July 2

Weekend Recipe: Cauliflower Pizza

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“Place cauliflower on pizza, serve.” No, not really. This healthier alternative to a traditional margherita pizza replaces the wheat flour crust with one made from riced cauliflower, egg, and cheese.
Active time: 20 min   Start to Finish: 60 min  Serves: 4
2 cauliflowers
2 cups low-fat skim mozzarella cheese, freshly grated
¾ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 eggs, beaten
1 14-oz can crushed tomatoes
½ cup fresh basil
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
Optional: Turkey pepperoni
Extra-virgin olive oil
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Equipment: food processor, parchment paper
Preheat oven to 400° F.  Remove leaves and stem from the cauliflower and cut the florets into large pieces.  In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower for 30 seconds or until it resembles a clumpy rice.  (You can also grate the cauliflower, but it takes longer.).
Place cauliflower in a large, microwave safe bowl with about 2 Tbs water and microwave on high for 5-8 minutes.  The cauliflower should be able to pierced easily with a fork.  Place cauliflower in a cheese cloth or a clean kitchen towel and carefully squeeze it drain most of the liquid.  Then remove cauliflower to a bowl to cool for about 5-10 minute.  Meanwhile, in a bowl add crushed tomatoes, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 Tbs olive oil, 1 tsp oregano and mix well.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. 
In a large bowl combine the cauliflower, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, eggs, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp salt and mix well with a fork.  Divide the mixture into two portions and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to form two, circular crust.  Use your hands to shape the crust.  Bake for 20-30 minutes until firm.   Now make your pizzas!  Add the sauce, cheese, pepperoni and fresh basil leaves on top and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted.  Remove to a cutting board, slice into 8 pieces and enjoy! 

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Get Cooking,
Chef Eric Horwitz

(310) 890-8704 – Eric@LIFTenrichment.com
www.LIFTenrichment.com | www.KidsCanCookInnerCircle.com

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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