What is life without falafel? I think I had some of the best falafel while living in Dubai, and I will not pretend this one lives up to those, but it is a super decent lectin free replacement, chickpea free and Plant Paradox approved. Taste wise is the same, mainly due to the amazing mix of spices I used: cumin (my favorite), ground coriander and cardamom. The texture is a little bit soft, unlike a real falafel, but I am still yet to find a vegetable that gives the same consistency as chickpeas.
Cooking food in the oven is one of my favorite ways in the kitchen. It’s so easy, I can do something else while the food is in the oven, not much to clean after. And when I can mix lots of super gut loving veggies in the same pan I know it’s a winner.
Before starting the Plant Paradox program I used to make pumpkin soup occasionally, and I loved the creaminess and depth of taste, and vibrant color. Fear not, I found the perfect replacement to my vibrant pumpkin soup, using some of the darlings of a healthy guy diet: root vegetables and resistant starches.
Everyone starts The Plant Paradox program with the famous green smoothie, but I didn’t. I started it with baking orange-cranberry muffins. That says something about me, right? Joke aside, the reason I didn’t make a smoothie for two weeks was because I had no blender. I ordered a blender, waited for it to come, and started experimenting with the original green smoothie from the book, until I reached a mix I am satisfied with. The reason I call it Green Dream is because when I shared the smoothie for the first time on my Instagram, someone commented that it looks like a green dream, and I asked that person permission to use this as the official name. He agreed.