This past weekend we went to see the Wild Lights exhibit at the Detroit Zoo. Charlie-girl really enjoyed the beautiful tunnels of lights and music. I think this would also make a fun date... dress warmly (or cuddle up), grab a coffee, and walk around the zoo enjoying the pretty lights followed by a casual dinner. :) Although sometimes it's a debate to go to things like this, I really think getting out of the house and doing something that you can only do certain times of the year is always a good idea.
The picture doesn't show it, Charlie was grinning from ear to ear every time she passed us on the carousel.
I also recently found this turkey pepperoni which will now replace my typical applegate salami topping... don't judge, my kid loves salami. :)
Simple Grain-Free Pizza Crust
(about the size of a small thin-crust... feeds 2-3 people)- 1 Cup Potato Starch (** Not the same as Potato flour)
- 1/2 Cup Tapicoa Starch (flour)
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Powdered Gelatin**
- 1/3 Cup warm Water
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
1. In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients.
2. In a small bowl, or your measuring cup, mix the water and gelatin.** I have made this without the gelatin and it turns out fine.... but still use the water! :)
3. Combine the dry ingredients, olive oil, egg and the gelatin/water solution. Mix until combined... it will be a very soft- to runny dough. Pour it, or roll it, onto a baking sheet lined with parchment, make it as thin as you want.
4. Pre-bake 15-20 minutes. Top and bake until the topping are melted- about another 5-10 minutes.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 15 g||23 %|
|Saturated Fat 2 g||11 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 10 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 46 mg||15 %|
|Sodium 953 mg||40 %|
|Potassium 24 mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 54 g||18 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0 g||0 %|
|Sugars 1 g|
|Protein 2 g||3 %|
|Vitamin A||2 %|
|Vitamin C||0 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|