For those of you who know me, you know that the words cooking and Sharon are two things you rarely hear in the same sentence.  But a few weeks ago, I decided to take a break from ALL (insert tears, hysteria) carbs as part of the 17 day diet.  A diet to essentially reset my body (I hope) in order to take back some control of my 45 year old body that was starting it’s own personal revolution against me.

The first phase of the 17 Day Diet includes embracing a carb-free diet. I researched a lot of different carb-free recipes, especially cauliflower recipes, but found that most were very focused around products that were solely available in the US marketplace. Things like fat-free cheese that I have been unable to locate in Canada. So essentially I made up my own recipe for a cauliflower pizza and I have to say, for a cauliflower base, it was pretty damn tasty.

I make no claims that this cauliflower pizza compares to a wood oven pizza because, well, it just doesn’t as far as I’m concerned BUT it definitely helps me feel satisfied and less deprived while my family chomps away at their crusty carb laden delicious bread based version of this (I’m not bitter at all).

If you try it out, let me know how it worked out and if you made any adjustments to the recipe.  Always looking to improve!

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Carb Free Cauliflower Pizza
Cauliflower pizza - Carb Free but flavour filled!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
Pizza Crust
  1. Base: Preheat oven to 450 °C. Separate the cauliflower heads and grate the cauliflower until it looks "rice"-like. Add egg whites. Add Mozzarella. Mix well by hand. Spread on pre-greased 12" diameter pizza pan. Bake at 450 C for 20 minutes. Remove to cool for 10 minutes.
Chicken
  1. Remove all fat from chicken breast. Cut into bite sizes pieces. Season with smoked paprika, salt & pepper. Bring non-stick pan to medium temperature. Add garlic and cook till lightly browned. Add chicken breast. Flip after lightly browned. Ensure the chicken is cooked through thoroughly!
Toppings
  1. You can add or replace toppings but this combination was a hit for us: Spread tomato sauce evenly across crust. Add onions. Add sun-dried tomatoes. Add mushrooms. Add feta. Sprinkle with Basil. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Allow to cool before attempting to remove from baking pan. Add fully cooked chicken breast.
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