I actually love the combination of spicy and warm sweet flavours like chocolate and cinnamon. I’ve had delicious cinnamon chile coffees and chile hot chocolates, and I’ve had decadent chile dark chocolate bars. They just pair so well together. Yesterday I was thinking of pita pizzas and I could not get the thoughts of homemade marinara and cinnamon chile out of my head. I HAD to attempt it. The more I thought about it, the more it seemed like it would work. And I knew exactly what would go good as toppings: ham and pineapple. And thats how the idea of this pizza was born.
I don’t eat pizza very often – but when I do, I always eat homemade pita pizzas! They’re just so easy, and have way less carbs than regular pizza crust, so you don’t even have to feel bad for eating it! (but let’s get real – you shouldn’t feel bad for eating any kind of pizza – treat yourself!).
Summer is coming to an end, but I actually don’t feel sad about it. I had such a great summer this year and I’m okay to see it go and welcome the fall! The fall brings all my favorite things – pumpkin spice everything, cozy sweaters and fall styles, colorful leaves and delicious fall flavours! I’m so excited. Actually, Brett and I started planning and putting together our Halloween costumes! I’m so happy with our idea, but I don’t want to say what it is and give it away. We want it to be a surprise! I don’t think we’re ever going to stop getting excited about dressing up for halloween.
If you aren’t a pineapple-on-pizza kind of person, I recommend using this marinara recipe for a caprese-style pizza! Top it with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil leaves and slices of tomato. You could also top with arugula after removing from the oven like this recipe. The cinnamon in the marinara is subtle enough it could be paired with quite a few toppings! I think it would go nicely with sausage as well. Just get creative! Try it with your usual favorites and let me know how it turns out!
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