Cut my life into pizza, this is my plastic fork, oven baking, heavy breathing, don’t give a **** if it’s carbs that I’m eating

Hello everyone!

This weeks experiment is cauliflower cheese pizza. I’m not a big fan of just strictly cheese pizza, so some pepperoni may have snuck on the crust. Before we decided on this, we were both a bit skeptical. Cauliflower pizza? How is that even possible? So many questions were thrown on the table. What will it taste like? Is it worth it? For Christmas 2014, my mother gave me a ninja and I was unable to use it until now. What better way to break in your ninja right?  My boyfriend has tried cauliflower mashed potatoes and he said they were extremely grainy. So he was concerned this would be the same with the pizza.

Well there was only way to answer our own questions.

Here is the Buzzfeed video.

With the pizza grilled cheese we had multiple attempts.  We only had one shot with the cheesy cauliflower pizza .Just like Eminem, we could not miss our chance to blow this recipe.

After watching the video and reading the recipe Buzzfeed provided, we began.
We started off with the following items:
-1 head of cauliflower -Any type of pizza sauce -2 cups of mozzarella cheese (divided) -3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese -cooking spray Not Pictured -1 egg -parchment paper -parchment paper -cooking spray

-1 head of cauliflower
-Any type of pizza sauce
-2 cups of mozzarella cheese (divided)
-3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
-cooking spray
Not Pictured
-1 egg
-parchment paper

We set the oven to 425 degrees and started cutting the cauliflower into florets. After cutting the florets, it was ninja time. (If you don’t have a ninja, a food processor works just as great)

ninja

We did about 4 pulses or until the cauliflower looks similar to rice. Since the ninja is a bit small, we had to do multiple takes before we finished the whole head. It ended up looking like this

cauliflower processed

There was one step Buzzfeed left out; squeezing out the excess water. My friend Rhi had messaged me and warned me, but it was too late. As we followed the recipe, we baked our crust a second time and noticed it looked really soggy in the middle. I wanted to stick to the recipe as much as possible (minus the pepperonis) so we didn’t bake it any longer than they suggested. For those of you wanting to try this recipe, get a cheese cloth or a clean dish towel and place the cauliflower in there to squeeze the excess water.

This is how our crust came out.

This is how our crust came out.

The recipe is called cheesy cauliflower pizza, but what’s a pizza without pepperoni?

We chose Pepperoni, mushrooms and spinach for our toppings.

We chose Pepperoni, mushrooms and spinach for our toppings.

jimmy fallon

Remember how I mentioned a soggy center? Well even though we baked it multiple times, water still managed to seep in and mix in with the tomato sauce.

 For future reference, we know to squeeze out the water from the cauliflower and to bake the crust longer. Every recipe is trial and error, we learn from our mistakes.
 Check out our video to experience this with us.
Well after everything was said and done, here are the results (insert drum-roll)
cauliflower pizza

Our masterpiece

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buzzfeed cauliflower pizza

Buzzfeed masterpiece

We hope you enjoyed this post. Come back next week, I promise it won’t be pizza related!
❤ Alyssa
P.S
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Wanna hear a pizza joke? I can’t tell you because it’s too cheesy! :P

Hello everyone!

Thanks to the influence from Buzzfeed, we decided to try the pizza grilled cheese. While attempting to make the grilled cheese, I couldn’t help but think of the movie Julie and Julia. For those who aren’t familiar with the movie, it’s about the famous chef, Julia Child and Julie Powell, an aspiring author. Julie Powell is determined to cook all of the recipes in Julia Childs’ cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Although pizza grilled cheese is nothing compared to Julia Childs’ famous beef bourguignon, it’s the concept of this blog not the context.

Is it just me or do they make it look super easy?

We did this about 3 times until we got it just right. I like the quick 30 second video tutorials Buzzfeed offers because my attention span doesn’t last longer than that, but I wish they were a tad bit more descriptive.

We started off with:

Your favorite type of bread (we used whole wheat)

1/2″ slices of mozzarella cheese

1/2″ slices of pepperoni

any brand of pizza sauce (we used fireroasted classico marinara)

any type of butter (we used country crock)

spray butter (optional)

 

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We preheated the pan for too long. I didn’t really know what to expect when attempting this. I kept forgetting to record and take pictures. Like Aaliyah said, “If you at first you don’t succeed. Dust yourself off and try again.” And that’s exactly what we did.

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While the pan was preheating, we gathered all the ingredients and went through each attempt. The first one had too much sauce and was extremely soggy. (yuck) The second one didn’t melt as well since we had the pan on too hot; the bread ended up cooking too fast and burning.  The third attempt was just right.

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Like I said, I’m new at this. Silly me forgot a few steps in the video. I skipped the most important part, THE CHEESE

 

As you can see from my video, our attempts weren’t as successful as Buzzfeed. Through trial and error we learned; use less sauce, get thicker slices of cheese and pepperoni and don’t preheat the pan for too long. Also, make sure you have plenty of tums on hand. The next day, my heartburn was out of control!

Make sure to check back next week for our next attempt. If you have any suggestions, holler at me!

❤ Alyssa

 

Hello world!

Hello there,

My name is Alyssa Lesa and I am a junior majoring in electronic media & mass communication at Texas State University. I have an 8 year old son who I spend all my time with. After school I plan on working for either a news or radio station.

I’ve created this blog because I love to eat, but I rarely ever try new recipes. I’ll see them here and there and think to myself. “One day I’ll try that”. Well ladies and gentlemen, today is that day.

The inspiration behind this blog started with Snapchat. For those who don’t know, Snapchat is an app that allows you to view a photo or video for as long as 10 seconds before it goes away. You’re probably thinking, “What does that have to do with food?”. Well Snapchat updated it’s app and now there is a discover tab which allows you to view pictures and videos from companies such as, Buzzfeed, Food Network, iHeartradio, etc. The Buzzfeed recipe snaps caught my attention because of how easy they make it seem to be. My mission will be to pick one recipe from Buzzfeed and post a video of me trying out the new recipe.  I will do this once a week, so make sure you come and check to see if I was successful or if it was a complete failure!