10 easy steps to Cauliflower Crust Veggie Pizza

Ingredients

3 Assorted peppers

1 Bag of spinach

1 Onion

1 Can of black olives

Baby Bella mushrooms

1 bag of Mozzarella, Italian 5 cheese and mozzarella & cheddar

2 Eggs

1 Can of tomato basil sauce

2 Heads of Cauliflower

Seasoning : Salt, Pepper, Italian seasoning, Parsley and Garlic powder.

Step 1: Break apart Cauliflower and steam for 10 minutes, or until it is completely soft

Step 2: Drain the cauliflower and put it in a food processor to break down into crumb size

Step 3: Move cauliflower out of processor and into bowl to add ingredients for crust.

 Step 4:  Add 2 cracked eggs, seasoning (season to your personal taste), 1/2 cup of mozzarella, 1/4 cup of Mozzarella and cheddar, 1/4 cup of Italian 5 cheese blend.

Step 5: Mix until the eggs have completely saturated into cauliflower mix and seasoning and cheese are distributed evenly.

Step 6: Cover baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with any non-stick spray

Step 7: Spread mixture onto baking sheet and work it around until it is flattened out evenly on pan.

Step 8: Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake crust for 30 minutes or until it is browned and crispy. Mine was light brown, however in the future I will leave it in longer and possibly broil it because I like a very crispy crust.

Step 9: While your crust is baking chop and saute your veggies in a pan with olive oil and add light seasoning. I used about 1 quarter of each pepper, 1 quarter onion, and 4 Baby bella mushrooms.

Step 10:  Take the crust out when it is browned to your liking and add toppings. I layered the tomato sauce first,then three cheeses, sauteed vegetables, 2 hand fulls of spinach, and 1 whole can of black olives. Pop it back in the oven till the cheese is melted and browned

Enjoy!




Grain Free Recipes

So I have recently begun eating a majority grain free diet, to assist in weight loss and over all improving my health. This means no bread, pasta, breading, oats, rice,quinoa etc while focusing on increasing veggies and protein. As you can imagine it can feel kind of limiting when it comes to food choices and I love food lol. I’ve been finding enjoyment out of thinking of new recipes and trying things out. I will be posting my dishes and giving trial and error advice for those of you who want to try your hand at some new recipes. I hope you enjoy!

10 easy steps to Cheesy Spinach Dip

 This can serve as a great thanksgiving appetizer or delicious addition to any watch party now that football season is coming to an end and playoff time is coming around. Forget going to the bar and spending on appetizers when you can entertain and have great food right at home with this cheesy Spinach dip!

Ingredients

2 packs of frozen uncut spinach

1 cup of Mozzarella cheese

1 cup of Mexican 4 cheese blend

1 large fork full of cream cheese

1 tbs of chopped onion

4 baby artichoke hearts

3/4 cup of Sour Cream

3/4 cup of Mayonnaise

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

1/4 tsp Old Bay

1/4 tsp Paprika

1/4 tsp of chili powder

1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp Mrs. Dash

(Seasonings are recommended but you may deviate as you’d like depending on taste.)

 

Directions

  1. Warm up Frozen spinach in microwave for 15 minutes to thaw. Check consistency of spinach after and look for frozen pieces; It should be soft. Give more time if necessary 
  2. Place thawed spinach in a strainer and press water out until majority of liquid is gone.                                                       
  3. Place spinach in mixing bowl then add about 3/4 of your sour cream and mayonnaise ( in order to not drown spinach in the wet mixture.). 
  4. Add the chopped artichoke and onion and mix evenly. 
  5. Mix in both cheeses and seasonings. ( Taste test to make sure seasoning is to your liking)     
  6. Add cream cheese and mix with fork ensuring it permeates the entire mixture.                                                                   
  7. Add the rest of the sour cream and mayonnaise. 
  8. Pour into baking pan and spread evenly. 
  9. Sprinkle both cheeses on top of mixture.    
  10. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the top is brown; Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!