Weekend in Seattle, Washington

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Cauliflower Turns into Rice or Potatoes

Jenn and her beautiful baby Bella




 My good friend, Jenn says lately she has been making mashed whipped potatoes but doesn't use potatoes (avoiding the starch) but instead uses a head of cauliflower.  Cauliflower is low in fat, low in carbs but high in dietary fiber, folate, water, and vitamin C, possessing a high nutritional density.  It may help protect against cancer.

"All I do is steam the cauliflower then put in a food processor with garlic, dill and unsweetened almond milk.  Process and add more milk until potato consistency sometimes I add cottage cheese for fun ! I know sounds crazy but will truly surprise you - we are totally hooked and grateful for this find :)"

She also makes an awesome pizza made quite differently too.  Try it yourself and you may be hooked as well:

JENN'S PIZZA


Pizza Crust:
1 Whole Cauliflower (riced)
To make Cauliflower Rice:
1)  Using a food processor, process fresh cauliflower until it is the size of rice, either using the plain steel blade or the shredder blade.
Cauliflower Rice
2) Microwave it in a covered dish. DO NOT ADD WATER. Cauliflower absorbs water like crazy, and the "granules" will become gummy. To keep it fluffy, just let the moisture in the cauliflower do its work.

Add to the cauli rice 2 cups of cheese and 1/4 cup almond flour (to make almond flour grind almonds in your coffee grinder) and 2 eggs.
Roll out to make your crust.  Put on a greased pizza pan and bake 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove pizza from oven and add tomato paste which was mixed with a clove of crushed garlic, and some oregano, , toppings such as ground beef and turkey bacon (these you must cook first)  and add veggies such as chopped onion, spinach, tomatoes, diced peppers, and pineapple if you like it. Lastly add more cheese.
Return to oven for another 5 minutes or longer - check to see that cheese has melted.  Enjoy!

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