Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Falafel Waffles, Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, and Muffins

I've been sporadically checking out all the vegan blogs, but pretty lax in commenting. Though I often planned on blogging over the last few months, life got in the way. Thank you to all the folks that emailed or commented while I was away. While dealing with all the holiday hustle and bustle, I was finishing up PT for my knee. Everything seems to be going well. As usual work has been hopping. We've gone through a couple of office expansions and of course I'm responsible for coordinating the network and phone cabling. Things are finally winding down and now I'm trying to catch up on stuff I've been neglecting.

Back to the food...

Though Vegan MOFO is long over, I figure---why not continue with my alphabet tour as promised? The pictures for my next entry have been sitting on my camera for almost 2 months. I certainly feel like one heck of a slacker.

Falafel is the plural of filfil which is an Arabic word that means pepper. Most people know falafel as a Middle Eastern food made from ground up fava beans and/or chickpeas mixed with spices. The most common falafel is fried into small balls and served in a pita with tahini sauce and veggies.

Back in October, I saw this creative falafel waffle recipe on the Don't Lose Your Lunch Blog. Honestly, I couldn't wait to try it. I've got to say, this is good stuff.

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What else has been cooking? Well, I ordered the latest copy of the DEOTS (Don't Eat Off the Sidewalk) zine from Katie. One of the most talked about recipes from this edition is the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. These are incredibly good.

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Tonight I finally got around to making the Orange Poppy Seed Muffins from Vive Le Vegan. These healthy little buggers are made with oat and barley flour and because of applesauce and orange juice, the recipe only calls for 3 tablespoons of oil. I really dig these, though wish they had more orange flavor. Maybe next time I will add some orange extract.

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The photo above is the first blog pic with my new digital SLR. I've always wanted one, but the cost was prohibitive for me. Last week, I lucked out and found a beautiful camera on sale for over 50% off. Over the next few months, I'll slowly be learning the ropes.

15 comments:

Jenna said...

Rock on and cook on. Mmmm....foood.

I wonder if those are the same vegan pumpkin cin. rolls that I had at that place in Denver.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Welcome back :o)

Ashasarala said...

Welcome back!

I never thought of making falafel into a waffle. Pretty interesting.

bazu said...

Good to have you back, Jody! I hope your knee is on the mend. Ever since I heard about them, I've been wanting to try falafel waffles, too! I'm glad they worked out for you, and I'm excited that you are continuing the A-Z thing.

VeggieGirl said...

so wonderful to see you posting again!! those cinnamon rolls and muffins look particularly enticing :0)

Veggie Cookster said...

Mmm, the orange poppy seed muffins sound delicious. I made apple pecan muffins the other day... still need to blog about it, but they came out pretty good. Even omni fiance liked them! :)

Carrie™ said...

Good to see you back Jody! I've had my digital camera for 2 years now and I'm still discovering things i can do with it. I guess I should have read the instruction book, eh?
Cinnamon rolls look killer! I haven't tried those muffins yet. I remember looking at the recipe, but I didn't have poppy seeds. I might just go ahead and add more orange if you say it's not strongly flavoured.
BTW, it's your move in Scrabulous!

Vegan_Noodle said...

So glad you're back Jody!! :-) I am officially the last person to make those pumpkin cinnamon rolls.. still havne't gotten around to it!
Have a blast with your new camera!

Dori said...

Congrats on the camera! I also made Dreena's orange poppy seed muffins not long ago. I liked the nutritious of it, but I thought it needed a little more flavoring ..... like chocolate chips. ;)

Cakespy said...

Falafel waffles?! It kind of rhymes and how wonderful!

Cookiemouse said...

Good luck with the new camera. Falafel is one of my favourite foods, and very popular here in Amsterdam.

Catherine said...

PUMPKIN CINNAMON ROLLS?!?!?!?

Where have those been all my life?

I'll have to see if I can scrounge up the recipe. :)

Bryan Rathouz said...

Falafel waffles? Never heard of that... cool, though!

As far as checking out vegan blogs, you may find my vegan blog tracker helpful. :-)

Kalesy said...

Welcome back Jody! Glad to hear all is (mostly) well.

Food looks yummy as always, but what I really LOVED was the plate in that last pic. Where'd ya get it?

textual bulldog said...

Tjose falafel waffles are GENIUS!!! I can't wait to try them out. Thanks so much for posting this!