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Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza

13 Comments 24 February 2014

I’ve always wanted to try making a cauliflower crust pizza. Imagine my delight when my mom told me that she had a cauliflower crust recipe that she’s been wanting to try too! It wasn’t a vegan recipe, so we did a little research and decided to veganize it.

We riced 3 cups of cauliflower in the food processor. (I’m in love with my mom’s new Cuisinart Food Processor! It’s so quiet and smooth! Now if my old one would just die, maybe… I’ll have to start increasing my nut butter production.)

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We hand mixed the riced cauliflower with almond flour, flax eggs, fresh rosemary, and salt. Then we added the magic ingredient. To make a cheesier crust, we added a bit of Valerie’s Scallion Cashew Vegan Cheese.

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We could have made one large pizza, but we split the batter into two dough balls and each made our own pizzas. This is half of the dough.

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It’s about the size of a small pizza. Make sure you use parchment paper on your baking sheet, because this crust will not be a doughy, hold-in-your-hand pizza crust. But don’t worry, it’s delicious and worth eating it with a fork.

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We cooked the crust for about 35 minutes and then added the toppings. I began by spreading Valerie’s Scallion Cashew Vegan Cheese over the surface and topped it with pizza sauce, veggies, and olives.

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We baked it for a few more minutes until the toppings were hot. I was glad that we opted to make personal pizzas to eat with a fork. Slicing into traditional pizza slices might have made a mess of our gorgeous pizzas.

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This pizza is DELICIOUS! Definitely be prepared to eat it with a fork, and I promise that you won’t want to put that fork down. It may be because of the extra cheesy pizza crust. It may be that it was slathered in Valerie’s Scallion Cashew Vegan Cheese. Regardless, this is an amazing pizza that is vegan and 100% grain free!

Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Adapted from Modest Wanderer

Ingredients:

  • 3 c. cauliflower, rice
  • ¾ c. almond flour
  • 1 T. rosemary
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ c. cashew cheese (I use Valerie’s Scallion Cashew Vegan Cheese.)
  • 3 flax “eggs” (3 T. flaxmeal and 9 T. water)

Directions:

1. Make flax eggs by mixing 3 tablespoons of flaxmeal with 9 tablespoons of water. Set it aside while you are ricing the cauliflower.

2. Rice the cauliflower in the food processormaking sure to pulse until it looks like rice.

3. Scrape cauliflower rice into a large bowl and mix the rest of the ingredients in by hand, including the flax eggs. Roll into a dough ball.

4. Spread the dough ball on a parchment-lined baking sheet by hand until it’s about ½ inch thick into desired shape.

5. Bake the crust at 400 for 33-35 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Add desired toppings.

7. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until toppings are cooked.

Makes 2 small pizzas or 1 large

Readers, dish!

  • Have you ever tried making cauliflower pizza?
  • What vegan cheese do you like on your pizza?

This recipe was shared with Vegan Monday Roundup, Allergy Free Wednesdays, and Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

Healthy Christmas Cookies are Here!

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Healthy Christmas Cookies are Here!

4 Comments 13 December 2013

Earlier this week I warned you that it was happening, and now it’s here! Sandra of Candida Diet Plan is hosting a healthy cookie event that you don’t want to miss. She asked 17 bloggers to join her in creating their healthiest tastiest Christmas cookie, and they are all linked up in this delicious cookie roundup.

