...


I made my first pizza! My daughter and I both loved it!