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My Dream Day = Dance Plus Pizza

  • August 15, 2013
  • By Brittany
My Dream Day = Dance Plus Pizza

Hey guys!!  How are you?  Have you ever thought about what your dream day would look like?  I mean, if you could do anything in one day to make it the best day possible, what would it be?  Well, I know exactly what I would do:  dance and eat pizza!  Yep.  That’s what I would do!

(Source for the dance photo– Who’s that girl in the pink getting her krump on? What!?)

So unfortunately, this pizza and dance extravaganza did not occur in one day but I don’t see why I couldn’t make it happen in the future.  First up, the dancing.




I’ve talked to you guys before about DMF but I wanted to mention it again because I went to this awesome media class awhile back and the founder, Lindi, is one of the most amazing positive people I’ve ever met. You guys, if you live in NYC or ever travel here for a second, you HAVE to go!  It is as much of a must see as Central Park or Times Square.



Her class is so fun!  it’s basically a non-stop dance party.  We were laughing and giggling and just grooving to the music.  A lot of people get worried that if they aren’t “dancers”  they’ll make a fool out of themselves in class and they will not enjoy it.  Well, I’m here to tell you that I am a dancer- from the age of 5 I started ballet and tap all the way through my twenties when I danced in a company and even I made a fool out of myself because that’s kind of what dancing is.  It’s doing funny things with your body, in synch with the music and having a good time.  So anyone who says they can’t dance, I ask you: 1.) Can you move your body in a non-traditional, potentially goofy manner?  2.) Can you do this to music?  3.) Are you capable of having a good time?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you ARE a dancer!  Gasp!



But seriously, check out DMF.  It’s so fun and you will sweat buckets and burn loads of calories.

Ok so now that we’ve burned tons of calories, I can tell you about THE MOST AMAZING PIZZAS I HAVE EVER MADE!  That’s right, these pizzas were hands down the best I’ve ever made and I’ve got proof.  My parents and husband all said they were the best pizzas I’ve ever made.  Obviously these people are not biased so this is now an established fact.

pizza 4

First up the sausage and mushroom pizza.  Let me just tell you all that these pizza recipes all came from Williams Sonoma so I didn’t make them up myself, but I did modify them to suit our likes and dislikes and to make things easier for me.  I don’t make my own crust.  INstead I get Naan bread crusts, which are fantastic and cuts down on prep time a lot!

Anyways, back to the sausage pizza.  This was made with canned chopped San Marzano tomatoes combined with a little bit of Paul Newman marinara sauce to thicken it a bit.  I then added dried oregano and a little bit of EVOO.  Meanwhile, I sauteed up 50% reduced fat mild Italian sausage and some cremini mushrooms and added them on top of the pizza.  I topped with fresh mozzarella and fresh parmigiano-reggiano.  Easy peesy.  This one was the clear winner with the crowd!

Pizza 5

Next up heirloom tomato and fresh arugula pizza.  This one was also so simple yet so good.  It starts with a simple pizza sauce on the base but I use the Paul Newman marinara sauce because it’s my fav.  I then topped with fresh, sliced heirloom tomato and fresh mozzarella. I also added some fresh basil.  You then cook the pizza and while it’s cooking, you put together a simple arugula salad with the juice of one fresh lemon, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.  Once the pizza comes out of the oven, top it with the arugula salad and some fresh parmigiano-reggiano.  Like I said, simple but good.

pizza 6

Third and final pizza was my favorite: fig and prosciutto.  This one was sweet and slightly salty and just melt-in-your-mouth good.  You start by spreading fig jam on the pizza base.  You then top with sliced prosciutto.  In a skillet, you cook sweet Vidalia onions until they are caramelized and then add them to your pie.  Top with fresh thyme and creamy goat cheese.  This pie was amazing!  The best part was that it was so flavorful that you didn’t need to eat a lot to feel satisfied.

Readers, do you like to dance?  Do you like pizza?  What’s your favorite kind of pizza?  What would be your dream day?

By Brittany, August 15, 2013
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  • Allie
    August 15, 2013

    I love to dance and who doesn’t love pizza?? Both look amazing!! I’ve added DMF to my list of fitness places to go to in NYC (I’m not kidding!) b/c it looks like a ton of fun!! And my dream day? I pretty much JUST had it when I saw Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake at Fenway Park in Boston and then went for a run by the Charles River the next morning. Perfection!

    • FitBritt
      August 15, 2013

      Girl, you are going to have to quit training for marathons and start training for your weekend in NYC because you’ve got so many things on your to do list! 🙂 I have never been to a concert at Fenway (only baseball). Was it awesome? There is almost no comparison to a run along the Charles River!

  • Holly
    August 15, 2013

    Who doesn’t like to dance in the bathroom or walk-in closet to the tune stuck in their head? To your point of encouragement: get over the self-consciousness and try a cool dance class like at DMF.

    August 15, 2013

    I would love to come to NYC and have this perfect day with you. I love to dance and pizza is my favorite food and food group – yes, I think it deserves to have its own food group!

  • Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    August 15, 2013

    i wish that dance class was in boston!! that looks like a blast!! ive been thinking about signing up for dance classes actually- there’s this one girl i met who’s in the midst of getting her phd in biology and she’s in a hip hop group, how fun is that?! and of course, pizza makes any day just about perfect!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    August 15, 2013

    This looks like so much fun! I’ve got to get there one day for sure!

  • Nicole
    August 15, 2013

    Oh hell yea, I lovvvve pizza and make it homemade every week or two (hence the tons of pizza recipes on my blog haha)! My favorite kind is one with a whole wheat crust and lots of yummy veggies on top. I don’t typically go for Zumba/dance kinda classes, but I have to say, this post got me in the dancin’ mood!

  • Maria@TheBrooklynFig
    August 15, 2013

    Never heard of DMF! Luckily I live about an hour outside of NYC so I’ll keep this in the back of my mind for my next visit.
    And the pizza…looks amazing! Share the recipe please!!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    August 15, 2013

    I love the first picture of you breaking it down! You go girl, haha!
    That’s so awesome you live in NYC and get to try all of these great fitness classes! I’m sure San Francisco has a ton of great ones too but it takes me almost an hour to get there with traffic so it’s an effort but you’re making me want to go try something new and fun!

    Psshhh. Do I like pizza?! My love for pizza is indescribable.

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