Sunday, November 13, 2011

Homemade Pizza - Screw C Pizza!

I love pizza.  Unfortunately the kind you get from the pizzerias is not the most healthy thing to eat...not too mention the money you can easily spend on it (umm...yes two large pizzas and I need a large order of bread-sticks too), so I'm always looking for ways to make it more healthy.  I started out by buying whole wheat crust from the store and adding pizza sauce and my own ingredients. This one is really good.

However, I recently stumbled across a pizza dough recipe, which lead to me searching for a pizza sauce recipe.  I took those and combined it with a few of my own ingredients based of the food list on, which lists foods that fight cancer and had my first attempt at making homemade pizza!  The pizza I like to call: Screw C Pizza! The C here meaning Cancer.

The Screw C Pizza ingredient list is below (I'll also link to the recipes later so don't worry about trying to read the list). Anywhere you see a pink * that is an ingredient that, according to the list on, has some research to say it fights cancer.  (For more on check this out).

Major cancer fighting properties! Plus it tastes great!  It all started out with the pizza dough.

I got the recipe from Jenna at  She has a recipe called The Best Pizza Dough Ever and it is really good! I copied it almost entirely, but I added 2 tsp of ground flaxseed to the dough and a bit more olive oil to compensate for the extra bit of dry ingredients. Flaxseed is one of the foods on and it also has omega-3 in it which can help lower cholesterol. Also, after I rolled out the dough and got the sauce and toppings on, I brushed the outside crust with olive oil and sprinkled on it a mixture of Parmesan cheese and basil. Basil also helps fight cancer.

Cancer fighting ingredients in crust: Olive oil, flaxseed, basil

Next came the sauce.  I got the recipe for this from Drew at How To Cook Like Your Grandmother. He has a recipe on making pizza sauce from scratch.  Once again I followed this almost completely.  The only thing I did differently is that I used no salt added diced tomatoes instead of crushed.  They had less sodium, calories, and sugar.

And I minced my first garlic with the help of Drew's instructions!! Look:

The garlic is on the cutting board.

Cancer fighting ingredients in the sauce: tomatoes, onion, basil (in the pesto), oregano, garlic

I rolled out the dough, added pepper, onion, cheese and Mike put pepperoni on his.  And viola!
Complete with roses from Mike :)  My first attempt at homemade pizza was a success and Screw C Pizza was born! 

Cancer fighting ingredients in the toppings: pepper, onion.  I wanted to add spinach, but I was out of it.

Screw C Pizza

Follow Jenna's recipe and then add 2 tsps of ground flaxseed before you mix the dough and a bit more olive oil while you're mixing.  After it's risen and you have rolled it out and topped it, brush olive oil on the outside crust and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil.

Follow Drew's recipe, but instead of crushed tomatoes, use no salt added diced tomatoes.

Use any ingredients you want, but I recommend at least two from


  1. For what it's worth, I always look for tomatoes without the added salt, sugar and everything else. Glad you liked the result. :-)

  2. Can you define what you mean by "Pepper"? As in black pepper, or the kind of pepper you'd find in salsa?

  3. Drew - can you buy crushed tomatoes that way? I didn't see them at my normal grocery store, but maybe I have to go to a health food store?

    LeftHand - I sorry about that Peppers, like the veggie. I used orange.

  4. You can definitely find them without sugar. No salt is going to be a bit harder, since they use it as a preservative.

    The way I figure it, if I'm mostly cooking from scratch, I'm getting way less salt than if I ate all prepared food, so the amount used as a preservative in tomatoes probably won't matter much.

    Plus for most people, salt is not a problem anyway. Obviously specific medical conditions are different, but in general most people don't need to worry about salt, so I don't generally go out of my way to look for it.

  5. Yeah that's a really good point. I think I'd be more concerned about the sugar than the salt. I'm going to have to look harder next time, because I don't think I saw any special kind of crushed tomatoes, such as no sugar added. Granted it was 2:30am when I was maybe that's why. haha