It has been a LONG difficult week. A trip with the gals to Columbus proved to be a bit more tempting than I had anticipated. Mind you, I did pack healthy food and snacks, which worked at first. We stopped at Starbucks (I had a cup of dark coffee), The Thurman Café (I had a side salad and boneless chicken wings with no sauce and tried my best to remove the breading), at the concert they had bar type drinks and food (I had water), after the concert I caved a bit, we had munchies back in the room (I had a few M&Ms & Pringles), and then this girl REALLY caved at McDonald’s for breakfast. I ordered the egg white delight and yes, I ate ALL of it, muffin too!! I felt horrible afterward. I had come so far!! The worst part was after I got home I found myself craving carbs!! I NEEDED a pizza, NEEDED!! Crazy, right!? I have found that it is moments like these that we have a very difficult decision. We can either say screw it, and go back to old habits, or forgive ourselves and get back on the healthy eating plan. I decided on the latter but I STILL wanted Pizza!! So I made cauliflower pizza crust! It tasted amazing…like an artisan pizza. But I will tell you truthfully that it took a lot of work & time…at least when compared to a “Hot & Ready” or frozen pizza.
If you When you make this I would suggest doubling the recipe so you have some “cauliflower dough” for a future pizza.
2 pounds cauliflower
¼ cup feta cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Clean and cut up cauliflower. Place in food processor and pulse till it is the consistency of rice. Fill large put with roughly 1-1/2 inches water and bring to a boil. Place cauliflower in pot, cover with lid, and cook for 5 minutes. Get a strainer, place cheesecloth over strainer, and drain the cauliflower into the cheesecloth. (Don’t have cheesecloth, improvise…I found this bag that contained limes to be quite useful). Twist and squeeze out all the water. Place cauliflower in bowl; add 1 beaten egg, cheese, & Italian Seasoning. Mix everything together. Place parchment paper over cookie sheet. Pour “dough” onto parchment paper, spread dough out and create a crust for the pizza. “Dough” should be 1/3 inch thick. Bake at 400 for 35 minutes or until golden brown around crust. Remove from oven and add toppings.
And now I will answer what I know I was wondering…doesn’t it make you feel WAY gassy? I can confirm that after eating half this pizza (yep, no shame! Haha!) I was not gassy. And no, I did not have to go #2 quickly or a lot. It was damn good though!! Bacon & Feta, nothing better!! What is you favorite pizza topping? Any strange/weird toppings you like?