Homemade Pizza

source: deliciouslyorganic.net


For the crust:
1 1/2 cups sunflower seeds (I used soaked and dehydrated seeds , but toasted seeds will also work well)
2 roasted red, orange or yellow bell peppers*
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1 cup shredded Pecorino Romano cheese (omit for Paleo)

For the Marinara:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (24-ounce) jar crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (omit for Paleo, or for GAPS substitute with Pecorino Romano cheese)
Any other toppings of your choice: mushrooms, sausage, basil, greens, etc.


1. Preheat oven to 300ºF, adjust rack to middle position, and place a pizza stone or pizza baking sheet in the oven (the stone/pan needs to preheat along with the oven). Place sunflower seeds in the bowl of a food processor. Process until finely ground. Add bell peppers, Italian seasoning, sea salt and cheese. Process until smooth.

2. Place a small sheet of parchment paper on the counter. Place a 1/4 cup scoop of dough on the parchment. Spread dough into a 6″ round. Bake on the preheated pizza stone for 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil and garlic in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When garlic begins to sizzle, add tomatoes, salt and Italian seasoning (try to stand back a bit, as the sauce may splatter). Simmer on low for 10 minutes.

4. Remove crust from the oven. Top with 2 tablespoons marinara and sprinkle with a few tablespoons of cheese and toppings of your choice. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve.

*To roast the peppers:
Preheat the broiler. Place the whole peppers on a baking sheet and put under the broiler. Cook until the skins are just turning black. Using a pair of tongs, turn the peppers so the black skin is facing down. Repeat until all sides of the pepper are turning black. Place peppers in a deep bowl and cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let the peppers sit for 10 minutes (the steam will loosen the skins). When the peppers are cool enough to handle, peel the skin off and remove the seeds inside the pepper.

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