The definition of creationism is the belief that the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account, rather than by natural processes such as evolution. Now I don’t want to make this in to a religious argument, but I will say that food is an art that must be created and not just followed. Unless perhaps you believe that Emeril is a God and BAM is the big bang happening.
“LET’S KICK IT UP A NOTCH! BAM!”
I started early in my life creating. I would come home from school wanting a snack and mama didn’t keep pizza rolls in the freezer. So you pretty much grab whatever you can from the freezer, pantry and, fridge. You just kind if grab stuff and see what flavor comes up. I’m sure this is exactly how Reese’s felt when mixing peanut butter and chocolate.
Most of finding flavors and food is nothing but trial and error. You really think someone just knew you could eat a pineapple? Or that mixing the juice with rum and grenadine makes my favorite drink. The late great Bob Ross would call it a happy accident.
So today was just another instance of a happy accident while making food. This story is going to be tough to follow, especially since I didn’t get any pictures. So play the dream sequence music and watch my add at work.
It started while making a snack this afternoon, I went to look in the fridge and my Just Mayo fell out of the door. I thought, how about some chicken salad? So as I went to squeeze some in the bowl, it was too thick to come out. So to make it easier, I put a little rice wine vinegar in and shook it around. Hmmm, looks too watery now. So I decided to add some Sriracha to thicken and flavor. Damn, not bad at all, now what to put it on. I was no longer in the mood for for chicken but I had a bag of frozen cauliflower……winner, winner, no chicken for dinner. Now I just need a little CRUNCH! Here’s where we get weird and wild. I grabbed some almond flour and gave it my best shot.
Here’s the breakdown of what I tosses together that I couldn’t stop eating, and neither could my gal.
What you need:
1/3 C. Just Mayo
1 Tbsp. Rice wine vinegar (I use unseasoned)
1/4 C. Sriracha
1/2 C. Almond flour
1 medium head of cauliflower cut up, or 1 package frozen cauliflower (thawed)
1. Preheat oven to 400°
2. Add Mayo, Sriracha, Vinegar, Almond Flour together to form a batter.
3. Coat the cauliflower evenly in batter and place on cookie sheet making sure to not allow them to touch.
4. Bake for 25 minutes, cauliflower should be crispy on the outside and tender throughout.
5. ENJOY!! Good luck not eating them all.
I would love to hear comments about what happy accidents have happened to you in the kitchen.