Chinese Orange Cauliflower


It is safe to say that I have had copious amounts of Chinese food in the past two weeks. My family has a tradition of eating a Chinese buffet for Christmas and I ate A TON of it that day. I also ate Chinese food a couple of times in Boston’s Chinatown between Christmas and the New Year. So much Chinese in so little time. Chinese is so delicious but now that it is the New Year and the holiday’s are over, it is time to get back on track with the clean eating. But…that doesn’t mean I can’t eat ANY Chinese!!




  • 1 Large Head of Cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup of Almond Milk
  • ¾ cup of All-Purpose Flour (can use gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper

Orange Glaze

  • ½ cup Vegetable Broth
  • ¼ cup Orange Juice
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Distilled White Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 clove of Garlic, minced
  • ½ Tablespoon Orange Zest
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Water


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces
  3. Whisk together the almond milk, flour, garlic powder, salt & pepper in a bowl to create the batter
  4. Stir until smooth
  5. Coat each piece of cauliflower with the batter mixture and place on a greased baking sheet lined with aluminum foil
  6. Place the cauliflower pieces into the preheated oven for 20 minutes or just until they start to turn brown
  7. While the cauliflower is baking, mix together in a bowl the vegetable broth, orange juice, sugar, white vinegar, soy sauce, minced garlic, orange zest, ground ginger, & white pepper
  8. Pour mixture into a medium-sized saucepan on medium heat
  9. Bring mixture to a boil
  10. Mix 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch with 1 Tablespoon Water
  11. Pour cornstarch and water mixture into the saucepan
  12. Stir mixture until the glaze starts to thicken, about 1-2 minutes
  13. Take off the heat and keep warm
  14. Take cauliflower out of the oven when finished cooking
  15. Let cool for a few minutes
  16. Spoon the glaze over the cauliflower bites and toss until each piece is evenly coated
  17. Serve with rice, quinoa, or vegetables and enjoy!