I used to really enjoy Middle Eastern restaurants. I would order falaffel, tabouli, hummus and pita bread.
So, last night I decided to duplicate the meal as much as possible -BUT-IN THE RAW! I decided instead of the pita I would use a collard green. Remember “Green is Queen”! I wanted to add greens to my meal last night and felt that this was a good way!
So, I started with a Sunflower Hummus/Tahini Sauce…
1 cup Sunflower Seeds, soaked
2 tbs. RAW Tahini
Juice of (1) Lemon
2 Cloves Garlic
Preparation: Add sunflower seeds, tahini, lemon juice and garlic into the Food Processor. Add purified water a little at a time until smooth. I made it smooth like hummus, but not watery.
After the Hummus/Tahini Sauce was made it was time for the Falaffel! I had soaked sunflower seeds and almonds while I was at the shop, this way I would have everything I needed for the evening! Sometimes I forget how far in advance I have to plan!!!
Sunflower seeds and spices in the Food Processor..
In the food processor is:
2 cups of soaked sunflower seeds
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup fresh parsley
2 tbs. cumin, ground
2 tbs. paprika, ground
2 garlic cloves
2 tbs. hummus/tahini sauce
Preparation: Process with “S” blade. It should make a nice chunky paste.
I made enough to put in the Dehydrator for later and use some for dinner last night.
Ready for the Dehydrator! These would be in the Dehydrator for 7 hrs at 100 degrees.
Then I made some Falaffel for the wrap I made for dinner….
Next I made the wrap! I used a large Collard Green and filled it with Fresh Avocado, Parsley, Falaffel, Cherry Tomatoes and the Hummus/Tahini Sauce!
Next I rolled it & cut it in half…
Here is an inside view!
Delicious! I was pleased with the flavor of the falaffel this time. It was much more “authentic”!
CHOCOLATE ADVENTURES CONTINUED
Then came dessert.
(I will post the recipes once I have perfected them, but for now…MORE CHOCOLATE EXPERIMENTS!)
The basic chocolate recipe I am working with is done in equal parts. The ratio of 1:1 of Raw Cocoa Powder & Cocout Butter. To this mixture I add agave syrup and vanilla extract.
Here is a RAW Caramel recipe I am tinkering with. It’s Dates, Pine Nuts and some Vanilla Extract. (If you would like to do your own research and comment -or- share your research you enter raffle!!)
RAW Caramel~Chocolate bites I am attempting to perfect…
I would continue to dip the caramel bites 7 more times and stick them in the freezer between dips. Here is the 8th and final dip!
After my caramel experiment I wanted to work on a Almond Bark experiment as well. So this is what I did…
Filled the glass of chocolate mix with some almonds I had soaked and dried in the Dehydrator
Poured the mixture on to some wax paper (out of parchment), placed in a bowl – I didn’t want it flowing everywhere…
And finally, out of the freezer!
Everything was really good last night! Thanks for visiting!!!
JOIN THE RAFFLE!!