So, 2 days a week I am in downtown Cleveland for work and I very rarely ever get out and about on my lunch break! Well, the other day I was watching the news (which I rarely ever do!) and the Cleveland new station was doing a featured on this cute little Cleveland "novelty" shop, except it was way cooler than any other traditional novelty shop I've ever seen! So, I decided the next time I'm in the office downtown I'm heading down to check this little place out! So glad I did! It's so much more than just a visitor's center, they have cute cute Cleveland novelty tees, the design and graphics on the front of the shirts look like something you'd pick up at an American Eagle or Hollister clothing store, very vintage, VERY cute! And all Cleveland! Ever in the downtown area, this is must stop, it's on the corner of Euclid and 4th Street! Check em out on Facebook too! CLE Clothing Co.
Great little Cleveland shop, I loved it, and the staff is killer too! Two very nice ladies helped me out and gave me the deets on some other stores that are in the area that are similar to this one! Oh, and I just happened to catch them on their lunch hour too and they each had this awesome arrangement of veggies, hummus and pita! Being the foodie that I am, of course, I needed to know where they found such a dish! Right around the corner from the shop is a quaint little coffee shop called, The Erie Island Coffee Shop, where they scored the awesome fresh find! So, you can just guess where my next stop was huh? ;)
Yep! Had to stop and get me a fresh veggie bowl with hummus and pita bread! Loved this little place it was cozy and their menu was unique, I'll definitely be stopping back here to try new things out! It is also locally owned. And if there's one thing I support, it's locally owned businesses, so move over Starbucks!
All in all, a lunch hour definitely well spent! I did make a pit stop at another fantastic find, but that one needs a post all to it's own, it's a fashion find.... NEED I SAY MORE!? I'll be blogging about that later next week for sure. So, yes, a good lunch break ended with me comfortably at my desk with my veggie bowl browsing the Facebook pages of these two awesome finds :) Have a great weekend fit friends, use this weekend to explore new foodie finds! Variety is good!
Hey ya'll! Ok, this pizza is by far one of the BEST pizza's I've ever eaten. Seriously... and it's super healthy, hardly any carbs! YES! You can now enjoy pizza without the carbs! How great it that?! Ok, let's get busy, cause I know you all are just like give us the dang recipe already! LOL... k, here it is guys!
What you need:
1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 tsp garlic salt
olive oil (optional)
***pizza sauce, shredded cheese and your choice of toppings*
Quick little tid-bit here... I was out of pizza sauce, so I used a can of diced tomatoes mixed with a touch of low sugar BBQ sauce, mashed it up and used as the sauce...DELISH!
What you do:
Ok so there's this technique out there called 'ricing' the cauliflower... yeah, new to me too! But here's how it's done!
To "Rice" the Cauliflower:
Take 1 large head of fresh cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Add to food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Do not over-do pulse or you will puree it. (If you don't have a food processor, you can grate the whole head with a cheese grater). Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes (some microwaves are more powerful than others, so you may need to reduce this cooking time). There is no need to add water, as the natural moisture in the cauliflower is enough to cook itself.
****One large head should produce approximately 3 cups of riced cauliflower. The remainder can be used to make additional pizza crusts immediately, or can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.**** I ended up just making 3 pizzas, LOL! Hey, we now have lunch already made for today, right?!
To Make the Pizza Crust:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Add oregano, crushed garlic and garlic salt, stir. Transfer to the cookie sheet, and using your hands, pat out into a 9" round. Optional: Brush olive oil over top of mixture to help with browning.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven. To the crust, add sauce, toppings and cheese. Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted (approximately 3-4 minutes).
Ta-da!!!! YUM! DELISH! ENJOY! Let me know when you try this! We LOVED it in our house, even the kids ate it! Of course, their kiddie pizzas were just plain cheese and sauce, but still they ate the cauliflower crust! Haha, Mommy tricked you!!! You'll thank me later kids ;)