Today was a dreary rainy day in southern Ontario. Yuk! To top it off our hot water heater broke last night; we couldn't even have a shower to warm up. Thank goodness for sisters! I was so cold on Saturday night I went to my sisters after our dinner party and had a nice HOT shower. Don't worry you don't keep a 10 foot radius around us tomorrow, we got it fixed.
Along with seeing friends and family this weekend we indulged in a couple of christmas movies. Andrews favourite...
Tonight we went to my sister Jacquie's for dinner. I was in charge of bringing something for her and I to eat while the boys ate some "tasty" looking salmon. Sorry, I try but I just can't make myself like fish. It's funny I have acquired a taste for most things healthy in the past 5 years but fish... I cannot handle you. Well that isn't true I will eat it, however, by the time I get it tasting edible I mine as well eat a chocolate sunday because it has so many condiments on it. So what did the girls have? Some great oven baked falafel. I ended up taking a couple of recipes and making my own. It turned out great.
|falafel, tzatziki and avocado|
No fry falafel
1 can of chickpeas
2 Tbs blackbean flour (Can probably use normal all purpose)
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs olive oil
1/4 red onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix chickpeas, flour, oil and lemon juice in a food processor on high until well mixed. Add spices and mix on high for another minute. Shape mixture into 8-10 small patties. Using a basting brush coat both sides of the patties with olive oil. Place in the oven for a total of 20 minutes flipping half way through.
You can enjoy these on salads as we did or in a pita. Make sure you get some tzatziki. We used PC blue menu. If I had had more time I would have made my own. You know christmas movie afternoons are a commitment. cough cough
As we are all on the festive fitness challenge we cannot have dessert right now. That didn't stop my nephew Carson....
|Double peanut butter ice cream, oreos, and milk|
|Aunty Jenny added some fun toppings|