Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

Cheese. That is the thing I miss the most now that I am lactose intolerant. And a lot of the people I have spoke to over the past few years actually agree with me on this one.
But the wonderful people at Tesco have changed the game entirely. They have bought out two different ranges of cheeses!
First they have a range of vegan cheeses which are made from coconut alternatives. They have:
·         Soya Spread
·         Mature Cheddar Alternative
·         Grated Mozzarella
·         Jalapeno and Chilli Cheese Alternative
·         Smoked Cheese
·         Hard Cheese Alternative
·         Blue Cheese Alternative
·         Wensleydale Style Alternative

There is also a lactose free range, which is made from cows milk but the lactase has been removed. SO obviously not suitable for vegans but ideal for those who cannot absorb the lactose in milk. Some of the things they have to offer are:
·         Yoghurts
·         Granola and yoghurt pots – One of these contains gluten free oats, the other doesn’t so just double check
·         Crème Fraiche
·         Mascarpone
·         Blue Cheese
·         Mozzarella
I was lucky enough to get my hands on the lactose free mozzarella. That obviously meant that I had to make a pizza to test this out.

I am currently following a low carbohydrate, high fat diet. I am by no means doing this as an extremem diet change to lose weight. I recently read a book about high fat low carb diets and was curious how it would benefit my body. 

Following this I swapped the pizza base which, dont get me wrong it is amazingly tasty, but bloats me so much and makes me feel sluggish for the rest of the day So I swapped the base for a cauliflower base. The results turned out really well!

Now, dont expect this base to replicate a flour base. You can't pick it up like a normal pizza base (Depending on how well you cook it) but you can still get a great taste and a great, lower carb replacement. 

Back to the cheese... I was a little sceptical at first. I mean, lactose free cheese made with cows milk scared me at first. But as long as its that lactose and not the actual cows milk which you are intolerant to, I would seriously recommend this range. I have become used to nut milks and would never change back from them, but I have always missed cheese. Thank you tesco for filling a cheesy shaped hole in my life! 

150g Cauliflower – approximately half a head
2 Eggs
Tomato Puree
Dairy free mozzarella – Either vegan or lactose free.

  1. Chop the cauliflower into small pieces and place in a food processor. Pulse until it is fine.
  2.   Place in a microwavable bowl, cover with pierced cling film. Microwave for about 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Use a tea towel to squeeze the water out of the cauliflower and return to the bowl.
  4. Combine the eggs and oregano in with the cauliflower.
  5.   On a lined baking tray spread the mixture out into a pizza shape. Bake for about 20 minutes. If you like a crispy base then flip the base over and cook the other side for a few more minutes.
  6. Spread your tomato puree on top and place your mozzarella on top.
  7. Bake for another 8-10 minutes and enjoy! 

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