After seeing this recipe on Lori’s blog, I wanted to try the “Cauliflower Pizza Bites.” I had no illusions that they would taste anything close to pizza or pizza crust. But I was pretty sure with the base combo of cottage cheese and egg whites that they would be tasty. And I was not disappointed! I ate them for dinner two nights in a row. But let’s re-name these little buggers. How about Italian Cauliflower Cheesy Bites? I followed the recipe, except I have an Italian spice combo that I like to use in this kind of recipe, and I use the garlic mash in the jar instead of powder. I also think they would be good if you sub’d a bit of asiago or mozzarella cheese for some of the cottage cheese. Very yummy. But NOT pizza!
I think the first time I became aware of the yummy properties of the egg white/cottage cheese combo was with this classic recipe from Hungry Girl (peach and cottage cheese kugel–scroll down on page for recipe.) I used to make this quite a bit when I first started losing weight. I might have to make it again IF I EVER FIND SOME GOOD PEACHES around here? Anybody else having trouble finding good peaches this summer?
Since then I have used that cottage cheese and egg white combo in a number of my recipes, and I still enjoy all of these:
- Breakfast Clafouti
- Ham and Cheese Breakfast Muffins
- Cherry Popovers
- Oh, and I almost forgot the most delicious combo, Lori’s Protein Pancakes!
So go ahead and try that cauliflower recipe. Just don’t go into it thinking you’re gonna get pizza. Then you won’t be disappointed!