If you enjoy the traditional Hummus, adding peanut butter instead of the traditional Tahini paste, gives it a Southern twist. You can substitute de from sunflower seeds if you are allergic to nuts. If you don't have time to cook your own garbanzo beans from scratch just choose only the best quality boxed product. Choose organic and low sodium. Make sure you rinse and drain the beans as much possible before using.
Living in South Florida we have a great influence of Latin flavors. So if you like Hummus, you have to try this variation of it. You can have this as an appetizer or add it as a topping to your veggie or turkey burger and now you have healthy and a gourmet dish!
The story goes that Falafel, despite its strong connection with Israel, actually originates from Egypt, and was originally made from Faba beans. Its roots can be traced right back to the Christian of Egypt who were forbidden from eating meat during certain holidays and came up with a falafel-like alternative. This traditional recipe is full of flavor and texture. Serve it with Tatziki sauce and use it as an appetizer or in Pita bread with our Asian slaw
Lentil Meatballs! This is one of our favorite recipes at The Real Food Academy. The first time we rolled it out on a Saturday Cooking Class, the kids where a little apprehensive due to the fact that they where mixing lentils and oats, one of them even said that it was weird to mix the "lentils from their grandmas soup and the oats from the morning breakfast" (LOL!) To their surprise(not mine), the meatballs where delicious and they in fact ate them all! I have used this recipe for meatless meatballs in subs, tacos(exchange the marinara for fresh taco salsa) and alone as part of the dishes in a cocktail party. By omitting the meat and serving this recipe with Raw Zucchini spaghetti your are serving a light and flavorful "pasta" dish that is rich in iron, Lycopene and beneficial enzymes.
This recipe does not miss having the meat to be a really good "chili". However, you can always add ground turkey if you can't live without. The combination of flavors make it a winner!
Rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber, pears may help with weight loss and reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Combine them with cabbage, toasted sunflower seeds and our citrus dressing for a perfect Spring Salad.