Pizza: Gluten & Lactose Free? YES!
Estimated Preparation: 5mins Estimated Hands-On Cook Time: 5mins Estimated Leave-It Cook Time: 1hour-24hours
Ingredients: 1 Bag Trader Joe's Cashew Pieces (16oz) 3Tbsp Lemon Juice 3/4c Water 1Tbsp Italian Seasoning Salt & Pepper to Taste
Preparation: Soak the cashews for atleast 1 hour, you can soak them overnight too. Measure the amount of water to soak the cashews in 1 cup of cashews to 2 cups of water. The cashews should be fully submersed.
After soaking the cashews, drain and rinse. This is a large amount of cashews so divide the blending in batches if using a Vitamix. I preferred the cheese slightly coarse, think Ricotta cheese. Rather than fully blended and smooth, think Cream Cheese, but not quite so thick.
Add the seasoning of your choice to the blender to better mix into the cheese. I used a mortar and pestle before adding the seasoning so that there weren't any course bits in the cheese. When done smoothing together, pour onto saran wrap and freeze overnight for hardening. Feel free to use this cheese in anything cheese is used: lasagna, spreads, hors d'oeuvres, an accompaniment to charcuterie and, of course...PIZZA:
Estimated Preparation: 5mins Estimated Hands-On Cook Time: 5mins Estimated Leave-It Cook Time: 30mins
Ingredients: 2c Almond Flour (Costco is now carrying meal and it's GREAT!) 1/2tsp Garlic Powder 1/4tsp Baking Soda Salt to Taste 1Tbsp Avocado Oil (Costco also has AMAZING and cheap Avo Oil...get it! If you need to be convinced why, HERE) 2 Eggs
Preparation: Preheat oven to 375*. Blend all ingredients together. Make 4 equal sized balls of the batter and place on an oiled baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator to cool dough for better handling. Use this time to prep your toppings of choice for your pizza.
Once chilled, roll the dough out into 4 personal sized pizzas. Two things to note: 1) roll the dough out thin...thinner than a quarter of an inch. It will rise! 2) Put a little edge on the crust. When you go to load your pizza up later, it'll help keep your toppings on the pizza.
Bake for 15mins, the dough will turn a caramel color. Pull out, add toppings. Put pizzas back in the oven and bake for 5+ mins to warm your toppings.
Then, eat and enjoy!