Sesame Cauliflower Bowls

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And just like that… the weekend is over! ๐Ÿ™ Come back weeekkkennnnddddd! Haha.. but in all seriousness we had a super relaxing weekend! How about you? We’ve been working on so many projects and things it seems like we didn’t take a single weekend off last year. The past two weekends we took it easy and I feel so refreshed! On Saturday we ran a few errands after I rode my bike 50 miles, had a yummy lunch and came home and relaxed. I cooked up a storm Saturday evening. I tested out a vanilla bread pudding and omg…. will be posting that in a week or so… you don’t wanna miss that one!

Today’s menu features a Sesame Cauliflower Bowl. This recipe started out as a Buffalo Cauliflower Wing recipe and it quickly morphed into something better! Don’t get me wrong I love me some Cauliflower wings, but it never feels like a full meal to me. In the middle of cooking the wings I figured a drizzle of sesame oil would give them that Asian flavor and I had a bunch of veggies on hand. Boom.. its bowl time y’all!

I added some bamboo shoots, broccoli and sugar peas I had handy and just sauteed them in a dash of sesame oil. ๐ŸคคI freaking love sesame oil,it’ss one of my favoriteingredientss to cook asian food with. After I discovered it a few years back we always have a bottle handy!

Did I mention this is vegan? I so aspire to become a vegan… my Wisconsin genes seem to make it impossible to live without cheese. This recipe reminded me that vegan food is freaking awesome, you don’t need meat and dairy to make a nice well rounded meal (*note to self*). What tradional foods to you want to try a vegan verion of?

Until tomorrow

-Jennifer

Sesame Cauliflower Bowl

A vegan twist on your favorite Chinese take-out!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 575 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped into bite-size florets
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tsp Garlic
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 cups Stir fry veggies
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • sesame seeds and green onion optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

  2. Combine flour, water, 2 tbsp of sesame oil and garlic powder, Stir to combine. Put bread crumbs into shallow dish.

  3. Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray. Dip the cauliflower into the flour batter, let excess drip off, dip into bread crumbs. Place pieces onto baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping at halfway mark.

  5. Meanwhile, prepare rice per box instructions. Wash and prepare veggies (if using fresh). When about 10 minutes remain put veggies into a pan with remaining Sesame oil and cook on medium heat.

  6. Once cauliflower is done you can drizzle with additional sesame oil if you desire. Place rice, veggies and cauliflower in a bowl and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

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