Fuel For Fabulousness Falafel

Posted by: on Maj 15, 2013 | 25 Comments

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 If something is fuel for total and absolute fabulousness that sounds good right? It might even sound utterly awesome. Who does not want to feel and look all kinds of fab, right? But then the questions creep over me. What the heck is feeling and looking fabulous really about? Is it a state of perfection that we have been lured into by all kinds of magazines, movies and shows or could there really be something authentic to it?

Earthsprout is all about playing around, trying out crazy, tasty and healthy keys that can make you (and me!) feel and look ecstatic. Now that´s something, eh? Earthsprout is a total party of Greenylicious stuff like raw, pure and whole foods with a side of seriously cell changing everyday inspiration and enthusiasm.

So do I feel (and look) completely ecstatic all the time? Ehm, no! But. there are easy tricks and roads I can hop on to take a step in the right direction. A direction pointing towards fabulousness. In my case meaning waking up feeling relaxed, in love with life, doing a crazy dance to Shakira and loving my bod while doing so. It means singing at the top of my lungs, morning meditations, making out with my man and yes, it means lots and lots of food orgasms.

This fast food falafel is one easy peasy key that gets my butt moving towards those moments and I sure did need it yesterday.

The Fabulous moments. The Orgasmic moments. The Ecstatic moments. Yes! Yes! Yes!

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Fun & Fabulous Facts

How I can use fast food and beautifying in the same sentence? Easy! We’re undoubtedly not talking about some tired pasta so called salad from seven eleven here, folks. No, this is top class, high end and downright revolutionary – a new take on the falafel. Nothing deep fired, no sugar- and wheat laden tortilla bread and nothing soggy,  just pure, raw, natural and sensational ingredients working it’s wonders in your body while you live your life. So weather you are planning to use your new found fabulousness for the red carpet, a movie night with the kiddos, a flirting session (with yourself or another) or as fuel for the gym this wrap is the bff for you and you know it.

Beautifying, cleansing and detoxifying carrots, mushrooms and chili blended together and rolled in iron and calcium super powered sesame seeds. An alkalizing color explosion from the raw tabbouleh and tons of well needed chlorophyll, enzymes and protein from the sunflower shoots. The tart sweetness of the tahini lemon sauce not only gives this wrap it’s final flavor punch, it also brings important essential fats to the table and makes all those fat soluble vitamins in the other ingredients easily absorbable for our body. Aside from strengthening our skin, hair and nails as well as our entire mind blowing interior that is.

Conclusion, the expressions fast food and beautifying can live on in the same world, we just have to make sure we roll some falafels and make a big batch of salad and dressing from time to time. Wrap up in a spring cabbage leave or nori sheet and you are ready to take on the world á la glow-mode. That’s not so much to ask, right?

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Raw Fabulous Falafel

You’ll be ready for the world with these fast food wraps. The falafels are quite spicy so if you desire less heat simply cut down on the chipotle chili. I have to say though that the heat is gorgeously balanced by the fresh and minty tabbouleh as well as the sweet and lemony sauce. Get blending!

Falafel, 10-15 balls
190 g oyster mushroom (feel free to use another kind)
3 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup flax flour, preferably golden but brown works fine
1 large glove garlic, minced
6 sundried tomato halves, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp himalayan salt (or other high quality salt)
2 tsp tamari
1.5 tbsp virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp firm raw honey

2/3 unhulled sesame seeds, to roll in

1 head of spring cabbage to use as wraps

1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend for about 1 minute, pausing once in a while to scrape down the dough from the sides of the blender. The concistancy should be firm yet sticky and hold together if you roll into a ball. They will also firm up while they rest in the fridge for a while.
2. Roll the falafel dough into balls and cover with sesame seeds.
3. Put on a plate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes OR if you desire, dehydrate them for approx 8 hours.

Sweet n’ tangy tahini sauce
8 tbsp tahini paste
2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup pure water
1 lemon, juice
1/2 lemon, zest

1. Put all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend away for about 30 seconds.
2. Pour the sauce into a jar and let it thicken while you make the tabbouleh salad.

Raw food Tabbouleh

Arrange
Carefully separate cabbage leaves from the cabbage head, rinse and add 2-3 falafel balls, a handful or more of the tabbouleh salad and a few tsp of the tahini sauce (a drizzle of extra tamari and a few thin slices of avocado is nice here). Roll up in a wrap paper if you plan on eating it later, otherwise – dig in, honey!

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So yeah, I think fabulousness will continue to be a part of my vocabulary because to me it is so much more then that first glance might suggest. Feeling fabulous is ecstatic, soul filled, smack-packed of core desires and suddenly accessible dreams and nudges. I’m not suggesting all of that will come from eating a fabulously fueled falafel but boy is a food orgasm a grand start or what?!

Now. Your fave boosting fast food? Or is there a some meal you just cannot stop dreaming about and want me to healthify? I am so up for a challange!

Ps. while the bright moon shines and the evening comes I just LOVE you to bits.

°°Elenore°°

 

25 Comments

  1. Sarah
    17 maj, 2013

    These sure look fantabulous!!! Falafels are one of my favorites and I am so happy to now have a raw version of them, thank you :) You always continue to amaze and inspire me. Much love & gratitude!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      18 maj, 2013

      Oh sweets! Thank you! Your latest post (the crumble) looks like a DREAM!

