My mind is always creating and developing ideas for the next recipe. Different things inspire me: a thought or emotion upon seeing something beautiful; the scent of something fresh; a memory of something I made for my family many years ago on the farm.
By far, however, the most significant inspiration for me most often is the desire to evoke pleasure on the palettes of those I love. However, some members of my family are seemingly on a perpetual diet, so I need to be creative in the manner that I construct a recipe so as to precipitate the best taste for the lowest calories or, in most cases, carbohydrates.
Healthy and Yummy Cauliflower Pizza Crust with Fresh Herbs
1 lb. bag of pre-washed cauliflower pearls
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 crushed fresh garlic cloves
1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 500° F
Pierce the bag of cauliflower with a fork and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Let it cool until it is safe to handle.
Transfer to a clean tea towel and wring out as much liquid as possible, and then transfer to a medium bowl.
Add the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, garlic, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt and the egg. Mix well.
Line a pizza pan with parchment paper. Place the cauliflower mixture in the center of the pan, and spread out to form a circle with a small edge on the outside of the circle.
Bake for 15 minutes. (Should be golden and brown on the edges)
Top with pizza sauce and your choice of toppings, and smother with mozzarella cheese.
Bake for an additional 6 to 7 minutes until the cheese is melted.