One thing that I used to love before I became an "unprocessed" vegan was pizza. Now that I do not eat cheese or even the flour from which typical pizza crust is made, I thought my pizza days were behind me.
I came up with a recipe to allow me to enjoy pizza again without getting back into the pleasure trap. This pizza is gluten free, flour free, no sugar, no oil, no salt, and by a miracle, really tasty. Give it a try!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
3/4 c baked sweet potato, no skin
3/4 c cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained
3/4 c cauliflower, steamed soft
2 T flaxseeds, ground down to flaxmeal
In a food processor fitted with the S-blade, add all the crust ingredients and process until a smooth dough. (Please note, this dough will not rise and does not have to be tossed. Also, because it has no oil, it is VERY sticky. A silicone baking mat or parchment paper is a must with this recipe.) On a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or a piece of parchment, spread the dough into whatever shape you like for a pizza crust. Put in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Then, take out of the oven, and using another piece of parchment or another silicone baking mat and a spatula, carefully flip the pizza crust and gently peel and pry it off the first mat
being careful not to break it. Return to the 400 degree oven for up to 30 more minutes, checking after about 20 minutes.
1 small can tomato sauce (you won't use all of it)
1/2 t Italian seasoning
3 T sauteed onions and garlic
3 T roasted red pepper
6-8 pieces quartered artichoke hearts
Optional: sprinkle of nutritional yeast for "cheesy" flavor
After you top your crust with your favorite toppings, you can return it to the oven to heat it up for 2-3 minutes or just enjoy as it.
My name is Heather and I'm from Portland, Oregon. I am eating a plant-based, whole foods, unprocessed diet, with no sugar, oil, or salt, to take off weight and regain my life. I once weighed over 436 lbs and have released over 288lbs eating this way and walking for exercise. I call my channel The Butterfly Effect because I believe that all the small choices you make, over time, add up and have a huge effect on your life. I wanted to show people like me who have 100, 150, 200 or more pounds to take off that it can be done and we can do it together. I am far from perfect and have struggled with compulsive eating and been overweight for all of my life, but there is hope for me and there is hope for you too. What can you do, today, to bring you closer to your goals tomorrow? Please consider giving my videos a thumbs up, commenting and subscribing. I would be incredibly grateful for your support on this journey!