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Falafel and Veggie Pita Sandwich (Vegan)

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This might be - actually, it probably is - weird, but I have some thoughts on blinkers. Like, the lights the corners of your car, you know? Perhaps, the lights you rarely/never use...? I've been thinking about them lately, but more so as they relate to real life. 

Picture it: you're driving along behind another car. All is going well, until the brake lights of the car in front of you suddenly flash on and you've got to do all you can to bring your car to an immediate stop so that you don't ram into that car. We've all been there, and maybe you'd lay on your horn to let that car know how you feel. Or maybe you're like me and you'd just take a deep breath, roll your eyes, and continue driving (but this time leaving much more space between your car and others to prevent such a situation). 

Ahhhh, there it is. There's the little Life Dude who pops into my head to turn a seemingly simple, common situation into something seriously blog-worthy. 

A blinker-involving (or I guess blinker-lacking) event identical to the one above happened to me the other day, and immediately I thought of a few people in my life who I know don't use their blinkers. 

Falafel and Veggie Pita Sandwich (Vegan)

Picture it (again): you've got a relationship with someone - romantic or casual - and all is going well, until something suddenly changes. Communication stops or drastically decreases/changes in nature. Something just isn't right, and all you can do is step back and wonder. Then, this person is turning down a road you might not even have known existed or expected to be part of that person's path. Just like that. 

I don't want this post to be all wah-wah and serious. But, I thought it was interesting, ya' know? 

I definitely know a few people who don't use their blinkers at all or as often as they probably should. Now, who am I to tell someone how to drive his/her life, buuuuut... I'm just sayin'. 

Do YOU use your blinker? Do know anyone who doesn't use theirs? 

Sigh. Just some thoughts I have. If they seem a bit unfinished, that's because I don't quite know what to do about non-blinker-people. Patience would be a good place to start, I guess. Awareness. Self-understanding and self-control. Self-LOVE. 

Anyway, yeah. That's it! 

Did I mention I love falafel? And that I'm wondering why in the world I waited until two years after beginning this blog to finally share an easy falafel pita sandwich recipe with you? I don't know. I don't have all the answers (clearly), but I do have said falafel pita sandwich so I'll stop talking and let you get on to that. 

Falafel and Veggie Pita Sandwich (Vegan)

Makes 1 pita, 2 halves

Homemade falafel
1 whole-grain pita
Tomato, diced
Cucumber, diced
Red onion, diced
Mixed greens
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Tahini dressing

  1. Prepare the falafel according to directions and set aside to cool when finished. 
  2. Toast the pita bread in the oven or a toaster and in the meantime, whisk together the ingredients for tahini dressing. 
  3. When the pita is finished toasting, stuff it with veggies - mixed greens go in first, followed by falafel, and then assorted diced veggies. 
  4. Sprinkle with cilantro and drizzle with tahini dressing. 
  5. Serve immediately and store leftover falafel and veggies in airtight containers in the fridge. 
  6. Enjoy!
Falafel and Veggie Pita Sandwich (Vegan)