Friday, December 28, 2012

VEGAN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES + VEGAN BLUE CHEESE DRESSING



Ever since my friend Christine and I took our hubbies to eat dinner at Mohawk Bend, I have been craving the Buffalo  Style Cauliflower with vegan blue cheese dressing we had there.  It was out of this world!  Who says vegan food is boring?  Definitely not.  This dish will satisfy your craving for something super flavorful and savory.  I got my inspiration from 86 Lemons.  The recipe is super easy. I'll definitely be making this again.








VEGAN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES

 

1 cup almond milk
1 cup flour - you can use any kind of flour, even gluten free 
2 tsp garlic powder
1-1/2 head of cauliflower cut up into bite size pieces
1 cup buffalo sauce*
1 tablespoon olive oil

* I used Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce.  You should check the ingredients on the brand you want to use to be sure its vegan.


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Combine the flour, garlic powder and almond milk in a bowl and mix well. Dip a few pieces of the cauliflower at a time into the bowl.  Cover the cauliflower with the batter, shake off the excess batter and place on a prepared baking dish or cookie sheet.  Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on how soft you want the cauliflower to be.

Combine the buffalo sauce and oil in a measuring cup and pour it over the baked cauliflower and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Now its ready to serve with the Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing...


VEGAN BLUE CHEESE DRESSING

 

1/4 block of firm or extra firm organic sprouted tofu
dash of garlic powder or 1 clove minced garlic
3/4 cup Veganaise - I used reduced fat Veganaise
1 teaspoon tahini
1 lemon, juice of - use to your taste.  If you want it less tart, use less, more tart, use more
1 table spoon apple cider vinegar

Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until well combined then crumble in the tofu to give it that blue cheese texture. Voila!!

I am really loving this dish.  Yum!


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4 comments:

nevonne said...

were they crunchy? i love crunchy wings. since i went vegan this year; i miss those delicious wings! i will be making these!!

Felicia said...

Hi Nevonne,

These aren't quite crunchy. I think if you battered them the same and deep fried them, you would get the texture you wanted. I tasted some at a restaurant that were crunchy / deeo fried and my friend said she thought she was eating a piece of chicken. I love this recipe! I think if you fried them just for a couple minutes it could work nicely. xF

Anthony said...

Will this work without almond milk, or can I use something else (such as rice, soy, hemp, etc)?

Felicia said...

HiAnthony,
Yes, you can use almond milk. I would choose something that is thicker than less watery. I hope you love it too! xFelicia

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