A Springtime Quinoa Salad For “The Heritage Cook”

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I had the honour to write for Jane Evans Bonacci’s blog the Heritage Cook and my recipe for “Asparagus, chilli & lemon quinoa salad” has been featured, whilst Jane attends to some blogging business.

Jane’s lovely blog is where in her words you will find ” Traditional comfort foods, gluten-free options, and healthy alternatives merge with today’s food trends to give you hundreds of recipes to choose from on The Heritage Cook!”  So come along friends check out my refreshing gluten free quinoa dish and many of Jane’s yummy recipes too…

Hope you’re all having a tremendous Tuesday. Have fun! and I will see you soon….Much love D x

Finally Made A Gluten Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza!

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I have seen cauliflower crust pizzas online so many times and have always been intrigued.  So this week I decided to see what the excitement was about! 

After making it! I see why this new gluten free type of pizza has really taken off. Once again easy to make and a very cheeky sneaky way to get children and adults alike to eat extra vegetables.  Perfect for those who have a gluten free diet!  This was my first attempt so I didn’t go all out on the pizza topping and stuck to the classic Margherita.   Now that it worked well, I shall be experimenting with all sorts of funky toppings!

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I hope you give this a go!  It’s well worth it!  Have a stunning day!

INGREDIENTS

1 large cauliflower head
1 Free range egg
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp salt
½ cup grated mature cheddar cheese

Tomato pizza sauce

100-150g tomato passata
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
⅓ tsp dried oregano
salt to taste

Grated Mozzarella or Cheddar cheese

METHOD

• Preheat oven to 200°c, line and grease a large pizza tray

• In a food processor blitz the head of the cauliflower into a grainy paste.  Transfer into a large bowl and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes. 

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• Wait for the softened and cooked cauliflower to cool a little.  Mix in the egg
Season with the salt and add the cheese.  Combine well

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• Tip out the cauliflower mixture onto the greased pizza tray and press down firmly to make a large pizza base.  About 1cm in thickness

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• Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the base is golden brown

• Once cauliflower base is ready,  spread on thr pizza sauce, throw in the cheese and place back into the oven for a further 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted

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Gently slice up the pizza and leave to cool a little.  Slowly transfer the slices onto a plate as the base is very soft and crumbly

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