I have always had three favorite foods: taco salad, homemade cheeseburgers, and Buffalo wings.

After my surgery for colon cancer, my system can no longer tolerate beef, and I cannot eat foods with thick skins such as the skin found on a traditional chicken wing. Because of this, I am always looking for great recipes that may offer a substitute to some foods, like my beloved hot wings.

I found a great substitute for Buffalo chicken bites in this recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower.

Gather your ingredients, then preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. You will want to use a butter flavored, non-stick spray to coat the bottom of a large baking sheet.

1 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend

Sauce ingredients:
1/2 Stick melted, unsalted butter
Tabasco to taste (I use about 1/4 cup)

Buffalo Cauliflower RecipeDirections:
After washing your cauliflower, break the head into a variety of bite sized pieces and set aside.

-In a large bowl mix together the flour, water, and dry seasoning. (The batter will be thick.)
-Gently fold the cauliflower into the batter coating every piece thoroughly.
-Place cauliflower on baking sheet in a single layer.
-Bake for 20 minutes, turning once.
-While the cauliflower is baking, stir together the butter and Tabasco in a large bowl.
-Toss the baked cauliflower in the sauce quickly, coating well, then return to the baking sheet and put them back into the oven.
-Cook until desired browning and crispiness is achieved; about 30 minutes, turning every ten minutes.

Serve with a ranch or bleu cheese dressing if desired.

It may not be a hot, Buffalo chicken wing, but it sure is tasty!