Monday, May 28, 2012

Pizza! (GAPS, Paleo, Primal, gluten Free, grain free, dairy free)


By Kristen

Eager as I am to shed the standard American diet and tout myself as reformed Primal/Paleo/GAPS foodie snob with highly developed taste buds (while sometimes secretly wishing I could just eat some mac and cheese) I just can't seem to quit pizza.  I made this almond flour crust that is sure to fulfill the pizza deficiency that resides within us all. While you cannot order this to be delivered to your house, you can coerce your partner/significant other to dress as a delivery person and knock on your front door, GAPS legal pizza in hand.

Make it with: 

Almond Flour Crust

2 + 1/4 cups of almond flour (the type you use wil make a difference in the amount you need. I prefer Honeyville, with which you will need less, more with Bob's Red Mill)
2 eggs
3 tablespoons melted butter or melted palm shortening
1/4 teaspoon celtic sea salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Simple Sauce

1 7 oz jar tomato paste
1 tablespoon Italian herb seasoning, or not
salt, if you wish


Dream away my friend. This pizza was made with our favorite toppings; green pepper, onion, black olive, and browned hot link sausage. Don't get hung up on mozzarella being GAPS illegal, I used 1 block of grated Organic Valley raw cheddar and it was delish.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Mix 2 cups of almond flour, salt, and garlic powder. add the melted butter and stir. Scramble the eggs and then blend them in.

Blend the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.

Sadly this is not the kind of pizza you can throw up into the air whilst singing "That's Amore" and end up with a perfect crust. You will need to cover a 16"x14" cookie sheet or pizza stone covered with parchment paper. Plop your dough ball on . Now you can either press it down with your hands or place another piece of parchment paper on top and roll it out. If dough is sticky sprinkle almond flour  on top until every part is covered, then continue pressing or rolling. Add more almond flour as needed if it continues to stick. Make the crust quite thin. Bake in the oven for 10-15 min, or until barely golden brown. Add your sauce and your toppings and heat again in the oven until they are melted into delicious goodness.

Note: My husband says this is better than pizza you can get at a restaurant. He also loves me and really isn't all that hung up on gluteny goodness even though he can eat whatever he wants. You decide.

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