This little winner arose after my seeking another way of using the chicken meat from all the stock and broth that I have been making for my GAPS diet. Chicken and veg were starting to wear thin for the family!
So low and behold we have a gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, paleo friendly chicken leek pie!
I make this while the base is cooking.
Serve either as is (my kids take it to school in their lunchbox), or with a salad and a splash of fermented veg.
Hear me out on this one.. Yes you may think I've gone too far making "broth pizza"... but in my quest to get some broth in to a slightly "particular" eater, I thought I'd give this a go and it was a huge winner. Garlic broth pizza made with arrowroot and coconut flour!
What are the benefits of broth and why would I consider putting it in pizza?
Bone broth is a nutrient dense natural multivitamin containing protein already broken down for us into amino acids and minerals all easily absorbable by our digestive system. As humans all around the globe, we have consumed broths and bone broths for centuries (a chef at Rosslyn Bay Resort commented on many pots of broth on stove tops across Asia that had been brewing for over 90 years - a family tradition). Over the past few generations though we have lost this cultural base of our diet which were even supports as babies first foods.
We have a 2 out of 3 strike rate of kids happily and knowingly consuming broth as a straight drink with some cinnamon but in order to make that 3 out of 3 we need to be a little more creative! When sharing the message of how to consume more broth with clients, I say to use it wherever you use water when cooking. So while making a grain free pizza base yesterday with broth instead of water, I decided to give it a go sprinkling dehydrated chicken broth by Broth of Life (can also be found in our shop www.eatand3veg.com.au) with the garlic topping. What a hit!!! Strike rate 3 out of 3 instantly!
So if you are wanting to give this a go, here is the recipe:
modified from Jodie Day's Thermomix Paleo Pizza Base
First batch of lollies for Miss 7's party this week. 3 ingredients and super quick to make.
We used blood orange, orange and grapefruit. Mandarin is still cooling.
Mix juice with a little bit of honey and sprinkle gelatin and heat for a few mins.
Pour into moulds and freeze for 20 mins.
This little gem is a school friendly recipe containing no nuts, no eggs and for those extra dietary requirements is also dairy and grain free.
Ingredients for the base:
Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender and scoop onto a sandwich press (we love using the press to make these) or into a medium heat pan with coconut oil. Cook until firm on both sides.
Toppings shown here (not nut free) - you can use any of your own toppings for school.
Green pesto as the "sauce base"-
Other toppings shown are roast capsicum and sundried tomato mash, chopped red and green capsicum, red onion and spinach leaves.