The Village Golabki
Though their precise origins remain unclear—some food historians suggest an origin as far east as Persia—one thing is certain: golabki, or mincemeat-stuffed cabbage rolls, are a staple of Polish family life, particularly at Christmastime. Our vegetarian interpretation sources protein from green lentils, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin seeds. Antioxidants, vitamin C, and lycopene are provided by locally grown shallots, carrots, and tomatoes. And thanks to a carefully balanced spice blend including paprika, thyme, and caraway seeds, our golabki also feature the six Ayurvedic rasas.
The earliest versions of falafel (from the Arabic felfel, meaning “pepper”) were developed in ancient Alexandria and made with fava beans. Traders and sailors who took a liking to the fried patties exported the idea throughout the Mediterranean, including the Levant, where chickpea versions were eventually introduced. Our Jetsetter’s Falafel Salad, as its name suggests, is a whirlwind tour of the diverse flavors of the Mediterranean. Composed of harissa-spiced carrots (Tunisia), crispy herbed falafel (developed from a recipe by Palestinian chef Joudie Kalla), and amba-seasoned tahini dressing (Lebanon), our colorful bowl provides generous servings of vegan protein, gut-healthy fiber, antioxidant vitamin A, and anti-inflammatory spices.