Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I have been working on the perfect cauliflower pizza crust for a while now and I can say that I finally got it just right!

cauliflower pizza

INGREDIENTS

1/2 head of cauliflower

1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp parsley

1 tsp basil

1 tbsp. coconut flour

1 farm fresh egg

DIRECTIONS

Cut up cauliflower into large chucks and pulse in a food processor (you can also cut or grate into small pieces) until it is small ‘rice like’ pieces. Transfer into a small pan and cook on the stove with 1 tbsp. water for 3-4 minutes covered (or microwave covered for 3-4 minutes). Dump out any remaining water and allow cauliflower to cool on a large tea towel. Once cool you will want to wring out as much moisture as possible. Put cauliflower and all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl. Mix well, use your hands and make a dough. Place dough on a oiled piece of parchment paper (I used coconut oil cooking spray and it worked great). Shape into a circle and cook in the over at 425 for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Allow crust to cool for a few minutes and then flip it over and carefully peel off the parchment paper. Add toppings to the flipped side and cook for an additional 8 minutes. ENJOY!

*Note ~ you may want to double the recipe and make two pizza’s to feed the family. Tastes great with a side salad and roasted asparagus.

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P1040304 After baking at 425 for 10 minutes. Nice and golden!

Add whatever toppings you like. I allow my two year old to help with this part. We added sauce, turkey pepperoni, spinach and whole milk mozzarella. Super good!

P1040307 Bake at 425 for an additional 8 minutes.

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The crust should hold together nicely. Tastes delicious and guilt free; ENJOY!

 

 

 

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WIAW #2

I had so much fun sharing with you in last weeks WIAW post so I am here for round 2! Here is a look at my Tuesday eats.

I started my day with my Protein Pancake. It tastes so good that I find myself wanting to make one for every meal.

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Next up was Chobani Mango yogurt. I opened it for my daughter but ended eating almost the whole thing. (Whoops)

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For lunch I made a salad with apples, egg, carrots, strawberries, sunflower seeds, spinach and Annie’s dressing.

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Snack time was a large apple and homemade cashew butter. Such a perfect combination!

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Dinner was a taco salad with free range beef, spinach, lettuce, avocado, carrot and a side of scrambled farm fresh eggs. I topped it with plain Greek yogurt and salsa. It was very satisfying.

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And dessert was a chocolate covered marshmallow. I like to keep them in the freezer and then they do not melt in your hands. Yum!

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That is a wrap for today yesterday.


Thank you Jenn for hosting WIAW. Be sure to head over to her site for lots more.

QUESTION:

Do you eat dessert after dinner?

What is your favorite?

I usually always crave something sweet and I think it tastes better if it comes out of the freezer. See you next time.

 

What I ate Wednesday

I am excited to share with you my first WIAW! I love to see what other people are eating for ideas and inspiration. I hope that I can do the same for you. Here is a look at my day:

What I ate Wednesday #1

I woke up early with my little love bear z. She had her milk and I had  my favorite protein smoothie.  It was delicious and made me feel energized.
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Next up I heated up a cup of chai coconut coffee while we snuggled and watched cartoons. I love the idea of having something warm after my  cold smoothie. The black thing is the Chai tea bag. Doesn’t look very good but it is.

chai coffee

I few hours later I was craving a little snack so I went with my favorite… almond butter and a banana. It totally hit the spot and keep me running after my two year old until lunch time.

 

almond butter & banana

Not quite as hungry for lunch so I had a little chicken, asparagus and yam. Another power combo and quick and easy to throw together because we had leftovers. (we love leftovers)

Chicken, yam & asparagus

Dinner was chicken stir fry which is my go to dinner with a side of carrot slices.

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And I always want something for dessert so I had my latest cookie ball creation.  Little z and I are obsessed so we each had 2. Recipe coming soon. Here is a different cookie ball recipe to hold you over!

Cashew Cookie Ball

I felt pretty good about every bite!

If you are interested in linking up to Jenn’s What I ate Wednesday then head on over to Peas & Crayons for more information and to get started. Thank you Jenn for hosting!

QUESTIONS:

Have you jumped on the raw cookie ball craze? What is your favorite?

Do you love almond butter and bananas as much as I do?

Quick Easy Stir Fry

Happy Monday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We had such a nice weekend…lots of family time and a little time at the beach. The little Z and I stayed cozy on shore but notice our wet dog who was not afraid of the cold water in March. “crazy boy!”

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For dinner on Saturday I wanted something that would be fast and healthy. I had lots of veggies and some leftover steak so I decided to make Stir Fry with extra green to honor St. Patrick.

I love everything about stir fry…especially when it comes together so quick and easy! It is a one bowl meal that we can all enjoy.

stir fry

INGREDIENTS

serves 2 (and a toddler)

1 tbsp coconut oil

3 green onions chopped

1 small head broccoli chopped

1 carrot sliced

1/2 small cauliflower finely chopped or shredded

4 oz cooked steak (chicken or tofu would also be great)

1/2 small yam cooked

2 farm fresh eggs

1 garlic clove minced

1 tsp ginger minced

1 tsp liquid aminos

1 tsp tamari (or soy sauce)

1 handful fresh spinach

DIRECTIONS

Melt coconut oil in wok set to medium. Add the onion, broccoli, carrot and stir for a few minutes. Add cauliflower, sliced steak and yam. Make a hole and break eggs into wok. Gently scramble in the hole before mixing everything together. Add garlic, ginger, aminos and tamari. Add spinach and stir fry until desired tenderness.

Note: you can finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and chopped green onion.

So simple and so tasty, yum!

How was your weekend?

Do you like to cook or get take-out on the weekends?