Breaded Cauliflower Bites And Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized organic cauliflower (fresh, not frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 unsweetened soy or almond milk
  • 1 tsp of oregano
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder/finely chopped garlic
  • salt and pepper for taste
  • 1 cup of store-bought or homemade bread crumbs

For The Vegan Sweet & Hot sauce*

  • Water
  • Tomatoes (chopped finely)
  • Chopped Basil
  • Agave Nectar (or Maple Syrup)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Powered Turmeric
  • Optional McCormick Red Curry Organic Spices (Which contains Coriander, Cumin, Chili Pepper, Red Pepper, Cardamom and Turmeric)

Utensils & Appliances Needed

  • 1 small saucepan
  • 1 knife
  • 1 fork or pastry brush
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 small glass bowl
  • 1 plate
  • 1 or 2 medium size baking sheets

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and cut cauliflower into small florets and leave to the side.
  3. In small bowl, combine flour, milk and spices together until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Dip each cauliflower floret and make sure they are fully coated with the mixture. (You may have to use a fork or pastry brush to help coat it fully).
  5. Dip coated cauliflower in breadcrumbs and place on baking sheet.
  6. Once all the cauliflower has been placed on the baking sheet, bake for 24 minutes but at the 12 minute mark, check on them and turn them over.
  7. After cauliflower bites are ready, remove from oven.
  8. You can eat the cauliflower bites as is, or dip them in the sauce place back in the oven for 1-3 minutes (your choice!). Enjoy!

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During the time the bites are being prepared, make the sauce:

  •  Warm a cup of water on a saucepan (to not let it boil).
  •  Add the finely chopped tomatoes and basil.
  •  Once the tomatoes have boiled down and the water has turned red, lower the heat to your lowest setting and add the agave and brown sugar next.
  •  Keep stirring as you add the remaining  ingredients.
  •  Keep tasting the sauce until you have achieved your desired “heat” and “sweetness”
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes and remove from heat.

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YIELDS: Depends on the number of florets you have.

OTHER NOTES:  *As you may have noticed, we did not include the amounts for the ingredients used for the sauce. According to your tastebuds, experiment!

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