Lately I’ve really been noticing my inner-foodie coming out. Growing up I always loved food, but I couldn’t seem to find anyone that shared the same passion. But now, as a 23-year-old with access to this little old thing we call the Internet, I’ve been able to connect with fellow foodies from all across the globe. Now if only I could get paid to travel the world as a food critic…
I must admit, though, that there are still plenty of foodie-foods I’ve yet to try. And, up until two days ago, one of those foods was figs. After noticing that figs are a typical topping for “gourmet” pizza, I decided that that seemed like an easy enough way to implement them into my stomach diet.
whole wheat fig & gorgonzola pizza.
Notice that this is a single-serving pizza – an obvious indication that my inner-foodie comes from neither my mother nor father’s side.
Notice also that this pizza looks, as well as tasted, absolutely to die.
For a foodie-in-the-making, I’d say I deserve a pat on the back…or maybe a new apron that says “Kiss the Newbie-Foodie?”
For the crust I used a portion of Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough. Toppings were:
- a brush of extra virgin olive oil
- baby spinach
- sauteed onion + garlic
- gorgonzola cheese
- 2 dried figs, sliced
I baked the pizza on a greased pizza stone for just about 8 minutes at 400 degrees.
As someone who usually resorts to jarred tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella (not that there’s anything wrong with that), I’d deem this pizza a success. The toppings made for a seriously delicious combination of flavors, and the difficulty level was…zero! I think I’ll be reaching foodie-status in no time
fall fashion trend: jeggings.
I’m about to step out today wearing something that I actually swore I never would: jeggings.
If you thought that leggings were a trend on the way out, think again. But like with regular leggings, the combination jean + legging look isn’t an incredibly easy one to pull off. Here are some of my tips for the proper use of jeggings – and leggings in general:
- You *must* wear a top that covers your bum. No exceptions.
- Wear a flowy/baggy top or layers, as opposed to a tight top (a tight top with tight leggings is just…too much).
- For the most part, don’t wear under a skirt or dress.
- Pair with riding boots for an especially chic look.
- I see a lot of stores pricing jeggings/leggings at $30 or more. Don’t fall for it! You can find a great pair elsewhere for much less.
In fact…you’ll never guess where I bought this pair of jeggings…
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- Do you consider yourself a foodie?
- What do you think about jeggings?