Healthy alternative for Pizza lovers – “Piz-za-my-heart!”

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Non-gluten, Non-dairy Vegan Pizza

 

“Non-gluten,” “Non-dairy” and “Vegan” have become the new buzz words! For me, it’s nothing new. I was raised on a vegetarian diet before it became “Hip.” When I was growing-up, a good meal was a plate full of meat and potatoes but not for me and my eight siblings.

It’s easy for me to embrace a cauliflower crusted pizza with dairy-less cheese but I do have high standards. It better taste good too! Of course, when it’s made with love by someone you love, that’s the best with a “Piz-za my heart!”

My daughter, Marianna, made me the delicious pizza pictured above. It is low in carbohydrates, which means low in sugar. So, if you are prone to Diabetes, this is the pizza for you! This amazing pizza is made with all plant-based ingredients.

For us, the crisper the cauliflower crust, the better. It was topped with a cashew based Alfredo sauce, fresh vegetables and Burata style mozzarella vegan cheese made mostly of coconuts.

 

A trip to our local Farmer’s Market

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Mother and daughter selfie! Marianna Riccio and Maria Lauren

We found most of the produce for our pizza, including three kinds of basal, at our local Farmer’s Market!

Grazing through the Farmer’s Market is always a fun mother/daughter expedition for us.

It’s an adventure to explore the variety of fruits and vegetables that are on display. If the vendors offer us free samples, we are eager to reply, ‘Yes, please!’ 🙂

It’s fun to support your local farmers. Try being creative in your food preparations and enjoy healthy, delicious alternatives in eating.

 

Healthfully yours,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

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Marianna Riccio and Maria Lauren are certified fitness and health professionals

This is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.

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You Got The Power

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Feeling Powerless?

It happens. Ugh! What a world… it keeps spinning… feeling dizzy! Dizziness isn’t the half of it!

Maybe someone has done you wrong because their take on life situations don’t gel with yours. Different perceptions and misunderstandings happen. Should you be pro-active and confront the matter or over-look the obvious to keep the peace? Maybe, you hope for the best but over time, things get worse. How did things get so messed up?

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Are you being cooked?

Do you remember the analogy of the frog who was put in boiling water? Instinct triggers the frog to jump out of the water. However, when the frog is put in warm water, he swims around. The frog is having a good old-time and doesn’t notice that the temperature in the pot is getting hotter and hotter. When the water starts to boil, the poor frog is too weak to jump out.

Are you in survival mode?

It takes more than planning, it takes a wise strategy to keep your finances, business and life in balance. This takes looking back at the past and learning from your mistakes. Then, take a good look at the present and the big picture. What are the changes that are happening now and how does this effect your future and the future of those you hold dear?

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Let’s focus on business P-O-W-E-R…

·       P – Prepare. Be Positive.

 ·      O – Be Open to Opportunities. You are an Original. 

·       W – Use Winning Words.

·        E – Enthusiastic Efforts become Effortless.

·        R – Get Ready to Recreate.

You Got The Power!

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I believe the ultimate Creator is God and His Power is glorified in our weakness.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

Blessings,

Maria Lauren, aka Maria Elena Alberici

Your Powerful LIFE blog

My Website

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Maria Lauren – Fitness Champion – Lifestyle Educator – Entertainer – Author

This is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.