“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 buffalo mozzarella vegan cheese made mostly of coconuts.
A trip to our local Farmer’s Market
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.
EXTRA! EXTRA! EAT ALL THE PIZZA!
NO GUILT Non-Dairy, Non-Gluten RECIPE …
~ Start with Trader Joe’s Pizza Crust (Check link for cooking instructions).
Take the Cauliflower Crust out of the oven and put your favorite ingredients on top.
First, my daughter, Marianna used a dollop of Victoria’s Vegan Alfredo Sauce in the middle of the pizza and lightly brushed it around the pizza in a circular motion.
Then, she added sautéed portabella mushrooms and white onions on top of the sauce and placed raw sliced heirloom tomatoes with purple, green and lemon basil, a colorful display! Sparingly, she scattered bite-size pieces of Miyoka’s Mozzarella Cheese on top with just a few sprays of Spectrums Olive Oil Spray. Broil for a few minutes more until the edges of the pizza begins to turn brown. Buon Appetito!
Thanks to my daughter, Marianna for this healthy and tasty treat!
Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio
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