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I was shopping at a local grocery store when I noticed falafel patties for 89¢ each at their deli counter. !!! That seemed outrageously
expensive when I knew that I had a mix in my pantry for falafel patties made from healthy ingredients (brand Fantastic) that cost $1.89.

  • So I hustled right home, made up the mix (just add water), put some canned garbanzo beans found in my refrig into the food processor with a smidgeon of ground cumin and olive oil, then added them to the mix for a bit more texture.
  • I made this mix with the added garbanzo beans into about 25 patties about the same size as I saw in the deli.
  • I baked them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. To make clean up easy, I lined my baking sheet with parchment paper and just tossed that when done.

I served them in warmed pita bread halves with the traditional diced cucumber, tomato and lettuce, topped with tahini (sesame seed butter)
thinned with equal parts water and lemon juice until spoonable, but still a little thick.

For color and additional flavor, I added some chopped chives fresh from my garden.

I served them with fresh corn on the cob and steamed fresh green
beans mixed 50-50 with garlic scapes (the flower stalks from garlic bulbs, found in our garden and also available during the summer at a good produce market) plus a salad of more fresh tomatoes slices, small fresh mozzarella balls and fresh basil.

Easy to do on a hot summer evening or any other time of the year. This was a delicious feast.


In my book, I have included the names of several dozen cookbooks which feature recipes that are compatible with (or that can be modified to fit) the ultra-healthy diet I follow, including some resources which are free.

I am also collecting recipes to include in a future edition of my book as well as to be featured on "Menus and recipes".   I have asked readers to send me any recipes that they have found to be great-tasting and easy to prepare, and that emphasize the nutritional guidelines which are outlined in my book.  I will also consider taking people's favorite "normal" recipes and posting versions which are modified for maximal cancer prevention.

If you have a recipe you wish to submit for possible inclusion in either my book or on this web page, please send it to me.  If the recipe is from a cookbook or other printed source, please include the name, author, and publisher of the source so that I can ask for permission to reprint the recipe.  If it is a recipe you created, or a family favorite, please indicate that, also.

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