Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tarte Flambee- Grain Free

Side note...we rarely eat fruit with other foods
for digestion reasons, but it looked so pretty
together that I couldn't resist.  :)
Tired of the same old same old recipes?  How about a recipe that is surprising, unique, healthy, and easy!  Um, yeah!!

Tarte Flambee is a take on the French style of pizza, but with a very surprising twist.  The crust is made from cauliflower.

You may be thinking about the same things I was thinking when I read this.  Ewww!!! That sounds terrible!  Followed by... that sounds like more work than I'd like to do to make a meal.

Here's the truth... this is a fun dish to make, and it tasted so good my husband asked me to make it again (an extremely rare occurrence).

As my cauliflower came in a 16 oz. bag I went ahead and did 1 1/2 times the recipe.  For the eggs I just put two full eggs in.

The cauliflower crust added a great helping of vegetables, while making a meal that is pleasing to look at and taste.  It even holds together like a crust.

Cauliflower contains vitamins, minerals, and plant nutrients that may help neutralize damaging toxins.  It's a great source of vitamin C and potassium, which is needed for proper hydration and regular heart beat.

Make sure you give cauliflower a good chew, as this breaks down the glucosinolates into their active form, which then triggers the bodies detoxification process.  

Cauliflower has a great amount of fiber, has antioxidants, is an anti-inflammatory (because of the omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin K in it), and is loaded with necessary B vitamins, including folate which is necessary for a healthy pregnancy.

To top it all off, it's low in calories.

This is a fun meal to make as it uses food creatively, and it was pretty easy.  There are so many variations that can be made with this as a crust, including pizza (which I love!).

Click here to get the complete recipe from Rose of The Clean Dish!



Warning: Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable (along with cabbage, brussel sprouts, and broccoli) which are not recommended for anyone with thyroid problems.

Sources:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/410151-the-health-benefits-of-cauliflower/
http://www.thecleandish.com/tarte-flambee-grain-free/
http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/8-health-benefits-of-cauliflower.html




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