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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

One of the biggest problems with going on a low carb diet is that you can’t eat pizza. I’m not that big of a pizza eater, but I don’t like to think that I can’t have something, so when I saw a recipe for cauliflower crust, I figure I had to try it!  When I tried the South Beach diet a few years ago, I would make the cauliflower mashed potatoes and it was awesome!  It was one of my favorite things on the diet.  Well, I’m excited to say that I have a new fun way to eat cauliflower now!!! 

Ingredients:

Cauliflower Crust:
2 Eggs
2 Cups of Mozzarella Cheese
2 Cups of Shredded Cauliflower
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1/4 Cup Julienned Basil
Pinch of Salt an Pepper

Toppings:
Pizza sauce
Mozzarella Cheese
Sliced Tomatoes
Sliced Onions
Sliced Mushrooms
Basil Ricotta

Basil Ricotta:
1 Cup Ricotta
1 Tbsp Chopped Basil
Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Mix the cauliflower crust ingredients in a bowl.


Spread the cauliflower crust ingredients on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and sprayed with Pam. Bake the crust at 450 for 15 minutes. While you are waiting, prepare the toppings.

Mixe the basil ricotta


Slice the toppings.


Take the cauliflower crust out of the oven.



Put the toppings on the crust.  Pizza sauce, then cheese, then tomatoes, then onions, then mushrooms, then basil ricotta.


Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Slice off a piece of pizza.


Eat it up. It’s a great substitution for real pizza.  I would suggest adding more salt and pepper for taste and I think that some other toppings might spice it up a little bit!

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Climb for Air

Saturday I finally did the Climb for Air.  I figured it would take me a minute a flight of stairs.To my surprise, the 33 flights of stairs or 660 stairs, only took me 8:07.  But let me tell you, it was the hardest 8:07 of my life.  But the third flight I was panting and had to start walking. It was crazy.  I’m telling you, if I had any stairs near by, I’d start walking them.  That was the best/hardest exercise I’ve ever done!!!! What was even crazier was firemen from around the area went in and did it wearing full gear.  It took most of them about 5 minutes or less to climb to the top!  I was so proud of my entire team.  We did so good! I’m going to put this on my annual races, but next year I will try to train for it at least a little bit.  🙂

After the race, we went to Coal Vines on 2nd street.  Three of us shared a sausage bell pepper pizza.  I was a little leary of this because I usually only put cheese on my pizzas, but this was one of the best pizzas I’ve ever eaten!  I recommend this place to anyone.  It wasn’t crazy expensive either!!

The fire fighters did the climb in full gear.

A fire fighter waiting to go in!

I’m about to climb THIS????

Two ambulances ready to serve…we saw several people going out on stretchers.

These guys are amazing!

I think this was just another day for them!

Really? WHY did I sign up for this?

This is the stairs I had to climb.

I saw this car in the parking garage as I was about to leave.  It reminded me of being a kid.

What a beautiful building!

After the climb, we went to Coal Vines.  Their wine wall was too cool!

This is one of the best pizzas I’ve ever eaten!

I can’t believe I did it!! That building is MINE!!! 🙂

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