• Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

    February 25, 2013

    Hello and happy Monday!

    I can’t believe Mal and I traveled all the way to Hawaii and back. It was such an amazing, whirlwind trip, and I hope you enjoyed all of my blog posts so far. It was fun to write them! I still have one more post to come about the second hotel where we stayed, which was definitely a highlight of the trip. It will be on CNC first thing tomorrow—just need to finish it up!

    Breakfast

    This morning’s breakfast was a big, ripe plantain blended with Greek yogurt and shredded coconut. I used my Smart Stick to mix it all up, so it turned out whipped and wonderful. I also drank a glass of Dandy Blend with almond milk with breakfast.

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    Lunch

    I spent the morning work, work, working and then broke for lunch around noon. On the menu: a burger with avocado on top and some Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower, which was so delicious and easy to make. If you like buffalo sauce, you will love this recipe! I actually ended up going back for seconds of the cauliflower because it tasted so good.

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    Ingredients:

    • 1 large head cauliflower
    • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
    • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot)
    • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
    2. Cut cauliflower into florets and place in a large mixing bowl.
    3. In a separate, smaller bowl, combine butter, buffalo sauce, and garlic powder. Pour mixture over cauliflower florets and mix well until fully coated.
    4. Spread cauliflower onto a prepared baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes. Turn oven up to broil for 5 minutes or so and cook to desired crispiness.
    5. Remove from oven and enjoy!

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    Question of the Day

    Do you like buffalo sauce? If so, what’s your favorite food to put it on?

    Some of my favorites: eggs and egg sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, canned tuna, and wings, obviously.

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Some of my friends had a dinner party and made buffalo cauliflower “wings” – they were a bit spicy for my palate but SO good!

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    Bitsy February 25, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Plantain, greek yogurt and shredded coconut! That sounds amazing!

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    Emily @SinfulNutrition February 25, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I tried buffalo cauliflower before and wasn’t pleased with the result, but your looks a bajillion times better! I may have to give it a revisit. Do you think an oil would work instead of butter?

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    Tina February 26, 2013 at 11:29 am

    @Emily @SinfulNutrition: It might! Let me know if you try it! :)

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    Lauren February 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Just curious if you are purposely not eating nut butter, or if you’ve just been craving other things?! I was justifying my daily consumption based on yours;)) I haven’t seen you say anything about it in a while.

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    Sarah February 25, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I made buffalo chicken soup with orzo for soup day at work. It turned out great!

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    Erin February 26, 2013 at 1:28 am

    I’ve never tried buffalo sauce…I don’t usually use butter as a sauce though, so maybe I wouldn’t like to try it if that’s how you’re meant to prepare it?

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    Jenny @ The Wellness Journey February 26, 2013 at 7:14 am

    LOVE hot sauce! I use Texas Pete’s. And put it on your usual suspects as well. But I’ve never tried it on cauliflower!! So I’m definitely going to try your recipe!

    Just curious, is the butter a necessary ingredient? Would you be able to substitute with olive or coconut oil? Or would it change the flavor too much?

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    Tina February 26, 2013 at 11:30 am

    @Jenny @ The Wellness Journey: I’m not sure since I’ve only made it once, but another oil might work.

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    Michelle Collins February 26, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I went through a phase – after college – where I couldn’t eat buffalo sauce for a few years (ate way too many free buffalo wings in college). Recently, though, I’ve fallen off the wagon and put buffalo sauce on EVERYTHING. I love it!

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    Amelia February 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I have a head of cauliflower at home just waiting for this recipe and I love buffalo sauce! Tho, when I eat it it tends to rip up my mouth. :( Maybe I’ll tone it down with some yogurt mixed in.

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    Rachel February 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I thought you had to cook plantains in order to make them edible, is that not the case?

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance February 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    That whipped yogurt sounds amazing!!

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