Monday, September 12, 2011

Paleo/Primal Pizza

One food that has been seriously missing from my Paleo/Primal lifestyle is Pizza! My kids love pizza, I love pizza, who doesn't love pizza? But there really isn't a convincing substitute for gluten-filled-carb-overload pizza crust. I've read about ones that use coconut flour and a combo of riced cauliflower and almond cheese and ones that are primarily a almond flour pie crust, but they all sounded pretty complex with varying degrees of authenticity. So, rather than trying to recreate something that you just can't recreate like the original, I decided to go with a variation of The Paleo Project's Breakfast Pizza but make it a regular old pizza with sauce, pepperoni and onions. The upside to this kind of pizza is that it's very fast and easy to make! The crust wasn't as sturdy as a gluten-filled one, but I could still pick it up and eat it. You do know you're eating eggs, but I think it's a good alternative when I have a pizza craving.

Primal/Paleo Pizza
4 Eggs
1/4 C almond or coconut milk (or whole milk if making a primal version)
3 T Coconut Oil divided
1 C Pizza or pasta sauce
About 20 or so pepperoni slices (or any cooked meat of choice)
1/2 C diced onion
1/2 C diced sweet pepper (I used red bell pepper)
1 1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese (if making primal version. Omit for Paleo/Dairy-Free version)

In a large oven safe skillet (cast iron or stainless steel) melt 2 T coconut oil. In a small bowl whisk eggs and milk; add salt and pepper to taste. When oil is melted pour egg mixture into skillet on top of oil. Lower heat to medium, cover and let cook for 3 minutes. DO NOT TOUCH EGGS. After 3 minutes are up, remove lid and place pan of eggs under a broiler on low for another 3 minutes. DO NO TOUCH EGGS.

Meanwhile in another skillet melt 1 T coconut oil and saute onions and peppers until lightly browned and softened.

After the 3 minutes, remove eggs from oven. Spoon pizza sauce over eggs then add a layer of pepperoni or other cooked meat. Add sauteed onions and peppers and any other veggies you like. (if making a primal pizza sprinkle cheese on top of pizza.) Place pan back under low broiler for another 3 minutes, but watch carefully to make sure toppings and cheese do not burn!

Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Then slice and serve.

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