Healthy Homemade Take-Out


Sometimes you need some good old fashioned fake-Chinese food. So, instead of going out to Panda Express, bring Panda Express to you!

The sauce is incredible simple, requiring basic staples that you probably already have in your pantry. Just throw everything into a pot, simmer, and voila! You have the sauce to make anything taste amazing.

I used cauliflower, but you can also use tofu, chicken, or just use the sauce for other things like noodles! Mmm…IMG_2583

Sweet Orange Sauce

  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth (240 g)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch or flour (60 g)
  •  1/2 cup orange marmalade* (120 g)
  •  2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 3 tbsp white or rice vinegar (either will work)
  • 4 tbsp liquid sweetener or sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (60 g)
  • optional: 2 tsp sesame oil

Whisk the broth and cornstarch together. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and heat on medium low. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Then take off heat.

Orange Cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup+ 3tbsp  water
  • 1 orange sauce recipe
  • optional: sesame seeds or chopped green onions for garnish

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper

In a very large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and water until the consistency is a little thicker than cake batter.

Dip the cauliflower nuggets in the batter and tap off any excess liquid. Bake for about 10-20 minutes in the oven.

When the cauliflower nuggets are done, pour into another large mixing bowl. Pour in the orange sauce and mix gently with a large spatula. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve over brown rice, quinoa, cous cous, or soba noodles. Enjoy!

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