Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) is currently bringing awareness to much more than the hottest lip tar shade for spring. The cruelty free and vegan cosmetics brand is also bringing awareness to equality and awareness for transgender individuals. When one of their own employees wished to undergo gender reassignment surgery, but was unable to afford the cost, OCC teamed up to create a custom lip tar shade. 100% of proceeds go to help January Hunt with this surgery.
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When I first heard about Buffalo Cauliflower, I was a little skeptical. It sounded like a dish that could go one way or another and be either amazing or a waste of good cauliflower. I loved everything about the recipe on it’s own. Roasted cauliflower? Awesome. Buffalo sauce? Super tasty. Vegan ranch? Always good. Plus I’ve always wanted to find a good plant based option for buffalo wings.
After seeing pictures of them on Instagram and hearing a lot of buzz, I had to try them for myself. They were really simple to make and the ingredsents are likely items you already have in your kitchen. After trying them… I can definitely see what the hype is all about. They are so yummy and super addictive!
I made a few modifications to the recipe that I originally found to amp up the flavor. I paired mine with my homemade vegan garlic ranch, but they will go great alone or with any other sauce as well.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup soy milk (any non-dairy milk or even water can be used instead)
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped into pieces
- 1 cup buffalo or hot sauce
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
Want milder wings? Use more olive oil and less hot sauce! Spicier wings? Skip the olive oil all together. I used Frank’s Buffalo Sauce for the hot sauce, but feel free to use any that you like. It lists “natural butter type flavor” as an ingredient, but after contacting the company I can assure you that this hot sauce is free of any animal derived products or animal derived natural flavors
How to make buffalo cauliflower:
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Combine the flour, garlic powder, cayenne, dried oregano and soy milk in a bowl and mix well.
- Add the cauliflower pieces to the bowl and stir until evenly coated.
- Place the pieces on a cookie sheet or in a shallow baking pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes, without flipping.
- Mix the hot sauce with the olive oil.
- Add half the hot sauce and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Place the fully baked cauliflower into a serving dish and drizzle with the rest of the hot sauce.
Have you make buffalo cauliflower before? How did you like it?
This week I’ve been trying to focus on getting the rooms in our house to come together. I want a workspace for my blogging – where I can have my computer set up, have my resources near by, and feel inspired. This same space should, ideally be cute as well as functional. Aside from browsing a lot of apartment blogs, I’ve also been paying more attention to spaces around me. The funky rustic wall at Pepples Donuts really grabbed by eye.
I made buffalo cauliflower this week! Twice, actually. It really is that good. The recipe that I used has been modified and will be posted here very soon!
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