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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

One of my absolute favorite foods is pizza, but unfortunately its not typically a healthy meal option. However, I learned a cool “cooking hack” to make pizza a bit healthier using cauliflower for the crust.  Sounds crazy, but it was actually really good!  To make one pizza crust you’ll need:

1 cauliflower head
1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
1 egg
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup fresh parsley
s + p to taste

Chop up the cauliflower and put the florets through a food processor or blender to until it resembles a fine crumbly mixture. Transfer to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10-15 minutes until its very soft. Remove from microwave and let it sit for 15 minutes to cool. Place your cauliflower mix on to a piece of cheese cloth to squeeze out any excess moisture.  Make sure to let the cauliflower cool first or else you will risk burning yourself!

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Transfer the cauliflower back into the bowl and add the egg, garlic, parsley, and cheese stirring it until it is all combined. I used a Microplane Herb Mill to shred up my parsley, but if you don’t have fresh parsley you could easily use dried. I also buy my garlic pre-minced at the grocery store — so much easier and saves my hands from smelling like garlic for days!

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Layer a silicone Silpat mat over a baking sheet and spread the cauliflower mixture out, shaping it into a pizza shape. Since my mat is a square, I was going for more of a “Sicilian” style pizza. Put it in the oven on 450* for 15 minutes or so, until it begins to brown. When you take it out you can add your pizza sauce, cheese, and any other toppings.  Then pop it back into the oven with the broiler on until the cheese is melted.

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Be careful not to use a sharp knife or pizza cutter on your Silpat mat! You can transfer it to a cutting board to cut, or I just used a blunt butter knife to gently make slices and then pulled them apart — the cauliflower is pretty soft.  You wont believe how good this pizza is even without any dough.  If you try this out, let me know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!!

A No Kitchen Dinner

We’re thiiiisss close to moving into our new house! We hit a little snag in our painting — apparently deep in the walls (literally!) beneath the paint from the previous owners is some wallpaper. As our paint went on it started to bubble and needed to be cut out, patched, and re-painted. So far the living room and dining room have this hidden wallpaper, and I am praying none of the other rooms do!

Anyway, in anticipation of our move I have been a packing machine.  Early on I packed things I could do without — Waterford crystal, fancy dinner plates, and puffy winter coats.  But I just recently started packing some serious things, like my kitchenwares.  Now without any pots and pans I’ve had to get creative with my cooking. Thankfully one of my favorite easy dinners requires only an oven and a piece of tin foil!

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“No kitchen” pizza

1 package of naan bread
1 small can of tomato sauce (I like Hunt’s salt free)
Package of shredded mozzarella
Any toppings of your choice (I chose frozen butternut squash)

Preheat oven to 400*. Lay out a piece of tin foil large enough for both pieces of naan bread. Spread out tomato sauce and cover with cheese. Add toppings, if any. Put in oven for 6-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve on your finest paper plates.

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My new plates & flatware

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Pizza perfection, with or without a full kitchen!