Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

My favorite whole wheat pizza dough recipe is easy to make by hand or with a stand mixer, it’s naturally sweetened with a hint of honey, and it’s always perfectly chewy and delicious. Say hello to my favorite whole wheat pizza dough! ♡ This recipe has been my go-to for homemade pizza nights for many, […]

My favorite whole wheat pizza dough recipe is easy to make by hand or with a stand mixer, it’s naturally sweetened with a hint of honey, and it’s always perfectly chewy and delicious.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Say hello to my favorite whole wheat pizza dough! ♡

This recipe has been my go-to for homemade pizza nights for many, many years now and has become one of our readers’ favorite recipes here too! It’s surprisingly easy to make either by hand or with the help of a stand mixer, and only requires one 30-45 minute rise (conveniently the same amount of time it usually takes to prepare toppings plus maybe a side salad). Thanks to the use of white whole wheat flour, this crust bakes up to be wonderfully soft and chewy with a mild (not overpowering) whole wheat flavor. And best of all, our friends and family always absolutely love it!

I always use a hint of honey in the dough to give it a touch of sweetness. And if you’d like, you’re welcome to experiment with adding in some Italian seasonings, garlic or Parmesan to the crust too.

Everyone needs to have a great homemade pizza dough recipe in their back pockets. So if you’re looking for a healthier one to add to your repertoire, bring home a bag of white whole wheat flour and gather up your favorite pizza toppings. And let’s make some homemade pizzas together!

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Fudgy Tahini Date Chocolate Bars

If chocolate had best friends, tahini and dates would definitely be in the running! It’s one of our favorite combos, and we’ve put them together in this creamy, decadent treat inspired by Honey Mama’s Chocolate Bars. 
These fudgy, beautiful bars a…

Fudgy Tahini Date Chocolate Bars

If chocolate had best friends, tahini and dates would definitely be in the running! It’s one of our favorite combos, and we’ve put them together in this creamy, decadent treat inspired by Honey Mama’s Chocolate Bars. 

These fudgy, beautiful bars are made with simple, wholesome ingredients, and this version is naturally nut-free! With just 6 ingredients and 25 minutes required, your chocolate club membership awaits!

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Easy Honey Butter

Do you have room for some honey butter on your holiday table? Let’s make some! Honey butter is creamy and utterly irresistible. It’s sweet and a little…

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easy honey butter recipe

Do you have room for some honey butter on your holiday table? Let’s make some! Honey butter is creamy and utterly irresistible. It’s sweet and a little bit salty, which always sends me back for more. It looks dazzling on the table, and it makes everyone’s eyes light up.

In fact, honey butter is so easy to make that you can whip it up for a special dinner any time of year. Start with softened butter and it’s ready in five minutes or less.

honey butter ingredients

This recipe tastes extra-special thanks to a little sprinkle of cinnamon. Finish it with a little drizzle of honey and a light sprinkle of salt for bonus points in flavor and visual appeal.

I’m telling you, if you’re looking for a last-minute holiday meal menu item, definitely bring honey butter. It’s not a cop-out contribution; it’s a revelation!

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Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

This fresh strawberry spinach salad recipe is tossed with creamy avocado, toasted almonds, your choice of cheese and a honey-sweetened poppyseed dressing. Forever and always one of my favorite salads to make this time of year. ♡ I first shared this strawberry spinach salad recipe here on Gimme Some Oven nearly a decade ago, but […]

This fresh strawberry spinach salad recipe is tossed with creamy avocado, toasted almonds, your choice of cheese and a honey-sweetened poppyseed dressing.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Forever and always one of my favorite salads to make this time of year. ♡

I first shared this strawberry spinach salad recipe here on Gimme Some Oven nearly a decade ago, but it’s one of those classics that I’m certain I will be making for decades and decades to come. Made with loads of fresh strawberries, tender baby spinach, creamy avocado, toasted almonds, paper-thin red onions, crumbled blue cheese (or goat or feta), and my favorite lightly-sweetened honey poppyseed dressing, this salad is always the first recipe I want to make each spring when juicy ripe red strawberries come back in season. And it always tastes like such a treat.

Feel free, of course, to sub in your preferred kind of greens, nuts (or seeds), and cheese. And if you want to add in some protein, grilled chicken, shrimp or bacon are always delicious options.

So grab a pint of the ripe strawberries while they’re in season, and let’s make this gorgeous salad together! (more…)

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

If you’re into smoothies that keep you full until lunchtime and don’t require a long list of ingredients or added protein powder, you’ll LOVE this peanut butter banana smoothie! 
It’s super delicious, filling, balanced, and comes together in 5 min…

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

If you’re into smoothies that keep you full until lunchtime and don’t require a long list of ingredients or added protein powder, you’ll LOVE this peanut butter banana smoothie! 

