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Pizza - I tried Amy's Spinach Pizza

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I love pizza. No seriously, I LOVE pizza. I have tried various “diet” pizzas, but the list of ingredients is longer than some short stories! So I tried an all-natural pizza for dinner tonight and was thoroughly impressed.

I bought an Amy’s cheese pizza about a week ago and was bummed with how greasy it was. I didn’t end up eating it. But this time I picked a spinach pizza which looked pretty darn good.

And it was! I baked it in the oven for ten minutes, but the outside was getting pretty crispy. I like my crust soft and chewy (of course!) so I took it out and heated it through in the microwave. Sounds like a weird way to go about dinner, but it really worked. It was heated through without getting crunchy.

I usually don’t like any toppings on my pizza other than sauce and cheese. I love veggies, but prefer them on the side versus being on top of my pizza. The only exception to this no-topping rule used to be pineapple, but I stopped being able to stomach pineapple awhile back. Which makes me sad, because I love the taste, but the acidity of it just turns my stomach now.

But the spinach didn’t even really seem like a “topping” it was more mixed into the sauce. The taste was in a word…FANTASTIC! It was like having a spinach-dip on top of nice chewy bread.

On the side I had my favorite salad.

I apparently made my plate in the spring of 1992. I find it very funny that I still have it! I always use that plate when I have pizza because it’s the biggest and I guess mostly just because of tradition. It’s my “pizza plate”!

One day when I feel a bit better about my cooking skills I will tackle making my own crust. I like that I can trust the ingredients in Amy’s pizzas, and I liked that they had a low-sodium version of the spinach pizza. But there is something about truly making my own food that makes me feel good.

Do you make your own pizza or buy it? Or, do you even eat pizza? Am I alone here in my pizza love??
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  • TINK9305
    I like making it better have a good whole wheat pizza crust I make, but when I'm lazy I have it on occation. Hardly ever though. Funny thing though Schwans came tonight and I got a Spinach mushroom fire baked one. I will find out how it is soon I will eat 1/4th for 280 cal. I'm vegetarian so I have had some of Amy's stuff :o)
    3054 days ago
    sounds yummy! emoticon emoticon I have had amys food before and also kashi which is very good too. It is a good alternative to the pizza nights we have around here which are either dominos or the local pizza place where you can almost always count on the crust being burned underneath, blech! thanks for your reviews, when i get better i shall have to buy that spinach pizza and try it :)

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    3054 days ago
    Good Review. I like pizza but have never heard of Amy's guess I will have to look for it now
    3054 days ago
    Thanks for the review! I'll have to pick this one up at the store. Love pizza.
    3054 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    I enjoy Amy's pizza every now and again. Really we don't get pizza very often with Jeff being Vegan- it's so expensive to buy bread with toppings and no cheese. So yeah... Anyway... I'd agree that the plain cheese one isn't good.
    3055 days ago
    I love pizza too! The Amy's no cheese pizza is really, really good. The roasted peppers make it really tasty and almost sweet. You don't miss the cheese at all.

    I like to make mini-pizza's on tortillas or pita breads. Topped with a little tomato sauce and tons of veggies, and YUM. A satisfying, hot meal.

    I've tried making my own crust, but I guess I haven't gotten the knack yet. I keep trying though!
    3055 days ago
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