Kamfort Food

Vegan Baked Falafel Recipe

01.07.17

The first time I had falafel was when my sister made them for our weekly games night and they were DELICIOUS!!! I’m not one to try new things, so I was a bit uncertain, but they were surprisingly so so delicious, especially when served in a pita. The only downside was that they were fried. I love fried food, but always feel guilty eating too much of it. So when I found this recipe for a vegan baked falafel that tasted equally as good as the traditional fried one, in the book Vegan Sandwiches Save The Day, I had to share! We have made these several times now and have made some slight adjustments, but the authors of the book, Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes are the ones to praise for such an amazing recipe.

My favorite way to serve the falafel is a pita. I just spread some Vegenaise on the sides and fill the pita with some shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and cucumbers and topped with some Creamy Cucumber dressing or hummus.

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INGREDIENTS – Vegan Baked Falafel

2 cups chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup onion, minced

1/4 cup lemon juice

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp parsley, minced

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp red pepper flakes

2 tsp ground coriander

2 tsp olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 pinch black pepper

2 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp all purpose flour

1 tbsp olive oil, for brushing

DIRECTIONS – Vegan Baked Falafel

Preheat oven to 400’F.

Brush a baking tray with some olive oil.

Mix together all ingredients except baking powder and all purpose flour and mash together using a potato masher.

Once mashed, add in baking powder and all purpose flour and use your hands to form into a dough.

Now, make small tablespoon sized balls, and flatten slightly and place onto baking tray.

Repeat. This recipe should give you around 20-24 balls.

Bake at 400’F for 10 minutes. After 15 minutes, flip sides and bake another 5 minutes.

Kamfy Living

2 Ideas for Wrapping Gifts Using Supplies you Have at Home

12.20.16

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As you can tell from my blog, I like to find creative ways to make things using items I have at home. I am all about saving money, so I try to find inexpensive ways to do things that normally people spend a ton of money on. And wrapping paper and accessories can really cost a lot! It’s the holiday season and people are already on tight budgets, so I hope the ideas I share with you today will help you out and prevent you from having to spend additional money just to wrap your gift. I will focus today’s post on using items you probably already have at home so you don’t have to go out to buy anything.

But this does involve being the type of person that doesn’t throw things away. Think about what you are throwing out and whether it can be recycled, repurposed or donated. If you apply this mentality, I’m sure you will accumulate items that will help you save money and for the purposes of this blog, wrap gifts!

Next time you receive a gift from anyone, keep the gift bag, tissue paper, ribbon, wrapping paper, or whatever accessory they used to wrap the gift. This is a good way to start your collection. Although, in this blog post, I didn’t use any of these items!

For the first idea, I used leftover wallpaper! I have this beautiful wallpaper from Rifle Paper Co. and while we were applying it on our bedroom wall, I kept every scrap that was left over because I thought it would make an awesome gift wrap! And it does! It’s beautiful, crisp and white and fits perfectly for a holiday gift wrap. To finish it off, I used a scrap piece of fabric to tie a bow around it! I enjoy sewing and usually have a bunch of fabric scraps that I collect but can never find a use for. But for wrapping, they are the perfect! To add a final special touch, I added a piece of fir, an acorn, and a twig, all of which you can find in your backyard!

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This second idea is my personal favorite! What I did was use the clear plastic box that the Ferrero Rocher chocolate came in from my previous post. This box when correctly accessorized can look very classy, especially when whatever you are gifting is also visually appealing. I added some fresh fir tree branches cut into small pieces and layered them into the box as a filler. The fir smells amazing and is the perfect filler that you can get right from your backyard! I placed my gift items on top. To finish it off, I used another piece of fabric cut into the size of a ribbon and tied it around the box and placed a couple of dried lavender pieces that I had lying around.

I think these gift wrap ideas turned out amazing and I hope I inspired you to think outside the box and use whatever you have at home to create a beautiful wrap for your gifts! Please let me know in the comments below what you use to wrap gifts and what you think of the ideas I shared today!

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Kamfort Food

Amazing Ferrero Rocher and Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe

12.18.16

One of our favorite chocolates is Ferrero Rocher, so when we were thinking of creating a hot chocolate recipe for the blog, we knew we had to try one that had Ferrero Rocher in it! And because it contains hazelnut, we thought Nutella would be the perfect compliment. So, we created the Ferrero Rocher and nutella hot chocolate. You’re gonna love it!

Ferrero Rocher and Nutella Hot Chocolate

The recipe is quite rich and definitely heavier than your typical hot chocolate, but it is the holiday season so sit back and indulge in this delicious hot chocolate!

It’s a simple recipe that literally takes under 5 minutes to make, so I don’t need to write too much. Enjoy the photos and recipe will be at the end!

Happy Holidays!!

Ferrero Rocher and Nutella Hot Chocolate

Ferrero Rocher and Nutella Hot Chocolate

Ferrero Rocher and Nutella Hot Chocolate

Ferrero Rocher and Nutella Hot Chocolate

Ferrero Rocher and Nutella Hot Chocolate

Ferrero Rocher and Nutella Hot Chocolate

INGREDIENTS – Ferrero Rocher and Nutella Hot Chocolate

2 cups almond milk

1 tbsp Nutella

2 tbsp chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla extract

Ferrero Rocher chocolate

Whipped cream

DIRECTIONS

Heat up chocolate chips, Nutella, and half a cup of milk in a pot on medium heat.

Whisk until chocolate is melted and everything is well combined.

Whisk in the rest of the milk and the vanilla extract.

To serve, brush the rim of a mug with butter and dip into crushed Ferrero Rocher chocolate. Pour the hot chocolate and top with whipped cream and another piece of Ferrero Rocher chocolate.

Indulge and enjoy this amazing Ferrero Rocher and nutella hot chocolate recipe. For more fun recipes, check out the Kamfort Food Section of the blog!

This is the perfect drink to indulge in the cold Toronto weather. Cozy up by the fireplace with a nice and warm throw and relax by drinking this ferrero rocher and nutella hot chocolate. And why not, eat a Ferrero Rocher on the side too! Stay warm!