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Cauliflower Crust Pizza
with a Basil Pesto


Crust:                                                                                   2 Cups Raw Cauliflower

1/2 Cup Quinoa Flour 

1/2 Cup Almond Flour

2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast

1 1/2 teaspoons Dried Oregano                                 

Sea Salt and Pepper to taste                  

EV Olive Oil to Drizzle        

3 Tablespoons Garlic – minced                                       4 Tablespoons Chia Seed
    plus 8 Tablespoons Water to create “gel”



2 Cups Basil – packed                              

1/4 Cup EV Olive                     

1/4 Cup Raw Pine Nuts                                     

2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast                          

1 Tablespoon Garlic – minced                                

Zest of 1 Lemon


2 Tablespoons Sundried Tomato - thinly sliced   

1/2 Cup Portabello Mushrooms - halved and sliced   1/4 cup Red Onion - quartered and sliced thin 

1 Cup Kale - cup into strips


Preheat Oven to 400*
Begin with crust:  In a small bowl, put Chia seeds and add water – set aside to gel. In a food processor pulse your cauliflower until it creates a “rice-like” consistency.  Place in a large bowl and add quinoa flour, almond flour, nutritional yeast and dried oregano. Mix to combine before folding in the minced garlic and chia seed mixture. Form into a large ball of dough and set aside for five minutes. On a parchment lined baking sheet place dough in center. Flatten and spread out into and even circle 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil before placing in oven for 25 minutes to bake. Add all Pesto ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Spread pesto on cooked crust and layer with your toppings. Drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle sea salt. Place back in oven and cook for additional 10 minutes.  Broil for a crispy finish for five minutes before removing from oven! Serve and enjoy – YUM!

about the food evolution

The Food Evolution is a nutrition and

cooking center designed to teach

people how to prepare delicious and

nutritious “whole foods” for

themselves and their families. We

teach students the general knowledge

and skills necessary to shop for,

prepare, and serve healthy and

beautiful meals. The education

people receive will provide them

with the opportunity to:

  • Understand the power of using food to improve health and happiness

  • Acquire the skills to create a healthy working kitchen in your home

  • Gain the knowledge and confidence in your ability to change your life through healthy eating

  • Learn to appreciate the power of seasonal eating to balance your budget

  • Develop your own personal sense of style through spices and family preferences

  • Build a menu of healthy recipes catering to the specific needs of your family tastes

  • Enjoy working with nature’s beautiful bounty of foods in your kitchen


My passion is to support and teach you how to use whole foods to lead you to vibrant health! You can create a happy, healthy relationship with food. Could one conversation change your life? Are you ready to give yourself the gift of health? Email or call today (845) 507-0260.

Diane Hoch, CHC Nutritional Health Counselor & Chef

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