The following post about INSIDE OUT, broccoli pizza, as well as the Gift Card giveaway is sponsored by Fandango Family. Photos and details of INSIDE OUT in the post are courtesy of Fandango and opinions expressed are that of my own.
Food and emotion go hand in hand. I can’t tell you how many times food recalls memories and emotions for me. Most of them are good, some of them are really bad. Like my experiences with tomato soup, which is another story for another day. Cue Disgust.
If you have to ask me who Disgust is, clearly you haven’t seen INSIDE OUT, Disney/Pixar’s latest endearing film you’ve seen me talk about for weeks on end. GO SEE INSIDE OUT! Take your kids. Take tissues. Just don’t miss it.
Back to Disgust, or well, back to food and emotions first. Earlier this month I made something I’d like to refer to as “amazing chocolate marshmallow goodness” but on my blog is called More-is-More S’more Brownies. It’s a dessert dish inspired by Joy and Inside Out. It’s ridiculously good and makes me happy to eat it.
But as much as we would all like dessert to come first, sometimes dinner has to come first. And some how that dinner is broccoli pizza.
Yes. San Francisco has ruined pizza. During the Inside Out, Riley and her mom go to a pizza place in their new neighborhood only to find they only serve one kind of pizza. Broccoli Pizza. Poor Riley. New town and ruined piiza.
I’m not going to tell you if it gets better for Riley, you’ll have to see Inside Out to find out for yourself, but in the meantime, maybe try some broccoli pizza?
Broccoli Mini Pizza
3 English muffins, halved
1/4-can of San Marzano tomatoes
1/4-head broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2-oz. marinara sauce
Grated mozzarella cheese
Sea salt, to taste
Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
1. Drain a 1/4-can of San Marzano tomatoes and slice carefully.
2. Heat 1 tsp. of olive oil in a large saute pan. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add broccoli, chile flake, and enough olive oil to coat. Turn heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally until broccoli is cooked, but still has texture. Salt to taste.
3. Heat oven to 425°F. Arrange English muffin halves on a foil line cookie sheet or baking pan. Spread 2-oz. marinara over dough. Add tomato slices and broccoli Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese over the top to taste.
Bake until cheese is melted.
I’ll be honest, it’s not half bad. But you be the judge.