Thursday, May 16, 2013


A favorite go-to meal for us is falafel.
Cody worked in a Greek restaurant when we were dating, so this dish carries a bit of nostalgia, too.
It requires hardly any ingredients, it's packed with protein, topped with fresh vegetables, and is just so delicious. 
Ramona loves to help mix it and build her falafel when it's time to eat.
We have been buying the pre-made dry falafel mix in bulk at Whole Foods. 
Most grocery stores should carry it, too.

▲What you'll need to do:

Mix 1-2 cups falafel mix with about 1/4 cup water (I didn't measure. You just it to be fairly wet to make little patties that stay together. Too dry, they will fall apart in the pan). 
Gradually add the water until it is the desired consistency.
Form small patties in your hand, about 2 inches in size.

Slowly heat a generous amount of olive oil in a cast iron skillet.
Once hot, place all of the falafel patties in the pan and fry for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Flip and cook for another 5 minutes. 
Place on a paper towel to absorb some excess oil.

With the pita or flatbread of your choice, make your falafel sandwich!
I usually put 2-3 patties on my sandwich, and top it with
 plain greek yogurt, cucumber, roma tomatoes, sliced red onion, and a sprinkle of cumin and cayenne pepper.

This is the best sunny day lunch. 
It is light and refreshing, but at the same time filling enough to keep you full.



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