Sweet Pepper, Salami, and Basil Pizza

sweet pepper, salami, and basil pizza

I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to pizzas. I use this board as an inspiration for future possible toppings for my pizzas lol. The idea for this pizza actually came from the genius behind TasteFood blog. I have been following her blog for quite a bit now, and I pretty much love everything she makes!

When I first spotted her pizza that had sweet peppers, salami, and basil, I knew I had to make it! I took the semi-homemade route and just made a quickie run to my local Trader Joe’s to pick up all the ingredients :).

PS, That’s our new basil plant! We go through them pretty quickly because we’re plant killers and in this extreme summer heat, it’s difficult keeping these beautiful plants alive! Do you have any suggestions or tips on growing basil?

My favorite new pizza dough!

I was so happy when I found the super sweet baby bell peppers! Just look at the colors! So happy and bright, perfect for a summer pizza!

And because I love garlic so much, I minced up a couple (couple, ie. 5 :) of cloves of garlic for the pizza.

My favorite part about making pizza at home is the assembling process!

Bake and eat!!

I have the worse willpower when it comes to letting food cool…if it weren’t for my boyfriend, I would of eaten that thing straight out of the oven!

What are some of your favorite pizza toppings to enjoy for the summertime?

Hope you’re having a wonderful day! xoxo, kat

Sweet Pepper, Salami, and Basil Pizza (inspired by TasteFood)

  • 1 pizza dough
  • couple spoonfuls of pizza sauce
  • couple cloves of garlic, minced
  • salami
  • sweet baby bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • handful of basil leaves, chiffonade (extra for garnish)
  • olive oil
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • fresh crack pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Grease baking sheet with olive oil. Stretch out pizza dough onto the baking sheet and brush on more olive oil.
  3. Spread a couple spoonfuls of pizza sauce over the dough making sure it’s just a thin layer, and disburse the minced garlic.
  4. Assemble pizza. Arrange salami, sweet peppers, and basil. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  5. Bake until crust is golden and cheese has melted, 12-15 minutes.
  6. Serve and eat immediately!

Cilantro Lime Rice

cilantro lime rice

I have so many recipes of cilantro lime rice pinned to my Pinterest boards for months now! In this version of cilantro lime rice, I’m actually using a Martha Stewart recipe.

I love the idea of cilantro lime flavored rice…cilantro and lime taste so good together!

There’s also garlic in this recipe! I love garlic so I always end up adding a few extra cloves to every recipe I use!

All the flavors in this recipe is totally spot on! But what I didn’t really love about this recipe was that the rice was a bit too mushy for my liking. Next time I make this, I cook the rice the way I normally do. So I would toast the rice in some butter and garlic and then add the water and let the water absorb the rice.

Cilantro lime rice goes very well with cheese enchiladas! :)

Have you tried making cilantro lime rice before? If so, let me know what your favorite recipe is! Hope you’re having a beautiful day!

xoxo, kat

Cilantro Lime Rice (via Martha Stewart)

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add rice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until water is absorbed and rice is just tender, 16 to 18 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine cilantro, lime juice, oil, garlic, and 2 tablespoons water; blend until smooth. Stir into cooked rice, and fluff with a fork.



Hi guys! I love enchiladas.

Whenever I get the chance, this is one of the things I ask my boyfriend to make when I’m not hogging the kitchen :)

My boyfriend makes the best enchiladas! They are my favorite because they are so easy to put together and there’s no baking like most enchiladas recipes call for, so in under 10 minutes my enchiladas cravings are satisfied! Yay me!

Trust me, these will be the quickest enchiladas you’ll ever make!

You can fill these enchiladas with anything your heart desires and it’s a total customizable dish! I prefer just good old regular cheese enchiladas. To add some color and veggies to my enchiladas, I chopped up some fresh cilantro and green onions.

In a large skillet, warm your favorite enchilada sauce. Toss a tortilla in there and fully submerge it in the enchilada sauce making sure that the tortilla is fully coated in sauce.

After you’ve swished your tortilla around in the sauce for about 2 minutes, scoop your tortillas onto a plate. Toss whatever you want in your enchiladas near the middle of the tortilla, then quickly fold the outer edges in. And by quickly, I mean fast because it’ll be hot! Sensitive fingers beware!

And voilà! Cheesy goodness! You can sprinkle some more cheese and some fresh greens on top (in my case, cilantro and green onions). I also paired this with cilantro lime rice (will blog on this soon!).

Now wasn’t that quick? :)

Wishing you a wonderful day! Feel free to share your favorite enchiladas recipe below!

xoxo, kat


  • El Pato Enchilada Sauce (or any enchilada sauce)
  • corn tortillas
  • cheese, chopped green onions/cilantro (or any fillings of your choice)


  1. Warm enchilada sauce in a large skillet till it bubbles.
  2. Dunk one tortilla at a time and fully submerge it in the enchilada sauce making sure it is coated for a few minutes (2-3 mins), then transfer to plate.
  3. Put fillings onto the tortilla and fold. Sprinkle with more cheese! Eat and enjoy :)