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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Using cauliflower as a main ingredient for pizza crust seems like a strange idea; however, it works really well. The fibrous texture and full flavor from cauliflower makes a nice base for this recipe. Many cauliflower pizza crust recipes just use cauliflower because the goal of the recipe is to be carb-free. Since my main cooking goal is to be gluten-free, I add rice flour to make the cauliflower pizza crust more fluffy, chewy, and bread-like.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cauliflower florets (frozen or fresh)
  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put cauliflower florets in a food processor on high for 1-2 minutes. Put the cauliflower into the microwave for 3 minutes and let it cool down.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Strain the cauliflower through cheese cloth. Squeeze the liquid out. This will prevent the pizza crust from becoming soggy. 3 cups of cauliflower florets will produce approximately 1 3/4 cups of cauliflower “flour”.

Strain water out of cauliflower

Strain water out of cauliflower

Mix together the cauliflower, rice flour, baking powder, egg, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, ground black pepper, salt, basil, and garlic powder.

Split the dough in half and roll into two balls. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and brush with olive oil. Place one ball of pizza dough onto each baking sheet.

Brush olive oil on top of the dough. Press the ball of pizza dough with your hands into the shape of a thin pizza. Bake in oven for 10 – 12 minutes.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Remove from oven and add desired pizza toppings. I used tomato pizza sauce, canned mushrooms, roma tomatoes, baked chicken breast, and mozzarella cheese. Bake for another 8 minutes.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust with toppings.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust with toppings.

Close-up picture of cauliflower pizza crust.

Close-up picture of cauliflower pizza crust.

Note: This recipe makes two small pizza crusts.

 

 

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

This is the ideal cookie recipe when feeding people that do not have gluten allergies and restrictions. The combination of the oatmeal and teff flour give this cookie the inside chewiness and outside crispiness that a perfect peanut butter cookie strives for.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Ingredients:

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together the butter, peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Add in the oatmeal flour, teff flour, baking soda, and salt.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough into balls that are about 1 inch in diameter. Put 12 cookie balls onto each baking sheet.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Bake on 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are light brown on top.

Tip: If you have left-over dough, roll into balls, put into a Ziploc bag and store in freezer. The next time you want cookies, they are ready to bake.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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Beverage

Citrus Mint Sparkling Water Recipe

Citrus Mint Sparkling Water Recipe

This Citrus Mint Sparkling Water recipe is a healthy compromise when soda cravings occur. It has fizzy bubbles and an intensely crisp flavor without all of the added sugar.

Citrus Mint Sparkling Water Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unflavored sparkling water
  • 5-8 mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger root
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 3-5 ice cubes

Citrus Mint Sparkling Water Recipe Directions:

Muddle the mint leaves.

Finely grate the ginger root.

Squeeze the lemon.

Add in the unflavored sparkling water, grapefruit juice, and ice cubes and stir.

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Basic Soup Base Recipe

Basic Soup Base Recipe

The amount of different soup flavors are endless; however I use the same soup base recipe for most of my non-cream soups. I start with my base and then add different ingredients, depending on the type of soup that I am making. It is a simple combination of ingredients, but produces a flavorful soup base to build upon.

Basic Soup Base Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 5 celery sticks
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 white onion

Basic Soup Base Recipe Instructions:

Mince the garlic and chop the celery, carrots, and onion. Add the vegetables to the soup pot with olive oil and fry on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring every minute. This will help draw out the flavors from the vegetables, which will later infuse into the soup.

Suggested Soup Ideas:

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Lentil Soup
  • Mexican Chicken Soup
  • Vegetable Potato Soup
  • Ham Soup

For a scratch chicken soup broth recipe, click here.

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Flourless Bacon and Egg Muffin Recipe

Flourless Bacon and Egg Muffin Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 small orange pepper
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 thin slices of back bacon
  • 5 extra-large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

Add diced orange pepper, diced onion, minced garlic, and olive oil to a frying pan. Cook for 7 minutes, or until onions start to become translucent. Set aside.

Orange pepper, onion, garlic, and olive oil

Orange pepper, onion, garlic, and olive oil

Thinly slice six pieces of back bacon. Take a large, greased muffin tin and press one slice of bacon into each cup.

Flourless Bacon and Egg Muffin Recipe

Line with back bacon slices

Scoop the vegetable mixture into the bacon cups.

Flourless bacon and egg muffin recipe: Add peppers and onion

Vegetable mixture in bacon cups

Lightly blend together the eggs, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Pour the egg mixture into the cups and sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top.

Flourless Bacon and Egg Muffin Recipe: Egg mixture

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

 

 

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