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Hey, I really can cook!

So we're officially on day 5 of Body Ecology. Some things I've discovered:

1. Kale chips are delicious!
2. Eating all alkaline vegetarian meals for 3 days makes you hungry (I feel like I'm eating all day!)
3. I actually can cook and creatively at that :-)

I will admit Wednesday night was rough; I was exhausted and had a bad headache but I believe most of that was from teaching late Tuesday night, not necessarily from the diet change. On a positive note I've dropped 4 pounds and I'm definitely less bloated. Here we come skinny jeans! This week I've been looking into recipes a lot. The book does come with a plethora of recipes (I'm loving the broccoli fennel soup and the harvest soup)but I wanted to see what creative things are out there. So I looked back at my Pinterest page and did some searching. I found this recipe for a Mexican Pizza and got thinking back to when I made a cauliflower crust a few months back. Now, this recipe looks delicious but as I'm still in stage 1, I want to make sure I'm combining foods correctly. So I experimented with swapping between the Mexican Pizza and this Paleo recipe. Here's how it turned out.


It tasted absolutely delicious! For the cauliflower crust I used about a half cup extra of cauliflower and omitted the cheese all together. For the topping, I followed the Mexican Pizza recipe. I'm still tweaking this but I think it turned out fantastic for a first try :-)

Have you ever reworked a recipe? What are your tips?




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