Cauliflower crust pizza



I guess it’s the last day of 2016. Weird, huh? It’s been a good year though! And I suppose next year we’ll be celebrating the new year in our new house! Crazy! Life is moving FAST and owning a house feels super way too adult. But I guess at some point I have to come to terms with the fact that I am an adult.

Today has been a good day so far. Started off with an 8:30am showing of Moana. I’ve been meaning to see it for a while now. In fact, I had planned to watch it last Tuesday ($5 Tuesdays at Marcus) but every showing that day was sold out! I guess schools are out right now and parents are all taking their kids to the movies. Anyhow, I finally saw it this morning and it was really good! Definitely recommend it if you haven’t seen it already.

Then some friends and I made these cauliflower crust pizzas. Super delicious! We made two pizzas – one with bacon and kale (traditional red sauce and mozzarella cheese), and one with chicken and red onions (with homemade bbq sauce and cheddar jack cheese). Recipes for the crust and bbq sauce are below.

To assemble we put the sauces down first, then cheese, then the bacon/kale or chicken/onions. And then with the bbq chicken we drizzled more sauce on top before and after baking.

Then we sautéed the leftover chicken, kale, and onions in the leftover bacon grease! A simple but excellent use of all the leftovers!

Now we’re just lazing around watching the Little Prince and tonight we’ll be heading to our pastor’s house to ring in the new year. A great day to end a great year!

Well, I think that’s all I have to say for now. Happy New Year!

Cauliflower crust (per pizza):
1 large head of cauliflower
1/2 cup shredded cheese (we used Mozzarella)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt

Process cauliflower florets in a food processor until it has a rice-like consistency.
Bake 20 min at 400 degrees.
Use a dish cloth or cheese cloth to squeeze out all the liquid.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Spread on parchment paper covered baking sheet and bake for 20 min at 425 degrees.
Add sauce and toppings, then bake 5-6 minutes at 425 degrees.

Homemade BBQ Sauce:
I started with this recipe but didn’t really measure anything. I used all the ingredients from the recipe and added garlic powder, chili powder, and a few drops of liquid smoke. I also manually whisked everything instead of using my food processor.