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  1. Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies – Gluten, Dairy, Egg and Sugar Free from Candida free Candee
  2. Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies – gluten free and dairy free from Tessa Domestic Diva
  3. Macadamia Coconut Cookies – gluten free, sugar free, with dairy free and vegan option from Candida diet Plan
  4. Christmas No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies – gluten free, grain free & super versatile from Gluten free Cat
  5. Jungle Balls – quick, raw & vegan from Carrie on Vegan
  6. Raw Gingerbread Men – Raw, grain free, and vegan from Om Nom Ally
  7. Chocolate-Orange-Goji Cookies (No-Bake or Baked) – gluten free from Coconut and Berries
  8. Spiced Orange Cookies – gluten-free, vegan & oil-free from Stir, Sift & Savour
  9. Gingerbread Men who like to be healthy – gluten free, dairy free & vegan from Including Cake
  10. Quinoa Raisin Cookies – gluten free from Simply Sugar and Gluten free
  11. Gingerbread-Cookies – Gluten free, dairy free and egg free from Sandi’s Allergy free Recipes
  12. Flourless Triple Nut (or Seed) Brownies – gluten free, grain free, vegan & paleo from Gluten free Easily
  13. Hazelnut and Cherry Carob Truffles – vegan and wheat-free from Bitesized Thoughts
  14. Double Chocolate Paleo Hazelnut Cookies – gluten free, grain free & dairy free from the Tasty Alternative
  15. Healthy Peppermint Oreo Cookies – vegan & gluten free from The Healthy Maven
  16. Chewy Molasses Cookies – gluten-free and sweetened with date sugar – from Queen of Quinoa
  17. Anzac Biscuits with Cranberries – from Green Gourmet Giraffe
  18. Chocolate Mint Tea Cookies – refined sugar free from Spiced Curiosity

Make sure you enjoy Sandra’s beautiful round up post as well!

Happy baking!

Readers, dish!

  • What are you baking this year?
  • What are you now adding to your list?

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Desserts, Desserts, and More Desserts (All Gluten Free!)

1 Comment 26 November 2013

Today I want to wish a Happy Anniversary to a dear friend who created the most helpful gluten-free resource to date. All Gluten-Free Desserts…All the Time! (Isn’t that a lovely name?) Yes, please!

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All Gluten-Free Desserts…All the Time is a delicious resource brought to you by Shirley of gfe to point us in the direction of amazing gluten-free desserts. Just imagine cobblers, cakes, candies, cookies, brownies, ice cream, cupcakes, muffins, donuts, pies, pastries, cake pops, puddings…all in one place! This is a great site to visit whether you are newly diagnosed, have friends or family who eat gluten-free, or you just want something delicious! The recipes are also tagged as vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, paleo, etc. to make it easier for those who have multiple dietary restrictions.

It’s the perfect place to visit two days before Thanksgiving!!!

So head on over to wish Shirley a Happy Anniversary, and you’ll find an incredible round up of the most fabulous desserts that have been featured at All Gluten-Free Desserts…All the Time this year. Get ready to bookmark, because with Shirley’s help this is going to be the most delicious holiday season ever!

Enjoy!

A Vegan Delish Giveaway!

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A Vegan Delish Giveaway!

8 Comments 15 October 2013

Have you heard about the app Vegan Delish? I’ve been meaning to tell you about it for a while now. As a new vegan, I’m always looking for delicious vegan recipes to try. Raw vegan recipes seem to be easier for me to figure out than cooked vegan meals, but I’m learning quickly!

One of my favorite new resources is Vegan Delish by Carrie of Carrie On Vegan. I love her blog and her recipes, so imagine my excitement when I learned that I could carry her app in my pocket!

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I have it on my iPhone and am loving it! Not only does it have over 130 vegan and gluten-free recipes that contain a minimum of oil, salt, or added sugars, but I have them all at my fingertips. Always! The opening screen looks like this. So I can easily scroll through all of the recipes, choose a category, or instantly find the recipes that I’ve tagged as a favorite.

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One of my favorite features is the shopping list. Once I select a recipe, I can also select the ingredients that I need to purchase. They instantly transfer to a shopping list organized by sections of the grocery store! I have literally chosen a recipe while walking to the grocery store and had an organized list ready before I got there. (Texting and walking not necessarily advised!)

I love that this app is so visually appealing. You don’t have to wade through screens of text to find what you are looking for. Every recipe has a picture. The recipes are also interactive. You can check off instructions as you’re cooking so you know where you left off.

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Last week I made Carrie’s Brown Rice and Lentil Salad on the fly. It was my first week back to work, so efficiency was a high priority. I also have a secondary priority to serve flavorful vegan meals at home. The better they taste, the less likely the Husband is to request meat! He loved this dish because of the combination of flavors. I loved this dish because it was easy to make, satisfying, and contained healthy ingredients that I feel good about serving. And leftovers were great to pack in a lunch box!

