Clare’s Meringues with Aguafaba

You know the viscous water that you’ve cooked your garbanzos or white beans in? You can use it for a direct replacement for egg whites. It’s used for frostings and so many recipes, Including meringues, fudge and marshmallows. Clare’s using it on her vegan gingerbread house!

1 egg white = 2 T. agua faba

1 whole egg = 3 T. agua faba

Recipe of the Day – Clare’s Midnight Meringues

Ingredients:
8 T. aguafava , and beat the hell out of it.
4 drops chocolate stevia
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
t tsp. raw unsweetened coconut flakes,
2.5 TBS cocoa nibs
1/4 c. cocoa powder
Directions:
    Beat the aguafaba with the cream of tartar until they stand in peaks. Gently fold in the rest of the ingredients and bake at 225 degrees F. for one hour… – less than 1 g. of sugar in each. BAM.
Word of the Day – agaufaba – bean water
Tip of the Day – You have to beat the heck out of it.

Deb’s Fava Garbanzo Patties

These  half-garbanzo, half-fava bean falafels we had at my friend, Deb’s house, were so good, the best I ever had over any restaurant!

Recipe of the Day – Garbanzo Fava Falafels

Ingredients for about 12 falafel balls:

1 c. dried garbanzo beans aka chickpeas (SOAKED 1 HOUR IN BOILING WATER OR OVERNIGHT IN COLD) 

1 c. FRESH FAVA BEANS

1/2 yellow onion, diced

4 cloves minced garlic

1/2 c. chopped Italian parsley

1 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste

1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 rounded T. flour (Gluten-free)

2 tsp. lemon juice

1/2 c. sundried tomatoes

2 T. coconut oil

Directions:

Soak garbanzos over night, process in vitamix or food processor, until they hold together when you squeeze them into a ball. Then process the fresh favas the same way . Then process the onions, garlic, etc, till pretty fine ground, and stir it all together. I use ground dry garbanzos for the flour, but anything will work. Put in fridge or freezer for at least half hour or more. Then fry in 2T. coconut oil. Fry at 350°F for about 5 minutes or until browned and crispy. Serve with tahini sauce.

Word of the Day – mejor – best

Tip of the Day – I still and always will get recipes from everyone, all the time, my friends, the waiters, cooks, etc. Send me yours!

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