My brother and I gave blood today. Despite it being a 2.5hr ordeal and me almost fainting toward the end, we escaped mostly unscathed. Like a good patient, I tried to get my iron levels back up with a spinach-crust pizza. I used this recipe as a guide, but adjusted it this time. I was curious to see how kale would change the texture.
3 big handfuls of fresh spinach
2 big handfuls of fresh kale
1c shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper
Blend greens in food processor, add eggs, add cheese and spices. (As mine looked a little wet, I blended 1/4c cashews with the mixture. You could add more cheese.)
Spread on baking sheet and bake at 425 for about 15 min, or until it looks dry and starts to brown a bit on the edges.
Add your preferred toppings and broil or bake at 350 til the cheese is done. I used a thin spreading of pesto, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and a mild goat’s cheese.
Side note: blood-giving makes one weak, especially when one is already pretty scrawny. I had to take my unopened jar of artichoke hearts to the poor neighbor boy who was clearly napping…
Wait, is that terrible song ‘Jar of Hearts’ just about a girl who likes artichokes??
Anyway, this go-round was definitely a success. The crust wasn’t soggy like last time and had a nice crunch, which I completely attribute to the kale. The great thing about pizza is that you can always change up the toppings so it’s like a brand new recipe every time!