27/10/2008

Vegan MoFo Day 27: Rose Elliot Made my Dinner

Not literally you understand, but it was her yummy recipes that I used and I wanted to grab your attentions.
First off was Falafel and totally inspired by happy vegan face. The cool thing about Rose Elliot's The Supreme Vegetarian Cook Book is that the Falafel recipe gives a Vegan option too. YAY! I'm guessing it's totally unethical of me to type the recipe in this here blog but lucky for us, but not so lucky for Rose, Jim Carson has totally put her recipe on his blog. Thanks Jim! Instead of using chicken periods to bind all the otherwise scrummy ingredients just use 2 tablespoons of Chickpea Flour as a binding ingredient and as a coating for the Breadcrumbs you just make a batter mixture using Chickpea Flour again, mixed with a little water. Simple. These were served with Guacamole from Rose Elliot, warm Wholemeal Pittas from the Supermarket, Cauiliflower Salad from the Oxfam Vegetarian Cookbook (thanks 'lil pea), Simple Salad with the Spicey Mustard Dressing from Veganomicon and a Tomato Salsa that I just threw together using a tin of Plum Tomatoes, Green Pepper, Onions, Green Chilli, Garlic and Olive Oil. Total yumness. The Cauliflower Salad is really easy and really good - though a lot of people don't like the thought of raw Cauliflower I urge you to give it a try. The secret is to chop ALL the ingredients up really really fine. Yeah - I know you all look fine when you chop things up anyway! LOL! Today's song is The Wombles of Wimbledon thanks to Becks from I am not a rabbit! Need I say more!
Oooh yeah - check out her Apple Pie Crumble creation - the rabbit is a genius!!

22 comments:

For the Love of Guava said...

uhh... if I move to Spain will you cook for me??? :)

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

You're too good to me Treehugger!
I've actually been singing 'the Wimbles of Wombledon' all day! Thats more annoying than the real version :o)

Sal said...

That looks scrummy!

hehe chicken period, that's the sort of thing I say to my very squeamish workmate to freak her out when she's eaty dirty omni cake!

River said...

Gimme gimme!! That whole plate looks amazing! That salad is so colorful I feel energized just by looking at it!

alaina said...

mmm that looks good. it's been too long since i've had falafel.

jessy said...

ohhhhh! that is one glorious plate of AWESOME, Jeni! man - you make some of the tastiest food! it makes me sooooooo hungry visiting your page! ahahaha! i love it!

your falafel looks outstanding - that's really good that the cookbook has vegan options - very considerate of them and such, indeeds! the cauliflower salad sounds super awesome (and looks wonderful!) as well. i've gotta try that - i don't eat enough cauliflower! hooray for guacamole, too! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

thanks for the shout-out, Jeni! you rock!

Tracy said...

That looks fantastic! I am not a huge fan of raw cauliflower but next to the falafel it looks like feta, quite appetizing. Awesome, as always!

seitanismymotor said...

I think I have that cookbook or a similar one (It's in German). It also has a falafel recipe with a vegan option. You know, I love, love, love that book. I was my first cookbook and still I haven't made falafel from it. Why?

shellyfish said...

Damn! That sounds so freaking good! And I totally thought Rose Elliot made you dinner! Ha!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

I loves falafel, but my family not so much. And what I mean is that my family doesn't love falafel... not that I don't love my family much. he he

Kelly said...

As weird as it sounds I've never eaten Falafel, but it looks delicious on your plate amidst the other goodies. I also have to laugh at the comment about chicken periods. It took me some googling to figure out what that was. :-)

Kelly said...

As weird as it sounds I've never eaten Falafel, but it looks delicious on your plate amidst the other goodies. I also have to laugh at the comment about chicken periods. It took me some googling to figure out what that was. :-)

Kelly said...

My first thought was was that chicken periods must be some kind of exotic grain. I was thinking about period as the punctuation point and imagining them as being little spherical grains. :0)

Carrie said...

I love raw cauliflower....it's one of my favourite raw veggies. And thanks for the link to the falafel recipe - I'm still searching for the PERFECT falafel! :)

Felicity said...

Hah, the moon must be in its Falafel phase or something, because I made falafels on Sunday!

Raw cauliflower is good, but roasted cauliflower is divine.

aveganparadise said...

Falafel!!! So so good...

Bex said...

that looks yummy. My husband calls them chicken periods too.

fwpotluck said...

Your post inspired me to make falafel, too! I cheated, though, and used a dry mix in my pantry, next to my little star pasta!

wingraclaire said...

Thanks for the chickpea flour tip. I actually just used it the other day in seitan because Isa, in a recent post, suggested using it in place of nutritional yeast. It seemed to work really well. Also, thanks for passing on that recipe... I'll try it because it looks so good!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Guava - damn right I'll cook for you sista!

rabbit - hahahaha - doing your own head in, I like that.

sal - dirty omni cake - that's so funny!

The Cauliflower Salad is one of my faves and it is sooo quick to do it's ridiculous!!
I'm making another big dish of it for my lunch today.

Oooh carrie - these are pretty darn perfect. I've tried a few Falafel recipes in my time and this is my favourite one by a long shot.

Thanks for all your comments!
:)

Little Pea said...

omgs omgs omgs omgs omgs omgs omgs!!!

I'm in the blog!!!!!!1 YAY!!!!!1

go Oxfam Cookbook! I knew you'd get me somewhere!

raw cauliflower is DIVINE!

bahaha the word verification is "lowner" bahaha

Bethany said...

looks fantastic. I love fresh falafels. Rose Elliot has some good recipes, for sure.

just the mention of the wombles starts the song playing in my head. and I've only seen them once on youtube. talk about impressionable.