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Carrie has given me codes for this app to share with THREE lucky readers! You could have this wonderful app for free just by leaving a comment below. You must have an iPhone or iPad to run the app. Why would you like to win Vegan Delish?

You can leave up to 3 entries today by answering the above question and letting me know in separate comments that you shared the giveaway on Twitter (tagging @glutenfreecat) and “liked” Gluten-Free Cat’s Facebook page and shared this giveaway with your Facebook friends.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older residing in the continental U.S.
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post.
  • You are limited to 3 entries.
  • The giveaway begins Tuesday, October 15, 2013 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on Friday, October 18, 2013.

No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email with a free download code and instructions for downloading. The winners will have 48 hours to respond.  If the winners do not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Can’t wait for the giveaway? You can download Vegan Delish today for $2.99 at the app store!

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Congratulations Winners!

2 Comments 28 June 2013

Good morning! Big day here. Last day of packing before our big move. I’m up early to announce the winners of both Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway and the Paleo Giveaway before tackling the last few boxes.

The winner of The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybele Pascal is Pat R! This book is sure to help her find delicious treats despite her multiple allergies. And she gets extra props because she opened a twitter account to tweet about the event for an extra entry! (And I’m super excited that her name popped up on “and the winner is”, because she’s my favorite aunt!!)

The winner of Gluten Free & Easy by Robyn Russell is Connie! Connie is a beginning gluten-free cook in charge of feeding three hungry teenage boys, so I know this book will be put to good use!

The winner of The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley is Sara! Sara is looking for recipe inspiration, and she will definitely find it here.

And I can’t believe that I didn’t have a single request for Primal Moms Look Good Naked by Peggy Emeh.  I really want to give this away to someone who could use it. So it’s going to the first person who comments that they want it. Hurry, while the post office is still open! Who would like this book?

Thanks for participating in my Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway and the Paleo Giveaway. We’re loading the truck! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway 7-8

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Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway 7-8

33 Comments 24 June 2013

This is the last week of Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway! This 8 week, now shortened to 6 week event, was designed to help me clear my gluten-free bookshelf in preparation for my move to NYC and to share the cookbook love. You’ve helped me immensely! Now that most of our belongings are boxed up for storage or that shoebox apartment that we still need to find, it’s time to bring this event to a close.

This week I’m giving away two books that I had planned for weeks 7 and 8. And you’re going to want both of them!!

The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybele Pascal is a must have for anyone with food allergies. Cybele teaches readers how to bake without gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame. A gluten-free vegan’s dream!! From breakfast treats, cakes, cookies, and breads to pies, tarts, and other delicious baked goods, you’re sure to learn how to make your favorite treats allergen-free.

Gluten Free & Easy by Robyn Russell is filled with over 90 recipes that will tempt the beginner and the experienced gluten-free cook alike. The gorgeous pictures may fool you into thinking that these recipes are challenging to make, but each one has a simple list of ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions. Cheddar shortbread, smoked salmon and leek frittata, panzanella, chicken souvlaki with tzatziki are just a few examples that remind readers that gluten-free does not have to mean flavor-free. Just check out the index!

Would you like to win one of these books? All you have to do is answer one question to enter. Which book would you like to win and why? 

You can leave up to 3 entries today by answering the above question and letting me know in separate comments that you shared the giveaway on Twitter (tagging @glutenfreecat) and “liked” Gluten-Free Cat’s Facebook page and shared this giveaway with your Facebook friends.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older residing in the continental U.S.
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post.
  • You are limited to 3 entries.
  • The giveaway begins Monday, June 24, 2013 and ends at 11:59 pm central time on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (Yes, this giveaway is shorter, so get your entries in today!)

No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway #5-6

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Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway #5-6

36 Comments 17 June 2013

We are less than two weeks from our move and it’s time for another gluten-free cookbook giveaway! In fact, I’ve decided to turn this 8 week event into a 6 week event, so I’ll be giving 2 books away this week. Apparently I didn’t look at the calendar when I was planning the giveaways. The last two weeks will fall on travel weeks. So in order to get the books to the lucky winners without delay we’re doubling up!

