Part 1 of my Gluten Free Date Night Pizza Series,
the BBQ Pork Cauli-Rice Pizza
I've created a mini Date Night series of pizza recipes and this is the first in the series. These Pizzas may take a bit of extra work BUT they are SOOOO worth it! I've made this one of my "date-night" recipes, since it is more time consuming and involved. This is perfect for date nights, or girls/boys nights in too!
I highly encourage you to get adventurous and use whatever healthy toppings your hearts desire! The options for crust seasonings, sauces, and toppings are endless. So make a night (or day) of it and get to cookin'!!
I've developed three pre-created options, just in case you're not sure where to start. The first pizza is a BBQ Pork Cauli-Rice Crust Pizza (part 1). The second, a Breakfast Cauli-Rice Crust Pizza (part 2). And finally, a Veggie Broccoli-Rice Crust Pizza (part 3).
Have fun creating in the kitchen with someone special :o)
This recipe is nutrient dense, lower carb, Keto friendly, gluten free, grain free, & primal.
What Makes this High-Vibing Food?
First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!
You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!
This dish is rich in protein,which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
Contains calcium, a key root chakra nutrient.
Contains zinc, which is needed for thousands of chemical reactions in your body involving protein, so it is also supportive to the root chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and oils, which supports the sacral chakra.
Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.
Contains cruciferous veggies, which are especially balancing to the heart chakra.
Contains green colored foods, which support and balance the heart chakra.
This recipe contains dark blue and purple pigments, which balance the third eye chakra while also protecting from spiritual overuse or negativity.
Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
pizza pan or sheet pan
small sauce pan
a good knife
InstantPot or slow cooker (if you need to cook shredded meat)
BBQ Pork Cauli-Rice Pizza
(gluten free & primal)
Yield: 1 medium pizza or 6 slices
1, 12 oz. bag fresh or frozen cauli-rice (or 1 medium head of cauliflower, riced)
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
¼ cup low moisture mozzarella, shredded
½ tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
½ tsp. roasted garlic, minced/chopped
½ tsp. garlic granules
¼ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional, but highly recommended)
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
¾ cup shredded pork (I used leftovers from my Instant-Pot-Roast recipe. You can also use any type of left over shredded meat you have on hand)
½ cup Sugar Free BBQ sauce, divided (see recipe below)
1/8- ¼ cup red onions, sliced
3 cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
1.5 cups unsweetened ketchup
2 tbsp. raw coconut vinegar
1 tbsp. bacon fat
2 tsp. onion flakes
2 tsp. garlic granules
½ tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. pepper
How to Create this Recipe:
For the shredded Pork, if you need to make the shredded pork, you can use my Insant-Pot-Roast recipe. It's WAY faster than normal pot roast (which can take all day in your crockpot) because it’s made in an Instant Pot! Making the pot roast is perfect because it will give you left overs for the rest of the week, plus you’ll be able to make the gravy for the Breakfast Pizza from it as well! But if not, remember, you can use any shredded meat you have on hand.
For the BBQ sauce, put all the ingredients in a small sauce pan, stir until well combined, and cook over medium-low heat, until it reaches a gentle boil. At this point, lower the temperature down, almost as low as it can go and still stay on, simmering at this temperature for 10-15 minutes. You’ll know when it’s ready when the BBQ sauce has thickened and reduced down! You may or may not use all of the BBQ sauce on the pizza. If you do not, you can keep it in the fridge for up to a month!
Chop the veggies and set to the side.
For the crust: Now that you have everything prepped and chopped, it’s time to make the crust! Start by preheating your oven to 500 ° F. Then, empty the cauli rice into a big microwave safe bowl. Place it in the microwave, uncovered (with no additional water) for 5 minutes. Allow the cauli rice to cool quite a bit before proceeding. After it has cooled, place all the “rice” into the cheese cloth, squeezing the “rice” into a ball within the cheesecloth to get out all of the liquid. You want to remove ALL the excess liquid you can possibly get out. *Note: Do not rush this step! Removing all of the water is key to getting a crispier crust!* Once you've gotten all the moisture out that you can, place the ball of “rice” back into the big bowl and add all the remaining crust ingredients. Mix all of this until it becomes dough like and forms into a ball with your hands. Next, you’ll want to spread the curst mixture out onto a piece of parchment paper and form it into a round pizza crust shape. Doing this with your hands is best! Try wetting your hands a bit before spreading it out. Once you have the crust formed and thinned out to about 1/4 inch thickness, you're ready to bake it! Place the crust, along with the parchment paper its on, onto a pizza pan. With a knife or fork, poke a few holes around the crust. This will let any trapped air/steam vent through the crust so bubbles do not form. Then, bake the crust for 15-18 minutes or until it's a golden color and has become crispy.
For topping the pizza: Next, remove it from the oven and begin adorning the toppings! Start with the BBQ sauce, then the cheese and veggies, followed by the shredded pork and parsley. After you have topped the pizza with all of its individual toppings, pop it back into the oven on broil for about 3-6 minutes, just until the cheese is nice and melted. Keep a closer eye on your pizza while under the broiler, as it can easily burn! Then Enjoy your pizza!
Do not rush the removing liquid step! Removing all of the water is key to getting a crispier crust!
Serving Size: 2 slices (based off of 3 servings total)
Fats: 13 g
Carbs: 6 g
Proteins: 15 g
*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.