Cauliflower Hot Wings
The question we get asked most about our diet is, "Don't you miss eating meat?"
The answer is a resounding, NO.
Not only because it's difficult for us not think of it now as a rotting animal corpse decomposing in our stomach, but also because of the many moral + health + ecological problems associated with ingesting meat.
All of that aside though, one of the perks of our diet is the creativity one can find when meat is no longer the center of attention in the meal.
For Terrence, this has been an interesting and tasty adjustment.
For myself, it really hasn't been that big of a deal. My family has always indulged in vegetables, always filling plates with salads and baked sweet potatoes, seasoned fresh tomatoes and sautéed mushrooms. So, for me, it's just permission to eat my favorite things en masse.
Recently, we got the idea to toss our roasted cauliflower with hot wing sauce, and we both agreed that the result was way better than the original. No bones to pick, no messy fingers from trying to get the minuscule amounts of meat off the bone. Instead, more flavor, more vitamins and minerals, AND...we get to eat like two cauliflower heads with no worry about calories. Winner, winner, hot-wing dinner.
2 heads of washed cauliflower, torn into little drummette size pieces. (Little white trees)
1 or 2 tbsps of olive oil (optional)
salt + pepper to season
hot wing sauce of choice. We like Wing Time Sauce in Medium
-Pre-heat oven to 375F
-Spread cauliflower pieces on a foil lined baking sheet. Dust with salt and pepper and mix olive oil. The olive oil is entirely optional. We often roast veggies without it.
-When the cauliflower has just begun to get little blackened pieces on the ends, and can be stabbed through with a fork, it's done. It should should be soft, but still firm. If that makes any sense.
-Pour cauliflower into a mixing bowl with wing sauce and toss until coated. The amount of wing sauce will depend on preference. I like it to be evenly coated, but still recognizable as cauliflower and not just hot wing spoons.
Enjoy served with green beans, roasted potatoes or sweet potato fries.