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Cauliflower Wings

These cauliflower wings are double baked for a delicious crispy outside and a soft and wholesome inside. Paired with a cashew ranch dip - its finger lickin' good!


I spent a lot of time trying to decide what to write here. Do people care what I have to say? Do people even read these paragraphs before the recipe? (shhhhh... normally I don't) But, here's the thing: what do I even say about cauliflower? Do I talk about all of its amazing health benefits like it prevents oxidative stress, improves cardiovascular health, has anti-cancer potential, prevents stomach disorders, helps with iron absorption, slows the progression of respiratory illnesses, improves bone health, detoxifies the body, it's great for your skin and your hair... oh I could go on and on about cauliflower... OR I could tell you that it also gives me gas (TMI? lol - just wait)... So, I reached out to a dear friend of mine who happens to be a published author for some advice which lead to one of the most hilarious conversations I've ever had. She gave me some great tips.

"Write about what you like about it! I don't think it has to be only about the food. You can weave in stories. Those are the parts I like to read the most about blogs and newsletters, is the home stories and peeks into people's lives! Write whatever feels right! Just don't talk about vaccines or the Galactic Federation."

At which point I burst out laughing in my living room and responded with "Just pop in there mid sentence I believe in aliens!"


Her next response though was what had me busting a gut "Or do! You'll be the ONLY alien food blogger in the world! Guaranteed! LMAO yes! Drop some truths like - I love cauliflower because it doesn't kill itself... just like Jeffrey Epstein. Oh, and don't forget the curry!!"


What this albeit hilarious yet insightful conversation reminded me of, was to be myself. To stop doubting that people wouldn't care what I have to say because, the ones who do are the ones who follow me after all. So there you have it! Congrats, you made it through all the paragraphs before the recipe. Your prize? Cauliflower wings! Enjoy.


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Recipe

Prep Time: 30 min

Bake Time: 30 min

Total Time: 1 hour


Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower chopped into small bite sized pieces or two bite sized pieces

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup unsweetened plant based milk

1/2 tsp salt (I use Himalayan pink salt)

1/2 tsp ground pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 cup bread crumbs

Spicy Buffalo Sauce Ingredients:

1/3 cup of your favourite hot sauce

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 TBSP plant based butter

1 tsp garlic powder

Honee Garlic Sauce Ingredients:

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup agave

1/3 cup tamari

1 TBSP plant based butter

1 TBSP garlic powder


Cashew Ranch Dip Recipe can be found here: (coming soon)

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone sheet or parchment paper.

2. In a bowl mix together flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Whisk in milk and continue to this until fully combined and a smooth yet thick batter is formed.

3. Place the bread crumbs in a separate bowl.

4. Dunk each piece of cauliflower individually into the batter, ensure that it is entirely coated and then dunk it into the bread crumbs until it is entirely coated in that as well. Place on your lined baking sheet.

5. Once all your cauliflower pieces are on your lined baking sheet, slide them into the oven and bake for 20min.

6. While the wings are baking you can prepare your sauces. Get two small pots ready on the stove top and melt the butter in each one. Once the butter is melted, put in the rest of the ingredients in each pot. (one pot is for the Spicy Buffalo sauce and the other is for the Honee Garlic sauce) Whisk until well combined.

7. Once the sauces are well combined and they're beginning to simmer, turn off the heat and let sit on the stove top.

8. Remove the wings from the oven after 20 minutes of baking and one piece at a time, using tongs, dunk each piece into one of the sauces and place the cauliflower bit back onto the baking sheet. Make sure to use two different sets of tongs or wash your pair before switching flavours.

9. Place the cauliflower wings back in the oven for another 10 minutes to bake and crisp up!

10. During the last ten minutes of baking you can whip up your Ranch dipping sauce. It's super simple - place all the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. DONE!

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