Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings"

I love trying new vegetarian recipes. Sure, I love the prepackaged vegetarian products by gardein and morning star, but it's always fun making things from scratch too. I've been a vegetarian for about 2 years now, and realized this: when it comes to meat / fake meat / tofu / veggies / ETC: it's usually the sauces and seasonings that make it taste good, rather than the actual food. So, yes, these buffalo cauliflower "wings" may have a bit of a different texture, but they still taste pretty good.

Growing up, I was never a huge fan of meat. I would basically just eat chicken fingers. So it's not like my transition to vegetarianism has been hard, or that different for me. People constantly ask me, "Don't you ever miss meat? What about chicken?" No, I don't. Being a vegetarian doesn't mean I only eat raw vegetables and organic smoothies, guys. I still eat fried food, junk food, etc.  I just don't consume meat. Another question that comes up in conversation a lot is "WHY are you a vegetarian?" After you've been a vegetarian for a while, you kind of forget why, honestly. I'm not a hardcore animal activist, I'm not super healthy and worried about my diet, and I'm not doing this for weird spiritual reasons either. However, I am a vegetarian for a reason. For health reasons, for animal reasons, and for religious reasons. I feel like it's a good decision for me, and it's true to myself. So that's all that matters.

Another misconception is that all vegetarians find meat eaters disgusting or immoral. This is completely FALSE! In my case, at least. I do not care if you eat meat or not. That is entirely your decision, and it's okay. It's really all about perspective when it comes to eating meat vs not eating it. And both perspectives, in my opinion, have valid points.

I made this last night and thought I would share it with you guys: Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings!" Here's what you'll need.

1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup any type of milk (regular, almond, soy)
1/2 cup buffalo sauce
2 tbsp butter

Now here's what you need to do!

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
2. In a bowl, mix together milk, water and flour.
3. Dip each floret into the batter, coating generously. Set on a cooking sheet.
4. When done, put in the oven to cook for 20-25 minutes.
5. Right before you're about to take it out of the oven, mix together melted butter and buffalo sauce in a separate bowl.
6. Brush each individual floret with the buffalo sauce mixture.
7. Transfer to another cooking sheet and cook for 10 minutes.
8. Immediately serve, great served with celery and ranch.

This was incredibly simple to make, and is a super awesome vegetarian appetizer. Enjoy!

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