Broccolini & Sausage CauliPower Pizza

Broccolini & Sausage CauliPower Pizza

The top indicator that dinner smells amazing: Oliver walking into the kitchen and saying “I need a glass a wine to go with this!” 🍷 Those are the exact words I heard when I first pulled a pizza made with a CauliPower crust from the oven. 

I've made plenty of pizzas on non-traditional crusts before, and they usually get a similar reaction, but even I admit that these pizzas looked above and beyond. CauliPower crusts are unlike any cauliflower based pizza I've made before--they get crispy, like actually crispy in the oven! They do have corn and rice flour in them, so they are not grain-free, but for a special Friday night in, they totally do the trick. The best part is that all you have to do is pull a frozen crust from the oven, put your favorite toppings on, and bake it for 11-14 minutes (I live at altitude so I let it go a little longer; I just love crispy crust). In that time, I can whip up a bright side salad (like this one) and even pour myself a glass of vino. 

Broccolini & Sausage CauliPower Pizza
Broccolini & Sausage CauliPower Pizza

We have tested quite a few flavor combos already: Hawaiian, Supreme, and Everything But the Kitchen Sink. This one has been my favorite by far. The goat cheese pairs so well with the roasted broccolini and spicy sausage. Plus, I've never been a big tomato sauce fan so I don't miss it for a minute when a pizza is dressed with olive oil. (I know some of you are shuddering right now: a pizza with out tomato sauce?! Infuriating! ...It's ok. You can use tomato sauce. I will not judge. And I would still eat this pizza if it has piles of sauce on it; it's just that good.)

Next, I plan to make a breakfast pizza with eggs on top. What's you dream pizza combination?

Broccolini & Sausage CauliPower Pizza

CauliPower provided me with product to try out, but the recipes and opinions are all my own. I discovered CauliPower while traveling and loved it so much I got in touch with them. Working with brands to develop wholesome recipes is one way I keep Foraged Dish going! CauliPower helps me stock the pantry and keep the blog going. I only work with brands that I truly enjoy and use. This post may contain affiliate links.

Broccolini & Sausage CauliPower Pizza

Published April 27, 2017    |       |    Print This Recipe

CauliPower Pizza Crust with goat cheese, broccolini, and spicy sausage.

Serves: 2   |    Total Time: 20 minutes



Ingredients:

  • 1 CauliPower pizza crust, (frozen, do not thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 red onion, slice thin
  • 2 ounces cooked spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 cup chopped broccolini
  • Optional for serving: red pepper flakes, parmesan, etc.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Unwrap pizza crust from plastic, and place on cooking pan (I leave the cardboard under it and use a cookie sheet).
  3. Use the back of a spoon to spread olive oil over crust. Then, sprinkle mozzarella over top and then goat cheese. Evenly distribute the onion, broccolini, and sausage crumbles. Place in oven and bake for 11-14 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and just starting to brown.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve hot with desired accouterments (such as parmesan and red pepper flakes).

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How to Make Coconut Butter At Home

How to Make Coconut Butter At Home

Coconut butter. Coconut butter! It's sort of odd stuff: solid at room temperature, thick and creamy when warm. Sticky, satisfying, magical as a toast topping and so much more. Coconut butter is not like butter or coconut oil... rather, it's like peanut butter or almond butter, a nutty spread for your favorite spreadable eats. 

How to Make Coconut Butter At Home

I have quite a few recipes that call for coconut butter, like these cookies that use it as a real-food icing, or as the base of this paleo fudge, and noticed that readers were searching the blog for how to make it. Once I saw this a light bulb went off in my head. Of course! This stuff is sort of confusing (it has two names for goodness sake, sometimes going by "Manna" instead). The good news is it's just about as easy as it gets as far are recipes go. One ingredient. Your blender. Done! That's it! Watch this video to see for your self :) 

How to Make Coconut Butter At Home

How to Make Coconut Butter At Home

Published April 25, 2017    |       |    Print This Recipe

All you need is some desiccated coconut and a blender.

Serves: 1 cup   |    Total Time: 10 minutes



Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut

Directions:

  1. Pour all of the coconut in a high-powdered blender (I use a Blendtec Twister Jar but a Vitamix or a Ninja would work as well). Blend on high for 1 minute, and then scrape the sides. Repeat 5-6 times until all of the coconut is creamed into a creamy butter. Tip: I use BlendTec’s Twister Jar, which scrapes the sides as you go, so I only stop to scrape the sides wit ha spatula once or twice, and let the jar do the work.

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Sweet Potato Noodle Ramen

Sweet Potato Noodle Ramen

The cafeteria sold Cup-o-Noodles back in middle school, and it was the cool lunch to buy. I shudder to think how many styrofoam noodle cups went down in that cafeteria. After getting instant ramen out of my system in 8th grade, it never showed back up in my life, not even in the college dorms. 

Of course suddenly ramen is cool again, but this time, it's not that instant stuff with dehydrated corn and a "flavor packet." Now, big steaming bowls of hand-crafted ramen seem to be everywhere. A funny flip isn't it? I used to think of ramen as a so-easy-a-middle-schooler-can-make-it-with-out-supervision type of dish, and now it's something to order in a fancy Chinese restaurant. 

Sweet Potato Noodle Ramen

Because I don't eat much pasta, I have been slow to jump on the ramen train. But when I found Nona Lim broths, and realized that making real ramen at home could actually be really easy, I decided to go at it with homemade swoodles (sweet potato noodles). Because I do love swoodles, and zoodles (upon zoodles upon zoodles). 

With Nona Lim, most of the hard work is done for you--you just get to pick what goes in the soup, and then pour rich flavorful both over top. I used the Vietnamese Pho Broth for this recipe, and probably could have just had a whole bowl of broth and been totally happy because it's full of flavor. I will say though, that the sautéd shiitake mushrooms were killer.

If you're nostalgic for the days of Cup-of-Noodles, try this one out! 

Sweet Potato Noodle Ramen

Nona Lim provided me with product to try out, but the recipes and opinions are all my own. Working with brands to develop wholesome recipes is one way I keep Foraged Dish going! Nona Lim helps me stock the pantry and keep the blog going. I only work with brands that I truly enjoy and use. This post may contain affiliate links.

Sweet Potato Noodle Ramen

Published May 20, 2017 by
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This recipe uses Nona Lim Pho broth, which make it quick to put together. Sweet potato noodles (swoodles) are used in place of wheat noodles for a GF meal!

Serves: 1   |    Total Time: 20 minutes



Ingredients:

  • 1/2 jewel sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 hardboiled egg
  • 1 package Nona Lim Vietnamese Pho Broth
  • 1 tablespoon crushed nuts (cashews, almonds or peanuts)
  • Optional garnishes: cilantro, green onion, sesame seeds, jalapeño slices

Directions:

  1. Using a spiralizer (I use this Spiralizer), cut the sweet potato into noodles. Heat coconut oil in a skillet, and once the oil is hot, add mushrooms to the pan. Once mushrooms are cooked through, remove from pan and add sweet potato noodles and broccoli to the pan. Cover, and allow to cook for 5-7 minutes, until the broccoli florets are bright green and the sweet potato noodles are softened through.Then, put sweet potato noodles, broccoli, and mushrooms in a large soup bowl.
  2. Bring broth to a simmer, and pour into soup bowl. Slice the hard boiled egg and place it on top, and then sprinkle with crushed nuts and other optional garnishes.

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