Wednesday, April 2, 2014

No grain! Cauliflower Crust Pizza

So I just did a 2 week detox! In the winter I fell into a seriously lazy winter cave and pretty much stopped working out, oops. I was still eating healthy but too much wheat and noodles (I could eat my weight in noodles). To me detox is mostly for behavioral change and setting you on a right track – not to starve yourself or just drink juice for 7 days (I need to chew things). I would say the no coffee was hard! In retrospect since I usually just drink one cup a day, you could keep it in.

I’d really recommend it - kick start a healthy lifestyle! Don't wait, just go shopping for tons of vegetables and fruit and do it! You'll feel really good.

I did a standard detox:

No sugar
No caffeine (except green tea)
No refined carbs (only brown rice, quinoa, etc.- whole grains)
No meat (I did a little fish)
No dairy or eggs
No soy (yes no tofu, get into beans for protein)

Here's a great cauliflower crust pizza recipe! Considering I didn't really follow the recipe that closely, I'd say it's pretty foolproof! (i didn't heat the cauliflower before mixing in cheese and used egg substitute) but now I can experiment for a more crispy crust next time.

recipe from fitsugar 

  • Nonstick spray or olive oil 
  • 2 1/2 cups cauliflower, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten-  I used substitute: 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce - I made my own tomato sauce with cherry tomatoes, half a can of tomato paste and some red wine and water to break it down.
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Fresh basil leaves

1.   Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 425ºF.
2.   Grate the cauliflower using a box grater until you have two cups of cauliflower crumbles. Place in a large bowl and microwave for seven to eight minutes, or until soft. Remove from the microwave and let cool.
3.   Mix in the egg, one cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Once combined, pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared pizza pan. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden.
4.   Top the pizza with the sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella, grape tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bake in the oven until melted and bubbly, another 10 minutes. Top with basil before serving.

Have a salad on the side. And do have the leftovers for lunch next day.
Enjoy xo 

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