Friday night has become pizza or pasta night around it. In the past, if I made pizza for the family, I would do something like a portobello stuffed mushroom with cheese on top, similar to a pizza. But since the Whole30 says no to all dairy, that's out of the question. Last night, I went with a recipe originally posted on PaleOMG for pizza pie.
Her recipe assumes that when you eat pizza you eat it with meat on it, but that's something I never do. So I took her concept and turned it vegetarian and used sugar free marinara instead of pizza sauce. The outcome? AMAZING!
You start with a large spaghetti squash, my current comfort food, and a big plate full of vegetables. I went with mixed peppers, mushrooms, spinach and onions. I wound up adding additional spinach when I was cooking it.
Mix in the sauce and eggs as per her recipe and cook for an hour until it is crusty on the top.
A friend who is doing the Whole30 with me asked what I planned to do when the whole thing was over. I'm loving how I feel. I want to add back in the eliminated foods slowly to see what was giving me problems. I think I am slightly lactose intolerant, which I never would have figured out without this. I had guessed that maybe a year ago, but was unwilling to give up dairy until committing to the Whole30. I will probably stay mainly paleo, but I need some baked goods and legumes every once in a while. As a whole though, the Whole30 was one of the better decisions I've made in a long time.