Monday, December 3, 2012

Pita Pizzas & Clementine Sorbet

Recipe 38 &39
Pita Pizza pg. 136
Clementine Sorbet pg. 269
Pita Pizza
Leftovers are an awesome thing.  Not only do I not have to make dinner tonight (Yea!),  but I was able to use some of Nana's Marinara from the night before in a lunch recipe.  Today I made Pita Pizzas.  Pita and pizza were not two words I would have used together before today.  It actually made a decent pizza crust.  Nana's Marinara is really what gave the pita its wings, but together it was a great lunch.  I am such a creature of habit, I never really considered how easy it is to change up the lunch routine.  To take a little zucchini, spinach and tomato on top of a pita was awesome.  It was essentially a salad on top of a pita.  I got all my veggies, and didn't have to use a fork.   Obviously the beauty of pizza is you can put whatever you want on it.   So don't sweat it if you don't have the exact ingredients.
This may take away a bit of the illusion from my amature photography, but this picture is too cute to pass up showing you.  Keep in mind I am learning as I go when it comes to cooking and taking pictures.  I find the lighting outside is so much easier to work with.  So I usually take a chair outside and snap away.  These are the conditions I am working under...
My puppy Lily could smell my yummy lunch.  This project has been a test of my patience.  I always have to photograph my meals before I can eat them!
Finally, lunch is served!

I treated myself to a little dessert today.  I had been itching to try the Clementine Sorbet.  I am lucky enough to have a friend with an ice cream machine that she let me borrow.  I blended all the ingredients, and poured them into the ice cream maker for about 35 minutes.  My understanding is you can also just pour the ingredients in a container and freeze according to the CSK cookbook.  Then pulse in a food processor to make the sorbet. 
I actually made the sorbet two ways. First with cashews and coconut.   I thought this way was too creamy.  It tasted more like ice cream than sorbet.  I really wanted sorbet.  So I did it again without the cashews.  I still wasn't crazy with the texture.  I really wanted to like this recipe, but for me personally I would leave out the coconut as well next time.  Orange sorbet is what I wanted.  I had expectations, and couldn't get them out of my head.  So each time I made the recipe it wasn't what I was craving.  Maybe if I didn't have a craving for Haagen Dazs orange sorbet in my head I would have liked it more.   
Clementine Sorbet
It looks creamy right?  Sorbets aren't creamy are they?  What do you think...


  1. This looks so good! Theres no sugar in this?

  2. This looks so good! Theres no sugar in this?