All Shook Up

Last New Years Eve, my friends and I made a pact that this would be ‘our year.’

In some ways, it has been. But this is also the year that I broke my arm, had all four wisdom teeth removed, and had a tire blow out while driving down the highway. And it’s only July.

There are few things as terrifying as sitting in a stopped vehicle just waiting for a car going 80 miles an hour to hit the corner of your car and spin you into a deadly oblivion. Luckily, I kept most of my wits about me and managed to call 911, a tow truck, and Dave while I melted slowly in the heat listening to the music of blaring car horns.

But I left the house on a mission: to get groceries to make dinner tonight. And I did.

Falafel Crumble Wraps (Serves 6)

  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg white
  • Tzatiki sauce, chopped tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese, and tortillas for serving

In a food processor, combine chickpeas, 1 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, and tahini. Blend well and move to a medium sized bowl.

Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a medium pan over medium high eat. Add onions and saute about 5-6 minutes.

Add the garlic and saute one more minute. Remove from heat and stir in turmeric, coriander, and cumin.

Add onion mixture along with sea salt, egg white, and breadcrumbs to the chickpea mixture.

Stir well until combined.

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in pan. Add falafel mixture, and cook about 5-6minutes. Flip and cook an additional 5-6 minutes, breaking the mixture up.

When falafel mixture is golden and crunchy, remove from heat.

Crisp tortillas in a pan, then top with spinach, tomatoes, falafel mixture, feta, and tzatiki sauce.

Adapted from: Healthy with Heather

I served mine with a side of crunchy and delicious kale chips, tossed in olive oil, garlic salt, and cumin, and baked at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.

When do meals taste the best? When you’ve had a near-death experience, that’s when.

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