See below for a recipe for a pizza base made of cauliflower that still looks like a pizza and tastes just like a pizza. AMAZING!
Ingredients for crust: (Makes about 3 pizza bases)
1 Medium Sized Cauliflower
1 cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
2 Whisked Eggs
Garlic seasoning, salt and pepper and a bit of Italian herbs. (Season to your liking)
· Preheat oven to 180C and ‘Spray and Cook’ a baking sheet / pizza pan
· Put the cauliflower through the grating attachment on a food processor. Resulting in small pieces like grated cheese. (Roughly makes 6cups)
· Pour ‘riced’ cauliflower into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients
· Mix together with your hands, making 3 balls. Dough may be ‘wetter’ than normal, don’t be alarmed.
· Press dough into a circular shape on baking sheet and bake in oven for about 15min. You can flip the base after this time and bake for a further 15min to get a crispier base.
· Take it out and add your pizza toppings (Tomato base, pineapple, mushrooms, peppers etc.)
· Put back in oven to bake ingredients onto pizza
It may be getting colder but in my opinion, it's always the right weather for ice cream!
I have an ice cream machine, which I love to use to make low fat ice creams, but even if you don't have one you can still make your own. This frozen yoghurt is my latest that I've made and it is really lovely, light and refreshing!
Makes approx 2 litres ice cream
1 cup serving = 1 milk + 1/2 fruit + 1/2 starch
500g watermelon, chopped
1 cup fat-free vanilla yoghurt
375 ml fat-free milk
4 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
Adapted from tasteofhome.com
1 serving = 2 starches + 2 proteins + 1 fat
1 cup fat-free milk
1 1/4 cup grated reduced-fat cheddar
125g (1/2 tub) fat-free chunky cottage cheese
125g (1/2 tub) fat-free smooth cottage cheese
3 tblsp flour
2 1/2 cups cooked macaroni pasta
3 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 grated onion
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Mix the milk, cheeses, flour and pepper
2. Stir in the macaroni and onion
3. Place half mixture in a baking dish, top with sliced tomatoes.
4. Place the rest of the mixture in and top with the remaining tomatoes
5. Sprinkle with paprika
6. Bake uncovered at 180ºC
7. Serve with a fresh green salad
Cauliflower is not only rich in fibre and antioxidants, but also makes this excellent creamy, low-calorie and "free" soup!
1.5kg cauliflower, washed and cut into florets
1 tblsp olive oil
2 stalks of celery, chopped
3 leeks, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
2 - 3 tblsp powdered chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Lila Bruk is a registered dietician, nutritional consultant and freelance health journalist.
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