We used virgin non hydrogenated coconut oil to cook our falafel.
I'm constantly on the lookout for types of food that will taste good, fill me up and be healthy. So last week I found out about the vegetarian dish falafel. Falafel was invented by the Coptic Christians in Egypt as a way to avoid meat during one of their religious holidays. The Israelis and Palestinians also both claim the falafel as their national dish. So, what the hey! with that many people all liking falafel I decided to give it a try. There are hundreds of recipes for Falafel on the internet the one I chose was from epicurious and it was called "My Favorite Falafel" by Joan Nathan. Here is the link. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/My-Favorite-Falafel-231755
You may notice that we are frying our falafel balls. We used organic virgin coconut oil as a nice vegetarian touch. You can also bake falafel balls in the oven for a low cal. super healthy version of falafel.
Click the photo to see my delicious falafel salad in stereo.
I tried to make our falafel the traditional way using pita bread to make a falafel sandwich, but the pita bread I found at the grocery store here where I live in Tri Cities Washington, is dry, tasteless, and falls apart when you try to make a pocket out of it, so I ended up making a falafel salad. I added kalamata olives and peperoncini's over spring greens, then drizzled home made tahini sauce over it as a finishing touch. It was delicious.
Been trucking since 96. My main interest is having a good healthy life.