Recipe of the Week: Faux Pizza
Prepared for our Open House by chef and Go Figure co-owner, David, this recipe, admittedly, sounds questionable as to tasting like pizza! Even David’s wife, and Go Figure co-owner, Cheryl, was skeptical. That is until she and everyone else tried it and loved it! For those who have kept away for awhile from one of the U.S. favorites and major fat producers, pizza, this could be the answer to your periodic pizza cravings.
-½ cauliflower head (yes, cauliflower!) medium size. Pulse in food processor to form grain-size pieces. (Do not overblend) Use about 1 cup cauliflower after grinding.
-¾ cup flaxseed. Grind in coffee grinder to make meal. (Unless you’re a fan of coffee-flavored pizza, clean the grinder first)
-¾ cup almond flour –1 tsp. salt
-3 egg whites – 2 Tbsp. olive oil
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Blend dry ingredients, including cauliflower, in electric mixer. Add egg whites and oil. Let stand 15 minutes.
Coat a baking sheet with edges liberally with olive oil. Place above dough mix on sheet. Using either parchment paper or wax paper, place on top of dough and pat out to about ¼ inch thickness or a little less. Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown. Any excess dough makes a second pizza or you can bake for an extra 12-15 minutes without toppings and use as a flatbread or cracker (use sparingly.)
Add toppings: Chicken Marinara: cut chicken breast into small pieces and sauté. Heat good quality marinara or tomato sauce. Mix marinara and chicken and spread on top. Bake an additional 5 minutes. Sprinkle fresh basil on top. Cut, serve, and savor!
(This is a recipe to use after you’ve been on the program for at least 6 weeks, and only occasionally.)
Photo Credit: www.stickafork.net
Copyright David MacDonald 2013