Yep, you read right. Cauliflower pizza!
Well, actually it was a cauliflower pizza base 🙂
I absolutely love this substitute for a simple, healthy, wholesome pizza base. It uses no flour either, which is great for those who are aiming to reduce or avoid gluten in their diets. I consciously make an effort to reduce my gluten intake as much as possible for 6 out of my 7 day weeks, as I follow a cyclic carbohydrate eating plan.
This post isn’t all about pizza though.
The greater act of joining another to create this masterpiece in the kitchen, highlighted something even more important in my life that I was oblivious to.
The act of sharing.
Along with a super yummy pizza base recipe, in this post I would like to share (!) the importance of sharing with others, and ways I add this simple act to my life. Not only will you have a take-home dinner idea to impress, you’ll also become aware of sharing and how it can enhance the quality of relationships in your life.
Sharing – How can I indulge?
Sharing, giving, contribution, quality time…..
However you refer to it, sharing is a fundamental experience that we as humans were designed to have. In fact, it isn’t just humans that were designed to share.
It is a fundamental principal of nature.
Take any organism for example. Oxygen is used to create energy which is shared with the cells that require it.
Sharing is everywhere. You just have to look.
What forms of sharing am I talking about, and how can you create a sharing experience for yourself?
Consider the following, my favourite forms of sharing:
- Knowledge – collaborating books, information, experiences.
- Resources – exchanging tools, equipment, physical resources required to achieve a common goal
- Time – devoting attention, a pair of listening ears, a pair of helping hands, a shoulder to cry on.
- Space – the physical sense of being in the presence of another, whether it be an animal or human.
You can see that in its many forms, sharing helps us grow – emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
There are many ways you can enhance your life experience through sharing. My example is through the teaching of a yummy new recipe.
Cooking, food, and the ultimate sharing experience
Now I can provide a link between cauliflower pizza and the act of sharing.
I like to use cooking, preparing, and enjoying fine food as a way for me to indulge in sharing.
After all, food is such an important gift that every living animal on the earth shares as a common need.
To me, it is a way I can satisfy all of my forms of sharing – knowledge, resources, time and space, at once. Not only is it efficient, it is extremely rewarding.
Let me explain.
I invited my girlfriend over for a cooking date, as I wanted to spend quality time with her (away from TV and other distractions) in person alone (space). I decided to teach her a yummy recipe which she had not tried before (transfer of knowledge), using my own hands and ingredients I had supplied for us (my resources).
Needless to say, I got a lot out of the experience, and so did she.
Cooking. I love it, and it’s a great way to share.
My yummy cauliflower pizza base recipe
Now for the recipe!
How did I create the chemistry of sharing through food? I added this awesome and fun recipe for healthy pizza 🙂
Servings: Makes 1 large family size pizza
Preparation time: 30 min (including pre-cooking)
- Half a head of a large cauliflower
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup of shredded melting cheese (Colby, Mozzarella etc.)
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Wash cauliflower in cool water and separate florets from the head. Leave to drip dry.
- Use a food processor to grind cauliflower to a fine consistency, similar to oats or breadcrumbs.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the cauliflower, eggs, and cheese. Combine well.
- Spread the mixture evenly over a large oven tray, making it as thick (or thin) as you like. Use baking paper to avoid the base sticking to the tray.
- Place in heated oven and cook for 20 min or until browned and slightly crisp to touch.
Once cooked, simply prepare your pizza as normal, adding your favourite toppings as desired.
Now you can see how I applied cooking as a way to experience my primary forms of sharing, which were through knowledge, resources, time, and space.
I hope in reading this, it has given you a new awareness to the forms and ways that sharing can potentially enhance your life experience, and your relationships.
Go on. Get out there and share something with a person close to you. I want to hear your experiences!
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Until next time…..
Yours in inspiration,
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