As many of you know, every week we like to change some of our meals with vegan meals, and in particular, we love those vegan meals that are fresh delicious Raw Food meals.
The other night we had Raw Food Tacos and they were wildly good – and tonight we had Raw Food Falafel.
I love middle eastern food and falafel is one of my all time favourites – so I decided I wanted to create a Raw Food version of this wonderful dish – it turned out to be equally delicious. I love how I feel after eating Raw – I feel energized and light, full of energy.
Every bite nourishes the body.
Here’s the recipe
Raw Food Falafel with Creamy Tahini
This recipe makes 14 – 16 falafel
2 cups of walnuts
2 big brown mushrooms
1 celery stalk
1 glove of garlic
A little piece of red onion
1/4 red pepper
1 bunch of fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tbs Braggs
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You also need – sesame seeds to roll the falafel in
Diced tomatoes, cucumber and red onions as an accompaniment and
radicchio lettuce – as your “pita”.
Put the ingredients for the falafel into the blender and blend until smooth – leave in the fridge for 1/2 – 1 hrs, to make them easier to work with – then form them into little round balls and roll them in the raw sesame seeds.
For the dressing:
3 small tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
4 heaped tablespoons of tahini
1 clove of garlic
2 teaspoons of agave sirup/maple sirup
4 teaspoons tamari
8 tablespoons of olive oil
1/3 cup water
a good squeeze of lemon
Put everything into the blender and blend it into a creamy tasty dressing.
Serve the falafel on a crisp red radicchio leaf, put some mixed leafy greens on top and add a good scoop of creamy tahini sauce. Top this with diced cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and fresh cilantro…. and Enjoy!
On another note –
Many many weeks have gone by without my writing a single blog post…. so what happened?
I had surgery while I was in DK – hysterectomy – all went well, no cancer, a huge relief, and goodbye to the pain that has been with me for many, many months.
Recovery has been fast – incredibly fast, just 2 weeks after surgery I was biking through the forest, and now only 6 weeks later I am out running!
I am grateful!
I was privileged and happy to be in Denmark while having my surgery – surrounded by family and wonderful friends who spoiled me rotten! Taking turns to look after me!
Thank you for all your kind comments and emails asking about my health and well-being – I feel very lucky to have so many amazing people in my life – my virtual friends as well as personal ones!
Anne, I’m so glad that you are okay and that you are recovering nicely from your surgery. I’m sure you had some very scary moments.
The falafel looks and sounds absolutely delicious!
Dear Annie – thank you for acknowledging that, yes, it was quite scary especially before, but I was in the most amazing hands and now – well, I am relived and I feel fantastic, recovery was so fast! 🙂 I’m very happy!
I hope you feel very better soon my friend!
Nourish yourself with your delicious falafel recipe, it looks lovely 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you dear Uru! – I feel so much better – recovery has been so fast 🙂 I’m a lucky girl!
I am happy to hear that you are feeling better & healing too! Your raw falafels look Amazing & that special sauce dressing looks quite tasty too,…very Yum Yum too! 😀
Thank you Sophie – it’s so nice to be on the other side 🙂 The falafels were really good – I love eating raw every now and then!
me too! 🙂
I had no idea Anne! Glad you are back on your feet and running. The falafels look and sound delicious. Thank you for sharing.
Anne, these look incredible. I’m really hungry right now too. Hehe.