On to the recipe . . .
A couple of girlfriends asked me for my pizza sauce recipe. Here it is:
15oz can organic tomato sauce
6 oz can organic tomato paste (the key to making it thick!)
2 tsp Crushed Garlic from Trader Joe's (or you can mince 4 garlic cloves)
2-3 Tbls fresh oregano (or 1 Tbls dried oregano)
2-3 Tbls fresh basil (or 1 Tbls dried basil)
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp salt
*A note on pizza sauce. Any pizza sauce you buy that is premade will have sugar added to it, don't ask me why--it doesn't need it! Omit sugar wherever you can . . . think baby steps! I always use fresh herbs when I have them, but you can use the dried and your sauce will still be yummy. I never measure my herbs, but these are guesstimates--you can add how much you like.
And now onto the pizza . . . GO HERE for the zucchini and gluten free pizza crust I posted awhile back. It is so yummy! I make several personal size crusts and freeze them between wax paper. I just pull one out when we are having our family pizza night (every Friday). My kids still prefer Trader Joe's premade Garlic Herb crust which you can find near the sandwiches and premade fresh stuff. So, I make one large pizza for my family and a personal size pizza for me.
the family pizza made with Trader Joe's Garlic Herb crust
my gluten-free pizza made with a zucchini crust
Here are our typical family toppings:
chicken mild Italian sausage (Whole Foods)
pepperoni (nitrate/nitrite free at Whole Foods)
sun dried tomatoes
monterey jack cheese
Everyone likes their pizza a little different (Faith likes everything, Paige does not) so they get to "decorate" their side of the pizza.