Start off with a salad meal deal with hummus and baba ganoush. I don't normally like baba ganoush, but Maoz' version is more sweet than smoky so I find it dee-licious. Combined with the hummus it serves as a fantastic dressing (more on that later).
You will be handed your bowl: a layer of lettuce, falafel balls, and your sides. Now get to work.
Top with red cabbage because it's yummy and flexible: really fill in the valleys between your falafels. Then go to town with the roasted broccoli and cauliflower. My Maoz cuts these into bite size pieces so that they're all perfectly cooked and, much like ingredients in a chopped salad (though not so miniscule), they don't have to be cut. Now sprinkle tabouli, and then plop on some of the corn/mushroom mixture. Take a moment to generously drizzle tahini over the whole concoction, but you're not done yet! Time for more cabbage, paper-thin marinated dill cucumbers, and as much more broccoli and cauliflower as you can fit (you'll thank me later). **WARNING: Make sure to embrace the naturally occurring mountainous shape your salad will take, as it will all squash out flat and even when you close the lid. Failure to comply with this tip may result in an embarrassing incident of overflow. Remember: you want other patrons of Maoz to admire your salad building skills, not laugh at your
Once home, open your container and admire your handiwork:
Then invert it onto a plate:
Evenly divide into two healthy meals by simply scooping half of the plateful right back into the container it came from: instant leftovers for the next day and no extra dishes. Try to evenly distribute all of your ingredients so that you don't find yourself, say, overloaded with cauliflower on one day and without the next. There are five, so,
Now comes the tricky part. You want to mix up the hummus and baba ganoush so that it acts like a dressing, but you should also make every effort not to mix them together. It sounds crazy, but believe me: you'll appreciate being able to enjoy the separate tastes. Now douse your plate with hot sauce and mix.
Voila, you are ready to enjoy.
P.S. Are these containers getting smaller, or am I building up a tolerance?