Perky Pizza

If your go to treat meal is also pizza and pasta we definitely recommend you try this Pizza and Pasta Shaker. The seasoning includes sun-dried tomatoes, black peppercorns, garlic, oregano, red bell peppers, onion and basil. All individually have a multitude of health benefits. For instance bell peppers are rich in antioxidants including vitamins C, E and beta-carotene. Similarly sun dried tomatoes are also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Just remember, a little goes a long way. 

We all have been guilty of taking a frozen pizza from the freezer, putting it in the oven and calling that a dinner. Whilst some tired days call for these easy meals, other times we can afford to treat ourselves to a little extra. Instead try this scrumptious homemade pizza recipe. 


Cornmeal for baking sheet

Flour for surface

1 lb. pizza dough (thawed, if frozen)

3/4 c. marinara sauce

3 oz. mozzarella cheese, coarsely grated

2 tbsp. grated parmesan

Basil, for sprinkling

Silk Route Spice Company Pizza and Pasta Seasoning 


If you have one, place a pizza stone in the oven and heat the oven to 500ºF (if you can’t heat the oven this high without broiling, set it to 475ºF). Dust a baking sheet with cornmeal. On a lightly floured surface, shape pizza dough into a 14- to 16-in oval or circle and place on a prepared sheet (make sure that the dough slides easily around the sheet, if not, add a bit more cornmeal).  Spread sauce on dough, leaving a ½-in boarder all the way around and sprinkle with mozzarella and then Parmesan. If using a stone, slide the pizza off the sheet onto the stone. Bake until the crust is golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and Silk Route Spice Company Pizza and Pasta seasoning just before serving, if desired.