If you’re a fan of falafels, but are too lazy to make them, then this post is just for you. Fate has led you here and is about to impart some great wisdom into your life :p Well maybe, maybe not.
That was me though, I love falafels but always thought it’s too much of an effort to make them from scratch and I have never had the greatest experience with blending chick peas. Luckily, on my recent trip to the Refillery, I found a ‘falafel mix powder‘ from Outcast foods. A pre mix that you just add boiling water to, and then roll into falafel balls and fry or bake. I knew I had to try it and test it out.
“Outcast Foods creates easy-to-prepare healthy and yummy plant-based meals. We create instant whole-food pre-mixes, but we don’t believe in shortcuts. Our pulses are activated to increase nutrient absorption and we use only whole foods. So no gluten, fillers, preservatives or additives. Just pure quality ingredients where natural flavours are brought to life.”
Outcast Foods is based on four principles
- Easy to prepare
- Plant based
“To prepare our products at home simply add water and heat. And then devour them freshly made. Our products are loved by vegans, the health conscious and the lazy who are looking to include more plant based meals into their diet.”
The Falafel Mix
Their falafel is made using activated chickpeas, and pure herbs and spices. Although they are healthy, they are also moreish. Prepare them at home, just add boiling water and fry, and then gobble them up fresh out the pan. Even some restaurants in Cape Town and Jhb use the product.
The 2 flavours:
- Classic: Cumin, Coriander, Cilantro, Turmeric, this is a top class classic falafel
- Crazy: Beetroot, cardamom, poppy and hint more chilli
I thoroughly enjoyed them and they will certainly become a regular in my diet. I liked the crazy falafel flavour a bit more than the classic as it has a bit more spiciness to it. Check out their website to see where you can pick some up that’s closest to you!