My brother was rolling out a doughy, white crust; full of eggs and gluten and sugar but smelling yeasty and amazing. He spooned savory tomato sauce on top, sprinkled a mix of cheddar and mozzarella. My stomach growled.
It’s not that I crave animal products – at all – anymore. But sometimes, I do crave the end product. In this case, pizza.
But I’m not one to be deterred by the fact that traditional pizza involves dairy and gluten. I dug out all my favorite ingredients and got to work.
This pizza is far from a typical greasy, Italian delight. However, it is satisfying, delicious and incredibly healthy. The garlic broccoli on top mimics the umami taste of cheese pizza, and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavor. The crust is gluten-free, a little crispy with just the right bit of chewiness.
2 cups rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp oil
Combine all ingredients, press onto lightly greased pizza stone. Bake 10-15 minutes, until crispy but not browned.
5 oz pizza sauce
3 cups cooked, tender broccoli
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp butter
Spread pizza sauce on crust. Melt butter and stir in garlic and broccoli. Spread on pizza, sprinkle with nutritional yeast.