Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cauliflower Pizza

So this cauliflower crust pizza has been blowin' up on pinterest and the healthy food blogs in general so I thought I'd give it a go as I love pizza but not so much the calories/grease/etc associated with it. Even the fiancee was on board! I used Tasty Kitchen's recipe.

Here are my protips to you:
1) This isn't really pizza. The crust actually tastes more like some weird combination between a falafel and a pita. It tastes almost bread-y and not really crunchy or crusty at all.
2) If you are using a food processor, chop the heads really small first and do it in batches. My blades kept getting stuck and I think there was just too much going on. Pulsing it was the most frustrating part of this process for me.
3) I was surprised how well it held together. We worked really hard to drain the cauliflower after microwaving it and I think that helped.
4) I enjoyed it. Fiancee didn't. I think it was a little too convincingly looking for him without being the same taste.

I only remembered to take pictures part way through the process. This is after the crust is baked with the toppings.

Here's how it looked coming out of the oven.
With hot pepper flakes about to be consumed -- see how the crust didn't fall apart!

We have some leftover chopped cauliflower and I think I may buy some higher quality cheese -- I used Fat Free mozzarella but that may have contributed to the lack of appeal for the fiancee. Either that or try this Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe but I'm worried the cauliflower is a little pureed instead of rice-like.

Last night I was saying how hard I'm finding it to be dieting again and the fiancee sighed in agreement. He feels like he is on a diet with me. I guess I am the main person who feeds us at home and so he eats what I eat! I appreciate how supportive he is though. He is trying to help me lose the weight that I want to lose and get back into healthier eating patterns for myself. It is interesting how it affects him too -- though he started off our dinner with about half a bag of Ruffles so I do not think he understands "dieting" quite the same way I do. 

1 comment:

  1. quite a bit of ruffles there. cauliflower pizza looks absolutely delish btw. that's also a weird-but-definitely-saw-it-coming train of thought from your fiance. why not let him have a go at making something healthy and hearty if the cauliflower pizza isn't his thing?