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What I Miss the Most

There are a few foods that  I just can’t seem to get out of my head since I starting eating according to the Primal Blueprint.  At the top of that list is pizza.  This is always my “go to” food when I’m craving something decadent, hot and cheesy.  But alas, how do you eat pizza and still be faithful to the primal lifestyle?  I think I’ve come up with the solution and hope you agree.  Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.


First, preheat your oven to 400 deg. fahrenheit.  I recommend that you use a 11″ x 17″ cookie sheet that has at least 1/2 inch sides.  This will allow the “crust” to build around the sides and creat a more pizza like experience.  Butter the pan and set it aside.  You will then need the following ingredients:

  • 6 farm fresh organic eggs
  • 5 tbls. of melted butter that has been cooled slightly
  • 3/4 cup of cream or coconut milk
  • 2 tbls.  fresh basil, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • 3-4 cups of protein (chicken, shrimp, cooked sausage or cooked hamburger)
  • 1-2 cups of your favorite primal tomato sauce
  • your favorite pizza toppings

Whisk the eggs, cream or coconut milk, and melted butter together until the batter becomes somewhat frothy.  Add the basil, salt and pepper and your protein of choice.  You can also add 1/4 to 1/2 cup parmesan cheese to this crust batter if you are eating dairy.  I think the parmesan cheese contributes to giving the crust a more doughy chewy like texture.  Salt and pepper the batter to taste.  Now pour this mixture onto your buttered pan.  Try to keep the protein about a 1/2 inch away from the edges so that the crust can brown and raise around the edges while baking.  Place the pizza crust in the oven. 

 After about 30 minutes, remove the crust from the oven. It should be brown and set well by this point. Since all ovens are different, I would recommend that you keep an eye on the crust so that it doesn’t over-brown.  Now  spoon your primal sauce and chosen toppings (I like onions, peppers and mushrooms) over the baked crust.  You can  now cover this with the additional parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese (if you are eating dairy), but this is not necessary.  Place the pizza back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes, until the toppings are hot or the cheese is melted and browned.  Remove the Primal Pie from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing in squares and serving.

Primal Pie

This is more than enough for two people.  In fact, my partner and I enjoyed this pizza with a farmers market salad and still had plenty left over.  We especially enjoyed it the next morning for breakfast.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 Uncategorized

6 Comments to What I Miss the Most

June 10, 2010

yummy … this sounds somewhat like a frittata.

June 10, 2010

It is like a frittata but not as fluffy eggy – you can convert this recipe in so many ways – use fruit to make a fake claffouti, or add some chicken and different spices like curry to give it a more indian flare.

Dustin Bopp
June 10, 2010

It was REALLY good. The next morning I reheated it on a cast iron skillet to recrisp the crust and topped with tomato slices and poached eggs.

Beth Hughes
June 10, 2010

OK that looks amazing! Did you just add green peppers, onions and mushrooms? Very creative! Getting creative with dairy is tough too. The first time I bought coconut milk I didnt know what to think. But I think it’s really good! Still can’t get my daughter to try it but one of these days when we are out of the regular and she’s stuck and wanting cereal, she probably will!

And Dustin you reminded me a cast iron skillet is on the top of my list of new kitchen stuff I want badly!

June 10, 2010

Yes Beth I used green pepper, onion and mushrooms, but I also added black olives. The protein I used in the batter was a pork andouille sausage I bought from a local vendor at the Tower Grove Farmers market. It was delicious and better yet, locally produced. I have also been experimenting with coconut milk and will posting some recipes soon. Dustin is cutting back on dairy so I am using more coconut milk. I made a delicious curry coconut milk salad dressing recently. I’ll post that recipe soon!

Dustin Bopp
June 10, 2010

Beth, several years ago one of my tenants left me with a trashed apartment full of an unimaginable amount of shear crap. Buried underneath was a wooden crate with a full set of unused cast iron cookware. MINE! By using nearly everyday I have developed a wonderful seasoning on the skillet and am working up a good one on the griddle and dutch oven. The saucepan? I’ll use my aluminum one.

And just for clarity, the first image is of Pi “regular pizza” (my favorite) and the second is the primal pizza.

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