Inspired plant-based cooking can be pretty daunting. Whether you’re simply trying to eat less meat or you’re cutting out animal products, it can be challenging to make a plate of plants appealing. With a couple of tips and a handful of secret ingredients, however, you’ll be a vegan kitchen boss in no time.
As a starter check out this easy and delicious “Hot Cauliflower Bites” that will make you fall in love with vegan recipes if you’re not already…:

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INGREDIENTS:

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  • 1 medium head of cauliflower chopped into florets⠀

Batter:⠀

  • 1/3 cup non dairy milk such as almond or soy milk⠀
  • 1 tsp hot sauce⠀
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder⠀
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder⠀
  • 1/2 tsp salt⠀
  • 1/4 cup flour (all purpose, or use rice flour for gluten-free)⠀
  • 3 tbsp starch (I use cornstarch, arrowroot or potato starch works too)⠀
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder⠀
  • 1 tsp oil⠀

Nashville style hot chicken sauce:⠀

  • 1 tbsp oil or melted vegan butter⠀
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne , use 1/4 tsp for less heat⠀
  • 1 tsp black pepper , use 1//2 tsp for less heat⠀
  • 1 tsp sugar or maple syrup⠀
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika , use more if omitting cayenne⠀
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce⠀
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder⠀
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning ( or use sage + onion powder)⠀
  • 1 tbsp vinegar⠀
  • 1 tbsp water⠀

DIRECTIONS:

Chop the cauliflower and set aside. Line a baking dish with parchment. Preheat the oven to 425 deg F ( 220 C).⠀

Make the batter by whisking all the ingredients under batter. The batter will start to thicken after half a minute, so work quickly.⠀

Add cauliflower florets and toss well to coat. It will take a minute for the thick batter to coat the florets well. Some uncoated cauliflower edges are ok. Drop on parchment lined baking dish. Spray oil on top. (You can also sprinkle 2-3 tbsp breadcrumbs on the florets in the dish for extra crispyness).⠀

Bake at 425 deg F for 25 mins (35 mins if serving the bites with hot sauce on the side) . In the meantime, make the nashville hot sauce mixture in large bowl. You can double this sauce easily for larger cauliflower. ⠀

Remove the dish from the oven and cool for 5 mins. Add the baked cauliflower to the sauce bowl and gently toss to coat.⠀

Drop back into the baking dish and bake for 15 mins or longer at 400 deg F. Serve with cooling dips such as vegan ranch and some pickles. Enjoy!

Credits: veganricha