Monday, September 1, 2014

Baked Falafel Pops

Happy Labor Day, and Day 1 of Vegan MoFo 2014.

Year of transitions, one of my best friends lost her 8 1/2 battle with metastatic breast cancer New Year's Day; rest in peace, CynthiaF. Her just turned 13- wanting to be 30 - year old daughter is moving to Cali with Grandma, so busy helping with that, & packing up her house to put on the market.
And packing for weekend Yoga retreat in Florida.
Which means first few weeks will be quick food that travels well. Here we go...

September - return of MoFo and football. Yes!

From Dynise Balcavage's Celebrate Vegan* (Lyons Press, ©2011),

I made the Baked Falafel, in the Babycakes Cake Pop Maker.
Why? Because it's convenient, and does not heat up the house like turning on the oven.
Original plan was to grill these on the patio; however, we were Blessed with much needed rain today. (Thank you, thank you, thank you!)
Cake Pop maker to the rescue. The auto-timer green light is geared toward baked pastries, so I had to play around a bit to make sure they were done. Baked in 8-10 minutes, since the beauty of the machine is it cooks both sides simultaneously.

Baked Falafel on bed of red leaf lettuce, with tomato basil sauce.


  1. As much as I love kitchen gadgets and appliances, I have been loathe to get one of these pop makers, but now that you mention the whole heating up the house thing, it makes good sense. I live in Texas where it's so hot and I just rarely bake in the summer or only use the toaster oven if I absolutely have to. Plus, I never in a million years thought of using it for falafel! Brilliant!

  2. This looks good! It's fun to make home-made falafels