Socca with rainbow chard


I love these. Pretty much anything with chickpea flour is going to be a winner with me. And we’re throwing greens on top? Heck yeah! In Provence, these simple, thin flatbreads are calledĀ socca. Just over the border in Liguria, they are called farinata. You can make small socca like I do for this recipe, or you can make large pieces that you slice up for sharing. On their own, socca are relatively simple in flavor, and given that, the addition of any herbs or spices really stands out. In this case, just a few grinds of black pepper are easy to notice, as is the chickpea flavor and the little bit of tumeric. All the flavors get to shine in this dish. Continue reading “Socca with rainbow chard”

Chickpea Noodle Soup


I’m not sharing this with anyone, really, but I’ll tell you. I decided to do Veganuary. I had grand plans and grand hopes. I am hungry and bored.

I’m not done, though! I’m seeing this through! Challenging my cooking and eating habits, and my eating ethics, has been a worthwhile exercise, bringing with it some learnings well worth the frustrations. I’ll have more to say about this after I see it all the way through, no doubt. Now about this soup… Continue reading “Chickpea Noodle Soup”