Saturday, February 20, 2010

Flafel Balls

Made a big batch today to freeze for future meals:)

Baked Falafel Balls

1 cup frozen lima beans (thawed in water, then drained)
1/4 cup fresh parsely
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 15 oz. can or 1 1/2 cups soaked* chickpeas
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. Real Salt
1/8-1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tbs. fresh squeezed lime juice
3 Tbs. millet flour (I grind 3 Tbs. of millet to a flour using my blender)
1 head green cabbage, leaves separated to use as wraps
Garnishes: Tomatoes, Red Onion, Avocado, Raw Sesame Seeds

In a food processor, combine everything except millet flour until a thick paste. You might have to scrape down the sides of the processor intermittently. Add the flour and process to combine.

On a cookie sheet (non-stick works best, but if you prefer not to use non-stick, oil the cookie sheet a bit) drop falafel mixture 1 Tbs. at a time and bake at 350 degrees until browned (usually about 15 min). They will be slightly crunchy on the outside, and less crunchy in the middle.

Friday, February 19, 2010


“Fear never wrote a symphony or poem, negotiated a peace treaty, or cured a disease. Fear never pulled a family out of poverty or a country out of bigotry. Fear never saved a marriage or a business. Courage did that. Faith did that. People who refused to consult or cower to their timidities did that. But fear itself? Fear herds us into a prison and slams the doors.”
- Fearless by Max Lucado

Thank you Mr. Lucado for opening my mind just a little more today.

Best Snack!

Seas Gift Seaweed snacks

Jayone Foods, Inc. recently launched a new brand of snacks under the "Sea's Gift" brand.

These are pieces of seaweed leaves, roasted in sesame oil, and flavored.

My kids and I loooooooooove them. We found them at Good Earth.

No pain No gain - False

So here is the excercise videos I love. They are Ana Bretts Kundalini Yoga series. We need to not stay in the old mentality of no pain no gain, instead respect and love for our body creation we've been given as a gift.

Look for her videos on Amazon for great prices.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mana Bread

Date-Manna Bread

For this recipe, use organic wheat. Much of our wheat is now treated with the herbicide Roundup to “ripen it quickly.” This kills most of the seeds and they will not sprout. Put 4 cups of organic wheat in a plastic ice cream pail that has had holes punched in the lid. A large jar would work as well. Soak the wheat for a few minutes; then invert the container to drain most of the water. Repeat this several times as necessary. When the sprouts are ½ to ¾ the length of the grains of wheat, they are ready. In a warm house, it is possible to start the process before supper, repeat the soaking before going to bed and then again the next morning; the wheat will usually be ready that evening. If it is ready too soon, put it in the refrigerator until you can use it.

2 cups sprouted organic wheat
flour as needed(I use oat flour)
½ lb. dates
¼ tsp. cloves
¼ tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Place the sprouted wheat in a food processor and whir it until it is ground up and pasty. Add flour until the mixture is doughy. Fold in the dates, raisins, and spices and process a little more to mix. Form into small loaves or one larger loaf. Bake for about 2½ hours.