That's right, you read that correctly! And don't just be a hater and say, "yeah, right. Sounds pretty vegan if you ask me." *hhhrumph* Don't knock it till you try it.
Ok, I'm not a football hater, but I mean, come on! Pro football is so delicately orchestrated and planned you may as well watch the Russian Ballet! Now hockey on the other hand...anything goes. Sure most of the fights might be planned, but all of the crashes and collisions? The speed the players pick up as they race after the puck? Hockey not only has the entertainment factor of cheesy fights, but also combines the elegance of ice skating and athletic prowess and laser focus. It's a fascinating game. So what if the Colorado Avs lost 7-0 last night. There's at least another 70 games to go in the season!
Back to the point at hand. Just because we're plant based, does not mean that we can't do "Game Day." Our game day just doesn't cause heart disease! Whahoo!
Buffalo BBQ Wings: AKA cauliflower cooked to taste and feel like chicken flesh. You're welcome meat eaters of America. Try this in place of chicken flesh every once in a while and maybe you can keep your arteries from clogging for a bit longer.
These were pretty damn good. We got the recipe from an amazing youtube channel called Hot for Food. I would highly recommend checking them out and subscribing to their channel. We altered things slightly, just because we didn't want to go back to the grocery store.
1 head cauliflower
3/4 C flour
1/2 C non dairy milk (we used unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 C water
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp sea salt
few grinds of black pepper
3 Tbsp vegan butter
1/2 C hot sauce
1/2 C korean bbq sauce
Buffalo BBQ Wings
Preheat oven to 450F
1. Prep cauliflower by cutting florets into bite sized pieces. See picture for details.
2. Combine flour, milk, water, and spices in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.
3. Dip pieces of cauliflower into batter, shake off excess batter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This is very important and will save you loads of time cleaning up! PARCHMENT PAPER! Not foil, not wax paper. Parchment.
4. Bake for 20 minutes, turning half way through cook time.
5. While wings are in the oven, melt vegan butter in pan, add hot sauce of choice (we used sriracha obviously) and bbq sauce (we had korean bbq sauce left over from our baked beans post).
6. Once wings are cool enough to handle, dip in sauce and place back on baking sheet. If your parchment paper is a bit burnt on the side, replace it. Ours got a little smokey.
7. Bake for another 20 minutes, turning half way through. Check throughout cook time though. If your oven is hotter or cooler than ours, you may need to adjust slightly.
8. Put on the game and grab a plate of wings. Pour a little ranch (recipe for homemade here) into a bowl for a dip, and eat some carrots and cucumber as well.
*Side note: This sauce is SPICY. If you don't like it hot, sub our sauce for your favorite vegan bbq sauce.
Enjoy! And comment if you're going to try it!