Monkey See, Monkey Do

That’s one beautiful pie-the piles of melted pepperjack cheese, the wilted spinach, the sprinkling of feta. I know, you’re expecting me to tell you all about how I made it, the steps to take, the insider’s tips, the nitty gritty.

Brace yourselves, it was not I who crafted this pizza fit for kings. It was Chris (who was featured in The Wall Street Journal Style this week), my star pupil. You see, I went on a girls night date and left him to fend for himself. God bless his soul-this usually translates to pb and j’s and string cheese. Imagine my surprise when I arrived home to a clean kitchen, the lingering smell of melting cheese, and a camera full of pictures of a pizza I did not consume. It was a dream come true. My boyfriend had transformed into a true food aficionado, making, photographing, and then enjoying his culinary project, even if only for an evening, and even if he overdid the cheese.Chris’s Pizza

Whole wheat dough (homemade or store bought)
eggplant roasted pepper spread from Trader Joe’s
pepperjack cheese
salt + pepper

Roll out a nice circular disk of dough and spread with a layer of eggplant spread. Sprinkle with desired seasonings. Spread pepperjack and feta cheese over the sauce and dot with spinach leaves. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.


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