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Recipes

Shrimp Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Shrimp Cauliflower Crust PizzaCauliflower Pizza Crust

As you probably know, my family doesn't eat much bread.  While I do believe that you can make bread or pizza crust in a nutrient dense way, this isn't how most people (manufacturing companies, restaurants, grocers, etc.) are doing it. They tend to add a lot of ingredients that simply aren't ideal to eat regularly (if you haven't done it, try reading the ingredient label on a store bought loaf of bread or pizza crust). It takes some work to do the right way yourself. 

Several times a month, we make a cauliflower crust pizza. It is delicious, and doesn't lead to any of the digestive symptoms or fatigue that we've both started to notice after eating traditional pizza. We have made pizzas with all sorts of different toppings. Today's recipe is a traditional red sauce and has shrimp on top. Feel free to be creative with your toppings! 

Cauliflower Crust

  • 1 Head of Cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Directions:

  1. Start heating 2-3 inches of water in a large pot until it boils
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. While the water is heating, chop the cauliflower into florets
  4. Rice the cauliflower with grater blade of food processor (or with a cheese grater)
  5. Add riced cauliflower to boiling water for 4-5 minutes
  6. Strain riced cauliflower into a clean dish towel
  7. Squeeze excess water out of cauliflower. Use a big spoon so you don't burn your hands. (This step is key to not having a soggy pizza)
  8. Add egg and spices to cauliflower and mix well
  9. Spread cauliflower onto parchment paper or silicone baking sheet lined pan to form crust
  10. Bake at 400 for 35 minutes (depending on thickness of crust)
  11. Add toppings and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes

Sauce for Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes or 3-4 fresh tomatoes diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil (or chopped fresh basil would also be delicious if you have it)
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • half teaspoon rosemary
  • half teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 small can of tomato paste

Shrimp Pizza400

Directions

  1. Heat oil over medium heat
  2. Add onions and let cook for a few minutes until translucent
  3. Add other ingredients and let simmer. If you use fresh tomatoes let simmer for at least 30 minutes so tomatoes cook down.  

Toppings*

  • 1-2 Onions Chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper Chopped
  • 1 Green Pepper Chopped
  • 1 lb of shrimp peeled
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese if desired

*Substitute alternate meat and vegetables as you like

Before topping, saute veggies in oil. Add shrimp for last few minutes. 

Top pizza with sauce, sauteed toppings, and cheese if desired

Enjoy!

Dr. Jamie

Fish Bake Recipe

Fish Bake

A few weeks ago, Jared made us this delicious fish bake for dinner. The best thing about it was how simple it was. It was a little different than typical dinners that we make, and he was able to throw it together quite quickly after a long day at work. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½- 2 pounds of fish filets (Tilapia, Swai, or similar fish of your choice)
  • 1 bunch of fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 large onion (or 2 medium) sliced
  • 1 green pepper (or red, orange, yellow) sliced
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic (about 2 teaspoons if you have minced garlic already)
  • Salt and Pepper

Tomato Sauce:

  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic (or to your taste)
  • ½ teaspoon of dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of dried basil
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions:

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Delicious Vietnamese Pork Bowl

Vietnamese Pork Bowl

Jared was at it in the kitchen again this week! He came up with this delicious dinner, and it was so good that we decided to share it with you! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 pork loin cut into 1 inch cubes
  • teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 TBSP rice vinegar 
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup of local honey
  • 1 jalapeno diced (or pepper of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups broccoli cut into peices
  • 2-3 carrots shredded
  • 2-3 cups fresh spinach- chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

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Quick and Easy Tomato Recipes

Tomato Recipes

It’s that time of the year when many backyard gardeners harvest more produce than they know what to do with! This week I’m going to focus on tomatoes. If you have home grown tomatoes, or want to buy some delicious in-season tomatoes from the farmer's market, then check out these 4 quick and easy recipes.

Tomato Stew

I'll call this Tomato Stew for lack of a better name. It could also be called tomato soup. Since it is not smooth and creamy like traditional tomato soup, I'll call it stew. 

Ingredients

  • Pound of Italian Sausage (could also use ground beef)
  • Onions, Peppers, zucchini, or whatever other vegetables you have harvested
  • Garlic
  • Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Salt and Pepper or whatever seasoning you want to use
  • Tomatoes
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Quick Cajun Creation

Cajun Creation

One of the things we are very conscious of in our house is reading labels! I am not talking about the nutrition label, but rather the ingredient list! It is amazing how many additives and fillers are added to various foods when you read the label. My rule of thumb is that if I can't pronounce it or wouldn't want to eat it by itself, I shouldn't be eating it as an ingredient. 

Spice mixes are incredibly difficult to find without these added ingredients! Because of this, we have started making our own using herbs and spices that are already on our spice rack. 

Here is a quick and delicious recipe that Jared throws together every few weeks! One of the reasons we love it is that the fish can be added straight from the freezer and cooks quickly. This makes it a great go to recipe when we don't have any meat that is defrosted or already prepped. 

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Meatza Pizza! and Other Options For Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Meatza Pizza

When I tell people how I recommend that they eat most of the time (REAL FOOD, mostly veggies and meat), one of the biggest hesitations that I hear is "What about Pizza?!" I know pizza has become a staple in America with 3 billion sold each year (that means 350 slices are consumed across the country every second of every day!). 

One of the reasons I love having people eat REAL FOOD is that it seems to lead to sending your body real signals of how hungry or full you are. I know for me, when I do eat "traditional pizza," I can (and do) eat A TON of pizza. It takes lots of will power for me to not overindulge. When I'm eating meats and veggies, I don't have this problem!

So is pizza totally out on this real food diet? In our house, we enjoy eating cauliflower crust pizza or Meatza with a Meat crust (topped with lots of veggies) a few times a month! 

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