Paleo pizza

Paleo pizza is the ultimate comfort food that won't make you bloat like a balloon or destroy your gut lining. We consider it a treat to enjoy every once in a while.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil or lard

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1 1/3 cup cassava flour or tapioca flour*

  • 1 egg

  • 1 pinch baking soda

  • 1 tsp Himalayan or pink salt

  • 1-2 roma tomatoes

  • 1 ball homemade raw mozzarella or raw cheddar

  • 15-20 basil leaves

 

*tapioca makes a chewier pizza more reminiscent of traditional pizza made with wheat, but it is mostly starch, so it can be harder on the gut than cassava. Choose whichever is more agreeable to your gut.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 500° F

  2. Heat the olive oil or lard and water in a saucepan until the water is boiling and the fat is hot but not smoking or burning

  3. In a bowl, put 1 cup of tapioca or cassava flour, salt, and baking soda

  4. Add the egg to the flour, and mix completely

  5. Add the hot fat/water to the flour and egg, and combine.

  6. Keep mixing until your dough forms into a ball and doesn't stick to the bowl. Add more flour as necessary.

  7. Roll out your dough directly into your pan, using your fingers to spread the dough to the edges

  8. Bake the dough for 8-10 minutes without toppings or until the dough is cooked but still soft

  9. While the dough is baking, prepare your toppings. Slice your tomatoes and cheese thinly. (If using cheddar, shred cheese into a bowl.)

  10. Once the first bake is done, place your tomatoes and cheese on your pizza

  11. Bake again for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly browned, and the dough isn't too crunchy. (Depending on the oven, this step may take more or less time. Just keep an eye on it.)

  12. Once your pizza is done, remove it from the oven, and place it on a cutting board. Add the basil leaves on top and more olive oil/salt as desired.

Offal chili is full of spicy, warm goodness and healthy fat.

Making your own raw mozzarella (never heated above 120 F) is fun and makes super tasty pizzas! This one is goat's milk, which my old boss arrogantly said was impossible.

We don't make things the same way every time. Sometimes we throw the cheese and tomatoes right on the crust and bake it all together.

Don't add the basil before you put the pizza in the oven. It will dry out and/or burn and will not impart such food flavor.

Paleo pizza is the best. And with local and organic ingredients, it is truly magical.

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