Archive for April 26, 2010
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. 😳 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.