Counting Beans to Bake Falafels

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.bean-counter-1

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!

33 Comments Add yours

  1. Jackie says:

    Oh, thank you! This recipe is just what I needed.

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    1. Very welcome, dear Jackie; I am so glad you like it!

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  2. That looks a lot easier than i thought it would be!

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    1. It’s really one of the easiest recipes I’ve come across; just dump everything into a food processor and press a button.

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  3. bingingonabudget says:

    Great post, I love Falafels. What is your favorite fall recipe?

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    1. Thank you so much, darling! I have a whole bunch of fall recipes, but this one is a big favorite by far: https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/placinda-flaky-pumpkin-pie-3/
      It also has links to some more fall recipes. Enjoy!

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  4. Oh my gosh, i will loose weight only by counting the beans. Lol But the recipe is very interesting, even if i have honestly to say, i am not really a bean lover. Except the screenplays by the famous Mr. Bean. 😉 Thank you and best wishes, Michael

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    1. Ah Michael, but I am the one who is counting the beans (as well as everything else), and he is supposed to lose weight!
      I’ve made falafels several different ways, but this one is the easiest and the healthiest by far. Mr Bean would’ve approved!
      Have a great day, dear friend.

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  5. Narine says:

    Oh great. I love falafels! I am lazy for cooking but this one looks very easy. I will try )))

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    1. Dear Narine, I’ve made falafels several different ways, but this recipe is the easiest I’ve ever tried and the healthiest too. Good luck and please let me know how it comes out!

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      1. Narine says:

        I hope on Saturday! I will let you know 🙂

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  6. I enjoyed the maths bit, but the GIF did my head in 🙂

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    1. Ah, it was meant to convey the state of my head with all this counting! Thank you, Derrick

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      1. It certainly did 🙂

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      2. I achieved my goal, then.

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  7. Falafel is one of my favs!! Thanks for sharing! ❤

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    1. So glad you like it, darling!

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    1. Thank you, dear Patricia!

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  8. Tali says:

    What a great combination – falafel and kale papaya salad! I bet it tastes great.

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    1. I know – a strange combination for an Israeli taste, but it was really good.

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  9. I do love falafel and your dish looks perfect.

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  10. Lentil soup always feels so homey. 🙂

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    1. It surely does, and with kale, it’s double-healthy. Thank you for your comment, dear Anna,

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  11. Charlee: “Hmm this sounds a little bit like one of those ‘How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?’ questions.”
    Chaplin: “That’s a tongue twister, Charlee, not a real question.”
    Lulu: “Chaplin’s right, the real question is, what is a woodchuck doing in my yard?”

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    1. Gre.at to hear from you, guys! We are glad that Mama is not putting us on the diet, especially me, Pyshka, because I like to eat. Mama says that I am getting fat but she won’t put me on a diet – she promised.
      Take care,
      The Cat Gang

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  12. oldpoet56 says:

    Reblogging this one for you Dolly.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend!

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    1. Thank you so much for reblogging, Ted!

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