Falafel Friday (NZD #3)

It’s Friday today. And that means that it is a day for me to make a new recipe that I would like to try. I feel as though I am not the only one that goes through this, but I’m starting to find that my cupboards are getting full with left overs from other cooking ventures. So I figured I should find a recipe that uses most of what I already have in the fridge.

There is a blog that I follow called The Gastronomy Gal and the recipes that she comes up with are amazing! I found one for a baked falafel with rice that I figured would be perfect to use up some excess rice and chickpeas that I had lying around from previous recipes. You can find her blog here at thegastronomygal.com. I have also posted a link to the recipe itself below so you can check it out as well.

Did you know that you can’t get Tahini in the little town I live near? Not where I normally go for groceries anyways. This posed a bit of a challenge as I didn’t really feel like making my own either. (Although I think I will next time). I did however find some sesame steak sauce. Which looking at the ingredients was well…. close enough I guess. I just added some maple syrup and fresh garlic to it and it turned out alright.

The presentation is something I am working on for all of my dishes and leaves something to be desired but it tasted great and that is the most important part!

the falafel was great, and the rice was nice and buttery. I also only made a half recipe as it is only me that has to eat it. and I didn’t want to be eating it for a week straight but even a half recipe makes enough for one person to eat it twice.

Definitely head on over and try it out for yourself!

** SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR NUTRITION FACTS ** I’ve been loving Halal street food like Halal Guys and other chains. Their falafels are to die for and I have always wanted to make them at home with a baked version instead of a fried version just so I could cut back on consumption of some […]

Baked Falafel and Rice (Vegan + GF) — The Gastronomy Gal

What I had hoped to achieve today and what I want to achieve tomorrow


  • 200 word blog post.
  • 1 hour yoga.
  • Weight lifting.
  • Grocery shopping.
  • Study for 2 hours.
  • Course project for 1 hour.
  • Cook weekend recipe.
  • Read for 1 hour.


  • 200 word blog post.
  • 8 km run.
  • Study 2 hours.
  • Clean Car inside/outside.

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