Happy HUMP DAY! I do hope you are having a great week and trying to find some time for fitness and good food. 

Daniel and I used to not really binge watch shows. Except for when we first got married. We binge watched LOST from start to finish. But I dunno if I would call it binging because it still took us almost a year to make it through all 7 or however many seasons there are. It was his favorite show in college, and he wanted me to experience it. It was great until I got LOST somewhere around season 5. Anyway, we haven’t really binge watched a show in awhile BUT on Monday we caught up with this Hulu original series show called The Path. It’s about this “spiritual movement” (or cult) and deception behind it. Anyway, not a true story (or is it?) but its really interesting. So, we decided to watch “13 Reasons Why” next. I think it’s a Netflix show. I just found out about it a couple days ago (I know, I’m always late on these things) but we’re trying it out. My friend Brooke told me it’s pretty dark though, but really makes you think about how you treat people, so I think that’s our new show. 

Anyway, moving on…

Ok, so I saved the better of the 2 pizza recipes we attempted on Sunday for last.

While the cauliflower crust may be a little tiny bit better for you( I didn’t really research it), the coconut flour crust held up like an actual pizza a little better. It also tasted a tiny bit better. And it was easier to make (no cheese cloth needed). However, that cauli one was pretty amazeballs too. You can find the recipe for that one here.  And like I said, if we were redoing the cauli crust, we would probably add one or two more eggs, like we did to the coconut flout one. 

 

Coco Flour Crust Pizza

 

Makes 2-4 servings

Prep time: 15

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1 – 12 oz can tomato paste. It had the fewest ingredients and no additives, compared to tomato sauce and pizza sauce. You can always make your own by blending up tomatoes. 

  • 4 eggs

  • basil – 1 tsp for cauli, 1 tsp for paste

  • pepper – 1 tsp for cauli, 1 tsp for paste

  • garlic salt – 1 tsp for cauli, 1 tsp for paste

  • Toppings – we went with mushrooms, green pepper, jalapenos, and fresh goat cheese crumbles. Obviously we could have gone with a little more, but I wanted you to be able to see the actual crust and sauce in the picture. Also, we weren’t sure how thick the crust was going to turn out, so we didn’t want to overload it. I recommend adding more cheese if you’re into that. We’re just trying to lay off of that for right now. 

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

  • Add eggs, basil, pepper, and garlic salt to coconut flour. Mix well.  

  • On a small pizza pan or baking pan (preferably with parchament paper), spread out crust. Bake for 15- 18 minutes, or until the edges brown. 

  • While pizza is baking, stew tomato paste together in a small pot on stove. Add in basil, pepper, garlic salt, and 2 tbsp. water. Simmer on low, stirring occasionally. 

  • Remove pizza from oven and top with paste, followed by toppings. 

  • Put back in oven and bake for 5 additional minutes in order to allow toppings to cook into pizza.  

  • Remove from oven, allow to cool.

Notes: I promise it’s that easy. I was a little hesitant about the basil and garlic salt, mixed with the coconut taste, but it was great! We’ll be making it again soon because we ate all of it in one sitting.