It’s super delicious, filling, balanced, and comes together in 5 minutes with 4 simple ingredients! Keep it simple, or add optional spinach, flax, or hemp seeds for a nutrient boost. Let’s do this!

How to Make a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Get ready, because we’re about to show you how 4 simple ingredients (!) combine to make a delicious, filling, nutrient-packed smoothie!

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Why We’re Drizzling Hot Honey on Literally Everything

In the musical Wicked, the main characters Elpheba and Glinda say to each other, “because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” That’s how I feel about hot honey. This spicy-meets-sweet condiment hasn’t been on the market for very long, but in jus…

In the musical Wicked, the main characters Elpheba and Glinda say to each other, “because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” That’s how I feel about hot honey. This spicy-meets-sweet condiment hasn’t been on the market for very long, but in just over 10 years, it’s become super popular among spice lovers. The product was first introduced by Mike Kurtz, a former music industry professional turned pizza maker turned hot honey creator. While Kurtz was studying abroad in Brazil in college, he ate at a small pizzeria that served their pies with jars of honey infused with whole chile peppers. “I loved the flavor so much that when I got back to the states, I started experimenting with honey-chile infusions,” he told me in an interview. Kurtz says that the ingredient was even somewhat of a novelty in Brazil and that it’s not in any way a traditional condiment.

When Kurtz finally perfected his recipe, he started bottling it and giving it to friends and family, as well as serving it with the pies he was making at Paulie Gee’s, a Brooklyn pizzeria. Demand continued to grow and in 2010, he launched Mike’s Hot Honey.

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How to Make Fresh Ginger Tea

There’s nothing like a warm and soothing drink on a chilly day! And if it’s got some legitimate benefits? We’re there! This Fresh Ginger Tea is one of our all-time favorites (delicious AND nourishing), and we finally got the perfected proportions writt…

How to Make Fresh Ginger Tea

There’s nothing like a warm and soothing drink on a chilly day! And if it’s got some legitimate benefits? We’re there! This Fresh Ginger Tea is one of our all-time favorites (delicious AND nourishing), and we finally got the perfected proportions written down so we could share it with you! 

Not only is it super gingery, fresh, and easy to make, but it’s full of health benefits and SO much tastier and more potent than a tea bag!

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Simple Arugula Salad

I try to make a salad to go with all of our meals. Adding extra greens is always a good idea and salad goes well with any meal. A few of my go-to salads are my Simple Kale Salad, Easy Green Salad, and this Simple Arugula Salad. Arugula (aka rocket) is …

I try to make a salad to go with all of our meals. Adding extra greens is always a good idea and salad goes well with any meal. A few of my go-to salads are my Simple Kale Salad, Easy Green Salad, and this Simple Arugula Salad. Arugula (aka rocket) is one of my favorite…

If I’m Vegan, Can I Eat Honey?

Mix honey with a cup of hot black tea and a lemon wedge for an instant throat relief. Or drizzle over crostini with ricotta and figs. Or toss baby back ribs in a combination of honey and hoisin sauce for a sticky-sweet meal. Needless to say, there’s a …

Mix honey with a cup of hot black tea and a lemon wedge for an instant throat relief. Or drizzle over crostini with ricotta and figs. Or toss baby back ribs in a combination of honey and hoisin sauce for a sticky-sweet meal. Needless to say, there’s a lot that you can do with honey—but do vegans eat honey?

Vegans have different opinions about what animal products they are comfortable consuming or wearing, but as a rule of thumb, veganism means eschewing anything that is an animal byproduct. So in short, no, honey is not vegan. But in order to really understand why most vegans don’t eat honey, you have to understand how it’s made.

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Easy Salmon Green Curry (1 Pot!)

Picture this: It’s the end of a long week, and you want nothing more than to curl up on the couch with a big bowl of takeout (a.k.a. us right now). But wait! Just a few simple steps and you can do it yourself with this Thai-inspired Salmon Green Curry …

Easy Salmon Green Curry (1 Pot!)

Picture this: It’s the end of a long week, and you want nothing more than to curl up on the couch with a big bowl of takeout (a.k.a. us right now). But wait! Just a few simple steps and you can do it yourself with this Thai-inspired Salmon Green Curry (fresh, sweet, spicy, and packed with nutrients)! Bonus…plenty of leftovers for the whole weekend!

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