Copy Desk Cook-off: (I’m a) Vegan Buffalo Wings

Calling all vegans, I have something you can eat. Now, I’m not actually a vegan but I do appreciate your culture. It is a rich and bountiful one that I honestly don’t really understand. But I want to cook for you, so let’s get going on another culinary delight of mine.

Ingredients for peak vegan-ness:

1 head of cauliflower – it’s basically vegan broccoli. 

1/2 C almond milk …  where are the udders on an almond? 

1/2 C water, classic H2O.

3/4 C all-purpose flour 

1 C Frank’s red hot sauce, I didn’t know this was vegan 

1 tbsp Earth Balance buttery spread, very vegan

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp of paprika

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp ground pepper

Steps on the road to the vegan Emerald City:

Wrap the baking sheet in parchment paper and preheat oven to 450° Fahrenheit. 

Cut your precious cauliflower into appropriately vegan-sized pieces.

In your mixing bowl, mix everything – sans the buttery spread and water – together.  

Coat your cauliflower in that sweet batter you just mixed.

Bake for 25 minutes, flipping them over halfway through for that crispy texture I know you like. 

Mix the buttery spread with the hot sauce at low heat in a saucepan. 

Apply the wing sauce on the cauliflower and then bake for another 25 minutes. Same routine, flip ‘em halfway through, you know the drill.

Take out of oven, place in mouth, savor with salivation. 

Vegan mission accomplished.