Mindbody

Download the app

The MINDBODY app

Fitness memberships, workout classes, wellness services, beauty appointments and more.

Install
cauliflower wings healthy recipe
Wellness
Published Wednesday Jan 08, 2020 by Erica Fowler

Smokey and Spicy Cauliflower Wings
 

Recipes
Food

The perfect comfort food for game day, BBQ parties, and potlucks, this easy cauliflower "wings" recipe will impress everyoneeven meat-lovers who inhale the usual classic buffalo wings. Don't worry, they won't miss the chicken. 

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoon of gluten-free flour
  • 
2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 
1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • 
½ teaspoon of chili powder
  • 
¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 
¼ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 
Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 
Dash of pink salt and pepper
  • 
Dash of hot sauce
  • 
Homemade vegan parmesan
  • 
3 tablespoons of warm water
  • 
1 head of cauliflower
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 
Wash cauliflower and cut away the green leaves.
  • 
Dice the cauliflower into floret chunks for the ‘wings”.
  • 
In a mixing bowl add the tahini, maple syrup, GF flour, olive oil, salt and pepper, cayenne, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, and a bit of warm water, dash of hot sauce.
  • 
Stir into a thick paste.
  • 
Take the cauliflower florets and roll them into the mixture until they are fully coated and line them on the baking sheet.
  • 
Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
  • 
Once tender, take out of the oven and serve on a dish garnished with kale or parsley and a dust of homemade parmesan and enjoy!
Erica Fowler
Written by
Erica Fowler
Contributor | Holistic Nutritionist
About the author
With a heart-filled passion for holistic living and people, Erica spends most her time in Southern California along the salty coast when she’s not traveling. Focused on helping her clients find a natural balance, Erica encourages them to thrive through delicious, simple recipes and healthy habits.
salon collage
Beauty
Published Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Do We Expect from Beauty Salons Reopening Now?

Beauty
Salon
COVID-19

Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID. 
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.  

Here’s what you had to say... 


1.    You’re about 50/50 when it comes to heading back 
 


53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.  

2.    But if you are going back, you want the "normal" experience

While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.

3.    You aren’t quite comfortable with others in your home 


58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.

4.    You really appreciate your stylists

69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.

5.    Some of you are willing to take risks... 


But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”  


6.    Nail salons are a lot less trafficked 


Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).  


7.   We’ve all noticed (and embraced) the changes

Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...


chat bubbles with salon differences


It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them. 

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).