Megan Elizabeth’s Falafels!

I have been meaning to make these falafels for a very long time.

I changed the recipe for this ever so slightly (details as follows) however the original recipe can be found over on Megan Elizabeth’s Youtube channel here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUwn3UNagVs. For those of you who have not yet heard of Megan Elizabeth, she is an amazingly vibrant and inspirational soul. She is often named as one of the young pioneers of the raw food movement as she spreads her message of health and delicious recipes in her own unique and fun way. All of her recipes are quick, simple and simply divine.

I made the recipe almost exactly as Megan did however, I don’t know if it was because my sunflower seeds were still a little damp, but my falafels were not behaving themselves and would not stick together to form balls. To remedy this, I added a teeny bit of tahini into my mix and processed it again. This totally worked and I was able to make my cute little falafel balls 😀 The next addition I made to the mix was simply because I was in the mood for something a little spicy. I added about half of a chili in with the falafel ingredients and oh boy were they delicious.

I absolutely loved the tahini dressing, so nice and creamy. I did alter this a tiny bit though, I had some leftover chilli and lime so I threw a little of each into the mix and it was divine. To serve, I made a huge leafy salad with ramiro and bell peppers. This was one of the most delicious meals I have made recently.

Party. In. My. Mouth.

Thumbs up Megan!!

I made this meal for my lunch and it was a beautiful day so I took it over to the park next to my house to enjoy some fresh air and to get my vitamin D hit for the day. It was so nice and I was literally the only person in the park! Why does nobody go outdoors anymore?!

I joined the library recently and found this awesome book, Forgotten Fruits by Christopher Stocks,

In Forgotten Fruits, Christopher Stocks tells the fascinating – often rather bizarre – stories behind Britain’s rich heritage of fruit and vegetables. Take Newton Wonder apples, for instance, first discovered around 1870 allegedly growing in the thatch of a Derbyshire pub. Or the humble gooseberry which, among other things, helped Charles Darwin to arrive at his theory of evolution. Not to mention the ubiquitous tomato, introduced to Britain from South America in the sixteenth century but regarded as highly poisonous for hearly 200 years.

This is a wonderful piece of social and natural history that will appeal to every gardener and food aficionado

This book is so interesting, it gives factually accurate accounts of how Britain’s traditional fruits and vegetables occurred but the author gives the accounts in such a way that it feels as though you are reading an interesting story. Who knew there was an apple that smelt like a pineapple? Gimme some of that deliciousness.

Let me know if you give this recipe a try, you really will not regret it!

Olivia.

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