Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry

When I tell people that we eat a largely plant-based diet, the most common follow-up question I get is, “What exactly can you eat?” Ask any vegetarian and they’ll tell you life doesn’t have to be boring! Vegetables can be delicious, and this recipe proves it.

Serves: 4



  • 1/2 c sriracha or homemade hot sauce of choice
  • 1/4 c coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp tbsp honey or agave
  • 2-3 tbsp water


  • 1 bag Trader Joe’s vegetable stir fry
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 c (gluten free) all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 c avocado oil
  • cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. In a small pot, combine sauce ingredients over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using) into a shallow bowl. Your eggs should be in a second shallow bowl.
  3. Pour avocado oil into a large frying pan and heat on medium-high.
  4. Working with a few pieces at a time, dredge the cauliflower first into the egg and then into the flour mixture, shaking off excess after each phase of dredging. Drop cauliflower into the pan and fry for 1-2 minutes, rotating until cooked through. Place cooked cauliflower on a plate lined with a paper towel to cool. Repeat this process until all cauliflower is prepared.
  5. Dispose of excess oil and wipe out the pan. Then follow the directions on the vegetable stir fry package.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, pour the sauce over cauliflower pieces. Serve cauliflower over a bed of rice, garnishing with cilantro and sesame seeds as desired.

How We’ve Enjoyed This Meal:

  • Over a bed of cilantro lime brown rice (1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped combined with juice of 1 lime and 2 c cooked brown rice).