Firecracker Cauliflower

Firecracker Cauliflower |

Exciting news!  Well, other than this awesome cauliflower that we are going to talk about in a sec.

But first!  I am super super pumped (like super duper pumped – did you get that?) to announce that a few times a month I’ll be contributing recipes over at Kiersten’s blog Oh My Veggies!  To say I’m excited is clearly an understatement.  I’ve always been a huge fan of her site so to be part of the team is well, kinda crazy.  In a good way.

I don’t talk a whole lot here about how we eat on a regular basis, but in a nutshell over the last few years we’ve transitioned to eating meat only about once or twice a week.  Vegetarian meals tend to be my preference more often than not, but my husband is a different story.  So it’s been fun (and sometimes frustrating) to come up with meatless meals that I don’t get any complaints about.  Let’s just say that I’m thrilled to have an excuse to come up with even more of these meals.

Anywho, so that’s the news.  Yay!

Firecracker Cauliflower |

So, for my first post over at Oh My Veggies, I’m showing you how to make a meatless version of the popular firecracker chicken (or shrimp) dish.  We’re talking crispy crunchy cauliflower served over a bed of rice, garnished with green onions and then drizzled with sweet and spicy chili sauce.  A finger-licking good, quick and simple homemade version to be exact.

Yeah, you don’t want to miss it.

Firecracker Cauliflower |

So head on over to Oh My Veggies to grab the recipe for Firecracker Cauliflower!


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  1. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see your recipes on Oh My Veggies.
    And I have to show my daughter this recipe right away. She is a total cauliflower nut. Pinning!

  2. Wow congrats Ashley that’s super exciting!!! You totally deserve it of course… cuz’ you’re awesome! These firecracker cauliflower sound pretty legit in the flavor department. Heading over to check them out now!

  3. Congrats, Ashley! I will definitely be checking this recipe out at Oh My Veggies.

  4. Awesome Ashley!!! So exciting!!!! I’m heading over there to check out the recipe!!!

  5. I love cauliflowers! This is such a fun and delicious recipe.

  6. So I was scanning my emails and saw the Oh My Veggies picture and then saw yours and was like wait a second….lol, then I read your post, CONGRATS on the recipe contributorship, that is so cool! This cauliflower sounds sooo ymmy :)

  7. How exciting for you!
    Fun way to eat cauliflower…finger food is so good!

    ela h.

  8. Congrats, Ashley! That’s so exciting!
    This firecracker cauliflower looks incredible! I think I could even get my husband to eat it!

  9. Wow this looks fanatic! Congrat BTW! Super fun!

    I have to try this recipe, I love cauliflower!

  10. Congrats! I adore Oh My Veggies! Such a fantastic blog and resource that I refer to often. I love the sense of community there too. I look forward to reading your posts!

    This cauliflower looks AMAZING. So authentic! I’m in awe of how you turned this into a take-out-inspired dish that looks like the “real” deal. Gorgeous photos -can’t wait to check out the recipe!

  11. Congratulations :) I will be looking forward to your posts :)
    The cauliflower recipe is really lovely.

  12. How exciting that you’ll be posting at Oh My Veggies! And this recipe looks amazing — I love how crispy the cauliflower looks, even though they’re baked!

  13. Wow, this cauliflower looks so good. I try to do more meatless meals, but my guys complain and then team up with their complaints. They love any chance to give lovingly give me a hard time. Sweet, huh? Heading over to see your recipe :D

  14. So of course, I see this now! Congrats Ashley! I love Oh My Veggies and so excited to see someone whose blog I love too being a recipe contributor! You’ve really made a stamp with signature photography :).

  15. Congrats on the new gig, Ashley! That is such exciting news. Boy I wish I could convince my hubby to only eat meat a few times a week. I’m like you, I definitely don’t need (or often even want) meat in my meals. This firecracker cauliflower looks seriously awesome, I’m clicking right over to grab the recipe (but pinning first ;))!

