Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust: Comfort Cookery

Cauliflower Pizza CrustHave you ever had one of those weeks where you end it feeling a little tired and discouraged? If you add a little ‘hungry’ to the mix, it ‘s a recipe for bailing on healthy eats and opting for fast food convenience or scarfing down something bulky but empty. Sounds sad, doesn’t it?

It is no surprise that I find comfort in cookery. Whether I am happy or sad, celebrating or grieving, the kitchen is my go-to place. Last night, I was disappointedly take one last spin on Facebook, when this little gem of  a recipe came through my newsfeed.

Instantly, my spirits lifted.

Called Cauliflower Bread Sticks, the recipe contains no bread and is a super-yummy, easy and healthy side, snack, or…heaven…gluten-free pizza crust. I had it in the oven in a little under a half-hour, and in my tummy immediately thereafter. (Also, it’s delicious cold).

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or minced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 oz grated goat mozzarella cheese (approx 1/2 c) plus extra for topping*
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Itallian seasoning
  • sea salt , freshly ground pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Chop the cauliflower into chunks and place into microwave for about 5 minutes or until soft (do be sure it is soft). Place the cauliflower into a food processor and blend until it’s a mashed potato texture. Let it cool. In a medium bowl, stir together cauliflower, eggs, cheese, and seasonings. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and coat with the mixture (about 1/2 inch thick). Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the top starts to brown. Add additional cheese (use a mixture of moz, parm and asiago*) to the top, bake a few minutes longer and enjoy!

Definitely adding this to my ‘Food That Takes Me to My Happy Place‘ list.

With the subheading: Guilt-free.

 

What’s your favourite guilt-free comfort food?

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About Vicki

I’m a coach and consultant and in my spare time I like to cook and play house. I believe happy idleness is a purposeful pathway to a contented life. And I am happiest either in my pajamas or an apron – or both.

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