Saturday’s shopping led me to my second favorite place on the planet, Trader Joe’s. I went in with the intention of picking up a few things, and of course ended up grabbing 1,000 things. But the best part about TJ’s is I only spent about $50 on my 1,000 things.
Before I go on a TJ’s run, I always check out the blog What’s Good at Trader Joe’s. I have been reading them for years and they have rarely steered me wrong with their item reviews. This weekend I had my sights set on a few particular items including their Cauliflower Pizza Crust.
I am a big cauliflower fan and I have been very curious about cauliflower crusts but to be honest, it sounds like so much damn work. Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking and putting time into my recipes, but this just isn’t something that interested me enough to spend hours working on. So when I saw that TJ’s was selling an already made crust I had to pick it up. Calorie wise, it’s much smarter than a typical crust at only 480 total, but the crust is pretty small. I cooked it according to the directions and it got pretty crispy. However, as soon as I topped it with sauce and such, it got really flimsy. I went with a typical margarita pizza, topped with sauce, mozzarella, tomato slices and fresh basil from my garden. Overall it was decent, I’d give it a 5/10. It definitely wasn’t fantastic, or crispy at all. If I could get it crunchy it would be so much better. Nolan told me to buy another and let HIM make the pizza next time which he assures me will be better than my “lame meatless pizza”. At $4 a crust, I might just be willing to give it a try.
But let’s get real-I like cauliflower which is good because you can definitely taste it, but if you are using this crust thinking it will taste like bread, you will be pissed. It’s like the spaghetti vs spaghetti squash debate. Just because they are both called a crust does NOT mean they are created equal. There is just no substitution for crusty bread, sorry folks. In this substitution show down, gluteny crust wins 10/10 times.