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pizza pizza!

Thanks for all of the house congrats!  We just have one more BIG step before it’s ours.  The loan approval!  I think we’ll know for sure in 2 weeks.  So basically right now, I’m researching + going to a TON of stores pricing things out for the kitchen.  The DAY we find out if we’re approved, I’ll be ordering everything, which usually takes a few weeks.  We close on the March 4th and have to be out of our current place by the 31st. 

Speaking of kitchens.  Has anyone worked with Ikea to design their kitchen??  At first, I wasn’t really considering them, but have read really good reviews and have found a lot of photos doing google image searches.  I’m really liking what I’ve found and they are so much cheaper than Lowes/Home Depot.  The only hard part is going to be that the closet Ikea is 7hrs away [Salt Lake City].  There is one coming to Denver, but not until the fall. 


Yes, right, this is a food blog.


  • 3 carrots
  • 1 large green apple
  • 1/2 lemon
  • chunk of ginger
  • 1/2 cucmber

Refreshing, but not my favorite. 

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Remember socca pizza?  As much as I loved that, I love this next recipe even more.

I followed the socca recipe but instead, used millet + buckwheat flour, freshly ground!  Lately, I’ve been grinding my own flour, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.  It’s extremely easy to do!  If you have a coffee grinder, grain grinder, or high speed blender you can do it too!  It doesn’t work as well in a food processor.  I’ve only tried in my Vita Mix and it works perfectly.  If you’ve made flour in a different type of blender, please let me know how it works!  When I used buckwheat flour that I purchased, [arrowhead mills brand] the flavor was awful.  It was extremely strong and nothing like the flour I make from raw groats.

My mind is swirling.  Can you tell?

Back to the recipe. 

I was craving pizza again but since I was out of chickpea flour, I gave the millet/buckwheat combo a try.

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It worked.


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I topped the pizza with:

  • pesto
  • red sauce
  • spinach
  • mushrooms
  • feta

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I baked the crust in an 8” pan.  It’s definitely fairly small, but you wouldn’t believe how filling half of this pizza is.  You all know I eat quite large portions, but half of this with a nice green salad on the side is extremely satisfying.

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What I liked about this crust over the socca crust was the texture.  The millet/buckwheat crust was more bread like.  Socca is a bit spongier in texture and the flavor is quite distinct.  I enjoyed the milder flavor of this crust for pizza.

This is extremely easy to whip up.  It take about 5-8min to prep!

Millet Buckwheat Pizza Crust [serves 2]

  • 1/2c raw buckwheat flour [ground from raw buckwheat groats, not Kasha]
  • 3/4c millet flour
  • 1c water
  • 1T olive oil
  • 1T unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2t garlic powder
  • 2t oregano
  • 1t rosemary
  • 1.5t basil
  • 1t thyme
  • 1/4t sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375*
  2. Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Grease an 8-9” round pan.
  4. Pour batter into pan.
  5. Bake on middle rack for 40min.  Edges should be slightly brown and pulled away from the pan.  The top will be cracked.
  6. Take out of oven and slide a knife around the edge of the pan. 
  7. Put a large plate upside down over top of the pan.  Hold the pan and plate together + flip, so the crust falls to the pan.  Flip over with your hands so the top of the crust is now facing up.
  8. Top with toppings + bake on your oven rack/baking sheet/etc until ingredients are heated through.

*You can use 2T olive oil, instead of the oil + applesauce combo.

*Use whatever Italian spices you like, or you could make an Indian or Mexican version too!

*I have no idea how this will turn out with whole wheat flour, since that is a gluten-flour and buckwheat + millet are not.

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It’s very dense, but not dry at all.  When you re-bake it with the ingredients on top the outside edge gets nice and crispy.  I ate the 2nd half for dinner and loved it just as much!

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The sun-dried tomato pesto was perfect layered with the red sauce!  I really need to make a few of these at a time and freeze them.  I bet it would work great!

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Wanna’ come over for a bite?

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On craving cocoa...

Part II


…you just need the real thing.

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Reader Comments (121)

Mmmmmmmm... I love the photos with bites taken out of the pizza.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

The pizza looks...amazing! What an awesome recipe for the crust.

and WOW the house stuff....amazing, Ashley! I am sooo happy for you guys...what a wonderful whirlwind of great things. Fingers crossed everything turns out perfectly :)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAverie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

I love the last photo of the pizza the most, but, all of them look delicious!
Someday I'm hoping to replace our bottom-of-the-line kitchen cabinets with Ikea cabinets. Good luck on your loan approval! :-)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily @ One Sweet Vegan

How exciting! April will be here before you know it and you'll be in your new house! You and me both! ;)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

You are so close!! Eeeeeee!!
And you have no idea how happy I am to see chocolate on here. Sigh.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ How Sweet

I made Kale pesto the other night! I thought for sure it was going to be too kale-y but it was so good! Rather than steaming I actually just gave the kale a quick stir fry in a pan so some of the edges browned up which I think gave it a nice roast flavor. Then added roasted pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, and nutritional yeast and thinned it out with plain almond milk instead of oil. So far I've had in on some pasta with lentil-marinara and on my salad... greens on top of greens, can't get much better than that!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

This looks really good - I love that it doesn't have any yeast in it. I'm making pizza tonight, and I think this might be a winner in my book! Thanks Ashley!

