Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Buffalo Cauliflower

With the Super Bowl last weekend (and trying to stay on track and be healthy) I decided to finally try Buffalo Cauliflower. I do admit it was a good way to get that spicy craving in without all of the calories and fat from fried buffalo wings!
Buffalo Cauliflower
But just to forewarn you: if you are a whimp with spicy stuff (like I am), I might suggest finding an alternative to Ranch Dressing to "cool off" the flavor. I chose not to buy any dressing, as I said I am trying to be healthy and ranch is potentially as unhealthy as it gets with those empty calories and fat......... but when I found myself sweating my brains out, taking off my sweatshirt and socks, and chugging 3 glasses of water later... I sure wish I had some ranch dressing. Guess that will need to be my next blog topic! (And if you really can't stand spice- try this alternative found here: Coriander Cauliflower)

But ANYWAY. First off, I need to thank you, whoever you are, for reading my blog! I've surpassed 755,000 viewers and I never even dreamed this would happen! Next stop: more healthy readers and 200,000 viewers. Love it.

So lets get started!
- Head of Cauliflower
- Bottle of Buffalo Sauce
- 1 T. Olive Oil
- Pepper
Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees, washing the cauliflower, cutting off the base, and then chopping the cauliflower in any strategy you want to get it into bite size pieces like this:
Next, toss all of your cauli (such a cuter name) into a large ziplock bag, add the 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and pepper and shake the bag until the cauli is evenly coated.
Mission accomplished. Now evenly spread the cauliflower on a cookie sheet which does not need to be greased. 
Toss it in the oven for about 20 minutes or until soft enough to bite and crispy to your liking. While you're waiting, stir it so the edge pieces don't burn. Once it is complete, put your cauli in a bowl!
While warm, add the goodness- buffalo sauce. I only did enough to make 1-2 servings and put the other cooked cauliflower in the fridge for leftovers.
Toss the cauli around and YAY YOURE DONE!
Enjoy your appetizer or snack, try your best not to give into that ranch craving, but remember that regardless, you have already made a super healthy choice by using CAULI instead of fried wings to satisfy your craving (okay, I'll stop saying cauli now).

Enjoy :)
 GET HEALTHY <3 Morgan

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