• Friday Night Necessity: Laney Crowell's Olive Oil Pizza

Friday Night Necessity: Laney Crowell's Olive Oil Pizza

Recipe by: Laney Crowell

We are so pleased to showcase a recipe from Laney Crowell, founder of The Moment. We adore Laney's mission to change the conversation around beauty, celebrate realness, and, of course, to bring about a healthy relationship with food. Scroll down for a Q&A with Laney and her team's incredible Olive Oil Pizza recipe!

Interview with Laney Crowell


What is your favorite way to unwind at home?

live for a long, hot, no deadline bath. It doesn't happen often, but when it does I load it up with Epsom salts, aromatherapy oils, and I always light a non-toxic candle. I love a face mask and sometimes I'll do more than one. If I can, I'll meditate, or read for a bit, or listen to some relaxing music.

What do you like to keep on your kitchen countertop, or "kitchen shelfie"?

My Brightland olive oil, Cap Beauty Himalayan Salt, a wooden pepper grinder and my collection of wooden spoons from Nicky Kehoe.

What does living in a golden state mean to you?

Living judgment free

If you could host a dinner party at home and invite 3 guests, who would they be, what would you serve and what music would play in the background?

This is a really tough question. I'm going to start with the menu. I make a great hanger steak that I cook in my cast iron skillet. I like to pair it with a garlic potato mash and a healthy Caesar salad. I always make my cashew butter cookies for dessert. The whole meal is grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and I can make it dairy-free as well. Here's the amazing cookie recipe! For music, I like to put on a rainy day jazz playlist on Spotify. Admittedly music isn't my strong suit so I like a pre-made playlist that doesn't compete with conversation and instills a chill vibe. Pre-guest arrival, I like to listen to Maggie Rogers while I cook. For guests, I'm going to have 2 dinners. One with my family: my grandmother (who I was named after), my Aunt Isabella (who I was also named after - Isabella is my middle name), and my daughter Isabella Sage. This dinner will start at 5:30 pm and we'll all be in bed by 9. Maybe 10 if we get crazy and cuddle on the couch after with tea. The second is going to be a dinner with people I've never met before and we're going to stay up late drinking whiskey and sitting in the backyard. Hopefully, someone will bring a guitar: Maggie Rogers, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Amy Schumer.

For the Olive Oil Pizza


  • 1 lb pizza dough from a neighborhood shop (helps to make friends with your local pizzeria!) or substitute for gluten free crust mix
  • 1/2 cup of Ricotta
  • 1/2 cup of aged Goat Cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped Cremini Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped Oyster Mushrooms
  • Sprig of fresh Thyme
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Head of Garlic
  • Brightland Honey
  • 1 cup of Brightland AWAKE olive oil


  • 1 Heat the pizza stone in a 450-degree oven while you prepare the pizza
  • 2 Prepare garlic or Chile (or both, as we did) infused Brightland's AWAKE.
  • 3 Using a rolling pin and knuckles, roll out dough into 10 inch round, leaving extra dough around the edges for a healthy crust.
  • 4 Top with a thick coat of olive oil mixture.
  • 5 Begin adding toppings, starting with layers of mushrooms and cheese.
  • 6 Finish with sprigs of thyme and a sprinkle of chili flakes. Using a circular cutting board and spatula, transfer the pizza onto the pizza stone and let bake 10-15 minutes.
  • 7 Cool before serving and top with flake salt and infused Brightland's AWAKE as needed.
  • 8 Tip: to take your slice to the next level, drizzle with honey. It sounds odd, but trust us, it's INCREDIBLE.

For the Chile Oil


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped drained oil-packed Calabrian chiles
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped drained oil-packed Calabrian chiles
  • 1/2 cup of Brightland AWAKE olive oil


  • 1 Combine chiles and oil in airtight container; season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill at least one hour.