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Chickpea Pancakes

Chickpea pancakes with Quinoa flour.

Some people may think that chickpeas are not that great but have you tried them in pancake batter?  This dish is good for vegetarians who live an alkaline lifestyle or if you have a wheat or gluten intolerance. This savory pancake is filled with protein and fiber and ingredients follow the Dr. Sebi list of ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup garbanzo bean flour

1 cup Quinoa flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder (not Dr. Sebi approved)

1/2 tsp sea salt

3/4 cup coconut milk

3/4 cup hot water

2-4 Tbls avocado or grapeseed oil

Simple syrup on top:

1 cup blueberries

1 cup strawberries

1 key lime-juice

1/4 cup pure agave nectar.

 

DIRECTIONS:

Sift dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well.

Add Coconut milk/cream to well and stir.

Add extremely hot water to thick batter. Stir

Heat Skillet on Med to Med-high heat

Add a little oil to coat skillet.

Add 1/2 cup batter or as much as you’d like

(depending on how light or dark you like your pancakes determines the length of cooking time each side)

Simple syrup:

Add all ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer on Low approximately 5-10 minutes.

 

Chickpea Pancakes

Electric Fries

There’s a movement going on with food. From non-gmo to organic to alkaline foods highly sought after. Lately, I’ve taken part in the vegan and vegetarian movement since July or August of 2015. Experimenting with more alkaline foods has given me a sense of confidence in being healthy not just for myself but so that I am able to lead my kids effectively in having a healthy and optimal life.

Creating meals and snacks similar to the starchy foods we’ve been eating is making the challenge fun, exciting and difficult. So I tried making some Garbanzo bean fries. Although, they were a hit, I’m a perfectionist when it comes to food. So I altered the order of when the salt should be added because I felt the flavor should be in the flour mixture.

In my first try, I added the salt to taste after frying the Garbanzo bean fries, however, I found that adding sea salt, and Onion Powder during the boiling point, made the flavors more salivating. Below is my recipe to simple, yet easy electric fries.

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups boiling water
2 cups chickpea flour
1 Tbls sea salt
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
3 cups grape seed oil
1 Tbls Sweet Basil (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Boil water
Add Sea Salt, Onion powder. Stir.
Add chickpea flour in water
Cook. Stir. Until well mixed approximately 2 minutes on Med-Med/High heat

Pour batter in glass dish approximately 2-3 hours. Chill
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Remove from dish and slice like potato fries.
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Heat oil and fry until golden on each side

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ALL ABOUT FALAFAL

I’ve fallen in LOVE and FALAFAL is my new favorite vegan food to indulge. Just the smell of fresh soaked chickpeas and cilantro, garlic cloves, and parsley chopped invigorates my senses, bringing a sense of satisfaction to my tongue. Combining fresh herbs and spices to the chickpeas while grinding them in a food processor enhances the flavor and color of Falafal and MMMMMmmmmmm, they are delicious bites of goodness.

Falafal can be wrapped in a warm pita bread, in a salad, a burrito or simply eaten by themselves. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

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Here’s the recipe I made using Chickpeas for a Falafal Pita sandwich. ENJOY!


INGREDIENTS

1 cup raw chickpeas/Garbanzo beans soaked overnight (optional Fava beans)

3 cups water

1 Small chopped Onion

3 garlic cloves minced

1 Tbls Organic Flour

1/2 bunch of cilantro

1/2 bunch of parsley

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp Coriander

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

4 cups vegetable oil (sunflower seed oil or coconut oil)

DIRECTIONS:

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil,

Add hot water to dried, raw beans in a bowl and allow to soak over night for at least 12 hours

CAUTION: DO NOT USE CANNED BEANS

Drain water and add beans to food processor, Pulse for about 30 seconds

Add all remaining ingredients into food processor and blend for about 1 minute.

(Mixture should a bit grainy but moist with ability to form a ball)

Heat oil in a skillet on Med/High heat and place falafel balls in oil once hot

Cook about 30 sec on each side or until dark golden brown

Remove from oil and place on paper towel to drain oil

Walah! Falafal is done! Now they’re ready to eat. But when added in a salad it’s satiating and healthy.

Falafel is a Middle Eastern food however it was initially created by ancient “Egyptians” KMT