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Whole Wheat Herb Veggie Pizza's and Some Health Benefits

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DOUGH: 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) quick-rise yeast 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, basil and parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup warm water (should be luke warm to wrist) 2 tablespoons olive oil

SAUCE: 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper
TOPPINGS: 1 cup chopped zucchini 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup each green and sweet red pepper 1 teaspoon olive oil 1-1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add water and oil; beat until smooth. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes,( I usually turn my oven on to 400 degrees, ke…

A Tribute To Mikey Gone Too Soon Peanut Butter Pie

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Dedication to the memory of Mikey by request from his grieving wife Jennie Perillo @InJenniesKitchen
Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
The one request Jennie had was to repost Mikey's favorite pie.  A tragic untimely death. A young father of two small little girls has passed away too soon. A massive heart attack, no time to say goodbye. Very sad times. In his memory Jennie requested everyone post his favorite pie in his memory for someone you love. After you did that you were to share it with the one you love and hold on to them dearly.  We all had some for Mikey today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. His favorite recipe could be reviewed on her web page click the link for InJenniesKitchen to see her beautiful tribute to him... God Bless you and yours... Heart Attack can strike anyone at any age... don't take life or a young age for granted...  Jennie our thoughts and prayers are with you... this one's for you Mikey~

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Fresh Peas with Whole Wheat Pasta Recipe

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When choosing your tomatoes, be sure to pick those with the most brilliant shades of red. These indicate the highest amounts of betacarotene and lycopene. Though raw tomatoes are great for you, cooking them releases even more of the benefits. Lycopene is located in the cell wall of the tomato, so by cooking in a bit of oil, this healing compound is more fully released.

In a food processor add :
3 cloves of cleaned garlic
1/2 cup fresh celery leaves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Puree till a fine mixture.

In a large deep sauce pan, add the oil mixture, heat, add:
2 lbs of fresh peas shucked or ( 2- 14 to 15 oz size  cans of peas) saute peas till starting to brown.

Add:
1/2 teaspoon each, parsley, basil, garlic powder, oregano
1 small can of tomato paste + fill can with white wine to stir out the leftover paste
1 can of chicken broth
1 cup water
1 cup of  fresh whole tomatoes or  fresh plum tomatoes pureed in food processor
Cook until sauce thickens around 1 1/2 hours on low.

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