General Tso’s Cauliflower Bites

Looking for a vegetarian alternative to the hugely popular General Tso Chicken? Look no more. Here’s a tasty vegetarian recipe for General Tso Air Fried Cauliflower.

Cauliflower & Batter

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water


  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp soya sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic
  • pinch of chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup of water


  • Break cauliflower into bite size pieces and rinse with water.
  • Combine remaining batter ingredients in a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add cauliflower to batter mixture and coat.
  • Spray air fryer with cooking spray.
  • Place cauliflower in single layer in the air fryer.
  • “Fry” for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Transfer to a heatproof bowl and save.


  • In a small pot combine all sauce ingredients and whisk.
  • Cook on medium/high heat, stirring occasionally until thick and beginning to bubble.
  • Pour over the cauliflower bites and mix to coat.
  • Serve with scallions and sesame seeds, as desired.
  • Serve immediately

Veggie Burger

Back by popular demand, JP has sent AFN another one of his recipe videos. If you’ve ever tried to make your own vegetarian burger, you might have found that they either fall apart when grilling or they end up too dry.

Here’s a high protein veggie burger recipe that stands up to the test whether you grill, fry or bake them.


  • 2 (16 ounces each) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup quinoa, cooked per package instructions
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce or bbq sauce or ketchup

Rinse and drain black beans. Mash beans with a masher or fork, leaving some beans whole. Add cooked quinoa, peppers, onion, spices and sauce and stir. Add eggs and bread crumbs and combine mixture by hand.

Take a ball size of mixture and form to make a patty. Place on grill for 3-5 minutes on each side. You can also cook the burgers in a large skillet in hot oil for 3 minutes per side, or bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, turning over after 8 minutes.

Top as desired.

Depending on size of burgers, this recipe makes 10-12 burgers.