This weekend, we had a freak accident. What was supposed to be a relaxed day went a bit berserk. In a very action filled evening, HD’s right eye got hit by the edge of the fly stick and he was immediately writhing in pain. We immediately rushed out but since it was a Friday, most of the clinics didn’t have their ophthalmologists on duty. We did a run to the hospital, and then in one hour, was relieved to know that there was nothing much except a couple of scratches, which will heal slowly. Considering the fact that the hit was quite hard, the diagnosis was very relieving. The comical situation was that since the hit happened from my side, HD commented to the nurse that I had tried to attack him and he is going to take an insurance against me. 😕 Sometimes I wonder why are husbands so good at pulling their wive’s legs!
Apart from that, it was a calm weekend. A visit to my aunt on Thursday night and some grocery shopping on Saturday was all that was on agenda. I really wanted to do a solo visit to the recently concluded Sharjah Book Fair, but didn’t get the chance to do so. But then sometimes I think that it is good that I didn’t go – I would’ve unnecessarily ended up spending on books that I wouldn’t even touch for the next many years!
Today what I am sharing is a very interesting recipe that I loved trying. It is a low carb or keto recipe, like everybody loves to call it. I will share my views on keto on a later post, however I did try keto for three weeks and my body didn’t seem to take it. I felt very low on energy and sleepy all the time, though otherwise, I had minimal hunger pangs! It was a very confused situation for my body. It refused to lose weight and be the same way it was usually. Finally the rice came back into my life and my body became happy, that it immediately started dropping the weight it was so desperately holding on to. 😀
During that time, I had tried some very interesting recipes, however I just didn’t shoot any of them except this delicious no-carb pizza. Hopefully, I will make them sometime later and share it on the blog, InShaAllah. Coming back to this recipe, the cauliflower has taken center-stage ever since keto has become a rage. I am not a fan of cauliflower as such but I do incorporate it into my daily vegetables whenever I get one. This pizza is so much easier than the usual ones that you would make, and you won’t miss the carbs at all! The meal is filling and comes together with least effort. I have used the microwave to cook the cauliflower – ever thankful to Priya for sharing this! – and once the chicken is cooked, you have a quick meal in hand! For vegetarians, please feel free to top the pizza with whatever you wish. So as to skip the egg in the base, you may do so, but do add an additional tablespoon of coconut flour or psyllum husk, just to hold shape… Off to the recipe…
- 1 small cauliflower (150-200 gm)
- 1 small egg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp oregano
- FOR TOPPING:
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 200 gm chicken, cooked in salt and pepper
- Vegetables of choice (onion, tomato, capsicum)
- ¼ cup mozarella cheese
- Divide the cauliflower into florets. Wash well.
- Put into a microwaveable bowl and sprinkle some water over it. Microwave for 7 minutes.
- Take out, allow it to cool.
- In a processor, blitz till smooth. Empty the cauliflower grains onto a towel and squeeze the excess water out.
- Put back into the processor, along with the other ingredients and give it a blitz.
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a pan with baking paper.
- Spread the cauliflower base on the tray and prick it lightly with fork. Bake for 15 minutes or till crisp.
- Take out, sprinkle the toppings and the cheese, and bake for another 5 minutes or till the cheese is melted.
- Enjoy hot!