Ummm how is summer almost over? Actually, it’s officially over for my daughter who started school today. CUE the hysterical crying, at this point I don’t know if I’m more upset that my BABY is officially in Kindergarten, or, that my mornings are about to get HECTIC. It never fails, no matter how much preparation (frantically searching Pinterest for all these neat ideas I am too lazy to do), I run around on school mornings like a crazy woman.
And school nights end with me excusing myself from exercise (hello, I deserve to sit in front of mindless TV) and desperately wanting dinner to appear in front of me magically. I also feel a bit better when my dinner is sort of healthy due to my inability to motivate myself to work out.
You get me?
Pizza is always one of those no fail dinners, you control the flavor and it can be different every time you make it. I like pizza, my daughter likes pizza, my boyfriend likes pizza…we eat a lot of pizza. Especially on nights where my laziness is at its peak.
This summer the man of the house and I spent a few glorious nights in Palm Springs. We laid in the pool and drank Frosé, ate good food, and repeated that a few times for maximum vacation effect. Our first night in the desert, we ate at a glorious restaurant that served AMAZING pizza…with CAULIFLOWER crust!!! Feeling a little guilty at the amount of carbs we had consumed during the day, along with the sheer curiosity, we bravely ordered the alternative crust and OMG, it was awesome. Like, I-don’t-want-regular-pizza-anymore, awesome. The crust was crispy enough, and bursting with flavor. I literally wanted to eat this for every meal.
Unfortunately, the time came for us to leave our vacation and go back to our real lives. But, I knew I couldn’t let that pizza be just a memory. I lasted 48 hours at home before I decided to recreate the masterpiece that is Cauliflower crust, and let’s just say it is a hit. Such a big hit that my daughter even eats it, and her number one rule is to avoid vegetables as much as possible. Oh, and this dish fits in nicely with my lazy nights, it is super easy and requires minimal ingredients. HOME RUN!
Trust, this crust is amazing AF and you need it in your life ASAP. I’m a bread FIEND and I actually prefer this healthier alternative.
The most glorious part, you can change-up the toppings and literally eat this every day. I say that with experience.
*To make the crust more crispy be sure to squeeze out as much water as you can from the cauliflower.
Gluten Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust
A tasty (and healthy) alternative to conventional pizza crust
- 1 head cauliflower (cleaned and chopped)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
- 3 tablespoons Feta, Parmesan, or any other cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Step 1 preheat oven to 400′
- Step 2 using a food processor chop cauliflower into fine grains
- Step 3 cook cauliflower in microwave for 4 min.
- Step 4 after it is cool to the touch, use a cheesecloth (or thin dish towel) to squeeze out as much water as possible
- Step 5 mix egg, seasoning, cheese, and salt into cauliflower
- Step 6 place mixture on parchment paper and shape into desired pizza crust shape
- Step 7 cook at 400′ for 10min or until edges are golden