Kelly Brozyna of The Spunky Coconut has written four cookbooks designed to sweeten the world for those with food allergies. I’m giving away The Spunky Coconut Gluten-Free Baked Goods and Desserts which is filled with delicious grain-free recipes.

I adopted Kelly for Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger a few years ago and loved making her Spunky Coconut Bread from this cookbook. You can see my post here.

I’m also giving away Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes by Kelli & Peter Bronski. This cookbook is packed with 50 from-scratch creative cupcake recipes. Banana Split Cupcakes, Tiramiu Cupcakes, Cannoli Cupcakes, and Jelly Donut Cupcakes are just a few of my favorites.

Would you like to win one of these books? All you have to do is answer one question to enter. Which book would you like to win and why? 

You can leave up to 3 entries today by answering the above question and letting me know in separate comments that you shared the giveaway on Twitter (tagging @glutenfreecat) and “liked” Gluten-Free Cat’s Facebook page and shared this giveaway with your Facebook friends.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older residing in the continental U.S.
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post.
  • You are limited to 3 entries.
  • The giveaway begins Monday, June 17, 2013 and ends at 11:59 pm central time on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway #3!

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Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway #3!

53 Comments 03 June 2013

Welcome to week 3 of Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway, an 8-week event designed to share the cookbook love. I’m hoping my excess of cookbooks will help those of you just starting out on your gluten-free journey or expand the libraries of those of you who have been doing this for a while.

I’m giving away one gluten-free cookbook every week to a lucky reader. Again, I’m not giving away these cookbooks because I don’t like them. I LOVE these books and these authors. These are amazing books by some of the most creative recipe developers I know. It’s just time to share the love!

This week I’m giving away two books! And both books are by the wildly talented Elana Amsterdam. The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook was crucial to me discovering my absolute favorite gluten-free flour and how to bake with it. It has recipes for breakfast, breads, crackers, desserts, entrees, and so much more.

Her second book, Gluten-Free Cupcakes, is filled with 50 recipes made with almond flour and coconut flour. Cupcakes, frostings, fillings, toppings, oh my!

Would you like to win a copy of one of these books? All you have to do is make a comment below to enter. You can leave up to 4 entries today by answering 2 dish questions and letting me know in separate comments that you shared the giveaway on Twitter (tagging @glutenfreecat) and “liked” Gluten-Free Cat’s Facebook page.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older residing in the continental U.S.
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post.
  • You are limited to 4 entries.
  • The giveaway begins Monday, June 3, 2013 and ends at 11:59 pm central time on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If the winners do not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Readers, dish!

  • Why would you like to win one of Elana’s books?
  • Which book would you like to win?
  • Do you bake with almond flour?

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Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway Winner #2!

1 Comment 31 May 2013

It’s Friday, and we have a lucky winner for this weeks Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway. The winner of Amy Green’s fabulous book Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free is …

Sara M!

She won with this comment, “I’d like to win this book because although I’ve been great about cutting out gluten since being diagnosed with Celiac, I still have ten pounds I’d like shed. I think giving up sugar might help me with that. I’m not very comfortable making sugar free desserts, nothing tastes quite right. I am comfortable making gluten free things. The natural sweetener I have been using is apple sauce or agave, the only reason is because I don’t know how to use anything else. Thank you for considering me.”  Congratulations, Sara! I think this cookbook will be just what you need to encourage you in your journey.

Didn’t win this time but still want the book? You can get yourself a copy of Amy’s book Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free through Amazon. Yes, if you click  here I even get a few pennies for your purchase!

Come back next Monday for another gluten-free cookbook giveaway!

A Curious Girl in the Gluten-Free World

I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, friend, fitness fanatic, foodie, high raw vegan, child of the King, and Mama Cat. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. And now I have another challenge ahead...I'm moving to New York City! I look forward to Living Raw Vegan in the City and sharing my experience with you.

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