While cauliflower is loaded with goodness, it’s also a great source of choline and that’s fantastic news for the brain. Research has shown taking choline supplements can help increase functioning in the frontal lobe, which is the area responsible for active memory, decision-making and reason. And eating more cauliflower later in life – when acetylcholine production starts to decrease – has its benefits, too. But as for its look resembling a brain, that’s a total coincidence.


  • 1 cauliflower, processed to crumb or finely chopped

  • ¼ cup cottage cheese

  • 2 tsp garlic flakes

  • 2 tsp onion flakes

  • 1 tsp oregano leaves, dried

  • pinch of salt

  • pinch of pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F) or 180°C (355°F) in a fan-forced oven.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil and add the cauliflower. Cook for 2 minutes or until soft.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower into a sieve lined with muslin cloth and allow to cool.
  4. Once cool, squeeze the excess moisture out of your epic cauliflower package of goodness – you want to get it as dry as possible to get a crunchier base.
  5. Transfer the dry, rice-like cauliflower into a bowl and mix in remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour onto a lined baking tray and mould into an oval or circle (the more obscure, the more it will resemble an ‘authentic Roman pizza’) and cook in the oven for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes before loading up your base with your favourite pizza toppings.

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