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12-20-2006, 11:11 PM
YUUMMMM! Just popped this in the dehy. WOW. Loved it. Even the batter before the dehy. I know Ima like it... Yummmm.
Another great one to add on my list... YIPPEEE!
Anyone else love it?
Anyone got any quick easy dipping sauce for it?
12-20-2006, 11:31 PM
Was this easy to make??? I will be purchasing a dehydrator over the holidays through Alissa's site and I am pretty sure I am only going to be able to pull off only the most idiot-proof recipes. I know that if I can get it right falafels will keep me from falling prey to cravings. Was it easy for you to make???
12-20-2006, 11:34 PM
SIMPLE AS 1 2 3. Just toss everything in a food proc and blend and form into balls on the mesh screens, and waiting is the hardest part! Go for it... I had my dehy for months because I was too scared. But after making onion bread, pizza bread, and now this THERES NO STOPPING ME... SO MOOVVVEEE!
Smile... have fun!
12-20-2006, 11:37 PM
Thanks for the inspiration...just the fact alone that you had the dehydrator for a while before using it says that we may tend to be cut from the same mold! I get easily intimidated sometimes...but this will be doable!!! Thanks!!!
12-20-2006, 11:49 PM
Alissa's Falafel recipe is awesome! It is about my favorite raw main dish. I make her BBQ sauce to serve with it, I don't have my book with me or I'd post the page number. I also like them on top of a green salad to just eat it all together, yum!
12-21-2006, 11:38 AM
I read somewhere that a person made Alissa's Cucumber Sauce/Dip to use with their Falafel ... I just ate mine plain ... and shared with some friends who also thought they were good :)
12-22-2006, 03:54 PM
This, too, is one of my favorites! I came upon the falafel recipe on another forum where Alissa had posted it way back when. Here's the sauce she suggests to use with it. It's beyond delicious!
Light, refreshing, and delicious. Serve with the falafels.
1/2 large cucumber (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup raw tahini
1/4 cup fresh dill weed
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a food processor or blender.
12-22-2006, 04:01 PM
Um whats a falafel :o
I haven't made Alissa's Falafel yet but I made the recipe below and I can't get enough... it is just fabulous. I didn't make the dill sauce but I'm adding it just incase someone else wants it...
1 1/2 c almonds soaked overnight in filtered water
1 1/2 c walnuts soaked overnight in filtered water
1/4 c raisins soaked 1-2 hours
3/4 c sesame seeds ground fine
1/2 c parsley minced
1/2 c cilantro minced
1 1/2 T garlic minced
2 T sage fresh and minced (I skipped this)
3 T oregano fresh and minced (I skipped this)
2 T olive oil
2 T lemon juice
1/2 t black pepper (I skipped this)
2 t Celtic sea salt
In champion juicer or other homogenizer, homogenize the almonds, walnuts and soaked raisins. Hand mix in remaining ingredients to the nut mixture. When thoroughly mixed form into small 1/2 dollar size thumbprints and dehydrate for 4-6 hours.
Serve with Pignoli-dill sauce (below).
Makes 2 cups
1c pine nuts
1/3 c lemon juice
1/3 c olive oil
1/3 c water
t Celtic sea salt
3 T dill, fresh and chopped
In high-speed blender, blend pine nuts, lemon, olive oil, water, garlic and salt until smooth. Pulse in fresh dill.
Serve with falafel or simply as a dressing
recipe from: http://www.rawchef.org/books/rawchef_recipes.html
The first time I made this I dehydrated the felafel for a few hours and it was so dreamy. I simply put them in lettuce leaves and ate them just as they are. My husband who eats a horrid SAD diet even liked it. The second time I made it (um... I think it was the next day LOL) I didn't bother dehydrating it and just at it as a pate. It is amazing on the famous "onion bread" with some tomatos and lettuce on top. Next time I'm going to make it a bit thinner, more like a pate so it spreads nicely.
I think this is the BEST recipe that I've made yet...well... aside from the onion bread!
eta: I don't have a champion juicer or a homogenizer... I just used my food processor and my k-tec blender to chop the sesame seeds into a fine powder. I have a small processor so I make little batches, transfer to a bix mixing bowl then mix everything by hand. This is a very dry recipe so the food processor probably couldn't handle everything anyway.
12-25-2006, 01:07 PM
Raw falafel recipes are out there.
You will be shocked at what you find even Alissa's is there.
lil fairy z girl
12-25-2006, 01:32 PM
thanks for saying it tasted good even before dehydrating. i haven't a dehydrater and i tend only to do things that don't need one, unless someone says its good without, so i will try this :)
12-25-2006, 01:37 PM
Um whats a falafel :o
I googled this for you. This is the definition of the non-raw one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falafel.
12-25-2006, 02:34 PM
I found several raw ones by the yahoo method. I didn't use google as search.
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