Why is homemade pizza better?

With whole wheat base and healthy veggie toppings, the custom-made pizza is got to be better than anything you find outside. Moreover, I like my spices and trying out variety in cheese. Sometime marinated mozzarella or provolone and cheddar.

Cooking is more fun than I thought it would be. My husband brought me cook book called simple vegetarian and took hints from the book to make the pizza base. The other thing, a new camera, Yay!

There are three important factors that make a great food blog. The recipe, the presentation and the timing of photography. I always happen to screw up either the lighting or background. For once I’m happy with these photograph, I always have felt that I could be better in my previous posts. 


Pizza base

Whole wheat flour 1.5 cup

All purpose flour 2 cups

Dry active yeast 1 packet

Oil  3 table-spoon

Sugar 1 table-spoon

Salt as needed

Warm Water 2 cup

Oven temp – 425 F for 25 mins


Onion 1 small

Yellow and Green bell pepper 1/2 each

Tomatoes 1 small

Pickled jalapeño as needed

Provolone cheese 7 slices

Parmesan cheese as needed

Pasta sauce 1 cup

Red chili powder 1 t spoon

Salt as needed


The yeast

Dissolve a packet of yeast in one cup of luke warm water with sugar. Let it sit for 10-15 mins until it become fluffy.

Mix whole wheat flour and salt in a bowl. Add the frothy yeast and mix well. Let it sit for another 10 mins

The base

Add rest of the flour and oil. Knead the dough for 10 mins and let if ferment for 30-45 minutes.

The dough should double in size. Roll the pizza dough on a dusted surface and transfer it to a greased pan.

Let it sit for another 15-20 mins and the 12 inch pizza base is ready for the next step.

The topping 

It’s really your choice of vegetable but here’s what I’ve used to make a healthy dinner with green vegetables.

Saute onion and bell pepper in oil. Add cooked broccoli, salt and saute for 5 mins.

Cook the pasta sauce with crushed garlic and red chilli powder. Let it be thick enough to not make the base soggy.

Spread the tomato sauce. Sprinkle the shredded provolone and parmesan cheese. 

Layer the sautéed veggies, raw tomatoes and pickled jalapeño.

Bake it for 20-25 mins, slice it up and treat your taste buds.



29 thoughts on “Why is homemade pizza better?

  1. Yummy! We tried different recipes but the base never came out good. Ours comes out more like vegetable wheat uttapa! I think the key is to let it sit to ferment. We never tried that long. Might try that one of the days. The only motivation for home made pizza is to make it healthy, less cheese & more veggies.

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  3. Your blog makes me want to follow up with a grilled pizza blog. Using your recipe!! ^_^ I’ve never gotten a homemade pizza crust to work for me. ^^; Thanks for sharing, and if I do follow up with the grilled pizza, I will be sure to post it with a link to your blog!! ❤

  4. Anything home made is always good 🙂 Don’t try to change the old post photos .. keep doing better every time and that way you can see the progress you made 🙂

  5. what a temptation! it really looks so delicious!! thanks for these great tips and the recipe. i thoroughly enjoyed your post and your yummy photos!

    indeed, that homemade pizza looks to die for!

    thanks so much for your wonderful, witty comment!

  6. We love homemade Pizza, is there any other kind? Your pizza looks awesome, we would just love it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. My mouth is all moist ready for some pizza 🙂 That looks lovely and whole wheat makes it even better for a guy like me. Thanks for the food tease 🙂

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