Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Recipe

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Recipe 

1 Large Full head of Cauliflower
2 Eggs
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 Garlic Clove Minced
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning or less
1 Tsp. Sea Salt
Parchment paper & Oil for base to cook on

A few of you have asked for the recipe I used to make the cauliflower crust I posted yesterday on Instagram. Here’s the thing though - I pulled from 3 different recipes to try and make it “perfect.” Whenever I’m trying a new recipe I pull up the same recipe on the web to see what others say about the “same” recipe. If the recipe varies a lot (which cauliflower crust does), I try to find a middle, and I think I have with this recipe!! Which is exciting, because I have failed miserably making it in the past. 

:: So here’s what I came up with and it worked out well this time ::

Preheat oven to 400 (I have a convection oven though, so mine heats more than normal), so I recommend knowing your oven, and cooking it at a lower heat if not sure. it just make take longer to cook, but that’s better than burning it. 

:: Cauliflower Steps :: 
*Run cauliflower through food processor so it turns into tiny bits.
*Microwave cauliflower for 6-10mins - I added some water to mine and heated it in two batches. Cook till it's nice and clear and soft. 
*Let the cauliflower cool in fridge after microwaving. Just long enough for you to be able to squeeze out the excess water without burning your hands. 
*Once cooled enough put cauliflower in a Nut Milk Bag and squeeze water out. The more dry the better for cooking.  

:: Spices/Eggs/Cheese Steps :: When cauliflower is cooling-
*Mix together Eggs, Mozzarella Cheese, Garlic, Italian Seasoning, Sea Salt
**You can add more or less of the seasonings or other seasoning you might like.

:: Mixing it all together ::
*Mix squeezed cauliflower into bowl with all other ingredients. Mix well.
*Put batch on Parchment Paper
*Spread out into a circle or whatever shape you like! 
*Make sure it’s thin enough to cook all the way through, but not TOO THIN! You want it to stay together. 

:: Cooking Steps ::
*Place in oven and cook till crust has browned and baked all the way through. 
*The time will vary based on your oven and thickness of crust. 
*The pizza in the crust in the picture was cooked for a good 30-40 mins.

:: Toppings ::
*Pull out crust and add all the toppings you want! 
*Bake toppings - I recommend Broiling the toppings after baking for about 5 mins or till browned to your liking - Broiling gives it a nice yummy finish!

THEN ENJOY! :)    Let me know if you have any questions. 

I hope to perfect this even more over time. 
If you know any secrets to making the perfect cauliflower crust, let me know! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Before & After - Lemon Essential Oil

WARNING!!!! Gross feet below!  Worth a look though. ;)

First off, please forgive me. I know it's not pleasant looking at someone else's feet.
It's kind of embracing for me to show you my feet, but I think it's worth it. 

I get the worst cracked/dry/beat up/blistered feet from running.  So when I saw that the Lemon Essential Oil could help with them I figured it was worth a try. I said I'd keep y'all posted if this stuff worked for me, so here I am.

I took the BEFORE pictures 1 week ago (Sept. 22nd) and the AFTER pictures today (Sept. 29th).
I was shocked when I compared the photos. I didn't realize it had been helping so much!

I honestly have NOT done ANYTHING different to my feet. I haven't added any lotions, no scrubs, and still running just as much. The only difference has been using the Lemon Essential Oil neat ("neat" means - no carrier oil with it) before bed and in the morning.  Although, truth be told I wasn't super consistent with doing it morning and night each day and it's still be helping.  Pretty neat, huh?!

:: BEFORE ::
Sept. 22, 2014

:: AFTER ::
Sept. 29, 2014

:: BEFORE ::
Sept. 22, 2014

:: AFTER ::
Sept. 29, 2014

:: BEFORE ::
Sept. 22, 2014

:: AFTER ::
Sept. 29, 2014

I still have a lot to learn and try with these oils. So far so good. 
I'm hosting an Essential Oils Intro Class on Oct. 16th at 7pm. 
If you're interested in coming out and learning about what Essential Oils are all about 
I'm not teaching the class, but a friend is. 
Let me know if you're interested and I will add you to the FB invite. :)

**Guys I want to mention too, that NO ONE sought me out to try these oils.  I sought my friend out and told her I wanted to know what the heck all this was about. I'm NOT out to sell or anything like that. I'm just learning and trying these and passing on the good or bad that comes from it.**