Here in Colorado, a new season is upon us! The spring skiing is in full swing, mountain bikes are being polished and tuned, and I’m kicking off a 30 day #eatplants challenge. Starting April 2nd, I’m committing 30 days to … Continue reading
Spare the chickens, and go for this delicious alternative to buffalo wings. A real crowd-pleaser, this simple recipe is sure to satisfy with a healthful punch! My girl Sarah serves up some delicious buffalo Cauliflower that’s sure to please anybody.
Buffalo cauliflower (with or without vegan blue cheese dip) – http://www.peta.org
1 cup water or plant-based milk (soy, almond, oat, hemp)
1 cup flour (any kind will work – even gluten-free!)
2 tsp garlic powder
1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 cup buffalo hot sauce (Franks works great!)
1 Tbsp olive oil or melted vegan margarine, such as Earth Balance
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Combine the water or soy milk, flour, and garlic powder in a bowl and stir until well combined. Coat the cauliflower pieces with the flour mixture and place in a shallow baking dish. Bake for 18 minutes. While the cauliflower is baking, combine your buffalo sauce and olive oil or margarine in a small bowl. Pour the hot sauce mixture over the baked cauliflower and continue baking for an additional 5 to 8 minutes. Serve alongside vegan blue cheese dressing and celery sticks, if desired.
Vegan blue cheese dressing
¼ block of firm or extra firm tofu
Dash of garlic powder
1 cup of vegan mayonnaise (Veganaise, Nayonaise)
¼ tsp tahini (sesame seed paste) – can be made without, but better with!
Dash of lemon juice*
Dash of apple cider vinegar*
*Add to taste – the lemon juice and vinegar give it tang, so use sparingly. Start out with a splash at a time
In a medium size bowl, mix all ingredients except the tofu. Mix until you get a nice, smooth consistency. Crumble the tofu (this will be the “lumps” in your blue cheese dressing) and add to the dressing. Serve with buffalo cauliflower. Great on salads, too!
Your Heart Opener Yoga Pose: Camel
Camel is amazing to open the chest, lungs, throat. It really allows you (if you are careful and do it properly) to open up and feel space within your heart.
Come onto your knees and tuck your feet so they lay flat. If this is painful, try putting a bolster behind you, laying it gently on your calve. Put your hands below your tailbone, digging your thumbs into your lower back and fanning your hands out towards each side.
Slowly roll your elbows out, opening your chest while you lean back slightly. Lower your upper body back, while supporting your lower back.
Reach back and grab your heels with your hands (if you have a bolster, put your hands on the bolster). Lower your head back and keep your nose parallel to the ceiling or sky.
Breathe here. Feel the opener. Be at peace with your open heart.