verdant spheres [edamame falafels with jalapeño sauce]


Selama Ashal’anore!

Everyone’s favorite vengeful Blood Elf mage, Kael’thas Sunstrider made his way into the Nexus a few months back. I’ve had a chance to play him several times in ranked, but honestly, I’m not super comfortable with his play style.


I’m more of a Jaina kind of gal (awwwwkward). However, Kael’thas is still a super fun hero to play! I mean, c’mon, FREE living bombs?! YOU GET A LIVING BOMB. AND YOU GET A LIVING BOMB. EVERYONE GETS A LIVING BOMB!

And it’s all thanks to those magical Verdant Spheres. Those Verdant Spheres are his signature accessory. A powerful fashion statement only worn by most haute blood mages!

I’ve immortalized these iconic artifacts in food form: edamame falafels! These falafels are packed full of nutrients which will surely keep you fueled during your quest for vengeance.



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 1 cup of tahini sauce*
  4. 1 tablespoon of cumin
  5. 1 tablespoon of coriander
  6. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  7. 5 – 7 cloves of garlic, diced
  8. 1/4 cup of cilantro, roughly chopped
  9. 1/2 cup of parsley, roughly chopped
  10. 1 1/2 cups of edamame, shelled
  11. 1 onion, roughly diced
  12. 2 jalapeños, diced

*To make homemade tahini sauce, combine: tahini paste, garlic, lemon juice, water and salt.


Prep time for this recipe is roughly 15 minutes. Cook time is about 35 minutes. This makes about 3 servings (about 3 falafels each).


  1. Put your onion, edamame, onion, cilantro, 1 jalapeño, and 1/4 cup of parsley in a food processor.blog_verdantspheres_mix
  2. Add in your salt, pepper, cumin, and coriander.
  3. Drizzle in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and pulse to combine.
  4. Continue until it forms a smooth paste.blog_verdantspheres_mix2
  5. Remove and set aside.


  1. Set your oven to 375° F.
  2. Line a pan or baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Using a spoon, scoop out golf ball sized balls of the falafel dough. Roughly shape them into a sphere and drop them onto the parchment paper. Use a butter knife to smooth out the balls.blog_verdantspheres_balls
  4. Bake for 35 minutes or crispy. In order to keep them green, I decided not to flip them.


  1. Place tahini sauce, jalapeño pepper, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and your remaining parsley in a food processor.
  2. Process until it’s a smooth paste.
  3. Dip a spoon in the sauce and place the back of the spoon against a plate. Drag the spoon up and lift carefully to create a smear affect (or the flame for the verdant spheres).
  4. Place one of the falafels on top of the sauce.
  5. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle parsley over the plate.
  6. Eat!



Now you can embrace AND eat the power of Verdant Spheres! ???????? GLORY TO THE SIN’DOREI! ????????

bottomless potion of fear [tropical açaí smoothie]


Sanctuary is a scary scary place. You never know what sort of demons are lurking in the shadows! But you know what you can use to scare away demons?


The Bottomless Potion of Fear is the latest addition to the Legendary Potion arsenal. When used, it will fear surrounding enemies. However, one thing I noticed is that this potion looks strangely familiar to açaí juice!


I love açaí. It has a very interesting taste and I love incorporating it into my daily breakfast. So why not create a delicious smoothie that’s great in the mornings and great while slaying demons in Westmarch?



  1. 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  2. 1/2 tablespoon of raw agave
  3. 1 cup of pineapples
  4. 1 cup of blueberries
  5. 2 cups of açaí berry juice

If you want your smoothie to be icier, use frozen blueberries and pineapples. This recipe is also vegan!


This recipe takes about 7 minutes total to make. This will make 1 serving.

  1. Place your oats in your blender and pour your açaí juice over the oats. Allow the oats to soak up the juice.
  2. Add in your pineapples and blueberries. Blend to combine.
  3. Add in your agave. If this isn’t sweet enough, feel free to add more.
  4. Enjoy!

GG, WP Nephalem!

This recipe is easy, quick, and healthy. You’ll feel refreshed and ready to take on the day… Even if that day includes facing the Lord of Terror.



If you’re looking for more Sanctuary inspired drinks to quench your thirst, check out the Bottomless Potion of Kulle-Aid and the fabled Bottomless Potion of Pumpkin Spice.