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Pizza, as American as apple pie
Vol. 8 No. 4

Pizza feels like indulgence, but these recipes use many very healthy and very tasty toppings.

Start with one of the specialty pizza flours from Giusto's Specialty Foods: Durum, Unbleached, Italiano, and Organic 00 (used in this recipe for Pizza Dough, above).

Good and good for you. Meyenberg Goat Milk's awarding-winning Valley Cheddar Goat Cheese is a robust aged cheese, delectably sharp and smooth. Try it on Artichoke, Spinach & Bacon Pizza (above).

If you like your pizza with a bit of a kick, Pizza Gone Wild (above) is for you, spiced up with Earl's Gone Wild California Spice and California Barbecue Sauce.

Valley Fig Growers have a recipe that combines colorful vegetables with herbs, olives, pine nuts, feta cheese -- and figs for a beautiful and delicious Mediterranean Pizza with Figs & Feta (above).

Caramelized Onion, Fig, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Pizza (below) marvelously combines the sweetness of figs and the onions with the saltiness of bacon.

The weather we're having in Northern California is ideal for a ride out to the Coast. Pt. Reyes Station is the perfect place for a weekend away that feels like an entire vacation. Stop at Bovine Bakery for the daily pizza special.

In Potato, Bacon, Caramelized Onion & Toasted Walnut Pizza, La Tourangelle Artisan Oils Roasted Walnut Oil (above) is both in the dough and sprinkled on an extraordinary combination of topping ingredients.

Fresh Mozzarella from Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese is the perfect counterpoint to roasted red pepper and eggplant slices in Fresh Mozzarella & Eggplant Flatbread (above).

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery suggests at least four of their goat cheeses -- or a combination-- for Goat Cheese Pizza.

Santa Maria Seasoning (above) from Susie Q's Artisan Foods was originally developed for the regional barbecue specialty, but it can be your secret ingredient in this pizza, which in Santa Maria fashion is made on a grill. Red Oak Grilled Pizza Rustica.

Now you can officially say that you've seen everything. This delicious Reuben Pizza (above) is made with Sonoma Brinery's Raw Sauerkraut and Fresh Kosher Pickles.

When you need to take dinner out of the freezer and pop it in the oven, or the gang decides at the last minute that the party is at your house.

The solution is The Perfect Bite Co. Literally. With five different mini-pizzas to choose from, everybody will have a favorite:
Sun-dried Tomato Mini Pizzas
Wild Mushroom & Gruyère Mini Pizzas (above)
Traditional Marinara & Cheese Mini Pizzas
Shrimp & Basil Pesto Mini Pizzas
Glazed Garlic & Eggplant Mini Pizzas

And The Perfect Bite Co. has generously given us one of their popular recipes for you to make at home: Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza (above).

Take your pick between these two pizza recipes, made with Valley Lahvosh flatbread: Garden Vegie Pizza (below, left) or BBQ Chicken Pizza (below, right).

The unusual ingredient in Mooney Farms' Bella's Pizza (below) is fava beans, a popular legume in Italian cooking.

La Bonita California uses the local bounty to make their Angelino Plum, Date and Raisin Conserve. Along with fresh plums, it makes an easy dessert pizza-tart that will be the star of a summer meal: La Bonita Plumy Pizza (below).

Kelly at B & R Farms, the apricot specialists, makes Mini Apricot Dessert Pizzas (below) with B & R's dried Blenheim apricots.


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