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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

1c. cauliflower, pulsed into tiny looking grain (I’ll explain)

1c. shredded provolone cheese

1 garlic clove, chopped

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp. dried basil or oregano

1/4 tsp. garlic salt

pepper

Directions:

1. Pre heat oven to 450 degrees. Take a head of cauliflower and break up the florets into the food processor and pulse down until you get something that resembles course grain. Be sure not to over process.

2. Place 1c. cauliflower grain in bowl that is safe for the microwave and cook for 4 minutes. While the cauliflower cooks place the beaten egg, chopped garlic, dried herbs, garlic salt and pepper in a bowl, mix to combine. Next add the shredded cheese and mix again.

3. When the cauliflower is done cooking let cool for just a minute and then add it to the cheese mixture. Mix to combine all the ingredients. Scoop the mixture onto a lined w/parchment paper or oiled cookie sheet. (I have a silpat that I placed on my baking sheet, it worked great) Form the mixture into a good size circle.

4. Place the cauliflower crust in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes turn oven off and leave the crust in for another 5 minutes. Take crust out of the oven and top with whatever you want (you want to make sure that all of your toppings are cooked accordingly beacuase you are just going to place the whole pizza under the broiler for just a minute to warm through or melt any extra chesse you might add).

-Cosmo Hippie Chef Toppings-

DIY Pizza Sauce

Sauteed mushrooms

Fresh arugula

Sprinkle of pecorino cheese

Truffle oil (drizzled on after the pizza was under a low broiler for 5 minutes)

Nutrition:

Cauliflower- One cup of raw cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C and is a very good source of fiber, potassium, phosphorus and B vitamins. Caulifower and other cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cabbage, and kale contain compounds that may help prevent cancer. They increase the activity of enzymes that disable and eliminate carcinogens.

Cheese- Cheese contains a high concentration of essential nutrients, in a particular high-quality protein and calcium, as well as other nutrients sush as phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A, riboflavin and vitamin B12.

Love:

So this idea for a cauliflower pizza crust has been floating around facebook and pinterest so I just had to try it. Bill-y loves pizza but we differ on the frequency on how often we should eat pizza, it’s not that I don’t like pizza but I’m trying to keep my sexy! So this idea for crust made out of vegetables was right up my alley and who knows Bill-y just might like it to. Well neeed less to say he was a total skeptic, he says ‘this is the weirdest idea I have ever heard of!’. Guess what? Master William loved it and thought it tatsed so gourmet. Maybe, just maybe we have solved the pizza dillema in our house. Enjoy!

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