I’ve been to the movies quite a lot lately. By the movies I mean the television in my parents bedroom downstairs. I’d like to say I’m a movie connoisseur, but that’s just not true! And Professor Umbridge told me I should not tell lies, so I will not!
I’m at the age where I’ve started to appreciate movies that don’t just have romance and super-powered handsome men in them. I’ve started to look past the Hollywood blockbusters that in the end don’t have that much to offer. Since I am being honest today, I love ALL the new superhero movies, because they are just a ton of fun and excitement! But recently, I’ve just felt that I want more out of a movie than just men in costumes saving the world. Thankfully, my brother has seen so many movies and owns even more, that his collection is free for my viewing pleasure!
Now I’m a fan of exciting police movies, and anything with action. If you throw a secret agent in there, then I’m automatically hooked. Lucky for me again, my brother has plenty of cop and gang movies. I have started making my way through his collection, and so far have watched ‘The Departed’ and ‘Heat’. I definitely recommend these two movies for anyone who loves a good exciting cop movie, and doesn’t mind a bit of coarse language…
I have two movie trilogies I could watch on repeat for an entire year and not get bored of them. These are ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy’ and ‘The Bourne Trilogy’. Only the original first three Bournes though, because Matt Damon is THE ONLY Bourne! Listening to any song from either of these six amazing movies just makes you feel extra awesome walking down the street. In class I daydream of pulling a gun out of my back pocket and jumping out the window. Is that wrong? This particular piece of music needs to be my ringtone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYaso7QeXqU
Any who, when I watch a movie I like to accompany it with something to either sip or snack on. Usually it’s either popcorn or herbal tea. Pizza comes second after popcorn for popular movie snack foods. This particular pizza is super duper quick, healthy, light and delicious, and will make your movie choice that much more exciting!
P.S You may have noticed I’ve changed the name of my blog! At first I thought this blog was going to be more than food, but I found out I loved food blogging so much, the name was changed.
Pesto Pizza Florentine
- 1 cup washed, dried and torn spinach. (if using baby spinach, no need to tear)
- 1 recipe homemade pizza dough
- 3/4 cup homemade pesto
- 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese.
Make pesto-recipe below
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Make pizza dough-recipe below
Oil a sixteen inch pizza pan (or whatever you have; the crust will just be thicker if a smaller pan is used) and sprinkle cornmeal over it so the pizza doesn’t stick.
Spread pesto over, top with grated cheese and spinach.
Bake for 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Pesto Genovese-slightly adapted from Moosewood Cookbook This makes 2 cups, so you can make the whole recipe and freeze some in small batches for another recipe!
- 3 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
- 1/3 cup pine nuts or chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
Whirl all the ingredients, except the oil, in a food processor or blender. When everything is well chopped, add the oil in a thin stream to form a smooth paste. If you are using a blender, it is necessary to prechop the herbs and nuts by hand.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup very warm water
Whisk together whole wheat flour, salt and yeast. Mix in water and olive oil until soft dough forms. Add in all purpose flour and turn out onto surface, kneading until a smooth elastic dough forms. About 6 minutes.
Let dough rest covered, for ten minutes. Roll out dough on a floured surface, flipping dough over after a few rolls to ensure the dough doesn’t stick and is rolled out evenly.