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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Super Food Saturday- Play Off Pizza

This is what I will be eating tomorrow during the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Sea Hawk game tomorrow.

I know pizza may not seem like a super food.  In the past I bought frozen pizzas from the grocery store or got take out.  Store bought pizza is full of preservatives and I was grabbing those pizza's from the freezer case way too often.

Take out pizza was really expensive. A large pizza with garlic bread was runing about $22.  So the deal I made with myself is I could eat pizza once in a while if I made it myself. That way I can control the ingredients and make it a little bit more healthy than store bought.

This recipe could not be easier. The crust has just two ingredients. I bake mine on a baking stone in my oven. It comes out really crispy. When I was in Texas we made this recipe in my brother's green egg grill.

We used a stone in the grill as well.  This made incredible pizza. It tasted like it was done in a wood fired oven. We also used King Arthur pizza dough flour as well.  This came out better than any pizza we've had in the Dallas area.

You can make this a healthy recipe depending on the toppings used. I go totally traditional since this is my once in a while spurge.

Two Ingredient Pizza Dough

1 cup Greek Yogurt
1-1 ½ cups self rising flour

If you don’t have self rising flour use 1 ½ all purpose flour, 1 ½ tsp. baking soda and ¾ tsp. salt.

Pre-heat oven to 450 F, while you are making the dough.
Put 1 cup of flour and yogurt in a bowl. Mix together until the dough starts to form a ball. You can use a mixer with a dough hook.  Keep adding flour a bit at a time.  Put the dough on a floured surface, keep adding flour and knead for about 10 minutes.  Keep adding flour and kneading until the dough is no longer sticky and can be handled.

Form into any shape and size you want.  Sprinkle a baking sheet with course cornmeal.
Put dough on pan, brush with olive oil, sauce and add toppings. Leave ½ inch space around the edges.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and add additional spices if desired such as pepper, crushed red peppers or Italian spices.

If you have a baking stone place the dough right on the stone.  The pre-baking is the key. Do the pre-bake to lightly brown the crust. Remove, add toppings and return to the overn until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.

I used a commercial pizza sauce, cooked Italian sausage, onions, sautéed mushrooms and a six cheese Italian cheese blend.

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Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

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Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 159 members in 30 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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