Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pinterest Audition: Cauliflower Crusts

We have changed our diet to exclude most grains and it was not a hardship. I feel better for the switch out and am enjoying the challenge of researching and making healthy meals. We are not being crazy about it. Last weekend we had smokies in whole wheat thin bread out sledding. Perry really loves mini pizzas for dinner once in awhile. I found some recipes for coconut flour crusts but wanted to try the cauliflower ones first. A complete success followed. Really so very simple too. The crust was substantial enough to pick up and eat also.


The crusts cooling after being baked

Cauliflower Tortillas (Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free)
www.slimpalate.com

3/4 head of cauliflower riced ( I used a whole head)
2 eggs
salt & pepper to taste

  • Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • I didn't rice the cauliflower I used my food processor and creamed it. Cook 2 min in the microwave, stir & then cook an additional 2 minutes
  • Place in a cotton cloth and squeeze the moisture out. Careful as it will be hot.
  • Place back in a bowl and add remaining ingredients, it will be a bit runny
  • Spread mix in thin circles onto the parchment paper
  • Bake for 10 min, carefully peel and flip. Cook for another 5 - 7 minutes
  • Cool on wire rack
  • The recipe called for browning in a frying pan. I skipped this step because I was using them for pizza crusts and they were going back into the oven.
Spreading the crusts with tomato pesto
Mini pizzas ready to cook. After the tomato pesto layer I placed thinly sliced onions, peppers, mushrooms and cooked chicken. Topped with a sprinkle of feta cheese and thin slices of JalapeƱo Havarti. (Incidentally Perry used a potato peeler and peeled the thinnest slices of cheese ever, who knew you could peel cheese with a potato peeler??)
The finished product.... absolutely delicious!!!!

Also of note to mention is that the next day the leftovers tasted great. The crust did not absorb moisture in the fridge at all. A complete success, we will make these again and adapt them for other bread type uses.

Relax... Respect...Enjoy....give up those grains... Dorri

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