Who knows where my family would be today if it wasn’t for the Da Gubment? I can still remember picking up bricks of government cheese from the local town square with my mother and the unpleasant look on her face when she was mixing up dried powdered milk. We ate bologna sandwiches for lunch and spaghetti for dinner. My mom started nursing school after my parents divorced and received food stamps to help feed our family.
Fast forward 25 years and I revisit the struggle of feeding my own children. My family is not drinking powdered milk and I don’t want to feed my children processed cheese. I choose not to feed my children wood pulp bargain breads made with 25 different ingredients that are super hard to pronounce. The mere sight of ‘natural flavor’ on an ingredient list raises my blood pressure 80 points. Yes, I receive food assistance from the government! Does this mean I shouldn’t be allowed to buy organic vanilla extract from Madagascar?
Should standards of food be based on socioeconomic status? If an Organic cheese pizza cost $30 dollars today; how much is it going to cost your children 20 years from now? Can middle class families afford organic food today? –No. Most middle class Americans have more in common with welfare recipients than they realize. The socioeconomic gap between middle and lower class citizens is collapsing before our eyes. Organic food is reserved for the rich; while GMO’s, pesticides, and antibiotic ridden foods are being served to second class citizens. How can anyone fight back?
Buy a big bag of organic wheat flour, organic tomato sauce, pick some vegetables from your garden, and make some organic pizza with your family. Making food at home creates an awesome experience for children, helps boost your food budget, and puts pressure on big corporations to produce healthier products. My family makes organic pizzas for less than $4 each and they love the pizza! We are teaching our children about healthy ingredients and preventing them from eating ingredients that rich people are avoiding. None of the ingredients listed below have any impact on health and are deemed safe to consume by the FDA.
Do not accept giving your children BHA, BHT, MSG, Modified Food starch, Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Disodium Inosinate /Guanylate, Natural Flavor and countless other preservatives found in pizza. Follow my recipe, share it with your friends, and the food revolution will begin. “If 4 million families were to make their own pizzas during the months of October and November, companies will start removing the ingredients rich people are scared to eat.” If you do not think drug testing welfare recipients and deporting illegals will solve the worlds problems, than maybe making pizza from scratch doesn’t sound like such a bad idea.
Please check out the foodbabe.com for some great information on what ingredients they are putting in your favorite take out pizza. Bounce! My baby mamma is cooking Chateaubriand tonight and I need to get back to the PS4.
The following recipe is for 1 large pizza.
1. Heat 2/3 cups water in microwave to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Add water to large mixing bowl and have your children call you when the water reaches 110 degrees. This is a great trick for buying a little time to clean up or get your ingredients together.
2. Add 1 Tablespoon of Organic Cane Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Yeast, and 1/4 TSP salt to mixing bowl and mix until well blended. If you have children let them mix up the yeast and enjoy the commotion the stinky yeast will cause. Take 5-10 minutes to prepare your toppings while the yeast works on the sugar and the kids hold their noses and mix away.
3. Add 1 cup organic all purpose flour, 1/2 cup organic whole wheat flour, and 1 tablespoon organic ground flax seed to mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients in bowl until dough forms into ball.
4. Add remaining 1/2 cup of Organic all purpose flour during the kneading process. This is a great time to educate your children on healthy ingredients and food preparation.
6. Form the dough into ball, brush with thin layer of olive oil, and let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes. I like to heat oven to 105 degrees and shut off instantly. Place your dough in oven, cover with towel, and let the dough rise for 10-15 minutes. Dough rises very well at 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
7. Take the dough out of the oven and get ready to roll it out. I use a coffee thermos to roll out the bread because I am too cheap to buy a rolling pin. After you roll the pizza out to the diameter of your pizza pan you can fold the overlapping dough over for a nice crust. Now is a good time to preheat oven to 375.
8. Add 2 ounces of homemade organic pizza sauce and spread the sauce along the diameter of pizza evenly. Add any additional toppings and cover with 3 oz of Organic mozzarella cheese.
9. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.
10. Take out of oven and enjoy!
The pizza dough in this recipe has been slightly modified from original recipe. P