TRUE Crafted Pizza, Charlotte NC

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TRUE Crafted Pizza is a locally owned pizza joint located in the Stonecrest Shopping Center that has been open for almost a year.  They just recently started offering gluten free pizzas so the husband and I checked this place out over the holidays.

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This is a great promise indeed.

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As we were ordering we noticed an old Hollywood movie being played on a projector. How cool is that?!

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This place has a fun, family-friendly environment.

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Even got to spy on this guy while waiting for our food.

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I ordered the Gluten Free Four Cheese White Pizza which was topped with mozzarella, fresh ricotta, fontina and parmesan cheese, fresh herbs and extra virgin olive oil.  I also added broccoli rabe to mine.

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The crust was thin, crunchy and perfectly baked.  The husband couldn’t even tell it was gluten free when he tried a bite! And let me tell you, they did not hold back on the broccoli rabe.

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They have other gluten free pizzas that sound amazing such as the Margherita and the Sausage and Peppers.

If you live in Charlotte and want some delicious pizza with fresh gluten free/dairy free options, this is your place.  We’ll be back for sure!

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Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza

Some nights you just don’t feel like cooking, and that’s where frozen pizza comes in!

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Gluten free products can sometimes have very disappointing flavors and textures, but I’ve found that Udi’s Gluten Free has some great tasting products that don’t feel like cardboard!  I love their bread for toast or sandwiches, their rolls for dinners and their cinnamon rolls for a sweet breakfast alternative! Yum! You can find the Udi’s brand in many different grocery stores from Food Lion to Whole Foods.  Some of Udi’s products have NON-GMO oils and ingredients, like their whole grain bread, but the pizza doesn’t have the NON-GMO certified label anywhere, so unfortunately it’s not.

I also like this product because it has REAL cheese instead of dairy-free soy cheese like some health food brands.  Eating large amounts of soy is known to impair proper thyroid function, and since I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, I just feel better about avoiding soy all together.

Fortunately the husband has been very open to eating gluten free with me at home, so for a quick, easy dinner we bought two boxes of Udi’s gluten free pizza, one cheese and one pepperoni.  The husband can demolish a whole pizza by himself without even blinking, so we always buy more than enough!

I usually add some sort of fresh veggie to frozen pizza, so this time I added slices of red bell pepper.

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Just follow the directions on the box:  bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes until the crust crisps up and is a golden brown color.

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Then, BAM, dinner’s ready!

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The crust is crispy with a hint of sweetness, the cheese is ooey gooey and the tomato sauce is very “herby” with tons of flavor.  It’s so good, I didn’t even feel the urge to douse it with Parmesan cheese or ranch.  (Pizza crust dipped in ranch is a guilty pleasure of mine!)

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The husband and I have definitely found our go-to frozen pizza!

Here’s a $1 off coupon for an Udi’s product as well as some gluten free coupons from some other gluten free companies!

Stayed tuned for my version of a recipe for flour less pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

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