These falafel nachos were the perfect way to end a busy day!


Hey Andrea – sometimes I wish you were my next door neighbor so I could walk over and ask you fashion advice!  Or maybe can I have your phone number so I can text you before I leave the house?  I’d be texting you at 5:00 a.m. your time though! šŸ˜›

These pants are so comfy, but as soon as I looked down while on the train platform I had second thoughts.  Were they too fitted?  Does this top go with them?   They were $.50 at Goodwill šŸ˜€  Thoughts?!

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I think I created a new hashtag – #beefandberries!  Since I am diabetic, I have to pair a protein with a carb so my blood sugar doesn’t spike.  Banana pancake, blueberries, and beef – the trifecta of breakfast goodness and 7 smart points.

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My sister ditched me at lunch again yesterday.  Something about getting her son his books for school and spending time with him – nice excuse – ha!  It was really windy yesterday.

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I ended my walk at the farmers market across the street from my office – I bought $5 of these mushrooms – they may be the star of my party pizza Friday tonight.

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Work was super busy – I didn’t eat my lunch until nearly 2:30 – more beef stew for 10 points.

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When I got home from work I was all by myself!  That hardly ever happens.  I got a text from Hannah that she and Jacob were out to dinner with a friend, so I got bizzy in my kitchen.  I have no idea how I came up with making falafel nachos.  Maybe because I had a bag of Sweet Potato tortilla chips from Trader Joe’s on my counter?  But I didn’t have any chick peas, so I used canelli beans!  And I know a lot of falafel recipes call for dried beans, but ain’t nobody got time for that.  These were light and fluffy!

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I also didn’t have any tzatziki, but this cucumber ranch from Bolthouse was delicious.

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These chips though – so good!  I need to do another TJ run this weekend.

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One serving of tortilla chips (4), lite mozzarella (2), three falafel (3) and a drizzle of cucumber ranch (1).

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this is a plate of falafel nachos


Yield: 14
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

A quick and easy week night supper. Serve the falafel on a pita, or dip into hummus as a snack.


  • 1 cup canelli beans, drained, (beans from one can)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Throw everything into a food processor and pulse, just until combined.  I deep fried my balls at 350 degrees - I got 14 balls out of this recipe, and they come in at 1 WW smart point each.  
  2. I used a melon baller to form the balls.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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My friend and her husband are out of town.  When they planted their garden in the spring, they had no idea that they would be gone for two weeks in South Africa to attend a wedding, so I get to raid their garden this weekend.  I have no idea what they have planted, but I will try my best to can stuff for them so they can at least enjoy the fruits of their labor when they get back.

Momma, check out this picture of you canning!  My guess is this might be 1980??  

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I cannot believe it’s September 1 already – this year has flown by.  My office is closing at 3:00 today, but I know I’ll be busy right up until that point.  I hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend!  Make it a great day šŸ˜€