Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Tale of Two Pizza Crusts

Low-carb cooking has come a long, long way since I first tried Atkins back in 2003. There are so many tasty and inventive recipes out there.

I created a board on Pinterest where I am amassing quite a collection of low carb recipes and trying a couple each week. You can follow my board by clicking here. Let me know if you need a Pinterest invite and I'll send you one.

One of the first recipes I pinned is Rebekah's cauliflower pizza. I always think of it as Rebekah's recipe, but  the original creator is Jamie of Your Lighter Side (a fantastic low carb blog).

I made it recently. It was delicious and easy, my family loved it. The only negative is that it needs to be a bit more crispy for my taste. Next time I will take Rebekah's advice and make mini-pizzas.

Mushroom, pepperoni, bell pepper pizza on cauliflower crust. With lots of cheese! 

I also came across this recipe in my Pinterest recipe search. It's a flaxseed-based crust. I made it for my family earlier this week and got mixed reviews. It's heartier, and a bit more crisp, but the flavor and texture makes one think more of a pizza box than a pizza.

Classic pepperoni and extra cheese. 

Perhaps some butter, seasonings and garlic added to the flax meal, parmesan and egg batter would help. I will give it a try sometime soon. It's a very healthy and fiber-rich crust. If you are looking to add more fiber to your low carb diet, this is the way!

If I had to chose between the two pizza crusts, the choice would be cauliflower all the way!

Have you tried any new low carb recipes lately? 

Please share! 



Marguerite said...

I made the cauliflower pizza and agree it's pretty amazing when you are craving pizza. I got it from Low Carb Eating by Laura Dolson. She is a wealth of info for all stages of low carbing.

Anonymous said...

I love that Cauliflower crust pizza, so tasty. Not sure if you did this, but to make mine crispier, I put the cauliflower after it has been chopped between paper towels and push down on it to get some of the moisture out.

Adrienne Shubin said...

I will check out that recipe, too. Thank you! Maybe I can find some other recipes. Always on the lookout!

Adrienne Shubin said...

I remember that Rebekah got that recipe from you initially. Sorry, I should have mentioned that.

I am going to try the paper towel method next time. I steamed my cauliflower first, then let it drain and dry before grating it. I don't think that got it dry enough.

Thank you, Amy!

Anonymous said...

I used paper towels, and I still get a little bit of mush. My new method is smaller pizzas and FLIPPING OVER the crust after 10 minutes to cook both sides. This makes a huge difference.

Your Lighter Side said...

Hi there! Thank you so much for the link love. You have such a pretty site! I love it. Now feed me! Pizza pizza pizza! I wish I could remember my WordPress log in...

In bacon,
Your Lighter Side

Adrienne Shubin said...

I flipped mine too and it did help. But I didn't dry the cauliflower mix on the paper towels. Will do that for sure next time.

Adrienne Shubin said...

Hi Jamie! You are my low-carb cooking idol! I adore your recipes and can't wait to try your recipe for Thin Mints Girl Scout cookies.

Thank you for stopping by!