Recipes from An Epicurious Lifestyle's kitchen

Tag: Jalapeño

Sopes with Shitake Mushrooms

Sopes with Shitake Mushrooms

Peter bought me Aaron Sanchez’s new cookbook ~ Simple Food, Big Flavor. He focus’s on Mexican street food – which if you’ve been to Mexico, the street vendors are where you get some of your most amazing and interesting food! We had gone to the […]

Creepy Cocktails, Chili, and Jalapeno Cornbread

Creepy Cocktails, Chili, and Jalapeno Cornbread

  My family always comes to our house to celebrate Halloween, because we have the  four-year-old…and  I always make chili and cornbread! This year I saw this super-cool  Martha Stewart cocktail that had a creepy spider made of licorice. It looked simple enough to make…so […]

Falafels with Flat Bread

Falafels with Flat Bread

I had made a falafel-crusted fish the other night and had some left over falafel mixture and yogurt sauce so… I made falafels with flat bread. I actually just used my pizza dough recipe and tweaked it so it didn’t rise as much as a pizza dough. They were tasty!!!


1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons minced jalapeno chili

½ cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

2 tablespoons flour

To make the falafel mixture: Drain the chickpeas. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, cilantro, salt, onion powder, and jalapeno and process to a smooth mixture. Pour into a bowl and fold in the panko, cumin, sesame seeds and, flour. Then form into small disc and slightly flatten.

Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil to 350 degrees and cook falafels until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.


1 ½ cups plain yogurt

2 tablespoons sumac powder (available at Whole Foods)

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


1 yellow onion sliced

1 Roma tomato diced

Mixed salad greens or romaine

I made my own flat bread but… you can just buy it too!

Peter Pick: Blue Moon Beer with an orange slice!

~Happy Cooking!