Greens Pizza Crust + Let Them Eat Kale Review
Alright, this is one of those recipes where you’re just going to have to trust me. I know we eat with our eyes first, but just close them for a second, OK?
I’ve been toying with alternative gluten and grain-free pizza crusts for a while because pizza is one of my favorite things ever. My kids love it. Plus, I can’t imagine a life without it. Or very little of it.
I’ve gone the Cauliflower Pizza Crust route with a lot of variations. I’ve tried almond flour/coconut flour crusts, too. They’re alright, but just not what I’m looking for in an every day pizza crust.
I admit, I didn’t have super high expectations with something so saturated in greens. And by expectations, I mean expecting my kids to eat it. The older ones (7 and 5) helped me through the whole process and CLEANED THEIR PLATES. Even the 2-year-old ate it right up. You may assume it was because I put pepperoni and cheese on it, but I’ve made crusts in the past where they eat the toppings off and leave the crust. I thought maybe I caught them on a particularly cooperative day, so I made it again this week and . . .
BOOM. Plates cleaned again. I think I have struck gold.
You can find a slightly adapted version of Julia’s recipe below!
Meanwhile, I want to tell you about her book.
Kale seems to be having a hey-day right now and Julia offers an entire book dedicated to it!
I love all of Julia’s rustic photography she did for her book. Yep, she did all herself. (I think…) Oh, and there she is! *waves* Hi Julia!
Julia is one of the only bloggers I’ve met in real life, and she lives less than an hour away from me, tucked away in the mountains. We even went to So You Think You Can Dance Together last year when they came through Reno on tour! OK, Valerie and Ricky? Killing me right now.
Know what also is killing me? Julia’s Savory Cheesy Kale Pancakes. I made them for brinner one night with some chicken & apple sausage and fried eggs. Um… that ranked in my top 5 favorite brinners ever. Seriously. And the next day I used the leftover pancakes to make grilled ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch. They’re not paleo (Um, hello cheese. I love you.) but they’re milk and gluten-free.
I also tried her Green Apple Ginger Smoothie. It reminded me of my Green Smoothie (that actually tastes good), but simplified and creamier. Loved it, and I fully intend to make it regularly once apples come back in season!
So yes, Let Them Eat Kale = awesome book. I can’t wait to try more! Go grab a copy!
In the meantime, here’s that crazy (but seriously delicious) crust recipe. Enjoy!