Thursday, May 22, 2008

Four Foods on Friday - White

This week's theme for FFOF is "white." This requires a bit more creativity, I think! Thanks to Val at Fun, Crafts, and Recipes for hosting this fun meme!

#1. What’s your favorite white beverage? If you don’t have one, what’s your favorite beverage with something white in it? ~ I've mentioned this drink before, Pink Chocolate. It's white hot chocolate with raspberry flavoring. The white chocolate is a smoother, less bitter, drink than regular hot chocolate. (I get it at my local espresso kiosk, but I'm sure you could special order it at your favorite place!)

#2. What’s your favorite white gravy, sauce, condiment, dressing or topping? ~ I am not very fond of most condiments, but I do love to have mozzarella cheese as a topping on a lot of foods that I eat!

#3. What’s your favorite white item from the refrigerated section? ~ Dannon Fit 'n Lively Vanilla Yogurt - with my homemade granola and some dried cranberries - YUM!

#4. Share a recipe for something white. ~ I LOVE white pizza! It was a favorite treat when I was growing up. Not many places made this, and I'm so glad to have a recipe for it.

White and Green Pizza

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Bake: 10 minutes
Yeild: 4 servings

5 oz fresh (or frozen, defrosted) baby spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbs water
1 cup part-skim ricotta
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 mini-pizza crusts (such as Boboli) (5 oz each)
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella
2 Tbs grated parmesan
1 Tbs olive oil

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Meanwhile, put spinach in a microwave-safe casserole dish. Season to taste, and sprinkle with water. Cover with plastic wrap, and pierce to vent. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Drain well.

2. Mix ricotta and garlic powder in a small bowl. Place the pizza crusts on an ungreased baking sheet, and spread half the ricotta mixture on each one. Top each pizza with cooked spinach, mozarella, and parmesan. Drizzle with olive oil.

3. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Cool slightly and cut each pizza in half to serve.

Per serving: 352 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated), 637 mg sodium, 24 mg cholesterol
(as seen in Parenting magazine, September 2007)


Dana said...

whatie & green pizza!! yummy..

Dana said...

white - sorry....

chili queen said...

Now that's a new one, white and green pizza? It's nice to have a variation to regular, ol' pizza :)

Anele said...

The white pizza sounds wonderful!

Melanie said...

This looks like a fun meme to join in on! I have a cooking blog too ( So I went to look at the site hosting this and I can't find this meme???? Am I confused?

Karen said...

Now I am absolutely starving!

skeet said...

I usually eat my pizza with "all the meats" but white pizza is my second favorite. Good stuff!