Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Greek Mexican Melting Pot Pizza

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Pizza has always been one of those great food inventions, not just because it's extremely tasty but because you can do so many different variations of it. That's what I love about cooking in general and why I enjoy doing this blog so much. It allows me to break out of the mindset that wants to stick to just the same variation of food every day.

This weeks Food Crazie post definitely breaks from the ordinary. Yes, it may be some of the same type of ingredients you see day in and day out but it's not the type of pizza you see everyday.  Why do I call it "The Greek Mexican Melting Pot Pizza"?  As you can obviously see from the picture it's more of a cross between a tostada (especially because there's flour tortilla for the crust) and a pizza but besides that is ingredients I used. You'll never guess it by looking at the image but the Greek comes from the fact that I used Greek yogurt for the sauce. Ok, why Greek yogurt? Many people such as myself use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream because it's healthier and is close to the same taste. Told you that this a Food Crazie blog.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Southwestern Gumbo Style Omelet

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Ok folks, I've gone and done it again. I don't know what it is about Cajun food that this is the second straight Food Crazie creation I've made from it. So yeah, like the below post, we had a Cajun meal the night before but this time it wasn't Jambalaya but it's very close cousin Gumbo.

What is the difference between Gumbo and Jambalaya you might ask? Well... funny you should ask because I asked my foodie partner in crime (who happened to be the cook of this here fine Gumbo) the same the other night. The answer, I got was that Gumbo has okra while Jambalaya does not. I'm sure there is variations with that here and there but I'll stick with that one for now.

On to what I turned that Gumbo into. It is something simple but it's something that I'd been thinking about creating for this blog for awhile now... basically that being a shrimp omelet. The Gumbo afforded me that opportunity so I took a swing at it and the results.. the results came out very southwestern which is not a bad thing. The verdict in a bit but first the recipe.


  • 2 eggs
  • medium shrimp 
  • smoked sausage
  • purple onions
  • cheddar cheese
  • salsa verde

Before the famous omelet fold over happened...
I made this late at night because that's where the crazie inspiration struck so my taste buds could a little off since they might of been asleep but I did taste this. How could I not by looking at that picture above, it looks beautiful. Beautiful things need to be eaten. The thing that struck me at first bite was that this shrimp omelet tasted very southwestern. Now, I'm not a big fan of southwestern but I could be if only that darn southwestern restaurant I like not too far way wasn't so darn expensive but that's a different story. Like I was saying, this was very southwestern tasting and I could see someone that is from that area code, say someone from New Mexico for instance....well I think they would absolutely love it to be honest with you. Me on the other hand, if maybe I was more awake, maybe if I didn't add the purple onions, then I could of really liked this. I'm not a huge fan of veggie omelets to begin with so maybe that onion taste turned me off. All in all though, this is very interesting taste, one that should be tried so I do recommend because after all this has a ton of flavor for an omelet... oh yeah and it's beautiful.