Dinner

Cauliflower Pizza

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Listen, I know you would rather eat normal, glutenous, carbohydrate rich pizza. Yep, me too.  And yet here I am blogging about this vegan, gluten free and paleo, pizza crust.  While I don’t stick to any of the  previous diets, I do want food that is both delicious and easy.  This crust is so much easier to make than regular pizza crust.  Like so easy! Also, lately I have been making a plethora of cauliflower products  in a desperate attempt to find healthy alternatives to some of our favorite dishes, and this is the one that Jazz and I really enjoyed because it was so similar to real pizza.  The crust was fluffy and moist. Therefore, the recipe meets both of the requirements I have for dishes on this blog.  As an added bonus, I don’t feel guilty eating half a pizza, which I did.  So I hope you give this a try and maybe whenever you are craving pizza but don’t want to use the time or the carbs, you can whip it out of your recipe box and make an effortless pizza meal.

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Here are the tools you’ll need:
– Food Processor
– Large Mixing Bowl
– Half Sheet Pan
– Parchment Paper

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Ingredients:
Florets of 1 fresh cauliflower (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 t Italian Spice Blend
3 T flax meal
1/2 cup + 1 T warm water
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Whisk warm water and flax seed meal together and set aside.
2. In your food processor, chop the cauliflower in about 3 batches (otherwise you will get large unprocessed chunks).  Grind them down until they are similar to a grain.

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3. Mix processed cauliflower, coconut flour, flax meal mixture, seasoning, and  salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
4. Place parchment paper on your sheet pan and pour the cauliflower dough on top.  Spread the dough out into the oval, making sure to keep it a little thicker around the edges.

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5. Pre-bake in the oven for 25 minutes.  Take  it out of the oven and top it any way you please.  Bake for another 15-20 minutes.  Serve and enjoy.

DSC_0830DSC_0819I made two different pizzas.  This one has a kale pesto, mushrooms, kalamata olives and prosciutto.  Then I made one for the kiddos. Cheese, mushrooms and pepperoni.

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Lastly, sometimes Jazz dresses Willow in the cutest outfits.  Happy Friday!!!

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Keeping Willow by Stacy Feyer-Salo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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