Pumpkin Falafel

Falafel are rather easy to make, the basic ingredients being chickpeas, onions, garlic, lemon, and parsley. But if you are using a food processor instead of a meat mincer, you will most probably end up with a mixture that does not really bind together. To solve this binding issue, flour is commonly added. But in my opinion, adding flour results in rather dried falafel. The solution? Adding some cooked roots vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, beetroot, or … pumpkin! This will help the mixture binding together while providing extra moisture, resulting in a lovely falafel that will not break your tooth. It’s nearly Halloween, so let’s make pumpkin falafel!

Pumpkin falafel
Pumpkin falafel served with sauteed kale, fried mushrooms, and beetroot hummus

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Pumpkin and Apple crumble

Tasty and healthy vegan crumble packed with nutrients – from the veg, the fruits, the seeds, the oats, and the wholemeal flour. In this pumpkin and apple crumble, the dates replace the sugar that a conventional recipe would use (you can also use one ripe banana instead of the dates) and the spices give some additional flavours that perfectly complement the sweetness from the fruits. And if you don’t believe that it’s healthier than a commercial crumble, see the nutritional facts below the recipe.

Pumpkin and Apple Crumble
Pumpkin and apple crumble served with dairy-free yogurt

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