That pizza looks delicious! I have mixed feelings about Ikea. They definitely have some great options for low prices, but the quality is eh and it isn't exactly a customer service store.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at KeepItSweet

I love seeing all of these cake pan pizzas! It seems so much less messy than the traditional version:) I can't wait to try this out, I love simple recipes!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatelyn @ Chef Katelyn

All I can focus on in this post is the juice. Totally obsessed with juice right now. Looks so good. :) ...along with all of your other eats, of course...

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristy @ KristyRuns

What a pretty pizza! I love the unique crust; I am going to have to try that on my next pizza night.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaryea {Happy Healthy Mama}

Thank you for sharing the pizza crust recipe. It looks really good. :)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStefanie

The pizza looks great! Though I'd do without the 'shrooms :)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacy @ Every Little Thing

I have a juicer and I've been thinking about getting off my lazy butt and pulling it out. I'm nervous about putting ginger in juice though! I hate to ruin all that good produce if I decide I don't like it and can't gag it down! I LOVE ginger in food... but I'm not sure about drinking it!

When you say "a chunk" how much do you mean?

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRiss

I made your socca pizza yesterday (for the second time, love that herbed socca) and it is definitely SUPER filling!

I can't say I know anything about Ikea for kitchen remodeling, but based on the quality of other furniture I have purchased there, I would be a little hesitant to use their stuff for such a big project.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

When the kale pesto first appeared I immediately made it and used it as pizza sauce. It was so hearty and rich!

That pizza looks so good. I've been in the mood for pizza and I think I might have to give that a try:)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah M

This looks AWESOME and I have all the ingredients, except for pizza sauce...easily remedied by a trip to the local market.

Designing a kitchen sounds so fun! I'm a little envious!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlauren @ spiced plate

i've never worked to redesign my kitchen with IKEA, but i can say that i have a ton of their kitchen stuff that has lasted years and years, and it's still going strong!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (Heather's Dish)

Man, I was going to make your socca pizza but this looks even better! Are the nutritionals comparable?

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlly at Girl Vs Food

Yum! The pizza looks great! Congrats on the house. I hope everything works out!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaddie (Healthy Maddie)

Yes please! I'll have a huge bite of pizza.. I really have a bad craving for pizza!

First of all congrats on the house!! That will be so much fun to starting moving in and making it yours. As for kitchens, in Las Vegas my parents re-did their kitchen and used Home Depot. We just added in granite and a new sink with faucet. It turned out to not be has expensive and they did a really good job. Do you plan on renovating the entire kitchen?
Home Depot was very friendly and helpful. They do some deals if you ask for them. My parents just felt confident and trusted them!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFallon

Looks so yummy! What a clever way to make a crust! I am curious about Ikea too. It seems like they have great options and their cabinets and counter tops are so beautiful. I've never had any problems with their customer service like some people have mentioned...

Good luck on the house - so exciting! :)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin L.

We used Ikea to design our kitchen. You can download there design tool onto your computer, input your measurements and design from your couch. We did go into the store and have them look over the design before ordering it all. They did not change anything on our design and all but 2 cabinet doors were in stock and ready for us to take home that night. I recommended them to a coworker who also used them to design their kitchen. With either Ikea, Home Depot or Lowes DYI kitchens you need to build and install the cabinets yourself. Ikea had the best options for us in terms of colors, design and price. Between my husband and I we were able to build and install the entire kitchen. If you have any questions just shoot me an e-mail... I would be happy to help.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkrystal

Hi, Im not a regular commenter but a regualr reader of your blog. Congrats on your home. I have exualy bought an ikea kitchen in the past. Well not an entire kitchen but cabinets (upper and lower). We even moved them from one house to another and re installed them ourselves with no problems. The quality is pretty good actually. if I would do it again I would go with their bare cabinets and choose doors (maybe small local stores) and hardwear from another store. Because when you buy from ikea it's pretty obvious its from ikea and this way you can get pretty good deals if you search around and have somthing unique, another con is that they only offer standard sizes. Anyways good luck!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam

Can I please come over for dinner some time? ;)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGina

I would definitely come over for a bite!! :) Excellent pizza toppings!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJusteen @ Blissful Baking

you are seriously the most talented blogger ever. that juice? GORGEOUS. that pizza? MOUTHwatering.

i vote you MVB(logger).

not to mention, you're straight up honest. i remember when i first started myblog and didn't get the jist of the whole thing. taking your own pictures are the whole IDEA. not just journaling what you eat and using other peoples'! thanks for confronting me about it way back when because i was totally clueless and now, my blog has really benefitted from it. not to mention, it's a whole lot more fun!


