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Pizza Anyone?

This is a brilliant way to enjoy Pizza.

Pizza Pull-Apart Bread
A pull-apart bread which is perfect for parties, this one is made with pepperoni slices but you can add anything you want to it. There are different variations for Pizza Pull-Apart Bread…
*2 (14 oz.) cans of Pillsbury pizza dough (you can use Grand biscuits)
*2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
*1/2 tbsp. basil leaves
*1/2 tsp. dried oregano
*1/2 tsp. fresh minced garlic
*1/3 cup olive oil
*1 (8 oz.) package of pepperoni (cut into quarters)
*1 cup Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray Bundt pan well.
Cut pizza dough or biscuits into quarters.
Add all the ingredients in a bowl & toss so that the oil is spread evenly on each piece of dough
Bake in oven for 30 minutes (or until the top is & and center is cooked) If the middle is still not cooked thoroughly, leave it in oven for another 5 minutes at a time until it’s done. Remove from oven & let rest for 5 minutes.
Flip over on to a plate & serve with marinara/pizza sauce for dipping.


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Grow Your Own Drugs

No it’s not what you think. We are talking the healthy ones that may save you from having to take the prescribed stuff.


1. Coriander:  A great chelation herb. It helps the body detoxify heavy metals and supports the liver.


2. Sheep’s Sorrel:  Awesome for healing from cancer. This is a diuretic, and so removes excess fluid from the body. It also is a tonic for the kidneys and Urinary tract. The bite-sized leaves are rich in vitamin C and have a delicious sour lemon taste. (well I guess some people would call it delicious)


3. Rosemary:  Contains caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid, two potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, as well as vitamin E. Rosemary is great added to a marinade for barbecued meat and helps reduce carcinogens.

4. Mint:  Now this, I love I put it in all sorts of things. In the summer I put it in a jug of cold water with slices of lemons for a very refreshing drink. It is great for the digestion and freshening the breath. It’s easy to grow in a pot or the garden although it could take over the garden.

5. Basil:  This again I use a lot of in my cooking. It also contains essential oils which are antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and anti bacterial. It is also said that it contains an excellent source of Iron and vitamin A.

6. Parsley:  This again can be used in many forms. I love it in scrambled eggs and in my salad. Parsley also supports immunity, flushes, excess fluid from the cody, helps to heal the nervous system and assists in  strengthening your bones.

7. Sage:  This I don’t use as much as it does have a strong flavor. On the other hand it is believed to be an anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti inflammatory, and antimicrobial and and a blood cleanser. It has also been said to help pre end Alzheimer’s disease.

8. Lemon Balm: Soothes anxiety, promotes sleep and speeds healing of cold sores.

9. Mother of Herb: A powerful digestive aid and yummy tea. This herb is rich in vitamins A, B group, C, calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron.

10. Herb  Robert:  I personally have not heard of it until now. This is supposed to increase the immune response and the body’s ability to regenerate, and also has a unique ability to oxygenate cells, making it excellent for anyone healing from cancer.


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Make Your Own Pizza With Your Own Pizza Maker

I bought a pizza maker about 6 months ago and it was the best and most well used purchase I have made in a long time. It makes a quick and nutritional meal in no time. Depending on what you put on your pizza it makes a cheap meal.
I often keep a pack of 2 pizza bases in the freezer for the unexpected. We probably have a pizza once a week and I love to use fresh basil and other herbs and fill it with prawns or meat, onions,mushrooms, sometimes just vegetarian.
I occasionally make my own pizza base out of whole-meal flour, or I may do a gluten free base. Depends who is home to eat. You can also make a base like the recipe below.
This is the pizza maker I bought from Amazon, it is called a National Presto 03430 Presto Pizzazz Pizza Maker. It cost about $45 and sometimes there is free shipping.

Cheese Pizza Recipe

Serves: Prep: 10min Cook: 20min Total: 30min
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tube (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Coat a large round pizza pan with nonstick spray. Sprinkle with the cornmeal.
In a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, combine the oil and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the tomatoes, basil, and salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft. Remove from the heat.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll into a 12″ circle. Place on the prepared pan. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough to within 1/4″ of the edge. Sprinkle with the mozzarella.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.


Recipe Source – Prevention

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