Hot- look that word up on your phone’s dictionary app and there’s a picture of Atlanta I promise you. Hot Mess- look that word up and you’ll likely see a picture of me trying my best not to melt in this heat. It’s been about 156 degrees with a little cool down in the evenings to about 105, so that’s just 6 degrees cooler than hell I’m sure. Finding dinner meals that work with this weather, outside the realm of salads, is tough because for one it’s hot and for two it’s hot. I’d be completely content to consume nothing but ice cream but someone told me that would be a bad idea, although they probably have no idea what they’re talking about.
A month or so ago, Haley over at Brewing Happiness hosted the most delightful Summer Solstice party to usher in the season. It was a great way to kick off the summer as well as meet some lovely ladies that I’ve admired via social media but had not met in person. We were treated to a delicious array of vegetarian and vegan delights thanks to the co host of the party, Amy’s Kitchen. I’d seen their products but never tried any up until that point. I’d seriously been missing out, why didn’t anyone tell me I was being so basic?
Honestly, when I see “health food” products sometimes I tend to cringe because they are often targeted to people who have the resources to spend the equivalent to someone’s monthly rent on food. This continues to shed light on the issue of food accessibility when it comes to eating “right”. Well, for a lot of people “right” is not in the budget.
This is what I love about Amy’s, you can find them at numerous grocery stores around the city and in the burbs (at least where I live) So my kids and I hopped in the car and went to Kroger. Here we bought a few pizzas and these black bean burritos that I’ve been eating way too much of. Later that day we set about creating some summer pizzas with fresh produce I’d purchased at the farmers market. Green Pizza was decidedly the theme because we ended up with fresh green tomato and corn covering our cheese pizza and some lemony arugula and grated parmesan topping the other.
Super quick and easy but so delicious.
Quick summer green pizza two ways.. That’s what’s up!
Summer With Amy’s Pizza Two Ways.
One Amy’s Kitchen Cheese Pizza
1 large green tomato, sliced
1 cup fresh corn kernels (this took 2 ears for me)
One Amy’s Kitchen Margherita Pizza
2 cups fresh arugula
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons EVOO
Fresh ground black pepper
For the Green Tomato Pizza, preheat the oven to 350. Place green tomato slices on the pizza, then sprinkle the corn kernels all over the pizza. Place pizza on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven, slice and serve while still warm.
For the the Margherita Pizza, preheat the oven to 350.In a medium bowl, mix together the lemon juice and olive oil, toss in the arugula. Add black pepper to taste. Set aside. Place pizza on baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with lemon arugula mixture. Then grate some parmesan cheese over the top. Slice and serve will still warm. !