Today’s recipe is a guest article from Jill, a very good friend of mine that is doing great things with her own fitness and diet recently. Because she seems to be having such a great time with this and is seeing some amazing results, I asked her if she would write a guest post for you to show everyone the types of foods she’s eating. Jill also writes an awesome food blog but she’s a little shy and won’t let me give it out yet. I’ll keep working on her :-)
So thank you Jill for sharing and to the rest of you, enjoy Primal Pizza!
Recipe of the Week
I live a mostly Primal lifestyle and I'm always on the hunt for new food ideas. I especially love finding new recipes for old favorites. This pizza is made with Oopsie crust, a pizza-specific modification of the original Oopsie Roll, which astonishingly contains no flours of any kind. The best part is you'd never know it! This is also a fantastic homemade pizza for those who are Gluten Free.
What you'll need:
3 eggs, separated
3 ounces cream cheese (NOT softened)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano
assorted pizza toppings and sauce of your choice
*note-all ingredients should be as natural, organic, and unprocessed as possible.
Preheat the oven to 300°.
In a mixing bowl, beat the three egg whites and the cream of tartar with a hand mixer, until stiff peaks are formed. This may take 3-5 minutes.
In a second mixing bowl, combine the yolks, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic and onion powders and oregano and beat until combined. Then gently fold the yolk mixture into the egg whites. ***I found that putting the egg white mixture into the yolk mixture makes a better crust. You gently stir a third of the peaked egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Once combined, fold in the remaining portion of egg whites. Be careful not to stir it in. The goal is to keep the egg whites as fluffy as possible.***
Once combined, spread the mixture evenly on a greased pizza pan. This step is really important! Even if you have a nonstick pan, it will probably still stick. If you don't want to grease it, I used parchment paper instead and it worked great.
Bake the pizza crust for 10-20 minutes until firm and golden brown.
Remove the crust from the oven and add your sauce and toppings. Put the pizza back in the oven and set the oven to broil. Take the pizza out when the cheese is melted.
A couple things to note:
I made a few mini pizzas instead of one big one because I like to experiment. After the crusts baked, I chose to add only garlic powder and Parmesan cheese to one of them. This would make perfect bread sticks or croutons. The flavor was phenomenal!
The crust on the other two pizzas was light and airy. It's an excellent substitution for regular bread.
Have a great Thursday!
*Special thanks to Sarah at Simply Primal for posting the pizza suggestion!
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