Meatless Monday= Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Waking up this morning in Los Angeles and planning the day around vegan bistros and the beach is perfect, but unfortunately not a reality everyday. However, I was inspired to share a piece about how you can bring restaurant quality food into everyday life. This morning I went to Sage Vegan Bistro in Echo Lake, Los Angeles and ordered the buffalo, cauliflower wings. Yes, vegan, gluten free, wings!

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Buffalo, cauliflower wings

They were so crispy with the perfect amount of spice, cut with a nice sour zing from the hot sauce. It reminded me of when I was inspired to make my own after seeing them on 365 Food Addiction. So this Meatless Monday, (apologies for the late post, I blame limited wifi and timezones), you can bring restaurant quality home.

Here’s the homemade version:

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Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower
1 cup brown rice flour
1 cup almond milk
2 Tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast

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Method:
Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees F
Cut or break the cauliflower into florets
Combine all dry ingredients and whisk, set in a medium bowl and set aside
Pour the almond milk in a bowl and set next to the dry ingredients
Dip each piece of cauliflower, one at a time in the milk and then flour mixture
Set on a greased pan and bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for 10 more.
When crispy, take out and coat with your favorite hot sauce, serve with a dipping sauce, something to balance the heat, like a cool vegan mayo or ranch. Add carrots and celery sticks of course and enjoy!

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What’s your favorite restaurant meal to recreate at home?

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