Baked cauliflower buffalo bites are a snack you can feel good about. Serve ‘em up with some ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce!
Baked Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup water
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- Dash hot, sriracha or wing sauce
- ¼ tsp hot, sriracha or wing sauce
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 450℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, water, onion powder and garlic powder. Add a dash of hot sauce.
Add cauliflower to batter and toss to evenly coat. Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Remove from oven.
In a medium bowl, mix hot sauce and butter. Add cauliflower and toss to coat. Return to baking sheet.
Bake for an additional 5 minutes or to desired brownness.
Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Hack: To reheat, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Heat at 375℉ until heated through, about 10 minutes
Did you know? Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous collection of vegetables that are associated with lowering the risk of some types of cancer.
Suggestion: Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Over rice, on a sub, with potatoes or by itself …it’s good any way at all! How do you like your beef pepper steak stir fry?
Beef Pepper Steak Stir Fry
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
- ½ onion, thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
- 1 cup Korean Beef, thinly sliced
Heat olive oil in a heavy saute pan over medium heat. Add green pepper, onion, jalapeno pepper and garlic. Saute until tender, about ten minutes.
Add beef and saute just until warmed through, about 2 minutes.
Hack: Serve with rice or horseradish potatoes, if desired.
Did you know? Beef has gotten a bad rap due to its high fat and cholesterol content but the health benefits make it a healthy addition to a balanced diet!
Do you want more ideas on how to use your leftovers? Click here for my thoughts on the subject!
While these sour cream horseradish mashed potatoes would go well with anything, the zing of horseradish pairs especially well with beef!
Sour Cream Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
- 1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1” squares
- 1 tbsp butter
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- 1½ tbsp sour cream
- 1 tsp prepared horseradish
Place 2" of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil on the stove over high heat.
Carefully add potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.
Add butter, salt and pepper to the pan. Mash potatoes using a hand masher (or mixer if you prefer smoother mashed potatoes).
Stir in sour cream and horseradish, adding additional sour cream to obtain desired consistency.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Although you probably think of Ireland (or Idaho) when you think of potatoes, it’s believed that the Incans first cultivated them in Peru as far back as 8,000 BC. Check out a few more potato fun facts here!
Hack: Use these potatoes in Loaded Shepherd’s Pie to give it an added zing!
Jalapeno Popper Chicken is a spicy, cheesy decadent delight…all wrapped up in bacon! It’s perfect all by itself…or tucked away in a sub or sandwich wrap!
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Chicken
- 2 tbsp cream cheese (1 oz)
- 3 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
- 1 boneless skinless chicken breast (6 oz)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 slices bacon
Preheat the oven to 375℉.
Place the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and jalapenos in a bowl; stir to combine.
Cut a deep pocket into the chicken breast, taking care not to cut all the way through to the other side. Fill the pocket of chicken breast with the cream cheese mixture. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Wrap chicken breast tightly with bacon, securing with toothpicks. Place it in a greased baking pan.
Cook for 30 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and chicken has an internal temperature of 160℉. You can broil the chicken for 3-4 minutes to further crisp the bacon if needed.
Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Handle chicken with care! Click here for some tips to avoid foodborne illnesses that can be associated with raw poultry.
For a sweeter take on this same theme, try brown sugar bacon-wrapped chicken!