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Creamy Porcini and Pea Raw-sotto

     Risotto- My Raw, Vegan, Gluten- and Grain-Free Version Cauliflower is once again the staple in this rich and creamy healthy alternative to one of my favorite dishes. Cauliflower Capacity I have experimented with cauliflower-based pizza crusts, dehydrated cauliflower popcorn, garlic mashed non-potatoes and wheat-free tabouli   This fiberful and nutrient-rich cruciferous vegetable offers tremendous versatility […]

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The Great Cauliflower Pizza Experiment – Vegan and Vegetarian Versions

Combating Carb Cravings with Cauliflower

Cauliflower has become one of my favorite foods and definitely a great alternative to potatoes, corn, wheat and other grains as the carb impact is much lower.  A member of the Brassica family of vegetables, a recent study found that these crunchy veggies can lower breast cancer risk by at least 15%.

Steamed and smashed with a bit of healthy oil and either a touch of cream or nut milk, it makes a hearty substitute for mashed potatoes.  Roasted over leafy greens, it’s one of my favorite Raw Fusion Meals.  It even makes a nice snack, dehydrated as a popcorn substitute for movie night. 

So when I heard the buzz about making a pizza crust with cauliflower, I was all over that idea! 

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Cauliflower Cheezy “Popcorn” – Dehydrated Delight

Raw Fusion Snack Solution

I love popcorn — in fact, anything corn from tortilla chips, to polenta, to corn on and off the cobb (when I was a little girl I used to call them “up corn” and “down corn”, respectively).   Because of the potentially serious health hazards of the genetically engineered strains that dominate most of our US marketplace, I would only buy organic brands, but last year it became apparent that this yummy grain and I are not compatible.

Shopping at a local health food store the other day, one of the employees who shares my love of raw foods told me about this recipe:  Just clean the cauliflower, break into bite-sized piece, put in a plastic bag or bin, pour over nutritional yeast, shake and dehydrate for 5 hours for a popcorn-like treat.

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