Sunflower Seed Falafel on Hannah Kaminsky's blog: BitterSweet. It's incredible. I made it today (remembering to soak my sunflower seeds last night) and served it with some collard greens. The flavor reminds me of another spread I used to make for sushi rolls. I ended up eating some it raw, right out of the food processor, because it was soooo good. In fact, I may prefer it that way. It sort of reminds me of tuna salad, even though I haven't eaten the stuff in years (so maybe my taste buds are way off). You could just serve it raw, by the scoopful on top of a salad or something. And I think it would be great spread on nori sheets, with vegetables on top, rolled up and cut into rolls. I think I might use it for the latter the next time around.
The way I made them only made about 14 balls, but perhaps they were bigger. Still, we only each ate 3, and with the greens, it was the perfect lunch.
Put a little water in a saute pan and add half an onion (chopped), some minced garlic and a little salt. Cook about 5 minutes until the onions are soft. Add the greens (chopped) and cook another couple of minutes, adding water as necessary, if it's too dry. Add about 2 tbsp Vegetarian Worcestershire sauce and cook another couple of minutes. Pretty easy.
I was going to make HappyHerbivore's Black Bean Brownies today too, but I've made too many sweets this last week. I better take a break if I want to keep losing weight :) But, I will make them....eventually.
I realized that I now use my little food processor almost every day! I have a Cuisinart 3-cup processor, which really isn't enough. It works great when I want to make hummus or another dip, or maybe a small amount of sauce. But for the falafels today, I had to do it in two batches. And I know for the black bean brownies, I'll have to do it in 2 or 3 batches. Am I lazy? I'd rather do it in one, if I could. I don't have a blender either. I'm saving up for a Vitamix.....hehehe....no, I'm kidding. That won't happen. And sometimes I use the food processor twice in a day and I get annoyed having to wash it out so often. I wonder if I could just get another container and blade for it. Or maybe I just need a bigger processor. Ok, I've done my complaining for the day. Well, at least online :)