Thursday, September 17, 2015

Vegan MoFo ~ Traditional Local Foods


Today's Vegan MoFo Prompt has to do with traditional local foods.  Since I'm originally from the Buffalo, NY, area - which is the birth place of Buffalo Wings - I really wasn't sure what to post for today.  I knew I HAD to post about a local product and favorite FRANKS HOT SAUCE and that is where the beginning of my thought process started with this one.

Sure there are vegan alternatives to look into for vegan Buffalo Wings such as this one...and they aren't bad...considering I'm not much for fake meats.  I have tried this product a time or two and will consume in a pinch.

But I have been making my own versions of Buffalo Sauce with some success!


And a recipe I am very proud of...Vegan Cauliflower Bites...which is a much better version that we can make at home with plant based ingredients!  

So...if I am working on a local traditional dish for the prompt I guess this would be it.  I no longer reside in the Buffalo area but visit as often as I can.  Where I live now there aren't any real traditional dishes for the area to speak of.  I even tried to search Erie, PA because I am fairly close to that city and still don't know what I would consider to be native to Erie as far as foods are concerned (other than Smith's Hot Dogs and NO those aren't vegan).


In other news...I thought I would share a new product with you today.  Check these out!  I just gnawed on them and they didn't last long!  They are from Awesome Foods based out of Bridgeport, PA, and raw and vegan.  I got them from my recent shipment from The Raw Food World and I can't wait to check out more of their products soon!

31 comments:

  1. Those cauliflower bites look lovely! I confess I've never had anything like that ("buffalo wing" style) but they sound pretty tasty.

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    1. I was so thrilled with this attempt! It does take a while to complete before you bake it bit it's worth it when you do have the time :)

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  2. The only way I will eat cauliflower is buffalo style! Erie is extremely meat and potatoes. Those raw chips look amazing! You always ge me so interested in Raw foods!

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    1. I always try and consume more and more raw foods. It's hard when we live in the snow belt. I've been enjoying simple salads lately! They seem to hit the spot!

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  3. I've never had buffalo wings either but I like the idea of cauliflour wings. We have a vegan store and cafe in the next street to where I work and I spotted the Frank's sauce in there.

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    1. Try some of that hot sauce! I think you will like it!

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  4. Wow, I can't believe there's actually prepared, packaged raw tempura now! What a time to be alive and vegan. :) This is awesome news- I'll have to investigate further.

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    1. Check it out! I ate the whole box in 1 sitting! LOL

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  5. That's so perfect! I love cauliflower, I love hot sauce - they're so meant to be together!

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  6. This looks awesome! It really is sad how much Franks we go through in a month. I grew up on this stuff and am addicted!

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    1. Me too!!! There is no other hot sauce, really! LOL Other than Shriracha :)

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  7. I've only recently started making vegan Buffaolo Wings with hot sauce (Sriracha), so this post of yours really excited me and is making my mouth water, this is the kind of grub I like to eat at the w/e

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    1. I would love to see your take on it!

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    2. Here it it Jennifer.
      http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/hot-and-spicy-cauliflower-florets.html

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  8. I love Franks! I think I put it on almost everything. I'm definitely going to try your Buffalo sauce recipe for sure. I agree with the Gardein; I'll eat them in a pinch, but would rather tuck into your cauliflower version.

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    1. It's funny - Franks used to be a Buffalo thing but now it's more readily available! AWESOME! I know what you mean about eating Gardein in a pinch! I agree!

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  9. Great list and the cauliflower sounds fabulous. We go through plenty of Frank's too, hubby has a whole door shelf dedicated to hot sauces in our fridge! :-)

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    1. I think you should post an updated photo of his hot sauce self! I'd love to see it!

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  10. Yay Frank's! I'm so into buffalo cauliflower :)

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    1. That's so cool! I'd love to see your take on it!

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  11. Oooh the cauliflower bites sound SO GOOD!

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    1. I really liked them! Could go for some right now, actually!

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  12. I wonder what is considered Pittsburgh style foods? My Nanna and Pappy are inbetween Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Dutch country so we have been exposed to a mish-mosh of stuff. The only thing I know is that Pittsburgh calls their Whoopie Pies Gobs. So I called them gobs for most of my life. They were also very close to being vegan since my Nanna made them with Crisco. XD

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    1. Gobs? I had not heard that...then again I am still learning "Pittsburgh-eese" LOL. I know they are fond of their hot dogs (are they Smith's? I SHOULD know this haha), they are into Peirogies, OH OH OH...and their Primanti Brothers Sandwiches. I should try and do a vegan version of that!

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  13. The cauliflower bites look the nicest 'wings' that I have ever seen!

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    1. I was surprised at the flavor the first time I tried them! YUM!

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  14. I can't remember a day when I didn't reach for the hot sauce to spice up a basic meal! I am so delighted that you shared your yummy Vegan Cauliflower Bites with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I'm pinning and sharing.

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    1. We take Hot Sauces SERIOUSLY don't we? :P

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