14 Vegan Cauliflower “Wings” to Get You Hungry for Game Day
It’s a known fact that game day is synonymous with chicken wings. Whether they’re classic Buffalo or baked Korean chicken wings, no tailgate or home soirée is complete without them. But what about your veggie-loving or even vegan friends? Enter: Cauliflower wings! Cauliflower fried rice is already your go-to when you’re craving takeout and cauliflower alfredo sauce *basically* changed your life, so it makes sense that they would also be the best vegan wing option. They’re crispy, flavorful and perfectly bite-sized for game-day poppin’. Scroll down to discover your surprising new fave football nosh with these 14 vegan-friendly cauliflower wings.
1. Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings: Even though these pseudo-wings are breaded to perfection, they’re also gluten-free. After you remove them from the oven, toss in the sweet and savory sauce and garnish with scallion and sesame seeds. (via Jessica in the Kitchen)
2. Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings: These wings will fool everyone. The peanut coating makes them crunchy on the outside and tender in the middle — you may even believe they’re chicken. (via Yup… It’s Vegan)
3. Cauliflower Bites in Honey Sriracha Sauce: The base of these cauliflower bites is simple and fuss-free. Leave as-is or serve with a spicy and luscious honey Sriracha sauce for dipping and drizzling. (via Julie’s Eats and Treats)
4. Spicy Orange Sriracha Cauliflower Wings: Try making the same batter and dipping sauce for your chicken wings and cauliflower. That way, vegans and carnivores can enjoy the same delicious flavors and not feel left out. (via Tasty Yummies)
5. Green Cauliflower Wings: These cauliflower wings are hiding two cups of spinach in the batter, hence the green color. They’re even perfect for children and picky eaters that may be attending your tailgate. (via The Plant Philosophy)
7. Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites: No tailgate is complete without great Buffalo wings. This baked cauliflower version has all of the same zing with no animal protein. Serve ’em with dairy-free ranch and celery for the traditional presentation. (via Life Tastes Good)
8. Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings: If hot wings and beer aren’t your jam, then balsamic cauliflower wings and wine may be your perfect tailgate combo. Arrange your veggie plate next to these bad boys and you’ll have the perfect spot to post up. (via Cupcakes & Kale Chips)
10. Vegan Cauliflower Hot Wings With Lime: Nashville hot chicken is having a major moment, and so should hot cauliflower. These have zesty lime to keep you on your toes and creamy ranch to cool you down. (via My California Roots)
11. Hickory Smoked Gluten-Free Vegan BBQ Cauliflower Wings: Say hello to your new fave tailgate snack. You’re only five ingredients away from these smokey and sweet vegan BBQ wings that will change football snacking forever. (via The Plant Philosophy)
12. Honey BBQ Cauliflower Wings: Not everyone is a fan of spice, even on game day! These honey BBQ cauliflower wings are mild enough that even the most sensitive palates will love them. (via Clarks Condensed)
14. Sticky Chipotle Cauliflower Wings: You’ll probably feel a bit guilty after tailgating, so you might as well make your food guilt-free. Leave the spice for the sauce — that way guests can add as much or as little as they like. (via Simple Seasonal)
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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