I’ve made this so many times now that I have the perfect recipe (if I do say so).
My client loved it too… and she had no idea it was full of cauliflower 🙂
Cauli-Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
½ cup cauli rice
2 T coconut flour
¾ cup sharp cheddar
1-2 tsp pizza seasoning
Rice your cauli and steam it (you can steam it before you rice it too). Don’t worry about pressing the liquid out of it–some recipes call for this (I’m way too lazy to do that!). Mix the cauli with coconut flour, eggs, cheese (any kind works—I like sharp cheddar or parm), and pizza seasoning. Grease a pan REALLY well, and make two pizza crusts (for two mini pizzas) or several smaller ones (easier to flip). Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Let the top get totally brown, and even hit it with the broiler for a few minutes. Flip the crusts, and broil for a few min. Take out of the oven… Add toppings. Return to broiler till toppings are heated and cheese is melted!
Or, stop after you’ve added the toppings, put foil over the pan, transport it to your client’s fridge, and stick a post-it note on it telling her to remove the foil and put under broiler till cheese melts.
She’ll call you later, telling you how amazing you are, and how this is the best money she’s ever spent.
I like to make these really small too (like cookie-size) and do mini pizzas (english muffin pizzas?). For this particular one, the sauce was Rao’s Basil Marinara (2 jars) plus 1lb ground beef and 1lb hot italian sausage. Of course, there’s a ton of sauce. I used it in lasagna and pizza soup too. I’ll share those later!
This is honestly the best cauli crust I’ve had—if you bake it long enough, you can totally cut it and eat it like regular pizza, and the coconut flour helps to add just a little fluffy-bready-ness to it.
News/Notes: Last night, I made dinner for my cousin and two of her friends. I experimented and it turned out amazingly well. I’ll share the pics and recipes over the next couple days, but I’ll give you a sneak peek of the dessert here:
Of course it was evening, and the lighting wasn’t great for pics… so I used the floor as a backdrop and just apologized to everyone for being obnoxious like that. They didn’t care—in fact, they all told me I should write a cookbook. Ha.
This dessert was a masterpiece I’ve been developing in my mind for a couple weeks—I really wanted to combine my three favorite things into one dish: chocolate, cheese, and wine!
So, I finally did. And it turned out even better than I anticipated! I’ll share the recipe tomorrow.
I’m loving my new kitchen life–and I’m thinking I may try and get another client in my neighborhood. My friends last night are big supporters of the idea, and even came up with a business name for me—my cousin has been affectionately calling my new endeavor “meals on wheels,” in response to which I politely asked her to name it something more glamourous… I’ll tell you what they came up with later after I make it happen!
I went on a (second) date today to the Griffith Observatory—the view was so amazing! If I wasn’t still trying to act somewhat normal in front of this guy, I would’ve taken pics and instagrammed it. Lol. Anyway, he’s nice, and we’ll probably end up being friends… especially if he google stalks me and reads this!
The Under Armour What’s Beautiful Challenge is going so well! I’m really excited, and if you want to follow along, you can see our team updates, videos, and pics here. You can join the team if you want to as well!
One last thing…
Yesterday, Pilar and I were shooting a yoga video in Palisades Park for our next online course (geared toward women 6-12 weeks postpartum). I was sitting off to the side under a tree holding baby Maya, and feeding her (lucky me!)… This (crazy?) lady walked up and tried to have a conversation with Pilar…through her legs!
I cut the clip out of the larger video so I could show you… Pilar handled it really well, but I think the funniest part was after the lady left, and we were both cracking up—Pilar never broke her stride though! I wanted to stop the lady, but I didn’t want to yell or get up while I was feeding Maya.
Ok, one last thing (for real this time, I promise!). I got another pic back from the photo shoot I did in Rochester with Kurt Wannenwetsch and my friend Shirley (I think Shirley has a whole cd full of pics, but they’re too big to email so she just sent me her favorite). I’m a pretzel! Actually, it’s garudasana (eagle) pose. I think it looks pretty cool, and the organic spray tan doesn’t hurt 🙂