Falafels in a box!
The weather outside is definitely frightful today… rain, rain and more rain! I’m sure the trees and flowers are loving it, but despite my affinity with plant-life, enjoying getting rained on is not something that we share. Summer rains are a whole different beast of course, but that’s because I strangely enjoy thunder and lighting. Plus getting wet when it’s warm out is far different than a 40 degree, cold, rainy day. Clearly I needed something warm, spicy and comforting to dry me out from the inside out! Enter the falafel.
I seriously love falafel, yet for some reason I have never in my life tried to make it before! Since this was my first time and all, I um, used a mix. :oops: Don’t judge!! It was actually pretty amazing… I highly recommend it.
I used the Fantastic Foods brand mix because the ingredients were all natural and mostly organic and it was 100% vegan. True, I’m not a full vegan (and even had a tiny bit of yogurt with these), but I mainly eat a diet that is 90% vegan out of personal preference.
These were to die for… both in salad form and gyro form! I topped it with some homemade tzatziki/cacik sauce. I didn’t have cucumber so it wasn’t traditional and I kind of melded the two recipes anyway. I used 0% plain Chobani, 1 clove garlic mashed into paste, a dash dried mint, 1/2 tsp dried dill, 1 tbsp finely minced white onion, salt to taste, and the juice from 1/2 a lemon. Divine!
Well I’m off to catch up on some episodes of Life. Sooo obsessed with that show! If you guys have never seen it you should totally check it out – it’s on Discovery Channel and has some of the most amazing animal/nature shots I’ve ever seen.