Sunday, November 2, 2008

Week 15 Bean Challenge: 1 Dinner a Week

We made falafel this week for our bean challenge. Falafel is a mixture of ground chickpeas, spices, and garlic. You don't have to cook the chickpeas beforehand, but you do need to soak them overnight.

I was surprised by how easy it is to make falafel. Normally, I would make it from a box mixture, but I thought I would give this recipe a try. I didn't have the fresh cilantro it called for, but it was still good nonetheless.

Mix the chickpeas in the blender with the other ingredients.

Form it into balls the size of walnuts.

Fry it up! No, the kids did not like it. But I did!

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