Asian Cauliflower- Sweet & Spicy

Hey!

So happy to share this easy, vegan, nutritious and yummy recipe with you!!

*Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous vegetable family (AKA one of the best veggies for you) It’s loaded with vitamin B, stimulates iron absorption, supports detoxification, fights inflammation and free radicals, reduces blood pressure levels, lowers cholesterol… the list goes on!

It was one of those days that I was in the kitchen, and I wanted to try something new but I felt stuck. I wasn’t tired of eating my food but I was lacking diversity. I decided to play with some veggies and spices, and since my go-to is always asian food I guess my cravings inspired my creativity and I came up with this super flavorful and textured cauliflower.

Ever since I changed my diet and became a vegan, one of my goals is to make healthy delicious food that I would love to eat even if I wasn’t vegan. This recipe is definitely one i’m excited to share with friends 🙂

Alright here is the ingredients you’ll need:

  • One cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons of turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • bread crumbs

Sauce 

  • 4 table spoons of coconut aminos
  • 2 table spoons of molasses ( high in magnesium)
  • sesame seeds ( great source of calcium)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 6 drops of Sriracha
  • 2 table spoons of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger powder

 

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  1. After you break down the cauliflower into small pieces, mix all ingredients that are not for the sauce ( except the bread crumbs) in one bowl. Fill up the bottom of a smaller bowl with bread crumbs.

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2. Dip the cauliflower in the wet mix and then dip them in the bread crumbs. Place them in the oven at 350 F for 25 minutes.

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3. While the cauliflower baked, I threw baby bok choy, Brussels sprouts and bell peppers in a pan with a dash of salt and ginger and turned the stove to medium for 5 minutes. When done, set aside.

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4. I mixed all the ingredients for the sauce in a pan ( you can do it in a bowl too!) no need for heat. IMG_0176

5.  After the 25 minute, when the cauliflower looks golden, remove from oven. IMG_0182

6. Mix it in with the sauce you had prepared and make sure to get the sauce all over the head of the cauliflowers.
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They should look something like this when you are finished 🙂

IMG_0201I paired it up with some jasmine rice and the veggies!

This was super easy and fun to make.

Alterations and Substitutions: 

You can use any other veggies of choice of course and you can substitute the following:

Coconut milk –> Almond milk

Molasses –> maple syrup

 

Hope you enjoy this!

Learning & Growing,

Alana

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