Cuban Style Spicy Rice, Plátanos Madras and Chili Lime Tilapia

Cuban style plátanos madras – sweet fried plantains sprinkled with coconut sugar and cinnamon, spicy garlic rice with onions, tomatoes, peas and cilantro + crispy bites of chili, lime tilapia.

Plátanos Madras Recipe
1 plantain (sliced into long ovals)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
*sprinkle plantain slices with coconut sugar and cinnamon. Place on a hot skillet seasoned with sunflower oil (or any tasteless veggie oil). Fry until golden.

Tilapia Recipe
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp paprika
1 lime (juice)
1 cup panko crumbs
*mix honey, paprika and lime juice together in a small dish. Dip tilapia in the mixture and then dredge through panko crumbs. Place on a seasoned skillet and cook until the the crumbs are golden and the fish is white and flaky.

Cuban Spicy Rice
1 cup white rice
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup onions (chopped)
1/2 cup red bell pepper (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (pressed)
2 tomatoes (diced)
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup cilantro (minced)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt

*Partially cook rice in chicken broth and set aside. In a hot oiled skillet, cook onions, bell peppers and garlic until slightly caramelized. Add partially cooked rice, peas, cilantro, paprika and salt.  Cover with lid. Simmer on low until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
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Crispy & Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Wraps

Crispy cauliflower buffalo wraps!
Crispy cauliflower buffalo wraps! Two nights in a row… requested by the hub! You’ve gotta try them! They’re pretty fabulous.

1 head of cauliflower = about 40 cauliflower florets

1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup veggie broth
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/8 paprika
*Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Dip each floret in the batter and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 350 F for 25 minutes or until the batter turns a golden brown.

Buffalo sauce:
1/2 cup organic chili sauce
1/4 cup coconut oil or veggie oil
1 tbsp. white rice vinegar 1 tbsp. Anne’s vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 garlic clove (pressed)
1 tsp. Tapitío hot sauce
Salt to taste
*Whisk buffalo sauce ingredients together in a pot over low heat. Whisk until the color turns creamy red/orange. Pour sauce on top of the crispy buffalo bites! Serve with butter lettuce wraps, avocados, tomatoes, green onions and a garlic coconut cream sauce.
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