7.22.2010

things i love thursday...

Finally we're back to our regular "things i love thursday" feature. 


Food of course.  I don't buy many pre-made foods.  You know, over 40 and trying to be responsible and all that business but this one makes the cut.  This Roasted Red Pepper & Artichoke Tapenade is always in my pantry.  I put it on top of my frittatas (with chopped fig) and it kicks them up a notch.  It's my favorite way to eat it. Yum!

It's really not too bad ingredient wise either. 


Seeing as I'm not a big red sauce gal (though I LOVE fresh and roasted tomatoes - go figure) and I recently discovered these (I know there is cultured corn syrup, which I try to avoid but this gluten-free gal was really craving some pizza)...


I used the tapenade as the sauce for my pizza - gotta say, loved it!  This tapenade (I just like saying "Tapenade") is very versatile. 

Know what I didn't love?


burning the garlic for the pizza (I blame Andrew Henry) and having to peel, chop and saute it all over again.  Worth it though, totally worth it.

Here's my question (kind of related) - favorite pizza topping?

16 comments:

Maria said...

Ok - first - YUM! Next, worried 'cause I see the word WHEAT on your beloved tapenade! (I have a black olive version that I love - but SO want to try yours! But again, TJ's of course!!!) And last, to answer the question - I cannot just give one - I must give a few - I LOVE a white pizza - with the topping then being spinach and garlic (this is also the dynamic duo's favorite) but then I have to go with Greek style toppings - feta, pepperoncinis (or banana peppers), olives, etc. OK - now I must have a Greek omelet!

Everton Terrace said...

Now worries Maria,
It's just made on equipment that also processes wheat - I'm not that sensitive. Never did take to olives but white pizza is also one of my fav's!

willow said...

That tapenade sounds great. I'm going to get some!

Teenage Bride said...

I love trader joes!!!

My favorite pizza toppings are salami (I did't have pepperoni one night and now I am hooked), basil, and olive oil!!!! Yum

shari @ little blue deer said...

That looks awesome, my hubby just made a homemade capponata, yum! XO!

bronwyn said...

I love trader joes! My favorite pizza is just plain cheese and garlic. Not too much cheese and lots of garlic.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I'm somewhat ashamed to admit I have no idea what are tapenades.

MJM said...

It's definitely just cheese. Or mushrooms. I'm kind of plain that way.

Henley said...

Me too, plain cheese and a very thin crust. I'm hungry.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I love the bottle alone! Looks like a piece of art all by itself. The food looks delicious.
Brenda

Nicole said...

hmmmm that tapenade sounds interesting! Never had any before I don't think.

My favorite toppings, Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon and Mushroom! :)

pamela said...

recently learned to make pizza! very exciting. andrea's recipes online has a very easy whole wheat crust. my neighbor showed me the rest (she used to work in a pizza restaurant)
and i love to put pesto, sun dried tomato, artichoke, and goat cheese.DELISH. the cornmeal on the bottom is key. can you still use that on gluten free?

helena said...

just shopped in Trader Joe's Mon. in Portland and we finished off the tapenade with crusty french bagettes from the French Bakery (Portland)
Yum the Bruchetti is great to.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

pepperoni, black olives & onions! not so healthy, but i love it!

Maggie May said...

hmmm maybe mushrooms.

and Wrinkle In Time is one of the most important books of my life. i LOVED Meg.

kirstyb said...

i love love love food x