Oct 6, 2011

Cauliflower-Crust Pizza

 I have been a little adventurous in my cooking lately, mostly spurred by a desire to eat junk food while still maintaining my weight loss goals.  I found this recipe on Pinterest, and I thought I'd give a try.

Our conclusion:
I LOVED IT!  BEN DID NOT!  Actually, he thought something looked a little suspicious when I put it on the table.  Poor guy--he never knows what his wife is gonna pull on him next.  He knows I'm on a health quest right now, so he's extra cautious now when he comes to the table.  Unfortunately, I failed to spray the pan before I baked the crust, so tugging to tear the crust away from the foil was his first clue.  He actually thought it was tolerable after trying it. He wanted to know what was healthy about it, so I told him, but then he began having violent convulsions at the mention of cauliflower.  Ok, not really, but he was positive he had an aftertaste in his mouth, and that I had just violated his trust in my cooking.  "What kind of nut puts cauliflower in their pizza crust?!"   Personally, I thought there was absolutely no flavor of cauliflower in the crust at all. Then again, does cauliflower even have a taste?  The crust is not like yeast dough; it's more like a baked riced texture.

Try it, you might like it.  Then again, maybe you won't.  I thought it was delish, and I can't wait to eat the leftovers.  Ben shudders every time I mention it.  In fact, he ended up calling some good friends and asking if they had any leftovers.  I think he just wanted sympathy.  I can't blame him.  And as he guessed they would, they did.  In fact, since they were heading past our house soon, they even delivered him two beef stroganoff sandwiches, much to his delight.

Doesn't it look tasty?  Have any good tips for hiding the good stuff in "bad foods"?  Leave me a comment with your secret.  I would love to hear, and I promise I won't tell.  Leave Ben a comment with your sympathies, and I'll be to share them with him! 

I'm linking up to Full Plate Thursday and Ultimate Recipe Swap.

6 lovely comments:

Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

Poor Ben! I can just see him calling your friends.

annabelle82 said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy! Matt is always a bit suspicious when I put something new on the table! Have you seen/read "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld? It's a cookbook with a ton of kid-friendly foods that have secret pureed ingredients (veggies and fruits) in them. You actually reminded me I need to cook out of it more!!! Thanks! Have you tried Cauliflower mashed potatoes? I still want to try that one:)

Phyllis Blickensderfer said... Best Blogger Tips

I wanted to try South Beach cauliflower as a substitute for mashed potatoes, but Beloved Husband would NOT! So, I was going to try it just for myself, and as the cauliflower was steaming, it smelled so good I just ate it as it was! No -- I haven't tried to 'sneak' in good ingredients.

Miz Helen said... Best Blogger Tips

Very interesting crust and I can't wait to try it. It looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Cleochatra said... Best Blogger Tips

Unfortunately, that's sometimes what happens when someone takes an original recipe tries to change it. The original recipe for cauliflower pizza is definitely better, is less fraught with error, is also on pinterest, and had pleased many a hungry hubby! http://blog.yourlighterside.com/2009/05/low-carb-pizza-dough-cauliflower.html I also share tips for no-fail pizza... Foil is definitely an issue. You want to use a regular pan sprayed with oil and run a spatula along the outside edges to loosen the crust, especially if you want to flip and cook a little longer (prior to adding the toppings). As well, removing the fennel is a huge mistake, since that's the one thing that masks the pungency of cauliflower--a pretty strong flavor! The point is not to taste that it's there.

I hope this helps a little!
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Chris said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi there, actually I love cauliflower so I am willing to give it a try. Thanks for sharing this unusual recipe. I recently found your blog and am now following. Please pop on over to mine and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would like that. Hugs, Chris