It’s exam time and there is a bit of collective anxiety around campus as students enter into the final stretch. What a perfect time to make some comfort food. This week I tried a pizza recipe that I promise will not leave you in a carb coma, hence impairing your studies and ability to stay awake.
I cannot take credit for this recipe . A friend of mine found it on the blog, “Your Lighter Side“. Basically, instead of having a crust made out of flour, the crust is made out of cooked, grated cauliflower. Sounds gross, eh?…but it isn’t…and it’s low carb/gluten-free. I could not even taste the cauliflower. Traditionally, I would think only weird people would cook like this, but actually think about it…you may have to jedi mind trick yourself a bit, pretending to be eating a real pizza, but you are gaining all the healthy benefits of cauliflower-lots of vitamin C, fiber, etc. So, why not try a healthier alternative?
I would modify the recipe a bit by adding garlic and substituting some of the full fat cheeses for reduced fat parmesan cheese or low-fat/skim mozzarella cheese but it’s worth trying if you are adventurous in the kitchen. If you try the recipe, let me know how you liked it and if you would make any adjustments.
Just as an fyi…cauliflower can be found here fresh at IGA Portsmouth or Save-A-Lot in Roseau. You can also buy it frozen.