The Best, Easiest Pizza Dough You Need To Make Tonight!

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After what feels like a million google searches and experiments over the last few years, I finally found the pizza dough to end all pizza doughs. It’s from What’s Gaby Cooking of course! All of her recipes are amazing and I’ll be sharing more of my meal staples from her site soon. But for now…. THE DOUGH!

WHAT’S GABY COOKING PIZZA DOUGH

153 grams 00 flour (1 cup + 1 tbsp)

153 grams of all-purpose flour (1 cup + 1 tbsp)

1 tsp fine sea salt

200 grams of lukewarm water (1 cup)

3/4 tsp active dry yeast

1 tsp EVOO

Instructions: Combine flours and salt in a large bowl. In a small bowl mix lukewarm water, yeast & olive oil. Pour it into the flour, knead with your hands until just combined, then let the dough rest for 15 mins.

Knead the dough until smooth then cut the dough in half and shape each piece into a ball. Place the dough on a heavily floured surface (I like to use a sheet pan), cover with a damp clean kitchen towel and let it rest for 3-4 hours at room temperature. I always make pizza dough the day before, so I cover it in plastic wrap and let it rest & rise in the fridge for 24 hours.

Make sure the dough is at room temperature before you start making your pizzas! Top with whatever you like and bake at 425F for approx. 20 mins.

// TIP: I make extra dough and put each piece in a Ziploc bag and keep it in the freezer. Take it out to defrost the morning of your pizza night! //

Head over to Gaby’s site and try all her amazing pizzas!

Check out my latest favorite pizza here! Also, this is the best pizza stone.

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Creamy (and Skinny) Mushroom Pizza

 

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People either love or hate mushrooms. I’m a lover and if you are too, then read on.

I actually made this on a whim trying to use everything in my fridge and now it’s one of my favorite pizzas. It’s veggie packed, creamy, AND HEALTHY!

CREAMY MUSHROOM PIZZA

1 tbsp EVOO or butter

4 cups sliced mushrooms (I like them sliced a bit thicker)

1/2 a white onion, sliced

2 HUGE handfuls of spinach

1/4 cup cream cheese

salt & pepper to taste

garlic or garlic powder (optional)

mozzarella cheese / parmesan cheese (optional)

 

Instructions: The first thing you need to do is get your pizza crust in the oven. If you’re using homemade or raw dough, make sure it’s at room temperature, stretch it out into a round or a square, and get it into a 425F oven. The mushroom mixture is heavy so you’ll want to half-bake the dough before we top it. This will take about 10-15 mins. Keep an eye on it!

Meanwhile, heat up your skillet and add EVOO or butter (or both!). If you’re using garlic, add it to the skillet along with sliced onions, mushrooms, salt & pepper. Let those cook down until they’re almost done and add spinach. Let the spinach cook down until you can hardly see it (love how much spinach you can hide in food!), then add cream cheese. Take the skillet off the heat and stir cream cheese until it’s combined with the veggies.

Put the mixture on top of your half-baked pizza crust along with a bit of mozza. Alternatively, don’t add mozza and sprinkle grated parmesan over the top after it’s cooked and out of the oven. The parmesan will softly melt on top without getting lost.

// TIP: sprinkle cornmeal on your sheet pan or pizza stone! This will stop the dough from sticking to the pan and also make your pizza seem like delivery! //

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

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New Silicone Spatula Sets

I know I haven’t posted in almost 2 years.

I just can’t let this blog go! Every time I get my domain renewal notice, I go to delete it but then I just can’t pull the trigger! I just renew it and pay for another year. There are still some amazing recipes that I use all the time and I’m thinking I should add my new ones too. Why not?

Anyways, I won’t bore anyone with the details of why I’ve been MIA, because who cares?

But one of the reasons is that I’ve been creating some products to sell on Amazon.

They launched today and I wanted to use this platform to tell all my American readers that they are Prime eligible!

I ended up creating these because I was so sick of tacky colors in my kitchen. It seems like all seamless silicone products are bright orange, blue or lime green. That’s cool, but it doesn’t go with my stuff. I needed something simple and so the Nordic Kitchen Shop was born. (Nordic because my other half is Danish, I spend half my time in Scandinavia and I love their style!)

The best thing about seamless silicone? You can swoop, scoop and scrape and nothing will get in the crevices. You don’t have to take anything apart and they can go in the top or bottom of your dishwasher.

Anyways, the 3-piece spatula sets are available in black and white and we’ll have more products and colors (shades? HA!) soon.

Check them out here, and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on products and promos!

Merry Christmas!

Want & Wish Wednesday

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I’m moving into my new home in a couple weeks!!! This morning I went into a Pinterest frenzy of home decor and cool kitchen stuff.

Obviously everything I want is super $$$ even though it’s on sale… Typical.

My dreams are below…

I might be a bit late to the party, but I still love copper.

