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Creative Lifestyle Changes

It’s hard to say “diet” and stick to it.  If you call it a diet it sounds like you are sacrificing every good bite of food to never be enjoyed again.  We are trying hard not to think that way.  We are trying look at lifestyle changes that are incorporated into our lives.  No one food is out…it just has to be enjoyed differently, and something has to be traded out for it.  Can he still have a beer?  Sure….just  not with a high carb meal.

Last week we went to Rocky’s Pizzeria, our favorite local pizza place.  Thin crust, greasy, lots of bad for you stuff.  We decided to go at lunchtime, when you can order a 1 or 2 piece special.  We each ordered one slice of pizza.  And we used knife and fork and those pieces last 20 minutes.  20 mouth water minutes.

Tonight we made our own pizza.  We went with the cauliflower crust that everyone has been raving about.

Margherite

It was simple and tasty, although many dead Italians are, I’m sure, rolling in their graves at the nerve of us calling it PIZZA.

Cauliflower crust pizza
1 pkg frozen cauliflower
1/4 c grated parmesan 
s&p
1 egg

Preheat oven to 400. Line cookie sheet with parchment. Lightly spray with olive oil. (I have an evoo mister that I used.)

Using salted water, steam cauliflower for 15 minutes or until really tender. Remove from heat and chill. In the bowl of a food processor put cauliflower and process until finely chopped, it look kind of like rice.

Mix cauliflower with remaining ingredients. On the parchment, pat the dough out into a 12 inch ‘circle’. Bake 20 minutes until golden brown.

Add topings, then bake until cheese melts.

We both agreed that this should not have a heavy red sauce, the sliced tomatoes worked well. Ours was topped with sliced tomatoes, basil and mozz.

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