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We have been doing a variation of this dish for ages now. Originally, this recipe was pretty much a straight up, traditional falafel, cooked in a waffle iron. Which is fine, because, who doesn't like falafel. But, after seeing it turn up all over the place, we started to think, maybe we are doing a disservice to such a clever name. I mean, come on, Fawaffle! Previously, the only resemblance to an actual waffle was the shape in which it was presented. So, when it dawned on us that we could up the game by an actual combination, we ran with it. The marriage of a light and fluffy waffle, with those classic middle eastern flavors and savory garbanzos, is pretty perfect, and perfect is good.


  • 3/4 cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 can (or equivalent fresh cooked) garbanzos, skins removed. Yes, this is a pain in the ass, but necessary.
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 small onion, small dice
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk

Combine garbanzos, garlic, onion, parsley, and spices in a food processor. Process until it forms a rough paste. In a large bowl combine egg, milk, and chickpea mixture. Gently fold in flour until totally combined. Heat waffle iron, and cook per manufacturers instructions. Garnish with your favorite falafel toppings: tahini, tzatziki, red onion, tomato, feta, hummus, pickle,or even a fried egg.

Serve immediately.

broccoli + lemon + olives + almonds

 First off, Happy New Year, friends. Secondly, sorry (kind of) for the extended absence. Holidays, ya know! Anyway, we are back, and ready to go. We have a ton of big plans for B&C in 2014. So, let's get started, shall we.

With the start of the new year, most people are ready to come out swinging. Let's Cleanse! All raw! Nothing processed! No white sugar! While we think these things are pretty great for some folks, we believe in moderation. We are starting small, and easing into January. For instance, say we have cold pizza for breakfast, we might not also have it for lunch. See, we can do healthy!

O.k, maybe not cold pizza, but we're not going crazy in the opposite direction either. This recipe kind of sums up how we feel this time of year. It is simply prepared; nothing fussy. It has plenty of healthy components, but doesn't make you feel like you are depriving yourself. Really, that's about as good as it gets for a healthy start to a new year.

broccoli + lemon + olives + almonds
  • 6 cups broccoli. cut into small florets. stems peeled and cut into small pieces
  •  1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • juice + zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, optional

In a large pot, fitted with a steamer basket, cook broccoli over high heat until crisp tender (about 7-10 min). Remove from heat, toss with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.