Monday, February 9, 2015

National Pizza Day!


It's easier than you may think to go meatless on monday. A lot of classic meals can be made meat free! And in honor of National Pizza Day, why not go for a pizza topped with delicious veggies. Some traditional veggie toppings include peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, pineapple, roasted red pepper, and spinach. If you want to go extreme with the veggies, you can even make the crust out of cauliflower instead of dough! Check out this recipe for an awesome Cauliflower Pizza. Enjoy!


Cauliflower Pizza  You'll never go back to a regular dough pizza after trying this!

Ingredients:
- 2 cups finely chopped cauliflower
- 1/4 (heaping) cup hummus - I recommend garlic hummus!
- 3/4 (heaping) cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup egg white
- 1 tsp. oregano
- Pizza toppings of your choice (cheese, veggies, sauce, etc.)

Directions:
- Preheat oven to 450
- Finely chop the cauliflower until you have 2 cups worth
- Cook the cauliflower by steaming it, or putting it in the microwave for around 8 minutes. Cauliflower is done when is turns translucent.
- In a food processor, combine your hummus, cheese, egg and oregano until smooth.
- In a bowl, mix the cooked cauliflower with the blended ingredients. The mixture will be slightly runny.
- Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet, and then thinly spread the mixture on the parchment paper. If you do not have parchment paper, you can grease the cookie sheet (the pizza may stick to the pan a little if you do it this way - but nothing too bad).
- Bake the crust for 25-35 minutes. The top should be golden. When poked with a fork, the crust should be somewhat soft, but not gooey.
- Take the crust out, and top it with your ingredients.
- Broil the fully topped pizza for a few minutes, until the your cheese is melted, and the crust is crispy on the edges.
- Enjoy! This recipe will make a large sized personal pizza.


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