Craving Pizza – Cauliflower Style

One of my biggest weaknesses – besides french fries – is MF pizza.  I mean seriously, I could eat a slice of pizza every single day if my mid-section wasn’t fearing for dear life.  It surely doesn’t help that there’s a $1 slice pizza joint on every single block of NYC.  Literally, Every ?? Single?? Block ?? *attempts to milly rock – gives up*

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However, on my quest to get a kick-ass body like Teyana Taylor, I’ve been researching some healthier ways to satisfy my insane pizza cravings. And there it was, like a light beaming down from pizza heaven – cauliflower-crusted pizza!!! You mean I can stuff my face with awesome pizza without feeling guilty? *insert praise here*

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For those who have never tried it, I know you heard the word “cauliflower” and thought to yourself, “WTF”.  I can relate because I did too.  It sounds less than appetizing, but it’s actually really, really good. Trust me, you won’t even be able to tell the difference!

My only gripes with making this dish is that it can be a little time-consuming and messy, but if you can deal with that, it’s well-worth the results! Also, I made this pizza twice and it kinda fell apart both times when I went to cut the slices, but I read that if you use parchment paper, it will hold together like real pizza!  I’m going to try that next time 🙂

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Want to take a shot at making your own cauliflower-crust pizza?  Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup of shredded mozzerella
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • toppings (I used spinach, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 can of pizza sauce (or you if you’re feeling fancy – make your pizza sauce from scratch!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic (sliced)
  • basil leaves (if you have them)
  • parchment paper (some recipes suggest that this helps to hold the crust together!)

A lot of the recipes you’ll find online differ, so I’d just pick the one I’m most comfortable with.  Some people use a grater to grate the cauliflower – some use a food processor – of course I was #ratchet and used a blender, but it worked just the same.

Hop over to paleoleap for more detailed instructions – and below is a pretty thorough youtube tutorial that you can tweak as your own!

And if you’re just looking for a bite-sized snack, check out this video for cauliflower pizza bites!

Happy eating 🙂

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