Oops I accidentally pressed “Publish” when I meant to hit “Save Draft” so those on my email list got a sneak preview of my post! In any case, here’s the post now. I had a dream last night that was kind of weird to me. The past couple weeks some of my friends have been asking me about relationship advice (I suppose because of my good track record with Chris), and it dawned upon me that the last time I was single was 4 years ago.
I have no idea what it’s like to be single anymore. I don’t even remember a time I was single except in high school, but honestly that doesn’t count because high school is never good for relationships. Unless you’re one of those people who married their high school sweethearts. And in that case, I am a mix of jealousy and impressed: jealous because you were able to find someone that you could spend your whole life with so early and get out of the confusing game that is being single, and impressed that you were able to find someone you could spend the rest of your life with and be so sure.
In my dream I was asking a friend whose boyfriend had some thoughts about me. He said that I was nice, cool, and down-to-earth, but he could sense that I had intimacy problems, or issues with letting people close to meâ€”which I guess is the same thing as intimacy problems.
And I guess that’s sort of true. I do have issues really opening up to people, and as I mentioned a few posts ago, I’m a mix of an extrovert and an introvert but often, I find myself much more comfortable alone or with only a couple people in my company. I have trust issues, and I have problems with hugging and physical closeness. Some of my friends can attest that I get awkward with hugs. My high school friends have long past this threshold and I am comfortable spooning them. Haha, friendship! But the people I have met in the last 4 years (other than Chris) have not quite been able to reach that point of comfort.
If you’ve been reading for a while, you may have noticed that I only recently started to open up a little more, adding more of my personal stories in my posts, whereas before I just kind of talked about my experience/history with the recipe and the making of the food I photograph. But I’m determined to be less insecure about intimacy, that being honest and open about myself will make me a better person.
Or I guess just a better girlfriend. But hey, I’ve been with Chris for 4 years now, I must be doing something right, right?
I feel like pizza is a staple for any university student. Chris and I used to make pizza on flatbread all the time. Pasta sauce, cheese, with olives and pepperoni (this was before my vegetarian days), and it was so simple and good! I love pizza dough, and I’ve made it once or twice before, but sometimes I want something easy and effortless, because sometimes I can be lazy.
I haven’t quite perfected my pasta sauce yet, so Neal Brothers pasta sauce is an easy and delicious way out, and flat bread from Costco is a perfect vessel for my cheese. You gotta go for the fresh mozzarella cheese (the one that’s either floating in water/whey or the one thats vacuum sealed in a ball) because it melts like a dream. Or Daiya cheese (vegan cheese) sprinkled with nooch if that’s your cup of tea.
Pair mozzarella cheese with basil and roma tomatoes, and you got a delicious Italian match made in heaven.
I guess it’s a good this Chris’ background is Italian because I love me some Italian flavours.
- - one piece of naan bread
- - 2-3 tbsp of your favourite red pasta sauce (I used sweet tomato basil)
- - 2-3 basil leaves, chopped
- - 10 pieces of thinly sliced fresh mozzarella (enough to cover the pizza)
- - 4 slices of roma tomato
- - 2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Spread the pasta sauce on the naan bread
- Add chopped basil leaves
- Spread mozzarella over the sauce, leaving an edge for the crust
- Add tomato slices and parmesan cheese
- Bake on a sheet in oven for 12-15 minutes (until the cheese is melted)
- Remove, slice, and enjoy!