My husband and I follow a generally Primal diet. We eat mainly meat, veggies, fruit, and nuts, and try to avoid processed carbohydrates wherever possible. Excessive carbs like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, etc. are just not necessary for human function, and <<I believe>> are a major contribution to obesity and diabetes in our society, and the reason the Standard American Diet is such an epic failure. OK, rant over. I”m sure future blog posts will contain far more detailed info, but I wanted to give you a brief background.
For endless irrefutable evidence supporting the paleolithic/primal lifestyle, visit my favorite blog on the internet and snoop around for awhile.
A chief reason I wanted to create this blog is to share some of the healthy primal recipes we create that substitute primal-friendly ingredients for all that unnecessary gunk that is making us fat!
Here’s one we made last week and I’m proud to say it was a SUCCESS.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Goat Cheese, Chicken, Mushrooms, and Red Peppers
Yield: one 9-12 inch pizza / Prep time: 25 min/ Cook time: 18 min
- 1/2 large head cauliflower (at least 2 cups shredded)
- 1 cup finely shredded mozzarella
- 3 cloves minced fresh garlic
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/2 cup organic tomato sauce
- 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 package sliced baby portabella mushrooms
- 3/4 diced red bell pepper
1. Pulse cauliflower in the food processor. Don’t blend – you want crumbles (at least 2 cups – make more if you want a bigger ‘za. This one makes only enough for 2).
2. Microwave crumbled cauliflower for 8 minutes and allow to cool.
3. Preheat oven to 450. Grease your pizza pan or cookie sheet. While you’re waiting, Dice the chicken and red bell peppers. Saute with the mushrooms until cooked through and set aside.
4. Mix the cooked cauliflower with all other crust ingredients and pat into a crust on the pan. Brush the top with butter or spray with nonstick spray. bake 15 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove the crust from the oven and crank it to broil.
5. Spread tomato sauce on the crust and add chicken, mushrooms, red peppers, and goat cheese. Broil for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Cut and serve!
*Note: this pizza is more conducive to a fork than your typical pick-up-and-eat ‘za.