Tuesday Things

1. I’ve been experimenting with Cauliflower Pizza Crust again. 

cooked cauliflower pizza crustIn case you were wondering, yes, you can make the crust without using cheese.

You can even make it without cooking the rice first! I used raw cauliflower “rice” for the crust pictured above, and added no cheese. The result is not as dry or firm as the original recipe for “perfect” cauliflower crust, and it’s probably not something you’d want to pick up with your hands, but it’s not a bad option if you’re just making it for yourself. For guests or picky eaters, I’d recommend putting in the extra effort–> ringing out that extra liquid from the cauliflower makes all the difference!

And, of course, I still added goat cheddar as a topping. Because I love it!

2. Speaking of “rice,” I tried using my juicer to make jicama rice for some raw sushi.

preparing to make jicama rice

I figured it would be an easy way to create “rice” (the resulting pulp), while also extracting the juice in one easy step. Just look at how much liquid is released!

However, the Breville Juice Fountain still left the pulp too moist for sushi-making. I don’t recommend using it for that, unless you want to take the extra step of straining it through a dish towel. This moist rice is perfect for making grain-free porridge or a raw sushi bowl, instead.

Next time, I’ll try using my Omega Juicer, which always produces a much drier pulp!

3. I can’t seem to get enough of creamy avocado puddings lately.

bowls of creamy avocado pudding

For years, I made my pudding in my mini food chopper that I bought in college. That trusty gadget did the trick, but since making it in the Vitamix, I can’t believe how much smoother and creamier it gets!

However you make it, be sure to add frozen cherries. This Cherry Chocolate recipe is my favorite version!

4. If you have someone in your life who doesn’t care for salads, try adding fresh fruit as a topping!

bowl of salad with fresh fruit on topAustin’s been eating salads almost every night this month– as his main course!– thanks to this tasty addition. He likes some added crunch from a sprinkle of raw walnuts, too.

The fruit may not keep the salad properly combined, but I think it’s still much better than having no salad at all.

5. I’m so excited for the holiday season to arrive (along with cooler weather, please!), that I’ve already created a “Holiday Favorites” category under my recipe tab.

vegan pumpkin pie in a pan with a slice cut out of it

I’ll be updating it all season long with my favorite holiday recipes, like this Vegan Pumpkin Pie and Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Reader Feedback: What are some of your favorite holiday dishes? Have you tried anything new this week?

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

This post has so many things I want to try! Especially the chocolate avocado pudding and the cauliflower pizza!

chelsey

Heading straight to the holiday favorites category!

Rose

I made cauliflower crust pizza dough yesterday without the cheese and it was great! I added some hazelnut flour (almond would work, too) and olive oil and it baked up “cheesy” looking. Just discovered your blog yesterday, but I am already hooked!

Katy

Wow, that pudding and pizza both look incredible. I will definitely be trying that out! 🙂

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