      Reply
  2. vintervind
    17 maj, 2013

    Älskar falafel, detta recept låter jättegott! Måste prövas!

    Min absoluta favorit fast (och comfort) food är kokt quinoa med fruktsallad (gjord på bananer, honungsmelon, galiamelon, russin och kokos) och raw currysås.

    Recept på raw currysås ( till 2 pers)

    2 dl blötlagda cashewnötter
    2 msk kokosolja
    3 urkärnade dadlar
    2 rågade tsk curry
    1 tsk gurkmeja
    2 tsk hampafrön
    1/3 tsk chilipulver
    Himalayasalt
    1-2 dl vatten (beroende på önskad konsistens)

    Mixa, provsmaka, späd med mer vatten vid behov.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      18 maj, 2013

      Å ja, kokt quinoa är verkligen en favorit go-to!
      Tack för receptet :)

      Reply
  3. Valeria
    17 maj, 2013

    Great recipe! I love falafels and spicy sauces, so these are on my must-make list for sure! Only one questions: what would you suggest using instead of mushrooms for Spring/Summer? Thanks!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      18 maj, 2013

      Valeria,
      You could try to up the quantity of carrots and then add freshly ground sunflowerseeds until desired concistency!
      Bon chance!

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  4. Julia
    17 maj, 2013

    Love your site! Quick question: would it be ok to make a bunch of the falafel and sauce ahead of time, keep them in the fridge, then use them throughout the week for a really quick lunch?

    Or do you think it would be better to make them fresh every time?

    Thank you for your amazing site. Your outlook and your recipes have really changed my life!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      18 maj, 2013

      Hi Julia!
      You could definately make a bunch ahead of time. I’d say the dressing will last in the fridge for a week, the falafel world last 3-4 days (no longer!)
      but the salad I do not recommend to save for more than maximum 3 days.
      Good luck, beauty!

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  5. Ally
    17 maj, 2013

    I saw this when you posted on instagram, and these look amazing!! I really dont like mushrooms, I hate being picky but I just cant eat them..Is there anything I can substitute for the mushroms? Thank you so much for all your recipes and your photos are stunning. <3

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    • ElenoreEarth
      18 maj, 2013

      Hi Ally! I see. You could up the amount of carrots and add ground sunflower seeds til you get the right consistency. That might work!
      Thank YOU for hanging around having fun in this earthsprouty world!

      Reply
  6. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
    19 maj, 2013

    I’m not even a falafel person but I’d gladly devour these!

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  7. Jobeenectar
    19 maj, 2013

    Whoo hoo! Falafels are like totally my fav fast food. Always have been and now discovering how to make healthier ones is awesome! Defiantly going to try these out, thank you! I make ones using sprouted chickpeas and pumpkin seeds, but these are much simpler and look divine. Fresh herbs+seeds+creamy dressing is a match made in heaven! I’m sure mini-sprout is loving these! x

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  8. Ashlae
    20 maj, 2013

    You ARE fabulous and so is this recipe. I’ve been craving falafel lately and had a baked version the other night, but this raw variety is definitely on my horizon.

    Adore you.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      21 maj, 2013

      Oh I wish I could share a wrap with you in the sunshine! So much love to you, sweetness!!!

      Reply
  9. Amy Jo - Pure and Simple
    22 maj, 2013

    Beautiful photos and recipe.

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  10. Trisha @ Vignette
    22 maj, 2013

    This recipe is so inventive! I love the raw twist on a traditionally fried dish like falafels! It sounds so refreshing yet fulfilling, too!

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  11. deborah
    23 maj, 2013

    I LOVE your recipes, they’re so inspiring and tasty. Looking forward to trying this one. Thank you :)

    Reply
  12. Astrid
    23 maj, 2013

    Thank you so much for a beautiful blog. I love your recipes and can’t wait to introduce this one to my family. At home I have to boys craving for nachos with lots of cheese. However I’m really not a big fan of giving unhealthy and fat tortilla chips and lots of cheese to the boys. I would really appreciate if you could come up with a healthy alternative.

    Again thank you so much for your beautiful blog. Big love

    Astrid

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    • ElenoreEarth
      24 maj, 2013

      Then it’s on my list <3
      Thank you so much for taking the time to write!

      Reply
  13. Clara P
    24 maj, 2013

    Hi , thanks for your wonderful post. Regarding what you wrote about finding a place in your house, a sacred one, I do have one, my night table, next to my bed. I have a little statue of Ganeshan, a picture of the Holly Mountain and a candle. Underneath I have a small rug, so I sit there on my safu (meditation cushion) for some minutes every day. I really enjoyed your email. Thanks for being SO POSITIVE always.xx

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  14. Amber
    24 maj, 2013

    Ah WoW.. Just munching through one of these wraps now. I made about 30 balls with this mix… You must like your balls bigger than me, tee hee. Thanks for awesome recipe and hope all is well with you & mini sprout :) x

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  15. Hannah
    1 augusti, 2013

    These re amazing Eleonore! Thank you for such an inspirational post too! I did it as a salad rather than wraps and added some blanched peas and olives and some sauerkraut. Such loveliness! Hope you and your sprout are fabulous!

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  16. Jacquie
    7 november, 2013

    I really want to make these – they look wonderful – but the tabbouleh link that you had up there isn’t working… it doesn’t even show up as a link at all. Did you take it down?
    Hoping that it can come back so I can make this recipe in all of its glory :)

    Reply

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