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Grape Seed Grilled Tomato Basil Flatbread Pizza & Degustabox Review

In June, I introduced you all to Degustabox. I am continuing to love the new food products that I get to try and are delivered right to my door! Every month is a surprise!

This month’s surprise box includes White Lily Grape Seed and Wheat Flour Blend. It’s one of their premium flour blends that is a non-GMO product and sourced from farmers right here in the USA.

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I decided to make pizza dough with this flour, bake it, throw some yummy ingredients on top, and grill it.

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….which turned out to be this Grilled Tomato Basil Flatbread. Grape seeds are rich in antioxidants and have so many health benefits. My kids didn’t even realize that they were eating something different than their usual white pizza dough!

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Grape Seed Grilled Tomato Basil Pizza:

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups of White Lily White Grape Seed & Wheat Flour Blend
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 large tomato, sliced (I used Jersey tomatoes)
  • garlic powder
  • fresh basil leaves
  • balsamic glaze
  • sea salt & cracked black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Start off by making the dough. Stir warm water, dry active yeast, and sugar in a medium bowl. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Stir in flour, EVOO, and salt until the dough forms. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead for 1 minute on a floured surface. Cover the dough and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Divide the dough in half, roll it out, and shape it into 2 rectangles (to make 2 flatbreads). Bake the dough on a pizza stone (or a greased baking sheet) for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the flatbread from the oven and let it cool. Drizzle and spread some EVOO on top. Layer slices of tomatoes, season with garlic powder, sea salt, and ground black pepper. Add fresh basil leaves and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
  4. Heat grill on med-low heat. Grill the pizza for 10-15 minutes until it is crispy.

 

Some other fun things that came in my box:

Goya Maria Cookies. These are delicious to have in the morning with coffee or tea.

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Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayonnaise. I’m going to be making some seriously amazing grilled paninis with this!

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Loacker Rose of the Dolomites. Who wouldn’t love chocolate delivered right to their door? These pretty little treats have crunchy hazelnut pieces and are made out of dark, white, or milk chocolate.

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ALO Allure Pulp Free. This super refreshing drink is a blend of aloe vera, mangosteen, and mango. A great alternative to fruit juice!

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Goetze’s Mini Cow Tales. These chewy caramels filled with a cream center are one of my favorite candies and I couldn’t believe I got an entire bag of them delivered to my door!

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Vermont Cheese Sticks. My box included 2 mini Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork sticks, and 2 mini Uncured Pepperoni Turkey sticks.

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Popchips Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Ridges. My kids had these for a snack and loved them!

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Honey Bunches of Oats. This is a full size box of cereal, not a sample!! That’s what I love most about Degustabox. Each item that you receive is the same size as you would buy in the store! These Honey Bunches of Oats have freeze dried strawberries in them and my son loves it for breakfast.

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Oregon Chai Tea Latte. I heart chai tea lattes, so I was happy when I saw this in the box. Just add a packet to boiling water and stir. I added a splash of almond milk to make it extra creamy. Yum!!

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I really enjoyed all of these products this month!  What’s amazing is that all of these items are valued around $35 total, but a Degustabox subscription is only $19.99/month and free shipping! You can get your first box 50% off for only $9.99 if you register using this link!

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The other day at the market I stopped at the seafood counter that I usually pass right by. The wild caught cod filets were on sale, so I grabbed a couple of pounds.

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Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

This salad is the perfect summer lunch for the health conscious. I try to eat clean especially during the weekdays (and do a little splurging on the weekends). Breakfast and lunch are usually my most clean meals of the day and I try putting something quick together. I’ve been experimenting a lot more with quinoa recently and love how versatile it is. It’s super easy, super clean, and a superfood! Between the quinoa and chickpeas, this salad is packed with protein and will leave you feeling satisfied and full for hours. Not to mention, it’s also delicious!

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Degustabox

Surprise box subscriptions are all the craze, lately. Things like clothing, beauty products, mommy goodies, and even pet goodies can be delivered right to your doorstep on a monthly basis with the contents of each monthly box being a surprise. Now there’s a surprise box for foodies! Degustabox is a surprise box subscription that delivers yummy food and treats right to your door every month. If you’re a foodie like me, this is a dream come true! You get to try new products, snacks, ingredients, candy, drinks, and more. The Degustabox company has been up and running in five European countries, and they just launched here in the US!

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Turkey Bacon Mac & Cheese with Peas

This is one the kids and grown ups will both love! This would make a great lunch for the kids or a complete meal for the whole family! It’s super simple to make, thanks again to Wildtree and their amazing Kids Cheez Blend. Let me tell you, this stuff is life changing! It has the same taste as the mac & cheese that kids love without the guilt of feeding them ingredients you can’t pronounce. It is all natural and gluten free and can be used to top veggies or whatever you’d like. You can really get creative with this stuff!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto with Grana Padano 

I swear I’m still alive! I apologize for being M.I.A. recently. March was a crazy month of illnesses, Easter, and my little girl’s birthday. I had to give priority to my #1 job, being a mom. Now that things have kind of settled, I can get back to showing you guys some great food!

I am so excited to share this one with you all. It is pretty amazing! I love sweet potato anything. I also love risotto of all kinds…so why not combine the two? In this risotto I used Grana Padano cheese instead of my usual Parmesan. Grana Padano is very similar to Parmesan, but the flavor is a little more mild and so delicious!

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Fennel Almond Pesto with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

I love experimenting with different greens for making pesto sauce. I came up with this dish around Christmas time when I had some fennel for other dishes I was making on Christmas day. After the fennel bulbs were chopped up and gone, I still had a bunch of the leafy green part (called fronds). It seemed like a sin to throw them away and thought that I must be able to come up with a way to use them. I discovered that fronds are not only edible, but just as nutritious and also have a ton of flavor! I thought they would make a great green for pesto sauce, and I decided to add almonds for a crunchy texture. The end result was ah-mazing!

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