If you didn’t know it had cauliflower in it, you’d never know. To be clear, whilst free of flour and gluten, it’s in no way free of fat. We bought riced cauliflower at Trader Joe’s, which has about 4 cups in the bag. You nuke the cauliflower in the microwave, then wrap it in a towel and squeeze out all of the water. There’s quite a bit of water. Then you stir in half a cup of grated cheese, an egg, and some salt and Italian seasoning. Bake the crust on parchment paper on a stone if you have one, at 500 degrees until browned. Then add sauce and toppings and broil until the cheese is melted. Voila. Here’s the recipe. I’m no chef, but this was totally doable and I may make Fridays my pizza nite because I get home from work earlier on Fridays.

What I appreciated was that the crust held together so that you could pick up the slice and eat it. If I’m going to give up flour in my diet, this totally checks the pizza box for me. Totally. I am greatly relieved.

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I’ve given up* flour, 97% of the sugar, and between-meal snacks in my eating. Also, eating one serving of things instead of 2 or 3 or more. My wife has been exceedingly helpful in this by preparing new and interesting things. Planning tomorrow’s eating is very helpful.

*Note that very important food groups remain in my eating: steak, eggs, cheese, potatoes, rice... But in moderation. Then again, my appetite has waned a bit as well.