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Cauliflower Pizza

Yep, I went there.  I’ve made cauliflower mash and cauliflower rice, and now I jumped on the bandwagon and made cauliflower pizza.  Guilty as charged.

cauliflower pizza wine

Truth is, I’ve been wanting to make cauliflower pizza since I saw it on Karla from Foodologie’s blog back in January.  But I was just lazy and never made it.  I don’t know why, since the recipe isn’t any more complicated than making cauliflower rice, but I just didn’t do it.

So here I am seven months later posting about cauliflower pizza.  And I am here to tell you that while cauliflower pizza is quite delicious, it’s not pizza (which you probably already figured).

Cauliflower PizzaIf you don’t like the taste of cauliflower, then I don’t recommend making this pizza.  The cheese and the tomato sauce and all the toppings make for a lovely dish, but you also have to at least somewhat like cauliflower.  Just putting it out there.

The cauliflower pizza also doesn’t crisp up quite like a regular pizza, so I recommend eating with a knife and fork.  I also used fresh herbs in my “dough” but I think dried herbs would work just fine.

Cauliflower Pizza (inspired from Foodologie)

Ingredients:

1 medium head of cauliflower, grated

1/2 cup grated cheese of your choice (I used Trader Joe’s quattro formaggio blend)

1 egg

Fresh Herbs: I used rosemary, sage and thyme.  About 2 tbsp of each.

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425F

Using a box grater or a food processor, grate your cauliflower until it is in small fine pieces.

Dump your cauliflower onto a cheese cloth or dishtowel and squeeze all the water out.  Some methods recommend microwaving the cauliflower for a couple of minutes beforehand, but I just placed all my cauliflower in a towel, wrapped it up, and squeezed all the excess water out.

Once your cauliflower is dry, place in a bowl with your cheese, herbs, egg and salt and pepper.  Mix until well blended.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and firmly press your cauliflower onto the sheet.  Make the cauliflower pizza as thin as possible.

Cauliflower Pizza DoughPlace in the oven for 15-20 minutes to let the crust firm up a bit.

Remove the crust from the oven and add your toppings of choice.  For my pizza I did tomato sauce, additional cheese, ground turkey, mushrooms and caramelized onion.

Cauliflower PizzaIf you are looking for a grain-free, low-carb pizza option then this will definitely fit the bill.  It’s tasty and a nice healthy alternative.

BUT if you are looking for a real legit pizza, then I suggest you make one using this recipe for the dough.

Favorite pizza topping? And go!

If You give a Mouse a Cookie

I remember reading If You give a Mouse a Cookie as a kid and always craving chocolate chip cookies after (but never the tall glass of milk).  Today was one of those days where I just had to have a chocolate chip cookie, no ifs ands or buts about it.

I have seen almond flour chocolate chip cookie recipes floating around the internet for awhile now, so I finally decided to take a stab at it to see how it would turn out, especially since I haven’t done a ton of gluten-free baking.

The cookies turned out delicious!  They are by no means a full on decadent chocolate chip cookie, but they are a nice little treat for when that cookie craving strikes.

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from this recipe)

almondflourcookies

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups almond meal
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 F. In a large mixing bowl stir together all of your dry ingredients – almond flour, white and semi-sweet chocolate chips, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk egg until blended, then add the melted coconut oil and vanilla.  Fold your wet ingredients into the try ingredients and mix well.  Shape your dough into small balls and place on a greased baking sheet.  Press down to flatten.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Let cookies cool and enjoy with a glass of milk if you so wish.

These definitely were not the prettiest cookies I have ever made (I need to work on my shaping and flattening skills) but they were tasty!