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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Falafel and French Toast...not together, though...

Two things I have to rave about: Falafel and French Toast! (Sorry, I love alliteration.)

First, the Falafel! Last night, my mom and I went to dinner at Kansas City's renowned Jerusalem Cafe, before watching LOST. The restaurant in the Westport district of KC looks small and humble, but it has the BEST falafel I've ever eaten! They are consistently voted the best Middle Eastern food in KC. My faaaavorite thing to order there is the Falafel and Hummus Sandwich which comes in homemade pita bread with lettuce, onion, tomato, and their special tahini sauce! It is so good and so filling and so cheap and so healthy! I crave this ALL the time!My mom got her absolute favorite, too: Tabouli Salad. They have wonderful tabouli, and it has so much parsley in it that you pretty much never have bad breath again! You can get it as a dinner portion and it comes with their warm homemade Pita Bread on the side!
Next up: French Toast! I cannot emphasize enough how much I adore breakfast for dinner! Tonight, I made Bianca's (of Vegan Crunk) tester recipe for Cookin' Crunk, Sorghum Molasses French Toast! It is your basic vegan french toast, made with a tofu batter and whole grain bread of course, topped with a foamed sorghum syrup! The foam in the syrup comes from a pinch of baking soda, which thins out the sorghum a bit to make it more pourable, but also gives it a fantastically light and airy texture that compliments the thick, hearty toast perfectly!I served it with Scrambled Tofu, chock-full of veggies...especially chard! This was a perfect savory accompinament to the sweeter french toast. Brinner is served!

5 comments:

nora said...

omg i can't wait to test that! i'll be home in a week and then i can! :) the tofu scramble looks wonderful too

Bianca said...

Hehe, brinner! Breakfast does always taste better after the sun goes down. Why is that?

Thanks for trying the French toast, and I wish I could have a big ole bite of that tabouli. I love it when it's all super parsley-ey. Yes, I can say that. :-)

veggievixen said...

fantastic! i had some really good falafel in the district the other day and was totally taken back to my time in israel...yum! i haven't been too successful making it on my own, but i'm going to keep trying!

great french toast too! i need to learn how to make a good vegan version for real.

jodye said...

Mmm I had tabbouleh for dinner tonight and it was soo good! Your tofu scramble also looks amazing!

Jenn said...

Bringing back the brinner! I made the french toast for morning breakfast. Yours looks great!