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This gluten free pizza recipe is easier because it uses Trader Joe’s Rice Flour Tortillas for the crust.

Before Trader Joe’s offered Rice Flour Tortillas I used to make it with their corn tortillas, but the rice is much closer to a real pizza crust flavor because it is neutral.

I have not played with gluten free pizza dough yet but it’s on the to-do list!

In this recipe you make a simple tomato paste sauce with a few other ingredients and then you cook some good Italian sausage to use along with a good dry salami that is not too greasy or salty.

I found the Columbus brand  at Trader Joe’s.  It really is incredible and way too easy to eat!

You could eat slices of this pizza as an appetizer since it is a smaller than normal, or you could use it as a main course with a nice salad.

I shared this recipe with This Weeks Cravings at From My Tiny Kitchen, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar And Gluten Free, Gluten Free Wednesdays at The Gluten Free Homemaker

Easy Gluten Free Pizza With Italian Sausage


Make tomato paste sauce first:

1- 1/2 Tblsp olive oil

2 Tblsp garlic, minced

3/4 cup onion, chopped small

1/4 teaspoon dry oregano

1/2 teaspoon dry basil

dash black pepper

Saute sauce ingredients for a couple of minutes then add:

7 Tblsp tomato paste   (there are 10 Tblsp in a 6oz can- spoon the remaining

3 Tblsp out in 1 Tblsp scoops onto a piece of wax paper and freeze. When frozen place into a freezer ziplock in your freezer and use as needed)

Add 1/4 cup of water and cook down some to marry the flavors until the sauce is spreadable and not too thin.

Adjust with a little bit of sugar if too acidic.

Set sauce aside until you assemble pizzas.

Remove casing from 1 pound of mild (or hot!) good quality Italian sausage.

Break sausage into small pieces and cook in saute pan with

1-2 teaspoons olive oil

4 cloves of garlic, sliced

about 1/4 cup white wine added in several small splashes (I use a Reisling that is low in alcohol)

1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds (more to taste)

chopped fresh basil to taste (I use lots but save some to sprinkle on top of the pizza)

Cook sausage until just barely done- it will finish cooking when you put the pizza in the hot oven.  If you cook it too much it will be dry)

Set sausage aside when it is done.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

4 Trader Joe’s Rice Flour Tortillas arranged on 2 cookie sheets

brush tortillas lightly with olive oil on both sides

spread tomato sauce over top of tortillas with spatula

spread 1/2 of a 8oz package of Columbus Dry Salami slices over the 4 pizzas (1 oz per pizza) (I buy the sliced salami at Trader Joe’s)

sprinkle cooked Italian sausage pieces over salami on pizzas (you won’t use it all)

sprinkle small slices of mushrooms over top

I added a few slices of fresh Roma tomatoes to each pizza

I grated a little bit of Jarlsburg cheese over that because that’s what we had

and a little bit of Reggiano cheese over that

use the last bits of chopped fresh basil on the very top and that’s it unless you think of something else to put on!

Bake the pizzas on the 2 pans for about 6 minutes- just until the cheese melts and it all starts smelling yummy!

This recipe makes 4 little pizzas.  I cut them each into 4 pieces for serving.

You could probably serve 1-2 slices per person as an appetizer or 2-3 slices per person as a main course with a nice salad.

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Kitchen Renovation Companies: Scams You Should Avoid

Fact – No matter how careful you are, there are still some kitchen renovation companies in Calgary that may scam the life out of you. It is a common practice. However, such contractors are not inevitable.

You will still hear and read about unsuspecting homeowners who don’t get their money’s worth when having their kitchen remodeled all thanks to opportunistic kitchen renovators. While there are still far more professional companies that get the work done, you still can’t be too cautious.

Separate the reputable Calgary kitchen renovation companies from the bogus ones by reading these common red flags:


  1. Contractor Asking to Be Paid in Full before Commencing the Job

No professional renovation company will ask you to shell out the full amount before they even start the remodeling of your kitchen. Therefore, if the contractor you are talking with demands this, it is time for you to say au revoir. Most experts will advise you not to pay more than a thousand dollars. Some would say don’t go beyond the 10% of the total service cost. The said amounts are enough for you to ensure the contractor that you are a sincere client and at the same time, it’s not too much money you’re losing in case the company does not deliver on what was promised.


  1. Contractor in Words, Not on Paper

There are contractors who are very well versed at voicing out their goals for your kitchen renovation. They even have their own fantastic ideas to suggest. However, take everything they say with caution because as long as these designs aren’t specified on the contract, there’s a 50-50 chance you won’t see their fruition in your remodeling project. Hence, if you fell in love with the contractor’s ideas, insist on having them included in the contract before signing. This will give you the guarantee that the company is not just good with words, but actions as well.

  1. Contractor Insisting You Apply for Permit

If you are hiring, you should never be the one applying for the permit. Sometimes, small interior renovations can get away without a permit. However, it is in the law that whatever renovations you’re doing, you should have pertinent documents to carry out the work. If your contractor insists you should be the one doing the application, then you should never hire the person. It is always the company’s job to process the necessary papers. This will give you the idea whether it is actually a legit business or not.


  1. Contractor Not Being Upfront with the Exact Price of the Renovation

A few kitchen renovation companies in Calgary may not be totally honest when you ask them for the price of the remodeling. This is the reason why: It gives them an opportunity to rip you off with additional charges after the entire renovation has been made. Usually they would start the conversation with ‘we ran into problems while working in your kitchen.’ Sometimes, some of the problems they are saying is legit but the rest will be made up excuses just to raise the real price of ‘unforeseen issues.’ To avoid this red flag, you may want your kitchen to be assessed by an expert before pushing through renovations. This way you will have an idea what problems the contractor might face. Once the assessment is done, you can discuss the issues with the contractor. This will allow the company to adjust the real cost of the service before the starting the kitchen remodeling.

If you notice the following red flags when meeting with some kitchen renovation Calgary companies, don’t hesitate to terminate the meeting with them and find a more reputable contractor that can answer your remodeling expectations.

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