Sometimes you just have to call it quits.
Last night I was trying a new recipe out – the meat-zza – and it was a disgusting disaster. I had seen the premise of the meat-zza online, thinking, great idea to have a no-carb pizza! If you’re putting meat on the pizza anyway, why not it be the crust?
Well, I know why.
Because when you put it into the oven the meat becomes a congealed fatty mess that does not seem like an appetizing avenue for my veggies. I followed through with my toppings of roasted garlic, sliced zucchini, and sliced tomatoes (after scraping off a bunch of fat).
It may have been OKAY for some people, but for me, as such a food lover, I couldn’t bear to say it passed enough muster to share for our folks on the No Sugar, No Sweat program – and I take pride in that.
Sure, I could easily say meh it’s okay, let me just post it so I can beef up my sugar-free recipes. But I WILL NOT share food items that I wouldn’t make and eat again thousands of times over.
So I called it quits on the meat-zza last night.
But the faux-caccia bread on the other hand…!!
I used a coconut flour base with rosemary (I would recommend fresh if you can spare it along with fresh basil). It truly wasn’t that hard to make, and for me, someone who craves bread more than anything, I was happy!
To make up for the meat-zza disaster, I made a sauce just from tomato paste, water, garlic powder, and green onion. It was delicious! And paired with a fresh mixed green salad and homemade balsamic vinaigrette – exactly the refreshing and light meal I was aiming for.
I can’t say cooking sugar free isn’t always easy – that’s why I’m doing all of the tough leg work and actually making these recipes so that you don’t have to worry and wonder if the recipes will taste good or not! Trust me, I love food, and love it too much to post a recipe that’s half as good as I’d want it to be.
So folks, if you’re eating sugar free, just be patient 🙂