Thursday, February 23, 2017

Orange Cauliflower

Healthy Benefits
Cauliflower’s anti-inflammatory abilities- found especially in its supply of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, various antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids- help to keep arteries and blood vessels free from plaque build-up, lessening the chances of high blood pressure and out of control cholesterol levels developing.

Servings: 2-3


1/2 cup Bell peppers
1 Cauliflower broken into florets, medium sized2 cloves Garlic1/4 tsp Ginger, ground2 tbsp Green onion1 tbsp Orange zest

Canned Goods

  • 3/4 cup Vegetable broth


  • 2 tsp Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)

Baking & Spices

  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
    1/4 tsp Black pepper1/2 cup Corn starch1 tsp Salt1/2 tsp Sesame seeds2 tbsp Maple Syrup

Oils & Vinegars

  • 1 TSPB Oil


1/2 cup Orange juice, freshly squeezed


1/4 cup Water


        In a first pan
  • In frying pan, heat half tbsp. oil and add the diced peppers. Sauté them for a one or two minutes until they turn golden. Make sure that you are not overcooking the peppers. Set aside and leave in the pan.

    In a bowl
  • Mix the corn starch and all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt and water to make a thick batter.
  • The batter should be thick enough to coat the cauliflower florets evenly.

    In a second pan
  • Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter and add them into hot oil for frying.
  • Fry them in batches so as to not overcrowd the pan.
  • Once the batter covering the florets turns crisp, drain them out of the oil and place them on paper towels.
  • Once you are done frying all the florets, you have to keep them crisp until you are ready to toss them in the sauce.

  • For the sauce, heat 1/2 tbsp oil in the pan you roasted the peppers in (the first pan). Add minced ginger and garlic.
  • Sauté them for a minute until they turn golden. Add the orange zest in.
  • Add the broth, orange juice, Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce), maple syrup and mix.
  • Meanwhile, mix 2 tbsp of corn starch in water to make a thin paste.
  • Once the broth-orange mixture begins to boil, lower the heat. Add the crushed black pepper and salt.
  • Add the corn starch paste into the boiling mixture in a slow steady stream. Make sure you are constantly stirring the simmering mixture with your other hand while adding the corn flour paste.
  • Once the mixture thickens, toss in the fried cauliflower and the sautéed bell peppers.
  • Mix well and increase the heat up a notch. Heat for one or two minutes.
  • Transfer it to a serving dish and garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
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