Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites 4 - 2 Cats and a Coffee

I love food photography and food blogs, but most times I visit a specific post I’m looking for the recipe and I want to find it fast. But instead I end up scrolling through a 5 paragraph essay with a million ads trying to find the damn thing. So I’m trying something new on my blog – recipe first, photos and blogging after. So without further ado, here is my recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Serves two.

You’ll need:
One 16oz bag frozen cauliflower
1/2 cup flour
1/4-1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 + 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup hot sauce

Preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and spray generously with nonstick cooking spray.
Place frozen cauliflower in pot of water, fill pot with water until cauliflower is just covered. Place over high flame until water boils, then remove from heat and drain.
Meanwhile, mix water, flour and spices together. Start with 1/4 cup of water and add more water as needed to make a batter that is thick but spreadable.
Toss cauliflower with batter, and pour onto baking sheet, spreading cauliflower pieces.
Bake for 7 minutes, flip, then bake 7 more minutes. Carefully toss cauliflower in hot sauce, and return to oven for 20 minutes or until outside is crispy.
Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

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Roasted Garlic Cheeseburger Quesadillas with Spicy Mayo

Back when I was in high school, a really special thing for me was going to Applebee’s, then to a movie. It was a 40 minute drive each way, and I would always get the quesadilla burger. Crispy tortilla, juicy meat, lettuce, tomato, cheese…

utter.

heaven.

But then I moved off to college. And then to college again in Boston. And I started to develop a slightly… more sophisticated palette? Hah! Not that I don’t enjoy a good chain restaurant, but these days I’m more likely to pick up sushi if I’m treating myself to dinner out.

Enter the home-made roasted garlic cheeseburger quesadilla with spicy mayo, an infinitely tastier version of my high school treat.

Quesadillas Cooking

I decided, pretty much on a whim, to combine three different things I’ve been wanting to try: roasting a whole head of garlic, making spicy mayo, and coming up with a cheeseburger quesadilla. The result: ridiculous awesomeness.
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