Category Archives: horseradish

#38: Roast Beast Pizza Recipe 7/31/10

My father’s birthday was this week so today we had the family over to a little pizza party. He’s had a unique influence on my cooking style. As someone who believes, “the stranger the food the better,” (e.g. he taught me to make “Fart” soup), he has unknowingly inspired me to take risks and get creative with my cooking. And that I did.

This week we received beets and green beans in our food collective batch. Having discovered that beets on pizza taste great, we thought why not give green beans a try too? I roasted the beets and beans with canola oil, salt and pepper. I slathered the leftover horseradish spread on the dough and topped that with Swiss cheese. Then I tossed on sliced roast beef, the beets and lastly the green beans. I took a moment to assess whether or not this would be strange enough for my dad and decided it had to be. Well, he loved this recipe and seemed very proud of the lesson he has passed down to me, “The stranger the food the better.”

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#36: Horseradish Squash Pizza Recipe 7/28/10

I have started to make more than one pizza when we have company so in addition to the Cheeseburger pizza I prepared the Horseradish Squash pizza. While picking up pickles for the Cheeseburger pizza we found a jar of garlic horseradish spread that was calling our names.

I spread that on the dough, topped it with mozzarella and Fontina cheeses and some sliced summer squash. The sweet and spicy aroma from this pizza quickly filled the kitchen and stoked our hunger.  While eating this pizza, the spice from the horseradish caught me off guard on a couple of bites, but I kept going back for more because it tasted so great!