Chickpeas falafel recipe

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Falafel is a Arab food. They are fried vegetarian chickpeas or fava beans fritters and they are often served with hummus (a sort of sauce) or other veggie sauces.

Cooking falafels in the traditional way is indeed a vegan food. They are traditionally fried, but you can alternatively bake them. They result healthier and lighter, as well.

Ingredients for 10 falafels:

250 g of dry chickpeas;

2 garlic cloves;

1 tea-spoon of cumin seeds;

1 tea-spoon of fresh minced coriander;

1 tea-spoon of fresh chopped parsley;

1 tea-spoon of baking soda;

2 thinly sliced onions;

Some salt;

Some pepper;

Some extra virgin olive oil.

How to prepare them…

You will need to soak dried chickpeas overnight for your falafel. (almost 12 hours)

The day after, wash and dry them accurately.

Put dried chickpeas in a liquidizer, add garlic cloves, some baking soda, some cumin seeds, and two tea-spoons of extra virgin olive oil.

Finely, chop the mixture up. Once the mixture reaches the desired consistency, pour it out into a bowl and use a fork to stir. over the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate fot 30 minutes. Add then some coriander, parsley and onion.

Preheat the oven at 200°C.

Meanwhile, form falafel mixture into round balls. You can make them smaller or larger depending on your personal tastes. Try to make 10 small round balls, at least.

Put them on a non-stick baking tray for 25 minutes. Once the falafels are golden, leave them cooking.

Serve the falafels fresh and hot; they go best with a plate of hummus and lots of vegetables

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STUFFED PEPPERS (VEGAN RECIPE)

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STUFFED PEPPERS  (VEGAN RECIPE)

A new recipe has been added to our kitchen!

Today, we suggest to try a very light and easy to cook dish: the vegan version of stuffed peppers.

I have to say, I don’t really like cooked peppers. I better prefer them raw, but this time I changed my mind. I can’t stop eating them!

Shopping list for 4 peppers:

–       4 peppers (choose the color you prefer). In this case I chose the red ones; –

–       100 gr of carrots;

–       150 gr of precooked peas;

–       A clove of garlic;

–       100 g cherry tomatoes;

–       100 g of “Arborio” rice;

–       Olive oil.

Spices:

Salt, pepper and curcuma

So, let’s start….

In a capacious pan put some olive oil, an unpeeled garlic clove, and let it cook slowly, until they golden.

Add chopped carrots and half cut cherry tomatoes. Rise the heat.

In the meanwhile, prepare peppers. Cut them in two parts and clean well their inner.

When tomatoes turn into a smooth cream (about 5 minutes), put peas, rice and the top of peppers. Add two glasses of water (or vegetable broth) to the rice, and cover it with a lid.

Cook rice for about 15 minutes and before it cooks, put it in the oven and let it finish cooking.

Put the lid off and let excess water to dry. Add spices.

Fill peppers with the mixture.

Put in the oven for 20 minutes  at 270 degrees.

Serve them hot!

Useful suggestions:

–       If you want to reproduce an irresistible crust grate some bread on the top of the rice before to put peppers in the oven.

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