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Primal/Gluten-Free Personal Pizza


I have been practicing mastering the perfect Primal pizza since I gave up grains and all things wheat. I have failed every time. Until now. The pizza always came out crumbly and not like the pizza crusts I grew up loving so much. I wanted something I could load with nutritious and delicious ingredients that would stand up to the challenge… and the crust HAD to be crispy. Although Tapioca Starch is lacking in nutrition, it is the reason this crust works and is sort of the saving grace. So we will let it slide until I find something that works as well.

So here is the the recipe for the best pizza crust I have created so far. I used a pie pan to achieve a perfect circle and to keep it portion controlled. You could very easily split this pizza in half for two people and have it with a salad for a very well rounded dinner or lunch. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!


1 Cup Almond Meal

2 TBSP Tapioca Starch

1 tsp Dried Oregano

1/2 tsp Dried Basil

1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, for heat (Optional)

1/2 tsp Fresh Minced Garlic

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

1 Egg

1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

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Preheat oven to 425

Grease a 9X9 pie pan

Combine Dry ingredients and whisk together to combine and break up clumps.

Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix together well.

*This recipe is runny, unlike traditional pizza dough- so the pie pan works best.

Bake dough 15- 20 minutes until it starts to become solid and slightly golden around the sides

In the meantime, prepare the ingredients you would like to top your pizza with.

I used:

Bell pepper

Cherry Tomato

Kalamata olives

Shredded Italian Cheese

Goat Cheese Crumbles

Fresh Lemon Basil


Take pizza out of oven and top with ingredients. Bake another 10-15 minutes. I also turned the broiler on for the last few minutes to make the cheese golden and the crust nice and crispy.


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A Fresh and Fit New You in the New Year!

Christmas is almost here and the new year is fast approaching. Whether you are in the gym daily and watching what you eat or want to start eating a more healthy diet, this time of year makes most dieters weary of gaining the dreaded holiday pounds. I am here to tell you, let it go. Enjoy the holidays with your family and the wonderful foods, like Christmas cookie recipes handed down through generations. Christmas is a time for traditions and a very big one is the foods we eat this special time of year.  Don’t try to deprive yourself by following  a strict diet or eating only vegetables while your family is chugging down the eggnog. That is no way to spend this time of year. Your diet will be there tomorrow, and so will the gym. Savor the food in front of you and every moment with your loved ones.

If you are looking to make another New Years resolution to lose weight, I would like to suggest resolving to eat a cleaner diet. This is what works for me personally. By choosing to buy the cleanest sources of the food I love, I have lost weight.  I recommend instead of going on a crash diet after the holidays, clean out your pantry and refrigerator. Throw out the foods with artificial ingredients and colors, preservatives, processed ingredients, boxes of packaged foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce, and foods with added sugar or multiple sugars on the label (Ex: Corn syrup, sugar, molasses, High fructose corn syrup). And add back fresh organic vegetables, fruits, meat, and dairy you can reach for when you are hungry.  Resolve to not buy what I like to call “Fake Food” anymore. I think changing your mindset to eat only clean foods with few ingredients on the label will be the easiest diet to follow. Because it really isn’t a diet at all. It is eating food the way nature intended before modern man got a hold of it.  Weight loss and better health are two benefits I believe you will achieve by cleaning up your diet.

To a fresh and fit new you in the new year!

Happy Holidays!