A few pix of our recent falafel dinner--my current favorite thing to do with chickpeas/garbanzo beans.
|Some meals are hard to wait for until everyone gets to the table.|
|Falafel on a whole wheat wrap with lettuce and homemade tzatziki |
(tzatziki: plain yogurt with dill, garlic, and salt-awakened cucumber)
|Brotherly lovin' this meal|
|Fresh from the back yard--forever bloom hydrangeas--|
the perfect arrangement for this fresh summer meal.
I found this article very informative regarding tzatziki-type sauces: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/health/nutrition/26recipehealth.html?_r=1&
My recipe was on the back of a postcard my husband brought back from his study tour in Israel.
It was a fairly simple mix of chickpeas, coriander, garlic, cumin, and cayenne, with salt and flour. Some recipes call for eggs, lemon juice, and/or extra exotic spices. So know that it's like hamburgers here in the States: you can do just about anything as long as the basics are there.