When I was a kid, I was fortunate enough to never eat anything out of a bag, tin can or instant sachet. In fact, back in Italy I remember not even having a microwave. Everything was fresh, locally grown, homemade and delicious!
When mamma used to ask me what I wanted to have as a dinner treat on my birthday, I would always say the same thing every year – homemade gnocchi with smoked salmon and cream. And every year, mamma would deliver the deliciousness!
It really really saddens me how these days a ‘treat’ is considered something so processed, dripping in goodness knows what and able to have the ability to survive a nuclear war.
Being a 9-5er and the only one in the marriage possessing the ultimate survival skill of cooking something longer for than 2 minutes, I understand that sometimes you just couldn’t be bothered. But truth is, you can really have tasty quick meals with minimum effort.
First up, we have the undeniably popular pizza. (Don’t even get me started at how much it’s been bastardized – that’s a whole other story!) Traditionally pizza should have no more than four ingredients and yes that is including the cheese! These babies only took ten minutes to make and if you are like me and are trying to get your beach body on, you can play around with toppings to make it a little bit more healthy.
Chicken, spinach and fetta pizza (healthy option!)
Tomato passata or pasta sauce** pick one without any added herbs, you can add fresh ones instead
Fresh baby spinach
Grilled chicken pieces (you can use leftover BBQ chicken breast too)
Spread about a tablespoon of passata on your tortilla, add toppings making sure to crumble some extra Danish fetta on top. Place in the oven at 200 degrees for about 5-10minutes. Yum!
BBQ Chicken lovers pizza (Husband’s fave)
Tomato passata or pasta sauce
Spread about a tablespoon of passata on your tortilla, add all toppings except for mozzarella cheese. Par bake pizza for about 5-7 minutes on 200 degrees, then take out and spread a generous amount of mozzarella cheese. Put back in the oven for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Another option with this is adding red Spanish onion if you have any in your fridge!
Stay tuned! x