Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cauliflower Pizza Recipe ... Oh Yummmmm!

This is an all-time favorite!

Let's face it ... Pizza is important ... It's been mentioned in three of our blogs so far but always in a derogatory way ... my apologies!

Recently, I found a recipe for a pizza crust made with cauliflower that is compliant on Program.  In addition, it's gluten free and delicious. (Greg simplified it by using only one kind of cheese and suggests you use 1 cup of cauliflower and 1/2 cup either mozzerella or white soy cheese) This has blown my preconceived notions about pizza out of the ball park.

This is a particularly important "score" because it's generally Greg who comes up with the really yummy treats at our house.

When Greg and I set up household as newlyweds 39+ years ago, we didn't know each other very well.  The courtship had been a long-distance one with lots of letters and phone calls of the mushy variety. So, while moving our meager belongings from distant apartments into our new home, I assumed, because of my gender, that I'd be in charge of the kitchen and began to put things away accordingly.  To my surprise, as I was about to organize the silverware into a particularly convenient drawer, Greg announced, "You can't put those there, I need that drawer for my utensils!"  This was my first clue that I had become, not only a very happy Mrs Malby, but also, an ever willing taster, tester, and thrilled recipient of his culinary experiments!  Thus, to score one of the greatest recipes of all times is really a feat worth noting!!

You can eat the whole pizza yourself or share ... if you do, you'll need to add an additional 1/2 serving of protein and 1 1/2 servings of greens to get the calorie and protein amounts right .. oh darn!  Artichoke hearts and basal are my favorites.

For more wonderful variations and tutorials, google "cauliflower crust pizza" ... Enjoy!  PS, most recipes suggest cooking the cauliflower before making the "dough" but it's not necessary - it bakes up just fine without that extra step.

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