As if starting graduate school and a new blog weren’t demanding enough, we are moving to a new apartment just 10 days before I begin classes. Since I’m going to have a limited wardrobe until the move is complete, I have decided to subject you to some posts about food instead.

Earlier this week, we had homemade pizza for dinner, thanks to a recipe a friend shared. The recipe was for sausage pizza and I wanted to make it a Margherita, so I improvised a bit. Here’s the step by step breakdown.

1. The toppings: Fresh basil leaves, fresh chopped garlic and sliced tomatoes

2. The sauce: Canned diced tomatoes with juice, extra virgin olive oil, lots of oregano and salt, black pepper to taste

3. Spoon the sauce over the pizza base

4. Top with a mix of mozzarella and parmesan cheese

5. Add the toppings and bake for ~10 minutes (more if you want the veggies well done) at 425F, then top off with a few fresh basil leaves

And the final product:

Fresh baked Margherita pizza

Considering this was my first time making pizza, it turned out quite well. The only thing I didn’t like was the taste of the store-bought crust. I’m not about to make my own pizza dough anytime soon, so I’ll just have to look for a better brand. Any suggestions?