Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

8:00 AM

Two posts in a week!? What is life!?
It helped I had two days last week where I was on my own for dinner so I could branch out and make something different!

I love sweet and sour.. anything. Growing up Sweet and Sour Chicken was my go-to Chinese takeout meal.
Obviously, my food allergies have limited my Chinese takeout intake.
I was inspired by my love of sweet and sour chicken to recreate it with everyone's favorite plant-based replacement... Cauliflower.
Gluten Free and Vegan Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

I find people either love or hate cauliflower. So you are either going to love or hate this recipe ;)
Gluten Free and Vegan Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

This is perfect on top of my famous fried rice! 
Gluten Free and Vegan Sweet and Sour Cauliflower


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Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
A plant-based take on everyone's favorite chines takeout
Ingredients
  • 3-5 cups (approx.2 -10z bags of frozen) Cauliflower*
  • 3 TBLS Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Corn Starch
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 TBLS Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 Tbls corn starch + 2 Tbls cold water CornStarch
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 425 and grease a baking sheet.While oven is preheating, in a large plastic bag combined cauliflower and oil in a bag.Seal, shake, then add in cornstarch (1/3 cup) and shake again till cauliflower is well covered. Once the oven is preheated, place cornstarch in a greased pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.While your cauliflower is cooking, start making your sauce.In a medium pan, add in the rest of the ingredients (except the cornstarch). Stir and bring the mixture to a boil.Once at a boil at 2 tablespoons to 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a sperate dish, mix the cornstarch and water together and then add it to your sauce. Let it boil on a medium heat till it starts to simmer then reduce and simmer until your cauliflower is ready. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.In a bowl add you baked cauliflower and sweet and sour sauce and mix until cauliflower is coated nicely Top on some brown rice or even whip up some fried rice.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 Servings

*You can use fresh Cauliflower. I personally just get two bags of frozen organic cauliflower - let them thaw out, dry them, and use those instead.

This recipe is just oh so good! I hope you guys give it a try! 
What is a takeout recipe you wish was more allergy friendly? 

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3 comments

  1. love that flavour profile of sweet and sour. This is perfect for a meatless dinner :)

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  2. Mmm this looks yummy! I love cauliflower :)

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  3. Using frozen cauliflower is a huge time saver! Great idea looks delish

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