falafel. gnocchi. couscous. all food words that i love saying. and EATING. i need to start a list of funny food words.

okay, so who knew that falafel was literally fried hummus? not me. that would explain why i love ordering falafels so much.


  • 1 (15 ounce) can of chickpeas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup bread crumbs

Directions: Combine all ingredients (except for the last one) into a food processor or blender. After mixture is mushed together, pour into large mixing bowl. Add bread crumbs and knead mixture together. Take a half-handful of the mixture, roll into a ball, and flatten into a pattie. Fry pattie in skillet until brown. Serve with warm pita bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, and plain yogurt.


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