Monday, April 02, 2012

Pinteractive: Cauliflower crust

Brent and I started the 17 Day Diet again last week. During a search for recipes on Pinterest for the first cycle of the program, I found this intriguing recipe for a cauliflower "crust." I tried the recipe for myself Saturday night.

I didn't take any photos of my own preparation because I was in a bit of a rush to get out of the house for a night with the girls, but the blogger gives a great breakdown of how to do it yourself. I followed her instructions to make four crusts for pizza and breadsticks.

The first pair of pizza crusts turned out darker than I had planned, which I blame on our temperamental oven and the hybrid parchment/foil paper I used. I think the foil side of the paper may have conducted too much heat. But it was still quite delicious, prepared per instructions with cheese and low-carb tomato sauce. (Rao's is our favorite sauce, by the way, and is found at my local Safeway and Target.) I wasn't able to find fat-free mozzarella, per the plan, so I had to cheat and use a reduced-fat version. And I was able to find the nutritional yeast in the bulk section of a local health food store.

The breadsticks turned out a little less done than they probably should've been because I was worried about them ending up like the first pizza crusts so I took them out a little earlier, but they were fine when I used them as the "bread" for a sandwich yesterday.

Brent loved the pizza, and although it wasn't Em's dinner for the night, she loved the tastes she took. She ate a bunch of my sandwich yesterday when she saw I had used the breadsticks.

This recipe is a definite new favorite in our house.

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  1. Glad you tried this and liked it. We've been looking for a low carb crust and tried a flax seed one that was terrible. Texture was OK, but it had such a weird aftertaste. Blech. Another friend said the cauliflower one is good and I'm excited to try it. You should probably steer clear of my post for the week. It's all kinds of carby sinfulness. ;) For that matter, I probably should have steered clear of it too...

  2. I love making homemade pizza, but I don't like having all the bread for the crust. Now I really want to try this!

  3. i need to try this. cauliflower mock mashed potatoes are pretty good, too, although the texture is ab it off.