Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns. Their goal is to help reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health. Each week I share meatless recipes I've tried from cookbooks and online. You can see past Meatless Monday posts by clicking here.
This week I created a "pita bar" that included the Baked Falafel recipe (which you can see on the Mom's Own Words blog) from Appetite from Reduction, and the hummus recipe from The Moosewood Cookbook. The falafel was super yummy, but sadly the hummus recipe wasn't as delicious as I remembered. I think I added too many green onions. Luckily, the hubs had a good idea. He added a little water to the hummus to make a sauce that we poured over our sandwiches. It was tasty, but made our pitas a little soggy soooo . . .
the next day I bought some lavash to wrap our leftover falafels in, and made the hummus recipe (photo above) from Appetite for Reduction, which was delish, but very garlicky. I might use a little less garlic next time. You can view the recipe on Google Books.
I'd definitely make both recipes again. They were tasty, fun to eat, and good leftovers.
Last May, you shared 19 vegetarian and vegan cookbook recommendations. One popular suggestion was How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman. Lucky me, I received a copy for my birthday from my friend, Elizabeth. I'm excited to start cooking from it, but am intimidated by its size (1008 pages!). If you've tried any of the recipes, please share your recommendations. Big thanks in advance!