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There is no denying that Pizza is one of the ultimate foods for indulging. Its crunchy baked crusts topped with layers of oil-drenched meats are usually one of the first foods to go when embarking on our journey to a healthier lifestyle.

It pops up here and there on the occasional hangover and movie night in but really, there is no nutritional value what so ever to these carb loaded dishes. I’m sure you would all know about the miracle pizza’s that has been trending over the last year. The new HEALTHY pizza base option that’s gluten free, sugar free and packed full of fibrous nutrients. Yep, the Cauliflower Pizza Base…After numerous attempts of making these I’ve found a version that I love that doesn’t use any cheese to hold the base together, making it perfect for those who are on a strict Paleo diet. It’s delicious, full of flavour and you can even pick it up in your hands. Win! Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients: Base

Makes two small pizzas or 1 large

1 large head of cauliflower. Cut into florets, steamed.

2 tbs nutritional yeast

2 large free-range eggs

1 tbs psyllium husk

½ tsp oregano

½ tsp basil

Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients:
Tomato paste.

1 tomato, diced

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 onion, diced

salt

pepper

1 tsp basil

1 tsp oregano

2 tbs olive oil

1 tbs water.

Ingredients: Topping
5 button Mushrooms

½ cup green capsicum

½ cup red capsicum

½ cup ham

1 red onion

½ cup cherry tomatoes

Goats cheese

Spinach and fresh basil to garnish.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180.

Cut cauliflower into florets and steam until cooked. Drain the water and transfer to a food processor, pulse until it resembles fine rice like consistency.

Place Cauliflower in a clean tea towel and squeeze out all water.

Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the eggs, psyllium husk, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Mix well to form the “dough”

Scoop mixture out on a lined baking tray, molding it into two flat circles (or 1 large) forming the base, place in the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

Whilst baking, place a small saucepan on the stove, place in tomato paste ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5-10 minutes.

Cut up desired toppings for pizza.

Once golden brown, remove the pizza base’s from the oven. Top with tomato paste, and scatter desired toppings. Place back in the oven to cook for a further 10 minutes.

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Brooke Meredith

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