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Cauliflower (California) Pizza

28 Jun

Well, I started school again after a semester off.  So far so good.  But, in classic college student fashion, I want pizza!  The only problem with that is that I’m still trying to lose vacation weight.  It’s slowly but surely coming off, but pizza is not in the diet plan.  After a little searching on the internet I came across a pretty awesome blog called Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth, and found this recipe. 

The only thing I did to alter the original recipe was that I wanted to use up the entire head of cauliflower, which made six cups of shredded cauliflower.  I made that into two pizzas and just added 1 1/2 times the amount of everything called for, except for the eggs, I added two to each “dough”.  It’s kinda hard to half an egg, lol.

I keep trying to call this Cauliflower Pizza, but my mind keeps thinking California Pizza.  I think that’s a good name for it!  Maybe I just have California on the mind.  It’s highly likely.

I highly recommend you give this a try.  It’s not exactly regular pizza, but it not far off either, and you would never know you were eating cauliflower if you didn’t make it yourself or someone told you.  There’s surprisingly quite a bit of flavor that comes from the spices you add into the crust and it makes the whole house smell good once it goes into the oven. 

I’ve read some complaints about other cauliflower crusts, how you can’t pick it up like regular pizza and that it has to be eaten with a fork.  I assure you that I didn’t have this problem at all…even though I was armed with a  fork just in case.

Here’s some drool-worthy pics for you to check out:

 

cauliflower pizza crustCooked califlower pizza crust

The crust before and after it’s cooked.  You can see it starts to resemble a dough more after it’s been cooked.

Cauliflower Pizza Done

And the final product!  I’m going to be honest here, it tastes even better than it looks!

Bubble Up Pizza

5 Apr

I’m stuffed!  So much for not cooking for a week in preparation to leave for a month.  I cleaned out the refrigerator and everything but having absolutely no food in the house sucks.  So I made a quick trip to the grocery store today for just enough stuff to make a recipe I found on Pinterest.  Find the recipe here.

Here’s what the final product will look like, or close anyway….

Bubble Up Pizza

I generally love all things vegetarian, but I’ll be honest, I had fully intended to pick up some pepperoni while I was at the store and totally forgot.  So, this is a veggie version.  1 can of artichoke hearts chopped, sliced pickled jalapeños (like for nachos), 1 can of sliced olives, 1 can of mushrooms, nearly an entire bag of spinach, and lots of cheese!  I ended up having to bake this much longer than the site suggested.  I’m not sure if it’s just my oven or the fact that I couldn’t find biscuit dough that came in a size of six biscuits, the smallest I found was packages of 8.  It still turned out really good though.  So much easier than rolling out dough. 

Juice Fast Day 15

22 Aug

My very final day of only juice!  I’m so excited.  I even went to the grocery store today and bought things that I don’t plan on juicing!  I bought two portabella mushrooms that I’m planning on using for my pizza “crust”, some organic garlic pasta sauce, and some shredded mozzarella cheese.  I know I need to do more shopping, but I didn’t bring a list with me so that’s all I could think to get. 

After 15 days of no fat, oil, sugar, flour, salt, etc. I feel like I am much more conscious about what I’m going to put in my body.  That doesn’t mean that I’m not going to enjoy what I eat and eat some bad things along the way.  There were displays upon displays of gummy bears, gummy worms, and sour gummies at Safeway today.  So tempting, but I was good.  I have also realized that I must not have eaten as badly as I thought I did before the fast because I really didn’t experience any detox side effects.  Doesn’t mean that there isn’t still room for improvement though!

After not weighing in yesterday I did my scale check this morning and was only down .2lbs.  Those days where I switch to and from nights really mess me up.  I’m not even really eating all that much more than I normally would, but something about being up around 30 hours, even with a nap, just seems to really screw with my entire body.  I’m lucky to work 4-10s and have three days off.  At least my body semi-adjusts during the week and during the weekend, it’s those in-between parts that are no good.  So, the ultimate final weigh in will be tomorrow morning.  I’m curious, but I don’t expect to lose all that much more.