One of my secret loves is table setting. :-/

And the best part of any home… The living room.

BTW… Do your home a favour and buy the best candle in the world!

Maybe I’m Back?

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Hi guys. Guys? Does anyone still read this?

I just checked my stats and I’m actually so surprised that some of you peeps have still been viewing The Hilside! My last post was in March and well…. That’s just not being a good blogger. I notice that most of the posts viewed are the recipes!!! That makes me so happy because I’ve been cooking up a storm, trying different cookbooks, adapting them and been baking tons of new breads! So ya, I think I’ll start sharing it all again. I’ll also share some older recipes that I never got around to posting, but still love. Why not!

Over the holidays I had a few people ask me if I was still blogging and say that they wish I was… And so, I thought maybe I should start again? You know, give the people what they want. Kidding. But it made me feel really cool.

A little update. I’ve launched another little website called HK Editing. I have a couple clients already, but am definitely after some more. So check out the site and if you know anyone who could “use” me, have them contact me!

Well gosh, it felt pretty nice just to write this post, even if no one reads it!

But, maybe absence made your heart grow fonder???

(pic via hellawella.com)

Link Love

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A drone captured these dolphins surfing! {Twisted Sifter}

Sharpie your Easter eggs! {The Girl Inspired}

How to keep your whites white. {Lauren Conrad}

Some Instagram tips from Aimee Song. {WhoWhatWear}

Tips to navigating a farmer’s market. {Cupcakes & Cashmere}

Save that lentil water! {The Kitchn}

Festivals: I’d Rather Die Than Attend One, But…

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… Some of the fringey, flowy outfits are pretty cute.

I don’t actually mean that. I used to love music festivals.

If someone gave me tickets to Coachella I’d totally go…

… to The Parker Hotel to sell the tickets. LOL.

Anyways, I do like some of the standard festival gear. But I also agree that the style is getting old.

I’m down with:

These H&M + Coachella shorts and playsuit.

These items from Spell Byron Bay: playsuit, Route 66 jumpsuit & this skirt. I have this Spell playsuit & it’s one of the best things I’ve ever bought.

A hat (not too trendy, but not too lame) is needed to block that sun.

But, I’d be so comfy in plain old jean shorts & a tank or one of my favourite t-shirts.

But no matter what outfit I chose, I would for sure be wearing closed toe boots, ’cause it’d be disgusting not to.

My all-time faves, that I’ll have forever and ever, because I’ll keep buying them until they stop making them, are… Sam Edelman Petty boots in light suede, black suede or brown leather. They’re the best.

Last but not least, I would FOR SURE have a bag that zipped up so all those thieves couldn’t take my things.

What a Debbie.

I’m for sure not going, so you can just have fun & not worry about running into me.

Link Love

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Will Ferrell as Little Debbie on Jimmy Fallon. I mean… it’s too funny. {YouTube}

This super cool water-saving tap. {IFLScience}

This video on how to impost your gluten-free life on everyone is hilarious! {Food Beast}

How to properly clean leeks. {Oh My Veggies}

Interview with the Foster sisters. I think I’m gonna like this show. {WhoWhatWear}

Kevin Bacon’s new breakfast commercial. Kinda long, but funny & worth it. {GrubStreet}

 

Throwback Thursday: Yes Please, by Amy Poehler

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This is a Throwback Thursday Book review of Amy Poehler’s book Yes Please.

I read it in December, in Antigua… hence the delicious sand & incredible lighting in the photo above.

This was my first real book in a long time and it felt so good to hold. But, on a Kindle you have a night time reading light built in and you can look up word definitions with a tap of your finger. When I have a real book, my Kindle habits are still very there, so I look like an ape trying to tap a word on a paper page, then furrowing my brow like “huh?”, then shaking my head and rolling my eyes at myself. Plus, I read 4 Kindle books on that trip and they didn’t weigh down my suitcase at all. Pros & cons.

Anyways, on to the book… Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Yes Please, by Amy Poehler” »

The Best Kitchen Tools

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Even if you HATE cooking and making food, you’ll love these cheap, amazing gadgets. Promise.

They make the simplest things even easier (and more fun)!

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1. Herb Stripper: It’s exactly how it sounds. Put the sprig in, pull it through & the herbs fall in the bowl. Perfect for rosemary lovers.

2. Avo Saver: Cut your avocado in half & only eat half! The side with the pit fits perfectly in this brilliant little thing.

3. Citrus Spritz: This is one of those things I just kick myself for not inventing. Pretty self explanatory… and amazing.

4. Avo Slicer & Pitter: In this day & age where avo toast is insta-famous, don’t we all need one of these?

5. Lemon & Lime Juicer: This is for the die hard citrus fans. Screw the spritzer. If you drench everything in lemon or lime juice, this is for you. Perfect when making these or margaritas.

What are your favourite kitchen gadgets?