Green Falafel

Well did you guess what I am making for dinner? I hoped you guessed right… I am making falafels!!! I had a craving for Middle Eastern food and I wanted to try and make my own again.  It was my first attempt at making falafels and I did pretty well. They are vegan and gluten free which is a plus!! When it was time to start making the dish of course I forgot that I no longer had my food processor; so I used my soup blender and I had to blend up everything in small batches which took longer than expected. It was a pretty rough task but it had to be done.
We’ll let’s go and start whipping up a batch of yummy falafels…

Green Falafel Recipe

Let the blending begin..

Green Falafel Recipe

Chick Peas, onions, spinach, garlic, and spices all mixed in.! Now all we need are the oats

Green Falafel Recipe

Green Goodness..

Green Falafel Recipe

I look so, so, so, good to eat

Green Falafel Recipe

I know I know to bright,but I had to show you guys the golden brow texture!!!

Green Falafel Recipe

This is what my plate looked liked when I started to eat, but I had three more I know, I know there is no hope for me 🙂

Adapted From: Baked Spinach Falafel

Ingredients:

1 cup dried chick peas (soaked overnight and cooked)
2 cups spinach chopped
1small onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. coriander
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
1 ½ cup rolled oats

Directions: Place all the ingredients into the food processor and make sure it becomes a thick paste then add the rolled oats by hand and form balls. If you are using an immersion blender add the onion, spinach, and garlic to the cup blend well and add to the bowl, then blend up the chick peas add the thick paste to the bowl; add the spices mix all the ingredients very well (if it is a little watery do not panic the oats will soak it right up)…. Fold the roll oats into the mixture until you can form balls. Fire up the skillet with a little olive oil and let them fry on each side for about three minutes… Once they are golden brown let them cool serve and enjoy!!!

No Smoothie Today

Almond Butter and Banana No smoothie today I am delaying my smoothie challenge for a while since my food processor blade just collapsed on me last night. I will half to go out and get a new one or maybe a blender I have not decided which one would suit me better. I had to switch things up today and so I had one of my favorite breakfasts. Almond butter, one banana, and wheat toast. I love this breakfast so much I wish I could eat it all day everyday but I don’t want to get tired of it. It’s been a long week and I am happy to end my week with this yummy treat…

Food Processor Blade Broke
Over worked and under appreciated 🙂

Dried Chick PeasChickpeas

Dried Chickpeas soaking overnight.. Cooking in the crock pot right now… Can you guess what I am making for dinner tonight? Well lets hope you guess correctly because you guys are making them with me tonight.. 🙂