Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pizza

My parents are in town visiting and my dad had a craving for some greasy pizza from a local pizza joint called Woodstock's. Liam is used to eating gluten free pizza without the cheese. As a family we have made the switch to gluten free crust along with everything gluten free, but Mike, Savannah and I had been eating some dairy. After meeting with his GI specialist two weeks ago we are all now dairy free.  Tonight was the first night Savannah and I tried our first dairy free pizza. I have to admit both she and I were not super excited about it. We both love our pizza and especially the cheese. I told her that we could do this together and for her to pick her favorite toppings. She wanted canadian bacon, sausage and pineapple and I wanted pepperoni, red onion, bell pepper and uncooked tomato.  I thought the more toppings on this pizza the better. Just in case it wasn't good she and I split a salad with balsamic dressing. When our gluten and dairy free pizza arrived at the table my family looked at me with positive expressions trying to show support. Liam immediately asked for his slice and Savannah and I looked at each other and tried our slices.To be honest it was pretty good. My mom, sister and dads pizzas came out with original crusts and oozing cheese. At first I was a little jealous, but then realized I was making a life change for my kiddos. My mom of course offered a slice of her pesto primavera pizza and for a split second I wanted to say yes. Instead of taking her up on her offer I joked and said "thanks mom for your support". The kids and I finished every piece and felt satisfied. The best part of eating the pizza was neither of us felt sick to our stomachs or over stuffed. We felt really good and satisfied. Savannah said "the pizza was yummy" when we were leaving, while Liam in the car said " Mama I love that pizza". So all in all I consider tonight to be a successful one!


  1. Hi Katie,
    What does Woodstock's use to make the Gluten Free crust? Is there any milk or eggs in it?

    Jennifer Thayer
    Jacob's mom :)

  2. Jennifer: I was told the crust was made with: Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Water, Potato Flour, Potato Flakes, Olive Oil, Sugar, Yeast, Salt, and Seasonings. Because of Jacob's allergies I would just double check with them before trying it out. Its best to eat it there, when I have had it delivered the crust gets softer. I like that the crust is crunchy with a little chewey bite to it.

  3. Thanks Katie, we'll give it a try. How exciting that Liam got to have pizza :)