Barbecue Chicken Sourdough Personal Pan Pizza…THM-E

Who can resist a crispy chewy crust personal pan pizza? This Barbecue Chicken Pizza is just perfect paired with a large garden salad for a delightful THM-E meal. Sourdough is very easy to do and makes the best pizza crust. I use low-fat cheese to keep under 6 grams of fat and use cooked chicken breast. In the summertime I process garden tomatoes into Memphis Barbecue Sauce that is wonderful on this pizza.

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Two Starters – Two Loaves

I decided to do an experiment with my two sourdough starters. My one starter as some of you know, is 6+ years old, has made many beautiful loaves of bread and has been sent all over the US, Canada, and even into Mexico. This starter is strictly fed with King Arthur Bread flour. The other starter is only 4 weeks old; was started and has been fed with a mixture of half King Arthur Bread flour and half white whole wheat flour commonly known as Prairie Gold Flour. There is a day to day blog post when I started this starter with pictures and detailed instructions.

Loaf made with mature starter on left and loaf on right was made with my new 4 week old starter.
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Nicaraguan Rice and Beans with Cabbage Salad, THM-E

Our daughter spent two years living in the loving country of Nicaragua at a Christian Mission as a relief worker. We, as a family, traveled to see her and acquired a taste for native food. Black Beans and Rice soon became a favorite in our house. In Nicaragua a thin sour cream is served with this dish. I will at times use fat-free Greek Yogurt but most often just hot sauce and a few tomatoes. This meal may look complicated but with the use of a Crockpot and Insta-pot it is a very simple economical meal to put together. I always make a double recipe so I can have leftovers for the next day.

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Insta-Pot Taco Soup THM-E

Quick and easy meals — we all love them, don’t we? Mondays are hectic days for me as a mother of eight. My laundry room usually has this enormous mound of dirty wash waiting for my attention. Our family has come to expect simple meals and this is one of my favorites. Everything can be done in the Insta-Pot and all I need to do is add cornbread or a salad to finish out the meal. Any leftovers are saved for lunches the next day.

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Cinnamon Oatmeal-THM-E

Oatmeal is a comfort food to me. As a young girl, my mother often made cooked cereal for breakfast because it was a very economical dish. My children prefer Baked Oatmeal but I still enjoy a simple bowl of oatmeal. It is so handy to keep a couple jars of these dry ingredients in my pantry and in a few minutes my breakfast is ready. This is just as easy as those bought packets of oatmeal but so much healthier. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

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Sourdough Pepperoni Pizza THM-XO

 The art of sourdough is a fascinating world and it is much easier to do than most people think. Sourdough pizza is the best and my family loves it. I kept this dough on the sticky side and did a number of stretch and folds. The dough was silky and made an incredible cheese stuffed crust.  

Sourdough Pizza Crust

  • 2/3 cup sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons MCT oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast 

Toppings:

  •  pizza sauce
  • 8 mozzarella sticks, cut in half
  • 12-14 pepperonis
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • basil and garlic powder

In a mixer bowl , combine starter, water, oil, honey, garlic powder, basil, and 1 cup flour until smooth. Add remaining flour. Mix for 2-3 minutes. Lightly grease a bowl. Place dough into the bowl and cover with a lid. Every 30 minutes, take a hold of the dough, stretch it, and fold it in half. Turn the dough and repeat the stretch and folds. Repeat this 4-5 times. The dough will turn from a shaggy to a a silky smooth dough. Allow to rise 7 hours counting from when you first mixed it; kneading it down every 2 hours after the stretch and folds. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place your oven rack in the lowest position. Grease a large frying pan or pizza pan. Place the dough in the pan and allow it to rest for 30 minutes. Press the dough out in a large circle. 

Take a note of the air pockets in the dough.

Stretch the edges of the dough and fold over the cheese sticks as shown below. Press the dough to and seal the edges. Spread pizza sauce on the crust to the edges of the rolled crust. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese and layer on pepperonis. Sprinkle the entire pizza with basil and garlic powder.

