Chef Lena's healthy twist on the classic falafel sandwich, baked with olive oil (not deep fried), whole wheat pita bread, anti-inflammatory turmeric tahini sauce, pickled red onions and carrots, fresh sliced tomato, cucumber, and arugula.
Lena Elkousy is a plant-based holistic foods chef, health coach, and yoga teacher. She started her restaurant culinary career in LA in 2004, and then worked as a private chef and caterer for high profile clientele beginning in 2008 in Malibu and Hollywood. Lena began her journey into the world of culinary healing upon moving to New York and studying health coaching through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2012. She believes that food is fuel, and not all calories are created equal— putting in calories that “burn clean”, and have anti-inflammatory properties will make you feel energized, and improve your digestion, mood, and overall health. She cooks with functional foods—meaning that the ingredients have nutritional benefits and have been prepared in a way in which these are bio-available, and are seasonal, local, organic, and carbon-neutral. She has healed herself and witnessed many clients and friends recover from “chronic” and “auto-immune” illnesses, which are more frequently than not caused by inflammation triggered by toxins in food and/or unknown food sensitives. By eliminating many of these toxins and allergens, using as many fresh, medicinal ingredients as possible, and making everything from scratch, Chef Lena’s food is nutrient rich, delicious, creative, and makes you feel good. Lena is Egyptian American, and has been traveling internationally with culinary adventure and curiosity her whole life, and this adventurousness is reflected in her unique cuisine. Lena has also been studying and practicing yoga for over a decade, and teaching since 2014. She leads retreats domestically and abroad, encompassing her passion for holistic lifestyle through yoga, cooking workshops, nutrition, nature, and mindfulness. She loves spending her free time gardening and traveling. Lena is currently based between NYC and the UK.
I love it. I am sad because I don't see it available on the menu for the first two weeks in July. Please keep offering this meal. It is one of my CU favorites.
Maritza · 06/25/23
Isaac · 06/19/23
Absolutely love this falafel dish. So tasty and the put it together yourself aspect is fun. It keeps well for traveling to work and then eating it there.
Sarah · 06/19/23
Super tasty, loved the golden tahini
Sarah · 06/12/23
Always consistently good
Maxime · 06/02/23
simple and tasty. a great lunch option.
Casey · 05/20/23
The taste of the ingredients makes this a 5-star dish - everything is on point. I'm not a huge sandwich lover, but still, will order again.
Meghan · 04/23/23
very hearty and tasty.
Arthur · 02/13/23
Aleppo Pepper, Apple Cider Vinegar, Arugula, Baking Soda, Black Pepper, Carrots, Chickpeas, Cilantro, Coriander, Cucumber, Cumin, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Himalayan Salt, Italian Parsley, Jalapeno Peppers, Kosher Salt, Lemon Juice, Maple Syrup, Onions, Pita, Plum Tomatoes, Pure Ground Hulled Sesame Seeds, Red Onions, Tahini Paste, Turmeric, Wheat Gluten, Yeast
Recommended for special occations.
1. Preheat to 350F
2. Remove sleeve and peel back film
3. Pour sauce on top
4. Heat up for 12 mins or until heated through
Don't you worry is time is an isue we got you covered!
1. Remove sleeve and peel back film to vent
2. Pour sauce on top
3. Microwave for 2 mins
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