Good morning friends, how was your Wednesday? It is starting to feel like September around here:
Yay… I love my fall wardrobe (hello, boots and chunky knits!)
Nay… I am already cold on my morning runs.
Yay… There are so many yummy fall fruits and veggies.
So really, I just have to suck up the chilly weather!
I know everyone is freaking out about pumpkin season but it is also the perfect time for figs; their main season starts in late summer and runs through fall. If you’ve never tried a fig… do it now!
I know the texture is not a total win for many but I love fresh figs. I also love Lululemon and sometimes clothing purchases trump food purchases. And figs are not exactly inexpensive. Also considering I had quite a running shopping spree recently…
I have been eating them non-stop for days.
On mug cakes.
And on pizza.
Oh the pizza! I don’t make pizza often (I have a love/hate relationship with cheese) but I just had to try out this combo: almond flour crust, honey balsamic, baby spinach, crumbled goat cheese and delicious figs. [Sidenote: my favorite pizza restaurant in Boston is called Figs]
This recipe makes one large pizza-pie; which was two servings for me but maybe it’s one for you! All of our bodies have different needs.
The meal came together in a jiffy… well once I kicked my dad out of the kitchen so I could takeover. I had half the pizza with a side of cabbage salad for two dinners this week. My kind of two-in-one meal prep!
Ingredients (1-2 servings)
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp nutritional yeast (or Parmesan cheese)
- pinch of salt, to taste
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 4 figs
- 2 tbsp crumbled goat cheese
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
2. To make the crust: combine the almond flour, egg, olive oil, basil, oregano, nutritional yeast (or Parmesan) and salt together in a bowl.
3. Mix well and flatten onto a lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray, to make about a 6-inch circle.
4. Bake at 325F for 20 minutes.
5. While the crust is baking, prepare your toppings: combine the balsamic and honey in a small bowl; wilt your spinach in a steamer and drain the excess water; wash and slice your figs.
6. Remove the crust from the oven and change oven temperature to broil.
7. Use a brush to spread half of the balsamic and honey mixture on the crust.
8. Top with spinach, goat cheese, figs and drizzle the rest of balsamic and honey mixture on top.
9. Return to oven and bake for 5 additional minutes.
10. Serve and enjoy!
Okay, I know I just said “figs” like 478975464 billion times but trust me this pizza is delicious. But if these toppings still don’t win you over, feel free to use the crust as your canvas. Let me know what you create!
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and if you are celebrating Rosh Hashanah — Happy New Year!
Do you make homemade pizza?
What are your go-to pizza toppings?
What are some things you are excited (and maybe not so excited) about fall?