Ok, I know I said I wasn’t going to post a bunch of recipes, but since starting this Paleo diet again I am forced to do allot of cooking. (Imagine that? Fresh food!) And honestly… I am just so darn proud of myself, I had to share.
Let me begin by saying that for those TRUE paleo people, I know cheese isn’t 100% paleo. I am more of an 80/20 style. Fermented foods are ok on my personal list, in moderation (I can’t give up my sourdough completely).
I wanted to make something with the little bit of leftover cauliflower I had so I thought…pizza! I was craving pizza on the way home, so why not.
I looked up various cauliflower crust recipes, so I had an idea of what to do but I didn’t have quite enough cauliflower to make them work.
Yes, I improvised. I had a medium zucchini and a half a bell pepper for good measure. Throw in some cheese, almond flower, eggs, and some spices, and I had one hell of a mess. 🙂
I spread it all out as evenly as I could in a stoneware cookie sheet and baked at 400 for 35 minutes. The edges were brown, but the inside was very soft. I lowered the temp to 250 and left for another 10 minutes. It still came out a little softer than I would have liked; not sure how to fix that. I am thinking lower temp longer cook time? Still tasted great with the toppings!
Since the crust was mostly veggies, I didn’t see a need to add to much to the toppings. I spread the top with spaghetti sauce. Then I diced one large chicken breast (already cooked), and sliced an avocado on top. Sprinkled with cheese, and voila!
I baked this for about another 15 minutes at 250ºF to warm everything through and melt the cheese.
I was really happy with the flavor!
So here’s the recipe. If you have any suggestions for corrections, additions, variations, please let me know. 🙂
- Approx 3 cups chopped cauliflower (1/3 head)
- 1/2 bell pepper
- 1 med zucchini
- 1 scant cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup pecan halves
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp mint
- Process ingredients in food processor using blade attachment.
- Spread on cookie sheet
- Bake at 350ºF for 40 minutes or until cooked through.
From here you will add whatever toppings you like!