Sunday, 6 September 2015

Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

I have never eaten traditional "wings" but found this recipe courtesy of Peta and is an interesting and delicious way to serve cauliflower.

100 g chickpea flour
210 ml almond milk
1 garlic clove crushed (Peta's recipe used garlic powder which I did not have)
Salt and pepper
Pinch of hot chilli powder
1 cauliflower
100 ml hot chilli sauce
1 tbsp olive oil

Separate the cauliflower into florets of similar size.   Sieve the flour into a bowl with the chilli powder, garlic and a good grind of salt and pepper.

Add the milk to the bowl and whisk until you have a smooth batter, add the cauliflower florets and thoroughly coat them with the batter.

Put onto a baking tray and roast at 200° for 20-25 mins.  Mix the chilli sauce with the olive oil, take the cauliflower out of the oven, add the chilli sauce, mix well and return to the oven for 20 mins until browned and crisp.

Serve with your choice of dip, which in my case is more hot chilli sauce!

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Cosy Club Corn Exchange Manchester 2nd September 2015

I have been waiting for Cosy Club to open at the newly refurbished Corn Exchange, which it has done recently, as I wanted to try their vegan breakfast.

I love the whole design of the place, apart from the stuffed animal heads in the bar, must be a designer who thinks its isn't!

We were shown to a lovely table in the window, by Saemi our waitress, who immediately we walked through the door, asked if we wanted to see any of the special dietary menus.   How great to be offered that option, so it was a vegan menu for me and a gluten free menu for my husband.

I chose the vegan breakfast, without the baked beans but extra potatoes instead, with a large Americano coffee, which was served in a nice big mug.   The breakfast consisted of houmous (thankfully not very garlicky), tomatoes, mushroom, fried potatoes, roasted peppers and sourdough toast.

I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast, it was not greasy or heavy and I demolished the lot.

Just shows the increasing awareness of vegan requirements and Cosy Club will definitely be seeing me again.