Outer Aisle Gourmet

It is no secret that America has a weight problem. Over 2/3 of adults in the U.S. (144 million adults) are overweight and 1/3 are obese. The solutions to the problem are well known. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans need to eat more vegetables, less sugar, and fewer high-energy-dense foods that are high in carbs and calories. In addition, they need to exercise more.FullSizeRender-21.jpg

Outer Aisle Gourmet has recreated America’s favorite foods with fresh vegetables and other natural ingredients found in the outer aisle of every grocery store. Their cauliflower sandwich thins and cauliflower pizza crust are delicious, gluten free, non-GMO, Paleo friendly, and nutrient dense. They are also low in calories and carbohydrates.FullSizeRender-20.jpg

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Check out where to get your outer aisle gourmet below!

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz


RedRocks in OldTown

Hi everyone! Almost everyone in the world loves pizza. Although all pizza may look the same, they often are made differently. To me, how one makes pizza is the most important. At RedRocks Pizza, their pizza is made in a wood fire and offers neapolitan style pizzas. RedRocks have locally inspired dishes. No wonder their pizza is award winning!

Redrocks, located in Old Town Alexandria, is such a cute place, it’s perfect for date night, date lunch, or even perfect for family and friends gathering. Although it looks like a small place from the outside, the inside proves you wrong. The ambiance has such a nice warm feel to it. It definitely feels intimate but also fun. I love how the kitchen with the wood fire for the pizzas was open so you can actually see how your pizza is made! FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-6.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpgIMG_4103.JPG

I was able to try house toast, which is made from scratch as well, the il fungo pizza, and the charred brussels sprouts. Check out what I thought of each below!


The house toast is also made from scratch alongside everything else. It was so soft and the most amazing bread I’ve ever tasted. The olive oil and spiced olive oil were on another level. Just as amazing! I didn’t know something so simple could be out of this world.


The il Fungo pizza! Oh my, I could literally eat this forever. It had the right amount of cheese, the right types of cheese. Wood fire pizza does make the difference when it comes to pizzas. Although it may look small, it’s so filling. The mixed mushrooms, fontina cheese, goat cheese, thyme, and oil = such an unbelievable combination. To die for!


To be honest- I was never a fan of brussels sprouts. I was afraid to try this because I assumed it would taste bitter. I never really tried brussels sprouts before this. However, wow, was I wrong. These charred brussels sprouts were amazing! I surprisingly finished the whole plate and got my vegetable serving in! It was really hard to believe I was just eating vegetables. Truly tasty.

I would highly recommend RedRocks any day at any time!FullSizeRender-12.jpgFullSizeRender-11.jpg


Pizza Night with Trash Panda Workshop

It’s pizza night! I love pizza night because the options are limitless. Any topping your heat desires would be delicious. This is such a quick, easy, and fun dinner to make. Leftover pizza makes for the perfect lunch. I used a cutting board custom made from Trash Panda Workshop and I served my pizza on it as well. It’s absolutely beautiful!

FullSizeRender-12.jpgTrash Panda Workshop custom makes cutting boards.
Check out their Instagram out at the link below!



  • Flatbread pizza crust
  • Tomato sauce
  • Onion
  • Green pepper
  • Red pepper
  • Mushroom
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Crushed red pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  2. While the oven is preheating, slice the onion, green pepper, red pepper, and mushrooms. Set aside.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the flat bread pizza on the sheet.
  4. Spread about 3 spoonfuls of tomato sauce and spread evenly on the flat bread. FullSizeRender-30.jpg
  5. Sprinkle a little bit of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Add half of the onion, green pepper, and mushrooms.FullSizeRender-27.jpg
  7. Sprinkle more mozzarella cheese.
  8. Add the remaining toppings and more mozzarella cheese.
  9. Sprinkle crushed red pepper.FullSizeRender-28.jpg
  10. Place in oven at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes.
  11. Slice and serve!FullSizeRender-36.jpgFullSizeRender-37.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can add whatever toppings you want! This varies from meat to other veggies. You can even just make a plain cheese pizza!

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