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Spicy Cauliflower Power Bowl [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Everybody loves cauliflower ‘wings’ but this spicy cauliflower in bowl takes the concept to a whole new level of deliciousness. The hearty quinoa base is topped with fiery cauliflower, sautéd kale, and cream avocado to make a meal that’s got all the flavors you crave and the nutrients you need.

Spicy Cauliflower Power Bowl [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



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  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup vegan hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 cup quinoa, dry
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup kale, steamed or sautéed
  • 1 1/2 cup chickpeas, cooked or canned
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Parsley, to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F
  2. Chop one head of cauliflower into florets and drizzle them with one tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread evenly over a baking sheet and roast it for 30 minutes, tossing it once or twice throughout.
  4. In the meantime, cook your quinoa.
  5. Boil 2 cups of water with 1 cup of dry quinoa, then turn down to a simmer and cover.
  6. Cook it for 15-20 minutes, or until all the water is gone and the quinoa is fluffy. You can also steam or sauté your kale a this time.
  7. In a small saucepan, whisk together the hot sauce, sriracha, butter, and coconut milk over medium heat.
  8. Once the butter is melted and the sauce is hot, turn off the heat and set the sauce aside.
  9. In a large skillet, drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add in diced yellow onion. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  10. Add in roasted cauliflower and top with the spicy sauce. Mix to coat all the cauliflower and onion in the sauce.
  11. Assemble your bowl and garnish it with parsley.





Family dinners and easy appetizers made using natural ingredients, whole grains, and plenty of plants. Hi, I'm Liz, the writer and photographer behind Pumpkin & Peanut Butter, a {mostly} plant based food blog dedicated to simple, healthy eats. I focus on the use of natural ingredients, whole grains, and plenty of plants in my recipes--- oh, and of course, peanut butter! Above all, I believe in balance—- balance in the ways we nourish ourselves, the ways we stay active, and the ways we achieve happiness each and every day.



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1 Years Ago

so I made your dish earlier in the week and had some sauce (super spicy) leftover. I added it to my chickpeas to make hummus tonite along with roasted red peppers, and POW!!! amazing yumminess!!!!!! just had to share the goodness!! thanks!


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