Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Bread Sticks – Redux

Phenomenal!  Just Phenomenal!

So I have been tooling around from time to time on Pinterest and I found a picture that made me pin it on my board about low carb food.  I stole this post from the blog “Mom, What’s for Dinner” (which apparently Christi, the author there borrowed from a completely DIFFERENT blog called “Eat Drink Smile” – Let’s just say, this recipe’s been around around the block a little bit.. 😉 ) but, of course, I have to tweak these things to my liking and see how I can improve upon them.

I won’t get into the super details but I like food, I like GOOD food and I get sick of eating Chicken breast or Chicken this or chicken that or healthy this or that all the time, which makes eating good food tough for me.  Maybe I’ll write a life story for you someday about how fantastic international food was ingrained in my head from travelling the world during childhood.

However let’s get to the point.  This is like cheezy bread that you would get from your favorite pizza joint.  Maybe better.  Of course I have to make this again.  The first time I think I made it pretty good, but I think next time I will have to tweak the recipe just a bit, which is my wont, adding a little bit more time on the timer for the original baking of the crust, maybe like 17-20 minutes, and not putting so much butter on it, maybe just a teaspoon instead of 2 tablespoons.  And finally for the kicker, this needs HAM.

How in the hell can you make this recipe without Ham and Cheese?  😉

Oh and one thing that may make a bit of a difference is, this time I used all Motz for the crust recipe, since I forgot to get parm.  So I will have to try it with half parm like I’m supposed to next time.  Perhaps that will firm up the crust a little more.  If not, Then I’ll just up the time a few minutes.  Stay tuned to the comments section.  I will do a little update there on my next creation of this creation.

But I will tell you this.  I just finished the first go at this and it is completely gone.  It is, apparently, healthy.

Healthy how:

  • Low Carb
  • Gluten Free
  • Grain Free
  • Has Veggies – as a matter of fact the crust is made pretty much half from veggies.

Again, I love food and after eating this I totally feel guilty.  I suppose I was suppose to share it or save some for tomorrow but no such luck.  It is gone.  Bye Bye!  It’s THAT good.  I need to find me more recipes like this for those days where my body is like, “Hey, can we go eat shitty food today!?”

So enough of my babbling.  Here we go with:

Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Bread Sticks – Reblog

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A few days back I made pizza from Cauliflower and it turned out awesome. So I started thinking… what about garlic cheese bread? Oh yeah… it turned out even more awesome. This recipe is going to make you happy if you are grain free or Celiac. I wish I would have known about this recipe back in the days I was trying the Atkins diet! Super Yummy! 

Gluten Free, Grain Free Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Bread Sticks 
Adapted from Eat. Drink. Smile.
1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 tsp garlic salt
For Topping:
2 tablespoons softened salted butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
*Optional Marinara sauce for dipping

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Chop the cauliflower florets into chunks and steam them in a steamer or on the stove until slightly soft for 15 minutes. Place in a ricer or grate.
One large head should produce approximately 3 cups of riced cauliflower. The remainder can be used to make additional pizza crusts immediately, or can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
To Make the Bread:
Prepare your baking stone or sheet by spreading a small amount of olive oil on it and top with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup cauliflower, egg, Parmesan and Mozzarella. Add oregano, crushed garlic and garlic salt, stir.
Transfer to the baking stone or sheet, and using your hands, pat out into a large rectangle.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Mix 2 TBSP butter and garlic in a small bowl and.spread the butter and garlic mixture over baked cauliflower bread and top with Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses.
Place back in the 450 degree oven until all cheese is melted.

Slice and Serve!
PS – Stay tuned because I will be adding more Low Carb Yumness to this blog from time to time.  Also what do you guys think?  Any variations?  Have you tried this yet?  Feel free to tell me how you would make this even better OR do you know something similar that would be just as amazing?
Anyway, until next time.
Cheers!
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Effing Rice!

Kung Fu Chefs

Image via Wikipedia

So I got about half way through a pretty cool article today at the Starbucks I was at.  It started to rain and I was getting hungry.  So what did I decide to eat?

White rice.  MAN,  I love a big pile of white rice and maybe some soy sauce or a little butter or salt.  Natural comfort food.  This came when I was younger and I watched a lot of Kung-Fu movies.  Who am I kidding, I still watch kung-fu movies.  And not the super modern day kung fu masterpieces like House of Flying Daggers or any of that blah blah.  No, mine are much crappier, dirtier, and dubbed in.  Countless of stand up comedians have had jokes in their sets that were about these movies.  The plots are terrible and I am almost positive, after watching countless numbers of them, that the English translations that the voice-over experts did were completely made up.

If you never had the luxury of seeing one of these movies, you’re not sure what I’m talking about, you need a refresher or you just want to watch one, don’t you worry!  Uncle Ronnie’s got your back.  I will provide!

Here’s the kicker.  I loved kung-fu movies so much that I ended up taking martial arts.  I would train 3 hours a day or more and maybe 3 times a week or more.  My diet consisted heavily on Pizza, Stromboli and White Rice (usually the Instant stuff in the boil-n-bags) with a little salt and butter.

What do you think happened?  Funny thing is, I got really good and ended up winning the AAU National Championships one year for sparring in my belt and age group.  That was pretty cool!  So it’s stuck in my head.  I know now that I am in my thir…  ahem… twenties that now all it does is taste really good, make me retain water, turns into fat and immediately makes me too tired to do anything really effective.

What happened to it being my food of Champions?!  So my point is, I wanted to write some other post, but instead I wrote this.  But at least you can watch a cool kung-fu movie now.

Enjoi.