Pizza is Proven to Increase Productivity at Work


Recipe courtesy of Mia Russo Stern, Brooklyn Culinary Arts 

“A study carried out on workers making computer chips found that pizza and compliments from the boss were the main motivators for increased productivity.” — DAISY MEAGER, Munchies.

Pizza is Proven to Increase Productivity at Work
2 1/2 cups chickpea flour
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon acv
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
(saute onions and you will add this to the raw batter)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion diced small
Olive oil:
You will need more olive oil for the baking sheet, and for dressing the salad.
Pizza Toppings:
Drizzle of olive oil (about 4 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
4 cups filed greens
1 cup quartered figs
1 or 2 fresh peaches sliced in segments
1 cup fresh mozzarella bocconcino
1 teaspoon pecorino ramono cheese (grated or make shavings with a vegetable peeler)
Handful of fresh basil leaves


Preheat oven to 400°, warm 17 x 11 baking sheet in the oven so it gets hot. 

Whisk together chick pea flour, water, salt, olive oil, oregano, garlic powder and apple cider vinegar. Set aside. It will be a loose batter.
Warm a sauté pan on the stove and add finely chopped onion salt pepper, sauté  for about 1 minute, then add chopped basil.
Add this to the batter.
Remove the hot pan carefully form the oven and set down on heat safe surface. Drizzle about 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom of the sheet pan.  Pour the batter into the hot pan carefully, tilting to move batter to all corners.
Cook for about 25-35 minutes.  Remove from oven when golden brown.
Building the Pizza:
Drizzle the just baked, naked crust with beautiful extra virgin olive oil, season with course sea salt and cracked black pepper.
Layer on the greens, figs, peaches, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and pecorino artfully.
Drizzle the pizza with a little olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, a few shavings of pecorino romano, sea salt and pepper.
Return the pizza to the oven for about 5-7 minutes just until the mozzarella starts to melt slightly.

We heard the delicious news about pizza having the ability to make people more productive at work. You can read all about the science and studies of this claim by checking out this Munchies articlePizza is Proven to Increase Productivity at Work

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