Keeping it Fresh in the Kitchen

Homemade Tomato Sauce
- just in a recycled Prego jar
One of the most vexing things about wanting to eat healthier, is that healthy eating is not always convenient, and it is definitely not cheap. A KFC snack pack costs less than a salad, a good healthy soup can be hard to find and buying a slice of cake can be less aggravating than buying a slice of watermelon from my regular watermelon guy. I mean, watermelon guy, while I appreciate the compliments and yes, maybe I am your angel who has fallen from heaven, I am still not going to marry you. lol. I just want a slice of watermelon.

I decided against eating out this weekend, which of course meant putting in some effort in the kitchen, cause if you want to do it right, you often have to do it yourself.  I really was not in the mood for doing it myself but was not in the mood for taking a drive to get it either, or spending a lot of money to do so. So I sucked it up, and ventured into the kitchen, on a hot Saturday afternoon.

I decided in the name of freshness and ease, to make my own pizza yesterday, where I could control the type of crust (whole wheat, as opposed to white), the amount of cheese (a drizzle as opposed to a torrential gooey downpour), the toppings (fresh as opposed to crap from a can), and the tomato sauce, which in the whole quest for freshness, I decided to make from scratch, rather than buying. I must say, my tomato sauce was da bomb. Using fresh tomatoes, awesome amounts of fresh garlic and basil, salt and black pepper to taste, and no sugar or preservatives, I now have a Prego jar (the last insult) filled with this awesomeness.

I also had a fresh, light pizza without all the gunk, and a lot of onions, garlic, tomatoes, and spinach, with some bits of deli beef and feta to keep it sexy. And since I am also not drinking alcohol still, I used the last of my grapefruits to make a fresh non-alcoholic spritzer, with fresh grapefruit juice, a bit of ginger, Angostura bitters and club soda. Small yaay. And I did not have to get dressed up or leave my driveway to get it.


  1. Wow! Your pizza sounds incredible! I've never tried making my own sauce before.

    What's up with watermelon guys? My mom had one hit on her recently. Now I'm starting to feel left out. :)

    1. LOL. Run from the watermelon guys, Carla. Run far away.

  2. HO-LY crap! That is seriously impressive! Also, the line about adding beef and feta to keep it sexy made me laugh. :)

    1. Gotta keep it sexy, VV. It was very very good, I must say.

  3. I love making my own pizza and it is such a simple way to cut out all of the rubbish and I always think they taste way better than shop bought ones. It's really crazy that in our society it's so much cheaper to eat things that are bad for us and we have to pay a premium for healthy food - it really doesn't make much sense.

    Anyway loved reading your blog.
    Just popping over from SITS sharpest

    Laura x

  4. Damn girl! Your posts are making me very hungry. This pizza looks amazing. I always prefer to make my own-so much healthier that way! Have you ever tried a pita pizza? So good and nice if you're looking for a mid-day snack with substance to tide you over :)


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