How many lentils are in a bowl of lentil soup? Don’t start laughing yet, Beautiful People; this was an earnest question posed to my husband by his nutritionist. Well, how does he know? He eats what I put in front of him, and sometimes snacks on what he finds in the refrigerator, which is what I had placed there.
That’s how I felt when I was given the official list of itemized portions of ingredients. It says on it, and I am not kidding, “3/4 cup beans per day.” I have correctly guessed it referred to cooked, rather than raw beans, yet I still felt I was turning into a bean counter.
As you will see in a great video I have discovered on a wonderful site https://dietrecipevideos.com, to make real – and delicious! – falafels, you need to soak dry chickpeas. As a result, they triple in size. I will not bore you with tedious math I actually did with the help of a calculator (hey, I can do math, when I have to; I just hate doing it!). Here is the step-by-step video:
It goes without a saying that I baked them, and my husband was very happy with a portion of five in a gluten free spinach wrap, complemented by a huge Kale and Papaya salad (you can see it here), to keep both of us young and healthy.
Enjoy, Beautiful People!