Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Falafel adventure

Every once in a while, I have to voice my opinion - this is not a new recipe but one of the experiences as we are on this adventure with a plant based diet.  The more I learn, the more I want to influence the important people in my life to eat less meat and less processed foods.

I thought I was making some progress with convincing my parents to eat less meat.  I know they will never eliminate it completely but I figured a few meat-free meals per week certainly wouldn't hurt them.  I introduced them to some store-bought falafels (chickpea balls which are seasoned and originate from the middle east - very tasty).  We heated them up, had them with some green salad.  I made a soy yogurt cucumber dill sauce to have with them.  They really seemed to like them.  Another time we had them in Pita Pockets as a sandwich - very good.

They bought more the next time they went to the store.

So, here I was thinking, this is great, I have convinced them to eat a few meat-free meals, maybe this will help their cholesterol levels, blood pressure.  It really could have some positive impact.

Then my Mom tells me, "Yes, the falafels were really good!  We had them with bacon and mayonnaise......."

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