Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Enjoying creating

I am really enjoying creating alternatives to carb based meals. The LSA Wrap is still my favourite, but I am now enjoying the hunt for great things. Tonight I am giving the pizza recipe that Lynda posted about today. I have made a double batch, but not sure I could spread it out as much as I should have been able to. It has "puffed" up a bit, and I think will be almost like a pan pizza base. I included a knife to give you a reference of the size.

Pizza Base

Makes 1 large pizza

2 cups grated cheese (I used Edam)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons LSA
2 tablespoons Gluten Free Flour
½ teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 180c. Cut 2 pieces of baking paper out for baking sheet.

Mix cheese, eggs, LSA, GF flour, and baking powder together until a sticky wet dough is formed. Spread with a spatula to ¼ inch thickness on a baking sheet lined with one piece of backing paper.

Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven. Halfway through the baking process, flip crust over by sliding it off the baking sheet with the parchment paper, placing the second piece on the sheet, and turning the crust over unto the new sheet and peeling the old paper off. Return to oven until done baking.Remove form oven and cool

Once crust is cooled, top with sauce, pre-cooked veggies or meats, and cheese. Set crust with toppings under the grill on high for a minute or two until cheese is melted and bubbly. or pop back in the oven to bake for a few mins. Slice and serve.

So last nights dinner I used a Gluten Free Beef Strognanoff Mix and had steamed veges and Cheesy Cauliflower Tater tots, which I would not bother with again as they were time consuming and fiddly to make and I ended up with far too many. (Might adapt the recipe - but that's for another day) Here is a pic of last nights dinner.

NB: my Cheesy Caultoflower Tater tots look nothing like the recipes. 

The other thing I tried was making some LSA cheesey crackers, and I was very disappointed with those as well.......so I think I am just going to wait till the Bariatric Advantage Crisps arrive in New Zealand, which should only be a few weeks away. 

So off to do the topping for the Pizza. Chicken, Bacon and a little sweetcorn (not really lowcarb) with HP sauce. Will post a pic or two later.


  1. I really pushed mine out with my hand and fingers... stretched it until it fitted that ring. I really don't think it matters and I'm sure it will be better not so thin. Looks great anyway.

  2. Your new blog template's pretty cool, but the purple is quite hard to read against the black :) See you tonight!