I have been busy working on another freelance photography project for Lindsay Olives.  It has been a wonderful opportunity not to mention very fun.  Did I mention how delicious the recipes have been?  I think of it as work with fringe benefits.  It did take a while to get this shot just right, as I am a perfectionist and redid this particular shoot a few times.  I wanted to get the right mood and I finally nailed it last week.  Let’s talk about the Grilled Bleu Cheese Pizza – OMG it was so good.

 

The recipe I was working on for them was a grilled bleu pizza, which is  loaded with Lindsay Greek Kalamata Olives as well as an abundance of Shiitakes and blue cheese.  This recipe is filled with very complex flavors, from the earthiness of the mushrooms to the tangy cheese, and the Kalamata olives tied the recipe together.  I loved the deep purple color of the kalamata olives and the slightly salty taste, like the Mediterranean sea kissing your lips.  I wanted the mood of the photos to reflect how sultry the  actual recipe was.

We are huge fans of the grilled pizza.  Grilling pizza is a great way to take the heat out of the kitchen for the evening during hot summer months.  Don’t be afraid to try your hand at it as it is really easy, and very fun.  I love how the pizza picks up a nice smoked flavor from the grill, it is like going to the best wood-burned pizzeria.

To make your meatless dinner complete serve this recipe with a simply dressed salad.  There is so much flavor in the pizza that a bowl of greens with a squeeze of fresh lemon and olive oil, is all you need.  Buon Appetito!

 

Recipe

 

Disclosure: Lindsay Olives supplied me with their products and compensated me for shooting this project;  but did not require me to write about it.  

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