Cauliflower Crust Pizza

What if I told you, that you could eat a piece of delicious pizza, minus the carbs, plus more than three quarters of your daily vitamin C intake in a serving of vegetables….what would you say?? Well, here it is; cauliflower crust pizza. This pizza is amazing, there just isn’t a better word to describe it. Your favorite comfort food, extra cheesy and warm, but no carbs. I know what you’re thinking, “am I dreaming, is this real life?” It’s real, people. And it’s really freakin’ good. Cauliflower makes the perfect crust substitute, it has an easily adaptable flavor, and it holds the crust shape beautifully. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, meaning cancer-fighting as well as anti-immflamatory and anti-oxidant rich. Basically, cauliflower is the Beyonce of vegetables…and all hail Queen Bey!

Prep time: 15 min           Cook time: 20 min         Serves: 2-4

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup parmasean cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 45o degrees and place baking stone or large baking sheet lined with greased parchment paper in oven
  • Wash then thoroughly dry cauliflower. Cut off stems and place florets into food processor and chop until cauliflower resembles snow-like texture. Place chopped cauliflower in microwave in microwave safe bowl. Cook for 4 minutes then dump into a clean kitchen towel and allow to cool
  • Once cooled, squeeze out excess water. Make sure completely cooled or you will burn your hands. Dump squeezed cauliflower into a bowl then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well, using your hands works best
  • Once mixed together, place dough ball onto the parchment paper or hot pizza stone. Form a pizza shape with dough and pat down thoroughly. You don’t want it o be too thick or too thin
  • Place into oven and cook for 9 minutes. Remove from oven, add desired sauces and toppings then place back into oven and cook for another 6 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes before serving

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VEGAN Scones

These vegan scones are about to be your new go-to. Simple and delicious, these are another awesome 15 minute recipe, so they’re perfect for unannounced guests! I remember when we were little my mom would take my sister and me to this coffee shop before school in the morning and I would always get their scones. I’ll always remember them, they were just perfect, not too dry and not too sweet, just perfect. Since that time about 10 years ago, I’ve never forgotten those scones, but these vegan scones definitely give them a run for their money!! I know these scones will leave a lasting impression on you all as well! These taste great topped with fresh fruits and jelly of your choice!

Prep time: 3 min            Cook time: 11 minutes        Serves: 6

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup self rising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp superfine sugar
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or diary-free milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp extra flour for flouring and 1 tbsp extra vegan butter for brushing
  • any fruits or jams for spreading

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and sugar. Rub in the vegan butter until the mixture has the texture of breadcrumbs. Pour in the almond milk slowly, and work mixture into a smooth dough
  • Place dough on floured surface, work into a large ball then flatten with your hands until dough is about 2 cm thickness. Make 6 balls then flatten each into a rounded shape and place onto a greased baking tray. Brush each of the scones with melted vegan butter
  • Bake for about 11 minutes until tops are golden. Serve with desired fruits or jelly and serve warm

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