We love pizza in our house. We don’t buy it often, we try to make it, I think it tastes so much better and everyone can choose their own topping. We buy the base mix from the baking aisle, I know it’s cheating, but it’s just the right amount of flour, yeast, etc all weighed out and it works a treat. Add some water and then knead it for 10 minutes before making it up.
Buddy and I talk about food a lot. He is fussy, he won’t eat his veg and when I ask him he says, he’ll eat it when he’s four. hmmm, next month. When I pointed out that he was four soon, he quickly changed it to six – sigh.
One of the reasons I speak to him about food, is to get him interested in it from an early age. The guy in Tesco the other day couldn’t believe it when he went up to a packet of seeds and said, ‘Mummy look it’s a butternut squash can we grow that in the garden.’ We do grow some things in the garden, but Granddad has an allotment and he has made a special patch just for Buddy. All of these things I hope make him have more of an appreciation of food and hopefully help him to have basic cooking skills when older – it is so important!
We were looking at the Tomatoey Red & Herby Green paste pots, new from Organix and I asked Buddy what he wanted to make, I offered pasta, gnocchi or something else of his choice and he asked for pizza. Ok I said, we’ll use the Tomatoey Red one as the tomato then cheese on top. ‘No Mummy, I want the green one!’ Ha, there we are, we are having Herby Green Pizza.
We made the base as normal then put the paste on and used the back of a dessert spoon to spread it out, remember to leave a little space between paste and edge of pizza base then we used an egg slicer to slice the mozzarella and popped that on and then put in the oven for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Verdict: I was dubious as to whether this would work, but it was absolutely delicious, there was enough taste in the paste to give the pizza a really nice flavour, the boys loved it too. We used the Tomatoey Red one in the same way the next week.
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Disclaimer: We were sent the Organix products as part of the Organix Challenge in return for this review. All opinions are our own.