Thursday, September 11, 2014

#99 Bland Food Made Fabulous!

No, I'm not a Vegan -- but I enjoy cooking Vegan recipes.  I love to try new recipes -- therefore I'm constantly running across people that make bland food taste "FABULOUS."

One such person is Brown Vegan  You can check her out at this link:  Brown Vegan's Website.

When I try recipes, I try to pick something that is a favorite of my family but made in a healthier way.  I tried a recipe on her site called Buffalo Cauliflower (remake of Buffalo Wings).  They were a hit in my household.  I've also shared it with friends and their 12 year old daughter kept coming back for more.  Go figure! 

Here's the recipe if you are interested:

Buffalo Cauliflower

by Brown Vegan
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 40
Ingredients (Serves 4)
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, broken into bite sized pieces
  • ½ cup rice or all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegan margarine, melted (Earth Balance is a good butter)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, garlic powder and water.
Mix in cauliflower, being sure that all the pieces are coated.
Place cauliflower on a baking sheet in a single layer (use parchment paper or oil to prevent it from sticking).
Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix together the hot sauce and margarine.
Transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl.
Pour on the sauce, being sure to coat all the cauliflower pieces.
Place the cauliflower back on the baking sheet and roast for 18-25 more minutes.
Let it cool for 10 minutes and serve with vegan ranch dressing.

Another person whom I've enjoyed on-line for her Vegan food is Jill with Simple Daily Recipes:

This lady will crack you up with her wit in the kitchen.  She is very good at making everyday meals simple and healthy.  Her kids are her tasters and it seems like the whole family has a great sense of humor.  I was inspired to cook up a big pot of lentils and to try a bunch of recipes from her stash using those lentils.  I tried (or will be trying):
  • BBQ Lentils and Baked Potato Wedges
  • Lentil Tacos
  • Italian Lentil Meatballs (had this on the list the same week but didn't cook it -- the family were a little burnt out with Lentils at that point) but I can't wait to try it...

I would definitely check out her YouTube channel Simple Daily Recipes and pick a recipe that you might want to try.  You will leave inspired to try something new -- I can promise you that.

Until next time...


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Monique said...

Hey, Renee!
I'm so glad your family enjoyed the recipe!

Renee Barry said...

Thanks Monique for checking out the post and leaving a comment. I'm glad I found your website and I look forward to fixing more of your recipes. Please check back often. God bless you and your family!!!!

Jill McKeever said...

Good morning Renee!

THANK YOU THANK YOU for featuring me along side Brown Vegan on your site. You are so cool to do that!
I shared your post across my social channels.

Plus thank you for being so supportive by watching my videos. (((BIG HUG)))
Holler if you ever feel like talking recipes or going plant-based. I never tire of talking about food. ;D

Renee Barry said...

YOU ARE SOOOO WELCOME JILL! Like I said, I love your channel and I'm glad to share with those viewing my blog about great cooks like you and Brown Vegan. Keep on cooking girl and making me laugh!!!