February 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersami

I love your recipes, they always look so creative. I still need to get on the socca bandwagon!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolly @ couchpotatoathlete

I love all your pizza variations! You are inspiring me to make a pizza!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

That pizza looks amazing! A gluten-free person's dream :)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaleigh

i love you! this is awesome. i am definitely making it, love using alternative flours like millet and buckwheat! that is GF heaven. and i was sharing the same love of chocolate with you last night, on the other side of the county :)

make me some?

I'm excited for your house! I'll be praying about the loan approval too :)

And I completely understand craving "the real thing". I getcha.


February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Ok, when are you going to open up a pizzeria?! Your creativity is so inspiring :).

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Can you use any other type of flour other than buckwheat and millet...would oat flour work? I would love to make this today but I don't have either of those flours...well, I have buckwheat but I bought kasha by mistake.

Regarding cabinets - I used to be a kitchen designer. From my experience, I would caution against the do-it yourself places...might seem cheaper to begin with, but designing kitchens can be complicated and there can be issues, so having a place with good customer service is key! Try going to an actual cabinet design center/store, you might be surprised to find that Home Depot/Lowes is sometimes much more expensive than an actual design center with great customer service. As for Ikea, I think you have to build the cabinets yourself, so it depends on how much work you want to do!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I use the Arrowhead Mills brand of buckwheat flour. It is indeed very strong. Perhaps that is why my buckwheat recipes don't turn out as good as yours? I'll continue using it until it's used up, but I just won't go crazy with it in a recipe! Meanwhile I may pick up some buckwheat groats at the store tomorrow. :)

Wow, that pizza looks craaaaaazy good!! You are so clever! :) I made your chard breakfast wraps yesterday... LOVED THEM!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristin@purplebirdblog

That pizza looks amazing and great photos! Congrats on the house and good luck with the loan approval :)

I bought some chickpea flour yesterday. I need to whip something up with it this weekend! Congrats with moving along in the house process. It's mad stressful but once it's yours, it feels so good! So good luck! :)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor @ Delish World

Re: IKEA, my friend who lives in Boulder remodeled her kitchen and got IKEA cabinets. I think she actually drove out to Salt Lake City and back, but I'm not quite sure. Here's her post about her new kitchen:
She loves it.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim M.

such a great idea to use for pizza crust! I STILL need to get buckwheat!!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeri [a foodie stays fit]

Now I don't know which one to make, the socca pizza or this one?! I'm so drawn into them!

I love that there's no yeast in this! So quick and easy to make with no rise time. I can't wait for tomorrow morning to make the chocolate buckwheat bake. I've been dreaming about since your post.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Simply sensational pizza base and topping. I need to try this new combo soon. Lovely pictures and Thanks for sharing healthy recipes... !

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersonia

Ikea has been doing some very impressive TV ads here, which makes me think I'd consider them!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEliz@The Sweet Life

How about switching out the flour for coconut flour and maybe a whole wheat flour and make a fruit pizza? I might just try it!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

I have never personally been in the situation of re-doing my kitchen (although its a huge dream right now!), my parents recently moved into a fixer-upper quite a bit like yours. My father is a carpenter and after quite a bit of shopping around, they decided to go with the IKEA kitchen. Although I think it somewhat hurts my dad's carpenter pride to assemble flatpacked furniture, he always reluctantly admits "can't make it for this price".
So for price, it seemed to really work for them. However the biggest disadvantage is that they also lived rather far away from the closest IKEA, and if you are missing parts you might have to wait some time for them to be shipped to you or go pick them up yourself. All in all though, I think their kitchen turned out beautifully and completely functional in the end.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie


We redid our kitchen before we moved in (3 years ago) and did consider IKEA as one of the choices, primarily for their low prices. But my husband felt that all their cabinetry is particle board and not wood. And it seems that they keep bringing in new line of models while retiring the old. Now, if the kitchen cabinets/countertop/appliance happen to be the retiring model, it would be tough to get parts or replacements.

We chose a local cabinet supply store after a lot of research and comparisons. They only had 3 choices of cabinet colors and about 10 granite options, but their price was good. And we ended up getting our appliances from Sears for a 1 year interest free rate. Our kitchen is now the most used room in our house, which I assume would be the case with you too :D Good luck!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnehal@Chocolate-Cosmos

hey! we redid our kitchen entirely with ikea stuff! we dropped 3k to remodel and old 1957 clunker of a kitch rather than spend 20k in a normal store. we used the computer program to design our space using our dimensions. here's a before pic, a delivery pic of all of our flat pack boxes (yep you build EVERYTHING--i think we had 144 boxes) and then the after shots :)



February 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelissa @ the delicate place

I second the post that IKEA cabinets aren't of the best most durable quality. We are in the process of a kitchen remodel ( and I'm cooking vicariously through your blog) and found some great Omega cabinets that are nicer than IKEA/HomeDepot/Lowes and less expensive - we ended getting them for even less along with all our appliances and counter through DirectBuy and still saved a ton even after the membership costs. But, really, look at real wood cabinets at cabinet shops - you will be surprised at the difference in quality for the same or less than the big box stores.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarcella

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