Monday, December 9, 2013

Vegan Cauliflower Wings with Green Ranch Dressing

I'm really excited about this food post!  I have over 105 LIKES on Instagram for it as well.  I promised I would post the recipe today so here it is!

Vegan Cauliflower Wings with Green Ranch Dressing

I was in the mood for something spicy!  And I had been CRAVING Cauliflower for a few weeks but it was $5 a head here!  Yeah...let me type that again...it's was $5 PER HEAD here!  I've NEVER seen it that high OMG.  So I went to Aldi on Saturday and they had it for $1.99 a head.  It was still more than I wanted to pay but after considering the alternative I grabbed a head of it anyways.  Plus...this ended up being my dinner that night so considering my dinner only cast me $2 that isn't so bad.  Plus I had a little bit of the raw Cauliflower left over afterwards so that's cool.

Here's what I used in this dish:

3/4 Head Cauliflower
1 C Water
2/3 C Garbanzo Bean Flour
2 tea Garlic Powder
1/2 C Frank's Hot Sauce
1 T Earth Balance

I mixed the Water, Flour, and Garlic Powder together to make a "batter" and dunked the Cauliflower into the 'batter' after baking the Cauliflower for about 20 minutes I dunked them into the melted Earth Balance and Hot Sauce and baked for another 15 to 20 minutes or so.  They turned out AWESOME!!!

As you can see there is some green sauce in the middle of the plate in that first photo...here is another picture of that sauce.  It's a Green Ranch Dressing of sorts.  It was pretty tasty!

What I did for that is...

1/2 C Cashews (soaked)
1/2 C Coconut Milk
2 T Lemon Juice
2 T Chives
1/2 tea Onion Powder
1/2 tea Garlic Powder
1 tea GoF Perfect Food® RAW Alkalizer & Detoxifier

My husband tried ONE of them and really liked it and told me to make them for Christmas Eve at his families' gathering...not sure if I will but MIGHT.  He only tried one because he's been shying away from spicier foods with his stomach issues lately.  I LOVED them!  Only down side is...now I have to get more hot sauce!

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20 comments:

  1. Wow this is so creative and clever! As a vegetarian, I never get to have "wings" so this sounds awesome :)

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    1. Thanks so much Liz!!!! They are a great vegan equivalent to Buffalo Wings!

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  2. We love cauliflower and this looks amazing! I am really excited to try this recipe! Thanks.

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    1. Thanks so much! Let me know if you do! I've been chatting with a few people who want me to make different flavors because they aren't into hotter/spicier things ;)

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  3. OMG those look incredible!!! I LOVE cauliflower so much and will have to try this - and that delish looking ranch dressing!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm toying with the idea of different flavors! I mean, there are different flavor chicken wings so why not different flavor Cauliflower Wings, ya know!?

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  4. Wow what an awesome idea! I'll definitely have to try it :-)

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  5. Not into cauliflower here. Ours imported, dunno for how long already and they turn black on top. The seller will keep cutting that away till somebody buys it. I love the ones I had in the UK, just boil - so fragrant, so sweet! The ones here are quite bland, tasteless. :(

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    1. Eeeek! Well, that's too bad! Can you get frozen ones there?

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  6. that sounds amazing - I have franks hot sauce that I must use up - don't know how long it lasts after opening it but don't want to push it too much - and this sounds a great way to use it - love cauliflower but might need to steam it first as our oven takes forever

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    1. Frank's usually lasts a while, I think :) Let me know if you do make 'em!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll be visiting your site soon!

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  8. Wow, this looks delicious and so creative, thanks! Hubby will love this!

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    1. Let me know if you try it! I'm sure you could do it with Sirarcha, too!

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  9. They look delicious and make an interest pic too! Thanks for sharing on Mom71:)

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    1. Thank YOU and thanks for the comment :)

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  10. OMG OMG OMG! I can't wait to try this! This looks so good! Cauliflower wings? What a fantastic idea

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    1. Thanks! I might have to make these again very soon! They were pretty nifty! I'm going to try different flavors as well!

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