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INDEX TWOBy Chef Monay

Hello TSU! My name is Keimonee Burford a.k.a Chef Monay! I am a senior transfer student from Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL. I have a degree in Culinary Arts, and I am at TSU to earn my Bachelors of Arts in Hospitality Management and Food Science. Culinary arts is my passion so every article and recipe that you will see in this new column will be 100% trustworthy and from the heart!  I will start off with quick and easy recipes to make, and as time goes on, I will add in some great breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The first recipe that I have for you all will be a healthier alternative to almost everyone’s favorite treat-  PIZZA!

Ingredients: Pizza Sauce (whatever brand you prefer) Whole wheat or regular pita break (whatever brand you prefer) Shredded cheese- fontina, parmesan, mozzarella, blue cheese crumbles (choose your favorite or try them all!)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On each pita pocket, spread pizza sauce, topping and then cheese (in that order) 1/4 cup cheese max on top (too much cheese will make the pizza sloppy) Bake in the oven for 5-10 min or until pita pockets are toasted through and cheese is melted & bubbling.

Topping suggestions:   

Bell peppers

Red onion


Fresh tomatoes (sliced)


Garlic (chopped)




Black Olives

Garnish options: 

Basil (fresh chopped, or dry)

Italian seasoning

Cracked black Pepper

Cayenne pepper



Garlic powder


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