I love pizza. I’m very busy and I want to enjoy the convenience a quick, nutritious and tasty pizza crust to be healthy, sustainable, and delicious! Several days ago I was at my dear friends, and we had a family pizza night- in which she introduced me to an awesome pizza crust from Cali’flour Foods found in the frozen section of one of our local health food stores.
Cali’Flour was started last year by Dana Grant and Amy Lacey, local life/health coaches who were on a mission to create an alternative to traditional carb-heavy pizza crusts. According to their website ( www.califlourfoods.com): cauliflower—a whole head in each crust—cheese, eggs, and spices. They also have a red pepper variety. You can find them online, at the Thursday Night Market and at New Earth, where customers can buy ’em hot, create a take-n-bake or get frozen.
In addition to the regular flatbread-type crust (which I have not yet tried), they’re now also offering a cauliflower crust, created right here in Chico by the ladies at Cali’Flour Foods.
A pre-made, gluten-free and vegan pizza crust– it’s made with ancient grains like teff and sorghum, however, since it’s grain-based it only has a few grams of protein per crust and it has several other added sugars and starches. The ready-to-eat pizza crust I’ve been using is from Wrawp. It contains ingredients such as carrot, zucchini, coconut, apple, flax seed as well as sprouted buckwheat to give it body. It’s also packed with 18 grams of protein per crust. Although highly nutritious, it’s sweet and doesn’t really taste much like traditional pizza crust.
Like most good gluten-free products, Cali’Flour’s crusts Stone Feta Spinach with Grilled Chicken pizza is $15.99. It’s quite small. The thick crust with diameter 9 inches. I have eaten half in the car on the way street goes home. That means: It was one of the most delicious pizzas I’ve tasted. All of the ingredients are clearly top-notch, from the tender, juicy chicken to the crunchy red onions he fresh slices of tomato. And the crust was surprisingly rich—if it were any thicker, it would be too much.
The flavor was great. You can enjoy it come with the garlic, basil and nutritional yeast without it overpowering the sauce and toppings. It also gave the feeling of a “real” pizza crust. Because it is quite expensive, it may be more for a luxury meal. But I will definitely order it again. If you know any other gluten-free and vegan pizza crusts, please let me know in the comments.