May 7, 2010

My Brain Child

I wanted pizza. Not just any pizza, but this combination that has been brewing in my head for days. Poblano peppers, onions, and fresh corn.

I wanted to make my own dough, I really did. However, I didn't think we had a bowl big enough to allow for proper rising, so I decided to let Trader Joe's do the work for me. My failure at rolling totally made it look rustic and homemade. Or sloppy.

My portion

Roasted poblano & corn pizza

- 1 package whole wheat dough (or any dough you prefer)
- 1 poblano pepper
- 1 small ear corn
- 1/2 small white onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4-1/3 cup sauce*
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast**
- Sea salt, to taste

* = Lazy moment. I just used Trader Joe's pizza sauce and added 1/2 tsp of cumin and 1/2 tsp of chili powder to it. It worked well enough.
** = Another lazy moment. If I wasn't so hungry I would have made a cheeze sauce of sorts, but I felt the nooch did the job well enough.

- Preheat oven to 450.
- Roast pepper and corn (make sure to wrap the corn in foil). Pepper should be ready in 8-10 minutes, corn will be done in 15-20 minutes.
- Turn oven down to 425.
- Set pepper in a paper bag and allow to rest for at least 5-10 minutes, or until charred skin comes loose. Peel, remove stem/seeds, cut into strips and set aside.
- Stand corn cob in a medium bowl. Using a sharp knife, cut downward on a couple rows of corn. Repeat until all the kernels are in the bowl.
- Roll dough evenly on a 12" pizza pan using your desired thickness. (I like mine fairly thin with a doughy crust).
- Spread thin layer of sauce on dough. Pile on toppings.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Enjoy!

This was ridiculously good pizza. Smokey, slightly sweet and not overly spicy. If I were to make it again, I'd definitely make my own sauces and attempt to make my own dough. However, Trader Joe's did not disappoint.

I also tried something new to drink with it - Hansen's soda. I gave up soda months ago because I didn't find it necessary, but I really wanted to try this. The packaging seemed promising and I like that it's all natural; it seemed like a "healthy" diet soda.

It was delicious. Best soda I've ever had. However, I just noticed the "Splenda" insignia, which confuses me because it claims it doesn't contain aspartame. I won't be drinking this often, but I think it'll be a nice treat.

I'll be trying another treat later tonight. Stay tuned!


  1. corn on pizza!? aaaabsolutely! girl, email me, i must tell you something :) :)

  2. I'm glad you agree! Everyone else has had a weird mixed reaction to it.

  3. Splenda is sucralose, which is a chlorinated derived molecule from sucrose.

    Nutri-sweet and Equal are the brand names for aspartame, Sweet'n'Low is sodium saccharin.

    Hope that helps!!

  4. Oh, thank you! I don't understand the chemical aspect of it all, but that does help.

  5. This sounds great. I love poblano peppers!