I had such a hankering (real word) for pizza the other day! However, I am trying to avoid gluten...and cooked tomatoes are not my friend of late. What to do?? Then I remembered that my husband had brought home a gluten-free pizza mix. Then I found some wonderful ideas for alternatives to tomato-based pizza sauce. Then I found the uncured pepperoni and some quality mozzarella cheese in the fridge. Dang! Let's make some pizza :)
Sorry for the blurry photo....
Although this is certainly a "processed" product...there are very few ingredients!
(Almond flour, arrowroot powder, flax meal, cauliflower, baking soda,
organic oregano & garlic...and cream of tartar.)
It is vegan, grain-free, dairy-free and soy-free :)
I needed to add apple cider vinegar, oil and water to the mix.
I used Bragg's Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and some avocado oil.
Super easy! I used a bit of coconut oil on my hands to spread out the dough :)
I pre-baked the crust for 5 minutes before adding my toppings.
Here's my pepperoni!
My non-tomato "sauce" is a combination of olive oil, a balsamic vinegar reduction (boiling until it becomes a thick syrup) and some garlic powder.
Here comes the cheese...
And now...for the finished product fresh from the oven!
Bubbly cheese, savory pepperoni, the interest of oil and vinegar...and a crisp almond crust:)
Credit for the alternative sauce goes to...