Uncle Guido’s Italian Calzone Recipe
One of the best calzones recipes on the planet!
The finest olives, health wise, are black olives that have been water-cured or sea-salted. Green olives are unripened olives that have been treated with lye, and contain fewer minerals than black olives.Pasteurized canned olives and/or those that have been pickled in vinegar should be avoided, as they are acidic.
Olives are indigenousto the Mediterranean are believed to have been to have been initially farmedon the island of Crete by the Minoans some 3000 years ago. They are referred to in the Bible, frequentlyportrayedin the art of ancient Egyptians; and played a large role in Greek mythology. The olive tree has been a wellspring of food, medicine fuel and timber for a number ofcivilizations. It is also the universal symbol of wisdom and peace. From time to time olives are picked while they are green and as yet, unripe,while others are permitted to remain on the tree until maturity has been reached and a black color has been achieved. Conversely, not all black olives originatewith a black color. Oxidization, curing, and fermentation can result in a green olive turning black.
Below are a few of the health benefits offered by the black olive.
The nutrient in the antioxidant-rich, black olive impedes the oxidation of cholesterol, thusassisting in the prevention of heart disease. Although olives do have some fat, it is the advantageous,monounsaturatedtype, which has been proven to decrease the threat of atherosclerosis while increasing the level of“good” cholesterol.
Black olives are anexcellentresourceof vitamin E, which has the dazzlingcapability to deactivatethe free radicals found in body fat. If a cell’s DNA is damaged, it is at risk of mutating and becoming cancerous. Research has shown that a diet enriched with olive oil,functions to reducethe risk of colon cancer, not unlike a diet that is rich in Omega-3 fish oil.
Healthy Skin and Hair
Black olives offer an abundance of fatty acids and antioxidants thatsustain and safeguard our health. Paramount is vitamin E. Whether applied to the skin or consumed, vitamin E protects skin from harmful ultraviolet ray, thus protectingagainst premature ageing and skin cancer. A glowing and healthy complexion can be yours by cleansing your face with a mixture of several drops of olive oil and warm water. Actually, you can conditiondry skin with olive oil prior totaking a shower or bath, as well as treat your hair to a therapeutic remedy by combiningit with an egg yolk and allowing it to soak-in for 15-20 minutes before rinsing and washing.
Frozen Italian Pizza Dough
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced pepperoni
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1 TBSP dried basil
Preheat oven to 375°
When the dough is thawed and ready to work,divide it into two equivalentportions.Then, roll eachthe half individually into ¼”rounds on a lightly-floured surface.
Spread one half of calzone round with half of the filling mixture then fold the dough across and over to the opposite side. Seal the edges by crimping with your fingers or pressing it with a fork.
Brush the tops of both calzones with egg wash, and arrange on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes, or until golden brown, and heated through.
Serve with warm marinara sauce on top, or on the side if desired.