Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Mini Cauliflower Pizza Crusts

Pizza crust made from cauliflower. Low in carbs, high in tastiness.

I’ve had this thing for cauliflower lately — doesn’t matter whether it’s roasted, grilled, or baked into a pizza crust, I LOVE it! It has such a mild flavor that it makes for the perfect healthy and low-carb substitute to flour. I like the idea of serving these little cauliflower bites as an appetizer. They are quite messy when eaten with your fingers, but are easy to eat with a fork. You can top them with just about anything you’d like — go crazy!


1 large head cauliflower (about 4 cups shredded)
 2 large eggs
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
 1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 cup pizza sauce
12 fresh basil leaves 
1 tomato, sliced into 12 rounds
1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole - like mac 'n cheese, but low carb instead

I just love cauliflower because it is such a versatile vegetable.  Cauliflower can be added to soups and stews or into the amazingly delicious creation from Louanne's Kitchen called Loaded Cauliflower Casserole.  May I begin by saying it has sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, cream cheese, cream, onions, bacon and garlic? A low carb dieter's dream come true!!!
  • 2 lbs cauliflower florets
  • 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream 
  • 2 bunches green onions, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 6 sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • Salt & pepper to taste