|A mistaken recipe becomes another....|
|As the Obamas wait for AfroVeganChick's menu....|
|"Magic Carpet," acrylic on canvas, 96" x 98," 1964.|
I originally planned to make falafel. A two bean falafel. I'm sure the Obamas would love falafel.
The Trader Joe's version- a very, very delicious must try- features both garbanzo and fava beans. The adventurous side of me figured that this was a great challenge. Due to nervous tithers-- actually no I had no flour-- the falafel turned into a thick, creamy consistency. Without that certain stiff firmness, the falafel couldn't be formed into perfect balls for intended frying. Instead, I turned my mistake into a rich, fragrant sauce, mirroring intentions. Yum! And the color......
I'm not going to stop experimenting with the two beans. I think a falafel is still possible.
For now, the Obamas will enjoy the falafel style cream. If they stayed for dessert- turmeric banana pudding is always good......
3 tablespoon olive oil
15 oz garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
15 oz fava beans, drained and rinsed
2 teaspoon panko bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoon water
|Rinse garbanzo and fava beans together.|
|In a medium sized bowl, mix together the beans with olive oil, curry powder, dried parsley, garlic, lemon juice, turmeric, panko bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper. Pulse this mixture together in a blender or food processor with water.|
|Creamy, smooth whipped appeal.|
|Beautiful "magic carpet" color.|
|Plugging shamelessly, imagining the reactions of Barack and Michelle.....|
|Funny thing: the moment I warmed the cream up in olive oil, it started to form shapes as though it wanted to be falafel despite very creamy state of mind.|
|Close up texture. Atop of Basmati rice.|