Friday, November 7, 2014

Cauliflower Pizza and I'm probably coming back for yet another life...

I'm sure you've all heard about that little old thing where you have to keep being reincarnated until you get it right here on this earth.  Well I hummed along pretty smoothly for most of my years; I mean there was a little slip up here and there.  For the most part the faux pas were negligible and I figured there was that first 40-year free pass clause anyways.  Most of the details are still a blank and I haven't quite even begun to figure out exactly where things went sideways, but trust me friends this one was bad, really bad.  In the big scheme of things I shouldn't be too upset about it, because I have this sneaking suspicion that this isn't my first rodeo here on earth and what is another 90 years or so added to the sentence.

The worst plans are always hatched out of desperation, and desperate we were.  I shouldn't have gently persuaded (conned) my sister into going along with my evilly delicious plan.  It is practically not my fault that she has not yet learned that going along with my ridiculous ideas could spell trouble.  I'm not blaming her though; actually we've both decided that the blame should rest squarely on Hot Dog Dude. (Besides, he makes it way too easy.)

It started off on such a good note; I was all decked out in my vampire slayer outfit, clutching my dagger ready for any rogue vampires whom might cross my path.  Ready, willing, and able to defend innocence against the dark forces.  Seriously, do I look ready for business or what?


What happened next was so heinous I can't even tell you here.  Look I do have a reputation in the community to uphold and why in the heck wasn't someone keeping a closer eye on where that tiny little Doc McStuffins was leaving her hard earned candy loot.  I'm too embarrassed I just can't, well maybe I could if I wrote it into a fictional story and changed the names to protect peoples privacy a little, hmm.  

How about we just change the subject and focus on the important things in life, like the very important fact that Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I haven't even begun to explore what I'm making this year.  I'm going to also completely block out the fact that I signed up to run a 5K the morning of Thanksgiving and then will come home and cook for everyone.  Complete mental blockage, it's a gift; so I suppose I shall have to add that one to the gratitude column.

Quite sometime ago I ran across Cauliflower Pizza recipes and they looked quite tasty, a pizza without carbs, can't go wrong there.  It would be perfect, except I love carbs and I'm much too lazy to cook cauliflower and then arrange it into a fancy pizza shape.  So consider this recipe a gift friends.

Cauliflower Pizza (for the lazy)
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper and toss over the cauliflower and tomatoes.  Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment (because we've already established we are lazy and why on earth would we want extra cleanup chores).  Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the grated parmesan and return to the oven for an addition 5-10 minutes, depending on how soft you like your cauliflower.

Serve warm or cold.

Please don't tell me you thought I'd dropped of the face of the earth.  Didn't we already establish earlier, I have plenty of more years left remaining here; so I may as well entertain myself someway and torment the internet in the process.




  1. Haha oh you are hilarious! Love your "pizza" - lazy or not, I'd eat the entire pan! ;)

    1. Thanks Laura, I could eat a whole pan myself with ease. :)

  2. Now that is the kind of pizza making I'm totally down with!! (totally thinking that means it's really cool, and think I have the words right...) In any case, LOVE! You are the perfect vampire slayer!

  3. I love it, Gina! It looks much better than cauliflower that has been made to look like a pizza. One could even make your version of Cauliflower Pizza with "the works" - tossing in chopped pepperoni, maybe some olives, when you add the Parmesan. :)

  4. I love cauliflowers, pizza or not. It looks delish.
    You look great in that outfit!

    1. Thanks Angie, may have to start wearing about the town, huh. :)

  5. Yay, you're back! I love that you and Hot Dog Dude did matching Halloween costumes!

  6. Whoa, such a hot vixen. Or ahem.. vampire? ehehhe.. Lovely photo Gina! Have a wonderful week ahead. ♥ Jo

  7. Oh, it's wonderful to see you back! And thanks for providing this other lazy cook with a terrific cauliflower recipe.
    P.S. You make a marvelous vampire slayer! And I'll be here waiting till that "fictional" story gets posted :)

  8. Your outfit looks So awesome :D I wish my exams were not part of the Halloween period, way to ruin the festive mood right?
    And this 'pizza'? OMG need to try this recipe so bad right now!

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. I know you didn't drop off the face of the earth but like the dramatic sound of it...welcome back and thanks for the lazy cauliflower know I love roasted cauliflower ...see you soon xoxoxo Patty

  10. Oh yum!! You did such a great job on this!! I'm vegan, do you think it'll work without the parm? Wondering if it acts as a binding agent in the crust!

  11. Haha you are too funny! I love cauliflower! I have made the actual crust, but this is a great idea too! I might whip some up tonight ;-)