  16. Congratulations Ashley! That is such exciting news! I’m so happy for you :) My household is the exact same way, if it were up to me, I would rarely eat meat, but my husband claims that he needs it, so I try to cook it sometimes. I will have to try this firecracker cauliflower out on him and see if he approves, haha! I know I will love it!

  17. Congrats on the new partnership, Ashley! The Oh My Veggies site sounds/looks great and you’ll be a great contributor with your creative recipes. I eat far less meat now than I used to and I appreciate good, simple vegetarian recipes. I love cauliflower and this looks like a very tasty, creative dish to try. I look forward to seeing lots more.

  18. Yay, that’s awesome awesome news Ashley, congrats – I love Oh My Veggies and you will totally rock there :) This cauliflower totally rocks too – I love firecracker chicken so I know I would love this veggie version even more! I can’t wait to pop over and check out the recipe :)

  19. Congrats! That is awesome! This cauliflower looks so much better than the plain steamed cauliflower I normally make.

  20. Congrats Ashley! Keirsten’s blog is awesome, and the way the blog has changed over the past few months is really cool so it’s so exciting that you’re going to be a part of it! The cauliflower looks deeeeelish.

  21. Congrats on the new partnership! This cauliflower looks awesome too. :)

  22. So happy to hear that you are contributing to Oh My Veggies! It is a perfect fit for you. Heading over now to check out the recipe!

  23. OMG, I am so happy for you, Ashley. Congratulations. I LOVE Oh My Veggies… I always read all their posts and I will definitely check out your post too. Now, Oh My Veggies team is going to be even better with you there ;-)
    Your recipe looks perfect and totally has me craving for a big bowl now ;-)

  24. Congratulations Ashley! These cauliflowers look great, love the flavors in it.
    Hope you are having a super week :D

  25. Congratulations! :) I am so very excited to see you on Oh My Veggies! It’s a wonderful website and I am looking forward to all of your contributions. This recipe looks amazing! Cannot wait to try it out :) I love that you baked the cauliflower rather than fried it. I’m scared to fry stuff too! *hehe*

  26. Congrats Ashley!!! That is wonderful news! You will be a great addition to their team :)

  27. Oh my goodness! Who wouldn’t love a big bowlful of this deliciousness that has such a fun name?! I’m loving every single thing about this, Ashley. Heading over to get the recipe – so excited for you :). Congrats – couldn’t think of a better contributor than you!

  28. Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe says:

    I’ve been following – and loving, of course – Oh My Veggies for a while now and I can’t believe you now contribute to their recipes! I noticed you had appeared several times on the Potluck section and I can’t wait to see the recipes you’ll develop for the blog, congratulations!
    Now all we have to do is get a big pot of this yummy Firecracker Cauliflower ready to celebrate!

    xo, Elisa

  29. Congrats, that’s so fun! I will definitely have to click over there to check out your recipes! :) And this firecracker cauliflower is such a creative and healthy version of firecracker chicken. Looks great!!

  30. Congrats Ashley – that is such great (and huge) news! Oh My Veggies is amazing and now going to be even better with you there!

  31. Congrats, Ashley, and your first post for Oh My Veggies! is going off with a bang! I love the firecracker twist on this cauliflower! :)

  32. Ashley, that’s brilliant news – I love Oh My Veggies, too, and will definitely head on over to check out your post. The idea alone of that cauliflower sounds incredible. What a creative idea! I’m like you, sort of semi-veggie (if I had the chance – accusatory glance over at husband), so LOVE these kinds of dishes.

  33. Oh my gosh! I think this is my new favorite recipe! I love everything about it – even the name! Firecracker Cauliflower – you are all MINE! Pinned!

  34. Firstly, congratulations on being a recipe contributor on Oh My Veggies!! That’s awesome news! And secondly, the cauliflower sounds delish!!

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