Vegan Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

Tina Butt

I think I have mentioned in previous posts, I am gluten free for health reasons. Recently I started learning about the benefits of plant based diets. I find it intriguing to say the least, that meat can cause more harm than what it is worth to your body. Right now, March 2020, I am 90% vegetarian and 10% organic, grass fed, no hormone meat eater. I am doing this because I have been undergoing testing for an illness that has been kicking my butt most days. This eating plan has benefited me in so many ways, but I find it difficult to cook 3 different meals for dinner and buy 3 different types of food for my family. Finding a meal that everyone likes is very important for my sanity and time constraints. Trying to recreate meat base meals can be difficult! I found this recipe and would love to share with you!


  • small head of cauliflower broken up into florets
  • 3 tbsp avacado oil
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 tbsp gluten free flower or you can use corn starch(I used gluten free all purpose flour)


  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1/4 Cup Tamari sauce
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp hot red pepper seeds
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tsp garlic sauted
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar(I used red wine since was gluten free)


prepare the sweet and sour saice- mix the broth, tamari sauce, vinegar, maple syrup, red pepper seeds, tahini and garlic together.

wash and cut the cauliflower into bite sized pieces

in a pan: add cauliflower, oil, stir and cover, let it cook on low heat for 5 minutes(I like the cauliflower aldente)

Once the Cauliflower is to your liking, add 1/2 the sauce and stir.

Simmer until the sauce is well absorbed. Keep an eye in the sauce as it will stick to the pan and burn.

Add the flour into teh remaining sauce

then add this sauce to the cooked cauliflower. Simmer until thickened.

Serve with rice, shredded zucchini, or other side

Let me know what you think!!

Tina Butt, Health and Wellness Coach and Healthcare Advocate