Monday, January 16, 2012

A Tale of Two Tortilla Pizzas

Last night I had a Tortilla Pizza Party while watching the Golden Globes.

The highlight of the show was Morgan Freeman accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award. So many awesome movies. The montage made me want to turn the Globes off and pop in, "The Shawshank Redemption." Probably should have.

My pick for best dressed was Jessica Alba in that pretty lavender Gucci dress and representing the dudes (they have it so easy) my pick was yum George Clooney. I loved the midnight blue color of Sofia Vergara's dress but not the style. I'm not feeling the whole Little Mermaid, fish tail trend. She looked like she should jump in the water and swim off with Tom Hanks.

The show was OK but dinner was awesome...

Shelly's Meatball and Ricotta Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla, Leftover Meatballs and Marinara Sauce, dollops of Ricotta Cheese, a sprinkle of Oregano and Parmesan.

Shelly's Philly Cheesesteak Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla, Leftover Sauteed Onions reheated with a Tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce, a slice of Boar's Head Low Sodium Roast Beef, and topped with Cheddar Cheese.

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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, BBQ sauce, hummus, ricotta cheese, (peanut butter or ricotta for dessert pizzas.) Put cheese on top of the sauce and then I add 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 pizza porn pictured above.

FAQ's:

How much is a serving?

The answer is: serving size can vary. What I eat as a 5 1/2 year weight loss surgery post-op is a very different amount than a 3 month, 6 month, post-op. My standard answer when it comes to portion size is: always go with what your medical posse recommends. For me if the toppings are protein dense like the one's pictured above then I usually 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.

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, brands of protein, etc. will change the info dramatically. I eat full fat (cheese, butter, olive oil, etc.) Fat = flavor. I eat it in moderation (thanks to my pouch and my lifestyle changes) 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 a site like fitday.com type in each individual ingredient, this will give you cals, carbs, fats, protein gram totals, then divide by the # of servings you get from the dish. It's not exact but it's close enough for me.

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

I get mine at Albertson's, Vons, Winco, I have seen them at Walmart a few times. If you don't have those stores near you contact the Mission Tortilla web site. Here's another "crust" option I use on occasion.

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8 comments:

marisa said...

Thanks for this! I was JUST thinking last night as the family was chowin down pizza that I wish I could make one for myself with no carbs. Hmm..not possible obviously but these don't look too bad!

A pesto one sounds sooo good right now! Thanks again!

Sheila said...

Shawshank Redemption is one of my all time favorite movies!

Your pizza's look yummy, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

i found the mission wraps at Meijer....only place here in toledo that i can find them...just fyi for any1 that has a Meijers near by...thanx so much for this awesome pizza recipe!!! <3 Tami

FitBy40 said...

I can't wait to try some of your pizzas now that I've had some un-fill of my band, and food will actually go down again!

SheZug said...

Sure glad for this post. I see your name pop up all over the WLS places with questions about why you don't post nutritional info.

You're famous you know! :)

Jules said...

Hey Michelle-I found that pre-crisping my tortillas while the oven is pre-heating gets my tortilla extra cripsy which is sooo yummy and I love the texture--esp with high-water containing toppings like ricotta, tuna (for tuna melts), most veggies. I've been eating BBQ chx pizzas nearly every day for lunch for the past 2 weeks. I'm a bit addicted.

Azmomo2 said...

" I eat yummy, lip smacking stuff so I never feel like I'm on a diet or suffering in my new life"

This is exactly the kind of thinking that I need to get me through this. The reason other diets have failed in the past? Yup I think so. Thank you sooo much for your blog. Can't wait to try out all the things you have created! Heading to the store tomorrow. I think even my family will like these (the skinny's that they are)

michelle said...

Love your site- 4 weeks pot op. miaries_5@yahoo.com email for the weekly giveaway

Michelle