I can't resist a pizza!
Pizza is the bomb!
But now that I've changed my eating lifestyle, pizza just isn't on the list of Jeep Momma's "clean eating" foods. I can still eat it, but it would have to be my splurge food for the month. Plus, when I eat all that bread I get upset with myself. My body doesn't feel so great the next day either.
So I found a bread-less crust pizza. The crust is made from cauliflower. I know it doesn't sound very good or look very good. But, I tried it tonight and it was super yummy!
Jeep Momma's Guilt-Free Pizza
(all ingredients should be organic)
1/4 cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cups grated Pecorino Romano Cheese1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp dried Basil
1/4 tsp dried Oregano
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
a couple dashes of Pepper
1 tsp almond meal
1 whole beaten egg
Preheat oven and pizza stone to 450 degrees. You can use a baking sheet if you don't have a pizza stone. Place a large piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil on a cutting board. Lightly coat with olive oil.
Wash and thoroughly dry the cauliflower. Cut off the florets, pulse in a food processor for 30 seconds until the cauliflower looks like a powdery snow. (Or you can use a blender but it's a little more work.)
You should end up with about 2 cups of cauliflower. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover. Cook for 4 minutes. Allow the cauliflower to cool. Once it's cool place it in a tea towel, wrap it up and squeeze as much water out as possible. This will help the crust from being too crumbly.
Place the squeezed cauliflower in a bowl and add the other ingredients except the egg. I crushed the dried oregano and basil a little finer. Mix well. Then add the well beaten egg to the mixture. Mix well with your hands. Use your hands to form the dough into a crust on the oiled paper. Pat it thoroughly -- not too thick or too thin.
Slide the crust onto the hot pizza stone and bake for 10 to 13 minutes -- until it starts to turn a golden brown. Remove from oven and add your favorite toppings. Return to the top rack of the oven and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Let the pizza cool for 3 to 4 minutes before serving.
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