Vegan Game Day Recipes

3 Feb

There are few things more American than Superbowl Sunday.  Over 100 million viewers will tune in to watch not only a football game, but an extravagant halftime show and multi million dollar commercials.  Whether people are tailgating, going to a bar or gathering at a friend’s house, one thing is certain, there will be copious amounts of food and libations.  In fact, this football holiday has almost become synonymous with greasy, cheesy and fried comfort foods.  There seems to be a free pass on this day for people to eat whatever they please.  In fact, a study done by researchers from Cornell University tracked grocery purchases and estimated that the average American will consume more than  6,000 calories by the end of the day, which even beats out Thanksgiving!

Not only are they eating high calorie foods, but doing so while watching a game can lead to mindless eating, causing people to consume more than usual.  Vegetables don’t typically make an appearance at the Superbowl party table, and if they do, they are probably what is left over at the end of the night.  For my game day recipe, I decided to make my spin on wings and make them out of cauliflower.  I made these several times before and they have always been a huge hit.  The best thing about this is that it’s really a vegetable dish, disguised as comfort food.  Served this with some carrots, celery and your favorite dip and you have yourself a game day hit.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

6 cups cauliflower florets

3/4 cup Flour

4 tbsp almond milk

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup hot sauce (I used Frank’s red hot)

2 tbsp olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, garlic and sea salt
  3. Pour the almond milk over the florets and then add to the flour mixture, toss until all the pieces are evenly coated
  4. Spread out on a baking sheet at bake for 10 min
  5. Pour the hot sauce and olive oil into a bowl
  6. Take the cauliflower out of the oven, toss with the hot sauce until evenly coated and return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes
  7. Take out of the oven and serve with carrots, celery and your favorite dip

Need a few more recipe ideas?  Try out my zesty guacamole or sweet potato quinoa bites.

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