Plated + Served: It’s Lent! Now Repent!


Spinach Mushroom Feta Kalamata Olive Pizza

In case you missed it, Lent 2011 started yesterday. Yippee.

Every year I give up booze and sweets. That’s 40 days and 40 NIGHTS of abstaining from, what I consider, two of the three most pleasurable things in life: having one of GP’s martinis and (after dinner) enjoying a big slice of chocolate cake.

But it’s all good because by giving up these things for Lent I am guaranteed to: a) be delivered from eternal damnation and b) lose about 5 lbs.

Another way I kick off the crazy Lenten season is by making pizza for dinner (remember, no meat on Ash Wednesday!). I usually make cheese pizza because that’s what the kids like. But this year, Mama made what she wanted… a delicious Spinach-Feta-Kalamata Olive pizza. Yummy pie. You don’t have to make what I made… you can make the dough and then top it with whatever you want, which is what Sistie did (3 kinds of cheese and sliced pineapple… no bacon, it is Ash Wednesday, remember?).

This recipe makes enough for 3 medium pizzas, depending on how thick you like your crust. If you don’t want to make that many pizzas, seal the leftover dough tightly in plastic wrap and make breadsticks the next night. If you want to freeze it, seal it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in one of those re-sealable plastic freezer bags, making sure to squeeze out all of the air.

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: