Vegan KFC Nashville Hot (not) Chicken + Fried Rice | What I Ate Wednesday

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I can hardly believe that we’re on What I Ate Wednesday #69! While I don’t always post these here on the blog (they usually live on my YouTube channel), I felt that #69 was a special occasion. That and I just tried Vegan KFC Nashville Hot Cauliflower recipe from The Edgy Veg.

What I Ate Vegan #69 // Hot Dang! Vegan KFC + Fried Rice

 
I’ve been eating pretty much the same thing for breakfast over the last month or so: oatmeal with ground flax, blueberries, a ripe banana when I have one around and a splash of vanilla soy milk. The banana is enough to sweeten the whole bowl IF it’s a decent quality banana and ripe. I’d been having trouble with bananas lately. Most seem to not ripen properly or if they do, they have a weird texture. I lucked out on this week’s buy though.

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For lunch, I made The Edgy Veg’s Vegan KFC Nashville Hot Cauliflower. I had intended to have it for dinner the night before but when I re-read the instructions, I realized that there was an overnight marinating stage. whoomp whoomp.

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After marinating, the cauliflower is roasted and then dredged through a three step breading process. Similar to The Edgy Veg’s Popeye’s Bonafide ‘Chicken’ that I absolutely loved.

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After roasting, try not to snack on all of the cauliflower wings before you dredge them.

The breaded cauliflower is deep fried to a deep brown colour. Just when you think that’s the last step and it’s time to eat, NO. One more step.

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You’ve got to toss those deep-fried cauliflower wings into an oil-based sweet and spicy sauce. That’s right. Toss the deep-fried thing in more oil. Good thing I’ve started a daily morning running routine. And by running, I mean jogging so slowly that kids walking to school pass me.

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At the end, was it worth it? Let these pictures do the explaining.

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Drain as much oil off as possible. Before adding the oil-based spicy sweet sauce! ha!

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In case you didn’t get it, the answer is YES YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES!

Crunchy, sweet, spicy, salty, delicious savory perfection.

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It’s surprisingly meaty. The pre-roasting really makes a difference!

I would say that it’s kind of a good thing that there’s a bit of a process to make these wings. Because otherwise it would be too easy to eat these all the time. And my heart.

After all that sugar, salt and oil at lunch, I thought I’d better make up for that during dinner. So I cooked up about 4-5 cups of chopped kale with garlic, soy sauce and water.

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I also had a bunch of leftover things: rice, sliced onion, Burmese Tofu, and vegan ‘chicken’ shwarma. This, of course, meant fried rice. Fried rice doesn’t have to be super oily, just use a teaspoon or two during cooking. It helps if you have a nonstick pan too.

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And that was my food day. How was yours?

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