Today I planned out some meals and then went to Trader Joes to get the stuff.
They had almost everything I was looking for but I got frustrated because there wasn’t a Gluten Free section and from what I could tell the Gluten Free stuff was not clearly labeled. I got one loaf of bread (a brand my cousin Tim told me about). I couldn’t find any of the flours I was looking for and all their broth had wheat in it. The most upsetting thing was my favorite liquorice (in fact my friends and I call it crack liquorice because it is so good) has malt in it so I can’t have it any more :(.
But I got lots of fruits and veggies and I found almost everything on my list with a few exceptions like chocolate chips for baking and paprika (which I was really surprised they didn’t have) and peppermint oil and coconut oil. I have been told that Trader Joes is really good for these things so maybe I was shopping at the wrong Trader Joes.
Anyway, my shopping woes aside. I did get a lot of stuff.
I decided for dinner tonight I would make the Cauliflower Pizza Crust. I found the recipe on this site: http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html .
It was really easy. The hardest part was shredding the cauliflower. If you have a food processor use it!
It was pretty good. I might make a few adjustments though. Make the round on the cookie sheet smaller if you want a thicker crust and bigger if you want a thinner crust. Also expect it to be like a personal pizza and not something you can share with others.
It was good, not really like the real deal but not too bad. My toppings were: chicken, green peppers, and red peppers. I thought about adding the summer squash I bought but didn’t know how that would go with the pizza sauce. Maybe next time I will make artichoke heart and chicken or some other variation that will be good with a red pizza sauce.
Also the recipe calls for cooking spray. I didn’t have any so I used butter. Don’t do that! It made it stickier which is funny because you use butter for other things. Also I didn’t use the garlic salt (because I didn’t have any) and it was still good.
So my first forte into Gluten-free cooking (and my first pizza that I didn’t make at school or with my mom and that I didn’t by frozen) was a success. I didn’t give myself food poisoning and I know some changes I would like to make for next time.
And it actually tastes pretty good.
I encourage you to give this a try and let me know how it goes for you!