Place the pizza in the oven on the lowest rack. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust is browned. Remove the pizza to a higher oven rack until the top is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 8 minutes. Slice and enjoy…8 slices. THM–Crossover. I used my favorite cast iron frying pan to make this pizza. It is a 1920 era Griswold #12 frying pan I bought at my late mother-in-law’s estate sale. I love it. 

This can be made into a THM-E by using fat-free ham and low-fat shredded cheese. ! slice would be an E serving. 

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This is my favorite mixer for small batches of sourdough. My Kitchen Aid is 25 years old and still works great. 

Sourdough Pepperoni Pizza THM-XO

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 8
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2/3 cup sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons MCT oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast

Toppings:

  • pizza sauce
  • 8 mozzarella sticks cut in half
  • 12-14 pepperonis
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • basil and garlic powder

Instructions

  1. In a mixer bowl , combine starter, water, oil, honey, garlic powder, basil, and 1 cup flour until smooth. Add remaining flour. Mix for 2-3 minutes. Lightly grease a bowl. Place dough into the bowl and cover with a lid. Every 30 minutes, take a hold of the dough, stretch it, and fold it in half. Turn the dough and repeat the stretch and folds. Repeat this 4-5 times. The dough will turn from a shaggy to a a silky smooth dough. Allow to rise 7 hours, kneading it down every 2 hours after the stretch and folds. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place your oven rack in the lowest position. Grease a large frying pan or pizza pan. Place the dough in the pan and allow it to rest for 30 minutes. Press the dough out in a large circle. Stretch the edges of the dough and fold over the cheese sticks as shown below. Press the dough to and seal the edges. Spread pizza sauce on the crust to the edges of the rolled crust. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese and layer on pepperonis. Sprinkle the entire pizza with basil and garlic powder. Place the pizza in the oven on the lowest rack. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust is browned. Remove the pizza to a higher oven rack until the top is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 8 minutes. Slice and enjoy…8 slices. THM–Crossover. This can be made into a THM-E by using fat-free ham and low-fat shredded cheese. ! slice would be an E serving.

We love to make Barbecue Chicken Pizza using sugar-free barbecue sauce, shredded, cooked chicken breast and low-fat cheese. One slice would be considered THM-E.

You will find many more sourdough recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook. Buy It Now.  

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Southwestern Chicken and Bean Soup THM-E

Stockpots full of hearty soups are so delicious and filling on busy fall/winter days. This Southwestern Chicken and Bean soup has become a family favorite. I often serve it with cornbread or Multi-grain Sourdough bread. Over the winter months I pressure can black beans to use in this soup or for rice and beans. Sweet corn give just the right amount of sweetness that go so well with the spiciness. You can adjust the seasoning to suit your taste and even add a diced Jalapeno or two if you like more heat. I will freeze individual portions of this soup for school lunches or for a quick meal when I am home by myself.

Southwestern Chicken and Bean Soup THM-E

Combine all ingredients in 8-quart kettle. Simmer for 30 minutes. Serves 12-14.

*This is a very quick tasty dish. For growing children serve with full fat sour-cream, baked corn chips and shredded cheddar cheese for a THM-Crossover.

*You can omit the chicken for a meatless more economical dish.

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Southwestern Chicken and Bean Soup THM-E

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chicken broth fat free
  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 5 cups cooked black beans
  • 3 cups corn
  • 4 cups salsa--I use mild/hot salsa
  • 6 cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2-4 tablespoons taco seasoning

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in 8-quart kettle. Simmer for 30 minutes. Serves 12-14

Recipe Notes

*This is a very quick tasty dish. For growing children serve with full fat sour-cream, baked corn chips and shredded cheddar cheese. *You can omit the chicken for a meatless more economical dish.

You will find many more soup and stew recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.