Posts Tagged ‘clove of garlic’

Unrecipe of the Week

April 24, 2012

Cauliflower is an amazing vegetable. It tastes great roasted, and can masquerade as mashed potatoes. I recently started hearing about cauliflower pizza crust, and became intrigued. A little searching led to me a few recipes. This one is taken from “Eat, Drink, Smile” and adapted a bit. It is low calorie, and wheat and gluten free. It yields a soft, almost quiche-like crust that requires a fork to eat. It’s not a traditional pizza, but it is an interesting, tasty and healthy one.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Cut one head of cauliflower into florets and put them into the bowl of the food processor. Pulse until it is the consistency of grain.

Place the cauliflower in a glass bowl and microwave it without adding water for about 7-8 minutes, depending on your microwave. Allow it to cool.

In a medium sized bowl, mix about 2 cups of the cauliflower with 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 eggs beaten, a finely minced clove of garlic and about ½ tablespoon each of dried oregano and dried basil and some sea salt to taste.

Cut parchment paper into circles (about 8-9”) to use as a guide to create the crusts. Place them on a cookie sheet, and spray with cooking spray. Spread the mixture onto the parchment rounds in a fairly thin, even manner. Bake the crusts for about 15 minutes or longer, taking them out before the edges get too brown.

Add the toppings of you choice. I used a chunky tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese, and added pepperoni for those who desired it,and sprinkled it with chopped arugula when it was done.

Put it back into the oven under the broiler for a few minutes, until the toppings are hot and bubbling.
Serve immediately and enjoy!

Photo: Spencer Jones/ Glasshouse Images exclusively for Indigo Jones

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Unrecipe of the Week: Skinny Dipping

February 3, 2012

Looking for a creamy dip that isn’t a fat bomb? Craving something that’s super easy to make, and doesn’t use a preservative, MSG and sodium packed mix?
Try this easy  and low calorie option where 0% Greek yogurt replaces sour cream, and fresh herbs add the kick you’re looking for.

It’s great with crudités as an alternative Super Bowl snack, but I ‘m having a dollop of this on my salmon tonight!

Before you touch that onion or ranch dip this weekend, try this Skinny Dip. It tastes so much better with a fraction of the calories!

Yogurt Dill Dip

2 cups 0% Greek yogurt

juice of ½ a lemon

a handful of finely chopped dill

one finely diced clove of garlic

 salt and pepper to taste. Mix it up and enjoy!

Get creative: In addition to the  fresh dill, try some parsley, chives or cilantro to shake it up!

photo: Glasshouse Images


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