Buffalo Cauli Bites from Paleo Cooking with your Air Fryer

This paleo recipe is so easy to make - and it's totally paleo and gluten free, too! Find out more about the recipe and how to get your hands on a copy of the book! 

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I love how the paleo scene embraces modern technology. Instant Pots, Slow Cookers and now Air Fryers. I mean, ancient paleo cooks would have definitely used these things if they had them - and the electricity to plug them in, of course. Paleo cooking but with modern time-saving gadgets. I love it. 

A newly-released book, Paleo Cooking with your Air Fryer is written by Dr Karen S. Lee, and photographed by my lovely and hugely talented blogging friend, Donna Crous. 

The book is available now in the US, and is scheduled to be released in the UK on 1st November, according to Amazon, but don't worry, you can pre-order it here

I was sent a review copy to read through, and I can tell you're going to love it. It's packed full of real-life recipes that my husband and children crave. Things they'd order in restaurants like fried pickles, veggie croquettes and sour cream and onion kale chips. I feel like this book is something I magically dreamed up from all the foods I wanted to be paleo but so far weren't. 

Well they are now. 

Recipes like Paleo Falafels, Your Gramma's Fried Chicken, Korean Beef Jerky, Coconut Shrimp... I could keep going. 

Yes the book is paleo - although does include some potatoes in a few recipes but nothing you couldn't sub for another rooty veg of choice if potatoes aren't your thing on paleo. There's some ghee here and there and some nightshades (for example in the hot sauce listed as an ingredient in some recipes or the Korean Gochujang paste for the Healthy Korean Chicken Wings - go look that one up if you want to get your hunger pangs going, let me tell you. Page 11.). 

And all this, cooked in minutes with no mess and no fuss, in an Airfryer. Don't have one? Dr Karen Lee recommends the Philips Avance XL - and making sure it has a wire basket, or getting one to use, to avoid the Teflon coating on some standard baskets - but you could make these recipes in a different brand of Air Fryer if you have a different one. There are more details and tips in the back of the book.

Dr Karen Lee has very kindly allowed me to share a recipe with you from the book, Buffalo Cauli-Bites. These look incredible. You can also find them on page 135 of the book

Enjoy! Grab your copy now on Amazon - in paperback or on Kindle

Buffalo Cauli Bites - image from the book Paleo Cooking with Your Air Fryer, reproduced with permission. 

Buffalo Cauli Bites - from the book Paleo Cooking with Your Air Fryer, by Dr. Karen Lee. 

Cook Time: 12 Min || Servings: 2
  • ●  1 Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ●  1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ●  2 Tbsp Cassava Flour (I use Otto’s Cassava Flour), divided
  • ●  4 Tbsp ghee
  • ●  3 Tbsp + Frank’s Hot Sauce 
Ranch Dressing: 
1 cup mayo (see recipe on P.180) 
1⁄3 cup coconut milk yogurt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

1⁄2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp apple cider vinegar 

1 tsp dill

Cut and discard the outer leaves and cut the cauliflower into florets. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the florets with EVOO and coat them with 1 Tbsp Cassava Flour in a medium mixing bowl.

Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.

When the desired temperature is reached, shake off any excess flour from the florets, place them in the basket, and set the timer for six minutes. Meanwhile, combine the rest of the flour, ghee, and Frank’s Hot Sauce in the same mixing bowl. Make the ranch dressing by mixing all the ingredients for ranch dressing and refrigerate in a small bowl.

When the timer goes off, transfer the florets to the mixing bowl and coat them well with sauce. Put the florets back in the basket, and cook for six more minutes. Take them out when the timer goes off, add more Frank’s Hot Sauce if needed. Serve immediately with celery, carrots and the Ranch Dressing.

Some more photos of the recipes in the book... 

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