No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Fast and Fun Cauliflower Pizza
- 2 Cups Cauliflower (pulsed in the food processor so it looks like crumbs OR Purchased “Riced Cauliflower”)
- 1 Large Egg, Beaten
- ½ Cup Shredded Skim Mozerella
- ½ Cup Grated Parmesan
- 1 Tsp Sea Salt AND ½ Tsp Black Pepper
- ½ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
- Your Choice of Toppings
Steam the cauliflower in the microwave until soft about 1- 2 minutes. Set aside to cool. When cool, place in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out all the liquid.
Preheat the oven to 425F. Mix the cauliflower with the egg, cheeses, salt, peppers, oregano and pat into a flat round on a piece of parchment placed on a sheet tray. Bake for about 10 minutes or until set. Take the pizza out of the oven and add your toppings, return to the oven for 5 – 10 minutes until toppings are warm – if necessary you can run it under the broiler to get it toasty
No. 2 : Kitchen Smidgen
*Perfectly Easy Tomato SAUCE!
- 2 TB Olive Oil
- 1 Medium Red Onion, Sliced
- 1 Cup Dry White Wine
- 2 Cans Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
- 1 TB Chopped Parsley
- 2 TB Chopped Fresh Oregano
- Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Heat the oil in a sauté pan and cook the onion over medium heat until transparent. Add the wine and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, dried oregano and a healthy sprinkle of salt and pepper, cook over medium heat for 30 – 45 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Stir in the fresh herbs.
No. 3 : Get Creative
And have the cauliflower pizza your way!!! Above you can see a topping of sautéed fennel, red onions and peppers, parmesan and some kalamata olives. Make it Mediterranean with capers and artichoke hearts, or load it up with roasted garlic, the perfectly easy tomato sauce and roasted red peppers!
No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week
Colchagua Valley, Chile
World Market about $14.00
Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon are “twins” in this luscious, juicy, fruit forward wine from Chile. Chile’s winemaking legend, Aurelio Montes is the mastermind behind this irresistible blend, the two grapes adding up to a wine that is full of blackberry and anise aromas, thanks to the Cabernet, and a soft and velvety taste from the elegant Malbec.