How to eat pizza
Updated: Jun 24, 2022
Did you think you'd have to give up pizza?
The only thing to switch out is the crust!
When I began to get a vision of what my life could be like--without pain, full of energy to do what normal people do--I found it no problem at all to give up my comfort foods, like peanut butter and dark chocolate (both high in oxalates). When you realize how bad things are and how much better you could be, you will be highly motivated to give up your currently-favorite foods to find others just as satisfying, if not more so, and get your life back.
“Most of my friends say the hardest thing for them to give up on a carnivore diet is bread. It was hard for me as well. Thankfully, there are some delicious alternatives to bread, pizza dough, and crackers--made from animal sources.”
Everything in that pizza is okay on the animal-based diet, including the olives--IF the crust is made of alternative animal food, or even white rice flour. YES! There are Carnivore pizza dough recipes in The Carnivore Cookbook by Jessica Haggard and The Carnivore Code Cookbook by Dr. Paul Saladino. They both creatively use pork rinds, chicken, parmesan cheese, and/or eggs. They're delicious! There are indeed ways around your craving for toast and grains, if you plan ahead and make time for it.
White rice is acceptable because it is low-toxic, so as long as you cook it well (preferably pressure-cooked), it gets a pass from Dr. Paul. It's gluten-free, and with all the husk removed, it is low in natural pesticides.
The olives? Those are fine! They are non-sweet fruit, and as such was designed by the Creator to be eaten for further propagation. Avocados and squash fall in the same category aa low in toxins.
Another questionable ingredient on the pizza would be the herbs and spices. Sea salt is always fine, but some herbs and spices are very high in oxalates (like turmeric--off the charts!) and black pepper. White pepper is a better alternative; however, Dr. Paul still considers it toxic because of the piperine in all peppers. So, choose your poison.
Some herbs such as thyme, basil, rosemary, and oregano, get a pass as being "medium toxic" so use sparingly.
Or, you can make or buy extracts or essential oils of all your spices, like I've done. I bought two bottles of Everclear and a dozen amber bottles with droppers. My spice cabinet smells SO good now! Here's how.
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Most of my friends say the hardest thing for them to give up on a carnivore diet is bread. It was hard for me as well. What else could I spread my liver pate' on? Thankfully, there are some delicious alternatives to bread, pizza dough, and crackers--made from animal sources.
This site is intended to help you on your journey toward optimal health, create delicious meals that don't require a lot of work (well, maybe some of them do!), and point you to other resources that have been helpful to me along the way.
The recipes I share will follow the animal-based diet guidelines suggested by Dr. Paul Saladino, The CarnivoreMD in his books, "The Carnivore Code" and "The Carnivore Code Cookbook," and incorporate suggestions by Sally K. Norton (sallyknorton.com) for low-oxalate cooking.