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Monday
Dec052011

Falafel Republic™ | FREE Samples & More!


GET YOUR FREE FALAFEL TODAY!

This week we are giving away coupons for FREE Falafel Republic™ falafel
to the first 100 Lexie's Kitchen readers to respond.
See the end of this post for details.

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It's not every day that I do reviews here at Lexie's Kitchen. When I do, it's because I have found a product or service that I can honestly give two thumbs up.

Last night we sat down to a dinner of Falafel Republic's Traditional Falafel (and Cybele Pascal's allergy-friendly pita bread). Definitely two thumbs up (for both)! And what sealed the deal with the falafel? Falafel Republic's short and sweet list of ingredients.

Now, let me emphasize that bold copy above. "Processed in a facility with equipment that uses milk, eggs, shellfish, soy and wheat." So depending on the degree of your sensitivity(s) to potential cross contamination, you may want to use caution and always consult the package label. Falafel Republic states that their products are gluten-free and dairy-free—but not yet certifed. So please, use your judgement.

Falafel Republic™ Traditional Falafel and Cybele Pascale's allergy-friendly pita bread.

Falafel is a traditional food of the middle east with roots that stretch into the past, perhaps 4,000 years. It is a blend of ground chickpeas and fava beans, plus onions, parsley, Mediterranean herbs and spices, that is formed into balls and lightly fried. It is all natural, high in protein and fiber, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free. The falafel we tried tonight was as perfect and tasty as any falafel I've had in the past. A couple of years back I attempted making falafel and when I went to fry them up they disintegrated in the oil. Blah! I think buying them is much easier :).

Falafel Republic makes it big on NBC's "TODAY SHOW" with Lester Holt & Phil Lempert!! from Brave Agency on Vimeo.

90% of the time I cook from scratch, the other 10% of the time I rely on a convenience items. And these falafel fit the bill. They are quick to heat (fry, oven-bake, or microwave)—great for a Meatless Monday meal. They retail for around $5.99 and can be found at these major NATURAL FOODS and SPECIALTY retailers regionally and nationwide.

And as it is the season of the holiday office party, here is a quick and simple layered dip to impress your co-workers with—courtesy of the Falafel Republic website (lots more recipes there, too!).

Middle East Layered Dip

Ingredients:

8 ounces HUMMUS
8 Falafel Republic FALAFEL BALLS, crumbled
8 ounces TABOULI (Traditional tabouli is NOT gluten-free. Click here for a gluten-free quinoa version)

Directions:

In a 9 x 6" dish layer each of the above ingredients. Spread Hummus evenly over bottom.
Crumble Falafel over top. Pour Tabouli over top and carefully spread. Enjoy with crispy Pita
chips.

A Coupon for FREE Falafel for 100 Lexie's Kitchen Readers

Giveaway closed. Coupons no longer available.Today through Sunday, December 11, 2011 (10pm PST) a coupon for FREE falafel is just two "LIKES" and an email away!

Reader Comments (24)

Ooo!! Pick me! Those look delicious!!

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKara

I want to enter the giveaway!! I liked both FB pages!! :D

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah M

I already love falafel, but your photo makes it look SO GOOD!! Sounds like a great product. :)

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRicki

Falafel? Yes, please! Email sent. Thanks for the giveaway!

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

glad to hear your review, Lexie! I've seen this falafel in stores around here and I've been curious to try it :)

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCara

Must try!

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I emailed Mike and "Liked" everything (of course I already liked you m'lady). Hope I win :)

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

I love falafel. Such an awesome gluten-free option. And, wow! What an amazing giveaway. off to share this with others. Thanks!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterglutenfreeforgood

This would be great, I love falafel. I hope I win.
I sent my email and did my likes on facebook!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjulie

It was "love at first bite", over 30 years ago, when friends took me to a Turkish restaurant and I was introduced to the flavors of the Mediterranean....Falafel was my handsdown favorite! I love that it's also gluten free and can still enjoy it. I'd love love love a free sample :)

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJean Price

I liked both pages!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharis @ MannaTreats

I'm excited with how healthy it is!! Yum!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea M

Liked Falafel Republic falafel & Lexie's Kitchen on FaceBook! I would love to try some falafel with some !Tzatziki

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

what a bummer to see "processed with milk, eggs and so on -pretty much all of my son's killers"... I would have ran to the store and purchased a year supply if it didn't have the warning.. anything for me to not have to cook ;)

But i'm going to give it a try and make it myself from your recipe.
They do look amazing though!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermag

I have had one of their falafels (without any reactions) from Costco and would like to try other varieties. I liked everybody involved and emailed the guy so I guess I'm entered?

-Sea

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSea

When I found out going gluten free made me feel better, I was disheartened to give up some of my favorite foods, including pita bread and falafel. I have missed these since 2009!! So I'm excited to be able to buy healthy falafels. Can't wait!!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne

I just love falafel!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Falafel is one of those great foods that contain so few allergens,that I don't feel that I'm sacrificing good taste over necessity. Being on a plant based diet and gluten free makes this one of my faves!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

I Love these!

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol, Simply Gluten Free

I shared on facebook also!

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

These look great and would love to try them

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

I liked them on FB!

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I like you on FB too :)

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Would love to try these! They sound yummy!

December 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

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