Sometimes I forget that most people don’t read as many food blogs as I do.
I follow a bunch on Google Reader, star the recipes that look good, and get cooking ideas from all over the Internet. I always catch the food blog trends that are going on. Last week’s quinoa recipe is definitely part of a long-lasting “ancient grain” craze. Green monster smoothies are understandably loved by all. They really are the best.
Sometimes I steer clear of posting these trendy recipes because I’m worried you’ve already seen it a dozen times. But I really like some of them so in an effort to keep things real, I share what I enjoy!
I enjoyed this pizza — made with a cauliflower crust! Maybe you’ve seen it already? It’s a tasty way to make a lower carb pizza crust with a few simple ingredients.
I would say the crust tastes pretty different than regular pizza crusts — a little more moist and nutty. And cheesy! The cheese in the crust mix is delicious. It gets a little crispy while baking…yum!
Two notes: don’t forget to grease your cookie sheet well…the cheese really wants to stick to it! Also, you’ll probably need to eat this with a fork because the crust is not super sturdy.
You can adapt the toppings to whatever you like. I opted for barbecue sauce instead of pizza sauce and used sharp cheddar, broccoli, and smoked turkey. Again, yum.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Recipe from Eating Bird Food
1/2 head cauliflower (2 cups riced)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Toppings (pre-cooked) — I used broccoli, smoked turkey, and cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chop cauliflower then pulse in food processor until about the texture of rice.
Microwave cauliflower for 8 minutes or until cooked.
Combine cauliflower, cheese, egg, and seasonings.
Grease cookie sheet and spread “dough” onto sheet so that it’s around 1/4 inch thick.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from oven and top with pizza sauce and any toppings you like.
Broil for 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Enjoy! Pizza night sometime this week?
What foodie trends are you loving?
Greek yogurt obsession plus cake mix addiction were combined for my cupcake-for-one recipe.
Any that didn’t live up to the hype?
Tried kale chips. Didn’t get it. I’d rather mix my kale with butter and potatoes.