I am going to be gluten free for a month. The start was a good one, with this gluten free cauliflower bottom pizza topped with tomatoes, capsicum, oyster mushrooms and parmesan cheese.
As long as I can remember I have problems with my stomach and intestines. A few years ago it got really bad, after getting a parasite in India. The parasite devastated my intestines. It has been more than a year ago; but I’m still recovering. When I was at PURE yoga, health and adventure I had acupuncture everyday to help my intestines heal. Ruth, the acupuncturist, and I worked out that there probably is more ‘wrong’ with my digestion than just the parasite. I probably have a food allergy as well. To check I am going to be a month without dairy and gluten. Those two are the most common ones.
Now I’m back in the Netherlands again for a few months and can make my own food, in my own kitchen I can decide what to eat, so the gluten free month has to be fairly easy. I am suppose to meet up with a lot of friends, being just back home, so I will probably just cook for them. Getting gluten free food in restaurants ain’t always easy.
Luckily there is a lot of information online. I read some websites today. The one I loved is the blog of Miss Gluten Vrij. It’s a Dutch one, but don’t worry if you can’t read Dutch Jamie Oliver has a lot of recipes online as well.
Ingredients for a small gluten free cauliflower bottom
- 750 ml cauliflower
- 3 eggs ei
- 1 teaspoon italian herbs
- salt and black pepper
Preparing cauliflower bottom
- Chop up the (washed) cauliflower as small as you can. You can use a kitchen machine to do the job for you, but I sometimes like to chop as a madmen.
- Place the cauliflower in a bowl and put the bowl in a microwave (I know, you shouldn’t have one in your home, but this is the only good use of it. You can do it in the oven as well, just add some water, so the cauliflower doesn’t dry out. Heat at 600 watt for about 7 minutes
- Take the cauliflower out again and add the 3 eggs, Italian herbs and some salt. Mix well.
- Cover a oven dish with some parchment paper (baking paper) and spread the cauliflower on top of it. The thinner the layer, the crispier the bottom. Bake for about 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius in a pre-heated oven.
Whatever you want. I put on some tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, tomatoes, yellow capsicum and oyster mushrooms. Was a pretty good choice. Put all the ingredients on your pizza and put the pizza back in the oven again for ten minutes. Also on 180 degrees.
Lift the almost backed pizza out of the tray and place on an oven rack for another 5 till 7 minutes.
All you have to do now, is eat the pizza. Enjoy!