Cauliflower Cheese Pizza

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I am approaching day 60 of my ketosis eating plan. I must say that as the days go on my appetite has almost diminished and it becomes much easier to fight cravings. I am also much more creative with the things that I cook and eat. However, I do miss bread. I miss yeast rolls actually. I never ate that many prior, maybe once every few months but that’s my one major craving along with chocolate ganache cupcakes. I have also caught myself explaining ketogenic vs. low-carb vs. paleo vs. gluten-free to several people. I’ve read so much about them that I just assume everyone would know the common ground rules. I will define these terms very simply. I would suggest consulting a physician for detailed information on the diets.

Low-Carb: Also called Atkins. Made popular by Dr. Atkins.  You eat under 50 carbohydrates a day. Atkins starts off with phases and you eventually build up to high carbohydrates.

Ketogenic: Also called keto & ketosis. Is an extremely low-carbohydrate diet. You consume no more than 20 grams of carbohydrates a day.

Paleolithic: Also called paleo & cave-man. Made popular by Walter Voegtlin. The belief that modern humans should follow a diet that is as nutritionally close to that of their Paleolithic ancestors as possible. Which means eating fruit, nuts, berries and lean meats.

Gluten-Free: is a diet that excludes gluten, a protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye.

These diets all have one thing in common, you’re giving up pizza. 

And… that was a challenge for me. I didn’t realize how much pizza was apart of my weekly diet until I started the process. So tonight I made a cauliflower crust cheese pizza and I was so happy. Did it taste like the original? No, it didn’t. But it was a nice substitute and the next time I bake it I plan to add pepperoni, bell peppers, onions and diced tomatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of Parmesan or mozzarella cheese
  • seasoning (I used basil, Greek, parsley, black pepper and garlic)

Directions:

1. Clean and rice cauliflower. I detailed the process here.

2. Steam the cauliflower for 5 minutes and squeeze as much water as you can from it.

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3. Mix cauliflower, eggs,  1/2 cup cheese and seasoning in a medium bowl.

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4. Make two mounds on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

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5. Flatten and shape the mix. Top with remaining cheese and bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until cheese is brown.

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And then you get this…

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and this…cauliflowerbread6 cauliflowerbread7

and of course people who do this!

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I was really surprised at how well this turned out. My children also enjoyed it which was a happy moment for me. It’s always great when you can share a new recipe with the people you love.

 

Thank you for reading my food blog andallowing me to share my journal with you. Take the time today to appreciate someone who does something you take for granted.

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Mostly Cloudy
    Sep 11, 2014

    Paleolithic translated means old stone. It is one of two terms used to refer to the stone age of humans. The other being Neolithic, or new stone.

    Another of your dishes I am looking forward to trying. Thanks for sharing.

    • Erica
      Sep 11, 2014

      Thanks for the history facts! I can always appreciate that.

  2. decaturskater
    Sep 12, 2014

    Great post E. Love the creativity with the cauliflower and the pictures are awesome. My fav are the labels that you place over the ingredients in the pictures. I’ve Never seen that before with online recipes. Oh yeah and, this dish was totally yum, so thanks for that too. Great job!!

    • Erica
      Sep 12, 2014

      Thanks! I had extra energy yesterday. It came out better than I expected.

  3. Shelva Johnson
    Sep 20, 2014

    Looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!

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