Cauliflower falafels

Cauliflower falafels

Ok guys. You know I love using cauliflower, in as much as I can. From sushi bowls, to egg fried “rice” to pizza, to fritters.

I did this recipe the other day, as I needed to make a “packed” lunch for my vegetarian, as she was on the road, and only after did I then have to figure out what I actually put in them, but don’t worry, I remembered, tried the recipe again, and all is well in the world of Food by Jill. 🙂

Falafels, as you might know, are deep fried balls that are made from chickpeas or fava beans – or even both, its a Middle Eastern favorite, served with fresh pita breads loads of hummus or pickled vegetables – and it’s a huge part of the street food culture in this countries. Rich in protein, it’s a brilliant snack option for vegetarians, or even kids lunchboxes.

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Cauliflower Falafels

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy peasy
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1/2 head of Cauliflower

1 Handful of coriander

1 Handful of kale (stalks removed)

2 eggs

1 tin of chickpeas

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 cup of brown rice flour

Seasonings like – ground cumin, chili, salt and pepper, paprika

Depending on your taste – go wild!

Process all of these ingredients in a food processor, until fairly smooth. Shape into little balls and deep fry until golden in coconut oil, on a medium heat.

I served these with thick cut roasted sweet potato chips, that I roasted with loads of fresh herbs, and also a pea “guacamole” –  which was 1 cup of blanched peas, to 1 large avocado – blend the two and season with salt and pepper, and the juice of 2 limes! Rich in protein and so yummy!

Lazy mornings filled with cravings 

Lazy mornings filled with cravings 

Weekend, lazy days.

The joy of sleeping late, or waking early and staying in bed. Coffee and something toasted (PASTRIES PLEASE) with melted cheese and all things that are bad. 

I don’t deprive myself of “evil” foods. 

If I’m craving something, I eat it. 

I know myself, if I don’t eat it, I’ll snack on anything and everything in sight to try and calm the urge, but it doesn’t work…so just give me the melted cheese please! 

But my biggest cravings round up to the food I grew up on… moms crumbed chicken can make me cry, my aunt makes a mean spaghetti bolognaise and my uncle rocks in the curry department, my dads stirfries are heavenly and let’s not forget about an aunt of mine who makes a killer potato bake (I tend to eat this out of a bowl….warm or cold! Who cares!) and don’t get me started on the one who makes the masala chicken!!!

When you move out the house or are away from home, being welcomed back with a cooked meal means everything

Being woken up in bed by your dad on a Sunday with a cup of coffee and a warm “koeksuster” (these deep fried bits of dough, drenched in an aromatic syrup and covered in coconut : which I shouldn’t eat. 🙈) – can make those extra few minutes spent in bed even more luxurious. (Overkill?) Ha!!!! 

Nothing beats home cooking, and all the indulgence that comes with it, especially on those lazy lazy LAZY days, when all you do is eat!