Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Tom has really missed pizza. The kids have missed pizza. I haven't really missed it that much. (I'm a I'll- have-pizza-once-a-month and be fine type of person.) So I tried making a pizza crust with almond flour, and then with coconut flour... none of us cared for either one of those. Blah. 

A Facebook friend suggested I use cauliflower crust. At first I thought "Um. Ew." --I've never liked cauliflower--but then I realized I had a head of cauliflower in the fridge, and it really needed to be used. So I Googled a recipe. I found THIS. 

Soooo, I made the crust. It came out looking like this:

Not too shabby looking, I thought. The crust is much thinner than the almond/coconut flour, which is promising. 

I realized I didn't have the ingredients to make a sauce, so I had to use an organic pasta sauce I bought (for spaghetti squash). It smelled awesome. The problem was the sauce was too thin/watery. You definitely want to use a tomato paste based sauce. 

I topped the pizza with sliced bell peppers (yellow and orange), mozzarella cheese (although, I didn't have quite enough) and a good shaking of basil and oregano.

Then I baked it for another five minutes or so. I have no expectations at this point. I let it sit for about three minutes before I cut it. 

The crust was crispy on the edges, but the rest of it, though cooked, is not crispy, just FYI. I was able to cut the pizza into slices and eat it with my hands. I didn't need a fork like the recipe says you might. 

This crust/pizza was SO. DELICIOUS. I ate nearly the whole pizza all by myself. I didn't really mean to. It just happened.  Also, I hadn't eaten all day, so that may have had something to do with it. 

The crust does not taste of cauliflower. It did taste like a pizza crust (though it does not taste like a regular flour crust), and it's probably the closest thing to "normal" bread/grains I've had since going Primal. 

I didn't get to test it out on Tom or the kids yet. I'm doing that this weekend, I hope. 

But I think it would have made the early weeks of GP much easier if we had had this recipe. 

So try it!  Let me know how you like it. 


  1. We use this recipe which is great. Closest to real pizza i have found:

    We also enjoy meatza.

  2. For pizza we do 2 things:
    1. Eggplant Pizza - cut thick slices of eggplant and broil them. then add fresh herbs, sauce and cheese and broil another few minutes.
    2. Meatza - this is from Smush half a pound of chopped meat and any spices you want into a round baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Add sauce, cheese (we don't because we're kosher) and veggies and bake another 10 minutes. This is great for quick meals. I always keep a few ready to top in the freezer. Also great for kids to get involved and make their own toppings, even my 2 year old enjoys it.
    3. Eggplant Pizza - haven't made this myself, but its mashed up eggplant as opposed to whole. Saw it on

  3. I've used this recipe a lot, when eating low carb. I gained a lot of weight eating this stuff! Be careful!

  4. I tried this last night. I used crushed garlic and diced tomatoes instead of sauce. Then I topped it with sausage and cheese. My whole "clan" asked for seconds.