I hope you had a great weekend. I definitely did. I had dinner with singer Angelique Kidjo!! It was for work, but still it was a great experience. http://tinyurl.com/2esnhh8
So obviously, last week was a busy one. I didn’t post so much about food, but I made a few changes at Dine With Dani. First, the “Subscribe” page has been updated to include unsubscribe. Second, the “Tools” page now includes a recipe finder from Food Network. And third, the “Share” function on each blog post includes a few more sites and apps so that you can share the info with your people.
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As you know, I am very serious about ending Food Insecurity in America– especially where children are concerned. Here is a video to drive that message home. It also includes a bit about child obesity. For us, food is something we can enjoy and talk about as leisure, but for some its a luxury. Learn what you can do to help.
Congratulations to Alia Dalal, the winner of the 2010 Healthy Cook contest hosted by Cooking Light at this year’s Taste of Atlanta. Check out the footage… Chef Marvin Woods and Atlanta’s own Suchita Vadlamani make an appearance.
Melt 3 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until golden, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter with 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil in another heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, and shallot. Sauté 4 minutes. Add wine and simmer until almost all liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently, about 13 minutes. Add rosemary; season with salt and pepper.
Position rack in bottom third of oven. Place heavy 17×11-inch baking sheet on rack (invert if rimmed).
Preheat oven to 500°F at least 30 minutes before baking. Roll out 2 dough disks on lightly floured surface to 8-inch rounds, allowing dough to rest a few minutes if it springs back. Sprinkle another baking sheet (invert if rimmed) with cornmeal. Transfer 1 dough round to second baking sheet. Lightly brush dough with garlic oil.
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Scatter 2 1/2 tablespoons onions over cheese. Scatter 1/2 cup mushrooms over onions. Sprinkle with salt.
Position baking sheet with pizza at far edge of 1 side of hot baking sheet. Tilt sheet and pull back slowly, allowing pizza to slide onto hot sheet. Repeat with second dough disk, garlic oil, cheese, onions, mushrooms, and salt, and slide second pizza onto second half of hot baking sheet. Bake pizzas 6 minutes. Rotate pizzas half a turn. Bake until crust is deep brown, about 6 minutes longer. Using large spatula, carefully transfer pizzas to cutting board. Let rest 1 minute. Slice into wedges and serve. Repeat with remaining ingredients.