Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CLEAN {cauliflower} "BREAD"STICKS


Ok did anyone else go to a college in a town with Gumby's: Home of the POKEY STICKS? Well thanks to late night pokey sticks (and a 24-hour dining hall, and penny drinks, and soft serve ice cream) I gained a solid 20 pounds in college. Thanks to clean eating and exercise I have kept those pounds off, but sometimes I get a craaaavvinnggg for pokey sticks. May I point out that this version is much less fattening/calorie-packed/carbed-out as well as much less expensive?

 So here's my pokey stick substitution:

For the "bread"sticks:
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings:
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, grated ($2.00)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella ($1.50)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten ($.25)
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasonings

For the sauce
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups unsweetened, natural tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put the grated cauliflower on to a papertowel, then put another paper towel on top of it and squeeeeze until all the water comes out. I went through SIX paper towels trying to get all the water out! If you don't do this your "bread"sticks will be soggy-woof.

Once you have your cauliflower dried out, stir together the grated cauliflower, mozzarella, garlic, egg and Italian seasonings in a medium bowl. Mix it really well until it's a doughy consistency.

Transfer the faux-dough to a baking sheet that is coated with coconut oil or cooking spray. Flatten it out and sprinkle with the rosemary. Throw it in the oven for about 40 minutes or until the "bread"sticks are crispy (including the middle).

While your "bread"sticks are cooking, heat your minced garlic in a baking pan over medium heat. After about 5 minutes add the tomato sauce, powders and seasonings and stir together. Cook over medium for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Slice up your "bread"sticks and serve with sauce!

Mix it till it's a sticky mess


Wasn't joking about the paper towel step. HIT IT! Get that water out!


Y'all liked that? Try my Clean Pizza made with similar crust!



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