I was having a blahish day today. I didn't sleep well last night - my mind would not sit still all night and a was zonked this morning. And to make matters worse, my Early Morning Yoga class which usually makes me feel blissful felt way too hard this morning - it wasn't. My body just felt like lead.
Work had unexpected issues that threw a wrench in my to-do list. But there comes a point in the day like today that you need to either give in and climb into your comfy clothes and flake out on the couch or face it like a warrior.
Me - I did the latter of the two....and music helped me through. Recently I got my spin instructor certification and have been teaching a few classes. In addition to they day I had, I was also scheduled to teach tonight at 8 pm. I decided to create a play list with songs I loved - not that other people loved. The result - the best DAMN Spin Class I have ever taught... and the nerve to try a new recipe.
I've seen this recipe on pintrest recently and was curious. But come on cauliflower as a pizza crust... hmmmm... I was skeptical. What if it didn't turn out and then I had wasted half a head of cauliflower and I had to make something else for dinner.
But motivated by my new play list... I gave it a shot. The result... pretty darn good. Its not like traditional pizza, but it was good. There was no cauliflower taste. Be warned though when you microwave the cauliflower pre-crust making there is a cauliflower smell. But this recipe is worth it!
Veggie Cauliflower Pizza
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: bake entree vegetarian
For the Crust
- 1/2 head cauliflower - shredder (using cheese grater)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup finely Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup marinara sauce
- 1/2 grated mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 red onion peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup mushrooms chopped
- 1/2 green pepper seeded and chopped
- 1/4 feta cheese
InstructionsFor the Crust
Shred the cauliflower into small crumbles using a cheese grater. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl and microwave for 8 minutes - do not add water. Allow to cool. Mix the cauliflower crumbles with the remaining crust ingredients. Pat the crust into a parchment paper lined pizza pan.For the Toppings
Heat oil in a pan over medium. Sauté onions until slightly transparent. Add mushrooms, cook for another two minutes. Add pepper cooking until heated through.Putting it all Together
Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce over pizza crust. Sprinkle a light layer of shredded cheese, spread toppings evening over cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 375. Sprinkle with feta cheese and return to oven for another 5 minutes until edges of the crust are golden.
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The play list if any of you are interested was:
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Dog Days Are Over - Florence and the Machine
Born for This - Panamore
Paralyzer - Finger Eleven
So What'cha Want - Beastie Boys
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
Sober - Pink
Best of You - Foo Fighters
Revolution - The Beatles
Holiday - Green Day
No More I Love You's - Annie Lennox