Let’s talk about Pizza.
I tried to make pizza one time when I was in middle school..
To this day my family hasn’t let me down from the shame. Want a little cooking tip?
‘When a recipe calls for a package of yeast, that means a little teeny tiny package…
NOT a costco size package.’
Ever since then, I just can’t get pizza dough right. I let it rise, but it never does.
I use whole grain flour but it’s too whole grainy.
And it’s never flaky..it’s more like a dense brick of carbs.
It really tickles me off, because I love pizza, but I most definitely don’t want to resort to a $5-10 Hot N’ Ready To Go To Your Thighs Pizza…
So what’s a diva to do..(Diva/Drama Queen-Same Thing)
This question, along with my prayers, were answered when I was on Jess from Healthy Exposures blog (Beautiful Girl.Beautiful Pics.Yummy Food.Check her out!) She talked about this sweet potato pizza crust that she found on Rawxy (Foxy Raw to be exact! She is amazing! Delicious Recipes too! Check her out also!!)
I was in AWE…To say the least. I had to make it.
So I did! I didn’t have sweet potato, but I had butternut squash, so I tweeked it just a tad…And You want to know the best parts!!
Butternut Squash Pizza Crust with Veggie Toppings and Raw Parmesan Cheeze
Adapted from Rawxy
*Gluten Free, Vegan*
(For the crust:)
1 Cup Butternut Squash Puree
1/2 cup Coconut Flour (Can sub any other flour, but the amounts may be slightly different)
1 cup Brown Rice Flour
1 TB EVOO
1 TB Baking Powder
1 TB Dried Rosemary
Dash of salt
1. Place all ingredients into food processor with dough blade. Combine until a dough ball forms. Roll out dough on prepared baking sheet or pizza stone. You can use all the dough, or wrap half up and save it for later.
2. Then top with desired toppings. I started with a homemade cilantro avocado hummus.
Then an array of veggies, and of coarse olives. I also included shredded zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, and chickpeas.
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds + 1/8 cup cashews + 1/4 cup nutritional yeast blended together into fine crumbs..A-maz-ing!
When ready, bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are brown/crispy.
Pretty much the only way I want to eat pizza from now on
Tonight was girls night since my Hubby is knee deep in studying, so I shared some with Baby Boo because the crust was perfect texture for her little gum-less mouth! She loved it!
Now we’re off to do more girly things..
I don’t care how little hair she has, I’m gonna find a way to curl it!