Skip to main content

Rest Day and Pizza Thursday...Huh?

Rest Day
Today was my rest day. My legs are feeling the yesterday's workout in conjunction with the running drills on Tuesday. I finally have some nice DOMS going on for biceps and shoulders today. Lately it's just been triceps that have been sore. Maybe it was the addition of the 21's that did the biceps in.

I will say that even with tired legs, it was soooo tempting to attempt a run at lunch. It's so pretty out, although heading into upper 80's. But still, it's sunny, light breeze, ahhhh. My kind of weather. This weekend we're supposed to be cooling back down in the the low 70's. Not sure what that's all about. I think right at 85 is my ideal temp. I am definitely a summer-loving gal.

What temperature do you prefer?

Grilled Pizza
Tonight I had planned on doing grilled pizzas using Flatout bread. Oops, it was bad. Plan B was to make a quick dough (recipe follows) to grill. Oh, but's only Thursday. Tonight will have to be Pizza Thursday as Pizza Friday will not happen quite like it normally would. There will be pizza where I'll be. However, it will most likely only be a lukewarm cheese pizza. I love pizza, but I am a bit of a pizza snob and don't want to waste my precious cheat meal on less than perfect pie.

Quick Honey Wheat Pizza Dough
From ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2010 Allrecipes.coma (changes noted in italics)
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast)
1 cup warm water
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
2 tsp ground flax

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
In a  large bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, flax, and salt. wheat germ and salt. Make a well in the middle and add honey and yeast mixture. Stir well to combine. Cover and set in a warm place to rise for a few minutes.
Roll dough on floured surface and transfer to pre-heated pizza stone. Grill approximately 10-15 minutes until.
This is not my favorite dough, but certainly works in a pinch. It's great if you like a thinner, crispy crust too. My half was the typical Greek-style. Jason's half was sauteed onion, green bell pepper, soyrizo, and zucchini topped with the Mozzarella style Daiya Vegan Cheese.


  1. I want pizza soooooo bad!

  2. daiya. i am the only vegan to not try it..yet!

    rest day..good for you! and i think what u said about ppl feeling it easier to be rude in this digital age...yes. totally agreed.

    have a great nite honey!

  3. Krystina @ Organically Me Thanks so much for stopping by! Looking forward to checking out your blog.

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga I only just tried it myself. It's really quite good.

  4. AnonymousMay 07, 2010

    Adding flax to the dough is a good idea! Yum!

  5. I normally like thinner crust so I bet I'd like this recipe! For me, nothing beats Mellow Mushroom pizza though!

  6. I love pizza too but haven't made it in months. I completely agree with you on not wasting calories on anything less than stellar pizza. I guess I am a pizza snob too. LOL.

    I think the perfect temperature is between 78 and 82. Warm but not too hot to exercise outside and still be comfortable.

    I hope you have a great Friday,

  7. Pizza Thursday...who ARE you?? haha!! Happy Friday girl!

  8. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg I try to make it as healthy as I possibly can!

    Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries I've never had Mellow Mushroom. They don't have one near me. Maybe that's for the best!

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean I wonder if you could make a crust using your broccoli cracker recipe? You and I are on the same wavelength with the temp! Have a great one!

    Kelly @ Healthy Living with Kelly I know right?! Happy Friday to you too!

  9. Heather,

    I do use the raw broccoli and onion crackers when I want pizza. You are reading my mind. LOL!

    talk to you later,

  10. AnonymousMay 07, 2010

    heather, the pizza looks so good :) hope you are having a great friday :)

  11. AnonymousMay 07, 2010

    *grilled* pizza? sounds so good!

  12. AnonymousMay 07, 2010

    I don't know what day it is...??

    I love 75 degrees..perfect!

  13. Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean You had probably mentioned that they'd be great for pizzas at some point. You're always great about looking at multiple uses for a recipe.

    Kalli @ Fit and Forty Something Hope you're having a great one too!

    Katherine @ What About Summer Basically using the grill in lieu of the oven this time. With a different dough, I will actually grill the dough directly on the grates. Soooo good.

    April @ The Weight I Am LOL - no mistaking that it's Friday for me ;-)

  14. AnonymousMay 07, 2010

    I love pizza. I should have a pizza day since I could eat it every week!
    I normally buy the dough. I should try making it from scratch.
    Have a great weekend!

  15. Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian I think I could eat pizza every day! Making your own dough is really so easy.

  16. I love making home made pizza! It is so much better than store bought! You can load it up with good stuff too! Yours looks delicious! Have a great weekend!

  17. Sarena @ The Non-Dairy Queen I totally agree with you on loading it up with the healthy stuff. Makes you feel better about eating pizza!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Love in Photos

In honor of Valentine's Day - Love in Photos Husband Family and Furbabies Friends Even if you're not a fan of Valentine's Day - I hope you have a wonderful day and remember the loves in your life.

Hump Day and More Pineapples

Full-Body Workout  I'll readily admit that getting up this morning was quite painful and almost didn't happen. I forced myself out of bed though not exactly excited about tackling a full-body Pyramid workout. Sort of daunting at 5 am really. I did the warm up from Shock Cardio Cardio Core Circuit (cardio only premix) then hit the weights. It was a pyramid up only so I increased my starting weight. I topped it all off with the first 2 1/2 drills from the cardio workout. I ran short on time and was basically spent. Squats into Plie Squats Step Ups (seriously hate these especially at 5:30 am) Incline Chest Flyes into Chest Press Pullovers into DB Underhand Rows Step Ups (freaking again) Static Lunges Overhead DB Press into Lateral Raises Deadlifts Kickbacks into Overhead Extensions Hammer Curls into Alternating Curls Calf Raises I am so excited to report that my new cross-trainers and running shoes arrived today. Can't wait to test both of them out. I waited way way way too

Hitting the Gym and Lazy Means Creative Tex-Mex Creation

Sunday, Gym Day Why do vacations and min-vacations go by so quickly? Just doesn't seem quite right. Anyway, we left Branson around 9:30 am to head back home. It was a pretty uneventful drive back, which is usually a good thing. We got home and unpacked, then I headed up to the gym. I started with a 10-minute treadmill run to warm up before hitting the weights for back and light legs then abs. I went with a giant set for back then supersets for legs. GS - 4x8 Underhand barbell rows Pullovers Double-arm rows SS#1 Rear-leg elevated lunges (Bulgarian Split Squats) - 3x8 Calf raises - 3x20 SS#2 - 2x8 Walking lunges Plie squats with low-end pulse Single-leg deadlifts - 2x8 I did some ab exercises, stretched, and called it quits. Lazy = Crazy Dinner I may have made it to the gym and washed a few loads of laundry, but I never made it to the grocery store - lounging in the pool trumped grocery shopping. This meant getting creative with dinner. We had another package