One of the creepiest things I ever saw (not to mention the photo in yesterday’s post) was a snake cage at a zoo that had a chameleon inside to serve as the slitherer’s lunch. I’ll never forget the chameleon, perched high on a branch, motionless except for its eyes that were swiveling around to look at the large snake that was very slowly making its way towards it.
Ugh. I did not stay for the meal.
So, speaking of chameleons, how about this nonsense?
Lavash Pizza. It couldn’t be easier to make. The lemony, peppery arugula is so good on top of the hot vegetables and the oozing cheese.
I assure you that these pizzas will taste better than a chameleon any day. Unless you go by the name of Kaa, Sir Hiss or Nagini.
Lavash Pizzas with Arugula and Eggplant
1 (1 1/2-lb) eggplant, peeled, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for seasoning
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for brushing
Freshly ground pepper
4 (8 inch) squares soft whole wheat lavash (I used regular white)
1 cup small cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
8 cups arugula
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Toss eggplant with 1 tsp salt in a medium bowl. Let sit between double layers of paper towels for 10 minutes. Pat dry. Return eggplant to bowl and toss with 1 Tbs oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast eggplant until soft and browned, about 15 minutes.
4. Toss arugula, 1 Tbs oil and juice in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Mound arugula salad over pizzas. Slice and serve.
Recipe from Bon Appétit Magazine
Portland, Oregon based band, Typhoon, are hot, hot, hot.
Large, too. Anywhere from 7 to 17 musicians in the fold.
The song CPR-Claws Part 2 is from the band’s 2010 release, ‘Hunger And Thirst’. It’s one of those songs that I put on whenever I need an injection of music to pick me up.
Those claps, the increasingly frenetic beat, those horns, the ‘Oh Ahs’!
“You struggled but you could not afford
and in a senseless moment
everything you’re working toward
was taken away”
Play and repeat.
Typhoon-CPR-Claws Part 2