August 2012

GF Lo Carb Lasagna


2 T  olive oil

1 onion chopped

6 cloves garlic chopped

2 14 oz can diced organic tomatoes

1 pound of spinach

¼ cup chopped fresh basil

¼ cup chopped fresh oregano

8 oz whole milk ricotta

6 Italian Sausages cooked and sliced or Vegan Sausage

3-4 cups mozzarella cheese grated

3 eggplants sliced to 1/2 inch thick

Salt and Pepper

Heat oil in a pan, add onions and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Next add basil and oregano and tomatoes.  Simmer on medium low for 20-30 minutes. Add sauce to food processor and process until nearly smooth.  Set sauce aside. In another pan add two tablespoons of olive oil and lightly sauté seasoned eggplant until fork tender.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Assemble in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Spread about half of the marinara sauce. Alternate eggplant, spinach, cheese, sausage and ricotta. Repeat. Finish with layer of mozzarella.

Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about an hour or until center is hot and set.  Remove foil and let cheese on top brown.  Remove from oven and let cool and set for 15 – 20 minutes.



1 cup cooked riced cauliflower

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp dried oregano

½   tsp crushed garlic

½   tsp garlic salt

Olive oil

Tomato sauce

Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Generously grease a pizza pan or cookie sheet with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray.

Rice cauliflower using the food processor’s shredder blade or you can grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater. Place the riced cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl, add ¼ cup water, and microwave for 6 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine the cauliflower, mozzarella cheese and egg together and stir until well incorporated. Add the oregano, garlic, and garlic salt. Transfer to the cookie sheet, and shape into a 9-inch circle. Brush the crust with olive oil to help it brown in the oven.

Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, until the crust is browned and cooked through the middle.

Remove the crust from the oven; add your sauce and toppings. Place under a broiler at high heat until the cheese is melted and bubbly. (About 3-4 minutes).

Allow the pizza to cool slightly, then cut into small slices .