Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chipotle Falafel Bowl

Chipotle Falafel Bowl 

Cabbage Salad:

2 cups Shredded Cabbage

1 cup  Shredded Carrots

1 diced Orange Pepper

1 tsp Grated Ginger Root 

1 tsp Liquid Aminos

Mix all ingredients in your serving bowl. This will be the base salad for this dish. 

Ginger Pickled Cucumbers:

3 cups Distilled Vinegar 

1 cup @delish_spices Pickling Spice

3 cups Sliced Cucumbers

2 inches Sliced Ginger Root 

1 tsp Liquid Smoke

1 tsp Liquid Aminos

Place all ingredients in a bowl with a cover then place in the fridge to chill for a minimum of 15 minutes. 

Chipotle Falafel Patty

1 can Organic Preservative Free Garbanzo Beans

1 tsp Minced Habanero Pepper

1 tbsp Smoked Chipotle Pepper

1 tbsp Garlic Powder

1 tbsp Yellow Curry

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp thyme 

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp Vanilla

1 pinky nail drop - Coconut Oil

Quinoa Flour 

Pulse all ingredients, except for the quinoa flour, in a food processor. Once all the ingredients are finely pulsed start adding 1 tbsp of Quinoa Flour at a time until the mixture forms a crumbly looking dough that will form into Patties. If the dough is too crumbly you keep adding flour until it isn't. You can always add more coconut oil as a binder but, I prefer to use as little as possible. 

Form into Patties and place in the fridge for a min of 20 minutes. 

Cooking options:

You can absolutely eat this raw! 

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes

- this is the healthiest way to make this recipe

Pan Bake: Using an expeller cooking oil spray, I used Avocado Oil Spray, spray your pan and heat it until its sizzling. Cook patty for one minute on each side or until brown 

- the minimal amount of oil in the cooking spray adds fat to the dish and the heated oil becomes a carcinogen which mildly raises your risk for cancer. It's still a healthier way to prepare this dish

Pan Fry: Add a thin layer of oil to your pan and heat until sizzling. Submerge patty in the oil and fry until crisp on each side. 

- the high fat from the oil and frying has turned a healthy Falafel Patty into a fatty splurge of a patty. 

Layer your bowl with the cabbage salad then add the Pickled Cucumber, Falafel Patties and Garnish with Avocado. 

This dish can be prepared in the healthiest way to feed your body delicious nutrition or can be made in a decadent fatty way. 

By making small changes in how you prepare a meal, you can really make a huge impact on your weight, your immune system and your overall health. 

Learn when to splurge, learn how to be healthy 

And create a lifestyle you can live with!

1 comment:

  1. I love falafel but i have not tried them yet but i will definitely make this super delicious dish.I soo want to eat it.