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Rosh HaShanah Menu

This Rosh Hashanah Menu links give a full course dinner. Feel free to use my menu or look in the index for your own choices! And write to me for suggestions and to sharewhat you made! A Happy and Sweet New Year to all who are celebrating!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Serves 4 


1 medium cauliflower

½ cup potato starch for gluten free

½ cup water

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


⅔ cup vegan margarine

2 teaspoons hot sauce, more if you want spicier 

2 teaspoons honey or 2 teaspoons vinegar

  (depending if you want more sweet or more tangy!)

½ teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice



  1. Preheat oven to 425°F; line baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. Cut cauliflower into small florets.

  3. Stir together potato starch and water in mixing bowl to make what is called a slurry. Stir in salt and pepper. Dip cauliflower in slurry to coat and place on baking tray. Place in oven for 20 minutes, turning cauliflower after 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, cook margarine in small saucepan over medium heat until melted; stir in hot sauce, honey or vinegar, garlic powder and lime juice. Reduce to low simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes and remove from burner. 

  5. Once cauliflower is cooked for 20 minutes, remove from oven. Brush sauce onto cauliflower bits; return to oven for another 25 minutes or until cauliflower is browned. 

  6. Serve immediately.

  7. To reheat: Cauliflower Bites taste the best when right from the oven. If you want to make ahead of time and reheat, reheat in an oven or toaster oven to keep that crispness. 

  8. Serve with cut up celery sticks and your favorite dip.


TIP: Double the sauce for dipping.


#vegan  # appetizer  #side  #gluten free

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Buttery: Use butter in place of vegan margarine.  This make the recipe vegetarian and not vegan.


Adapted from the

In J.R. Ridgley's 16Wheeler, main character Carrie Marshall recently a widow, without a job and adrift in what was once an orderly and planned life, takes off spontaneously to visit her grandchildren. She is stranded in a freezing snow storm, hearing her dead husband’s voice berating her judgment, as he so often did in life.

Trucker John Graham, a widower with grown children, escapes to the road after his beloved wife died of cancer. His life is in his rig, the cab with a microwave, refrigerator, shelves, a bed and internet, and his friends other truckers. His kind heart has him stopping for the car he sees on the side of the road, rescuing an unknown woman. 

Like Noah’s Ark, the rig becomes the world for John and Carrie in this second chance romance. I will never look at an 18Wheeler in the same way again! 

Whether as an appetizer, first course or side, Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are as tasty as they come.  Lower calories and fat than the chicken wings, the taste is just as crunchy and spicy.  For those who watch sports on tv, these little bites will go quickly when put out as snacks. The Buffalo Cauliflower Bites go with so many main courses, from grilled or baked meat, poultry or fish. Make ahead of time but be sure to reheat in the oven, toaster oven or air fryer rather than the microwave, to keep crisp. I only used 2 teaspoons hot sauce, but if you like a mouth-burning taste, double the amount! (And of course, Buffalo Chicken Wings actually originated in Buffalo, New York!)

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