Recipes

Sourdough Socca

Sourdough Socca

Since I have a lot of sourdough starter leftover from the pita recipe, I wanted to test out some more flatbreads that I could make with it. So that’s when I decided on socca. Also called farinata, socca is a European flatbread made from chickpea flour(also called garbonzo bean flour!). Because of that, it is usually gluten-free(in this case, mine is not since i used the sourdough), and it gets super crunchy from being baked at high temperatures in a skillet. The exterior is super crunchy while the interior is creamy, almost like a hummus! The usage of sourdough was...

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Hippy Chick Hummus Restaurant

Hippy Chick Hummus Restaurant

I really, really wanted to like this place. They serve healthy vegan, locally sourced food with an emphasis on green sustainability throughout this casual restaurant. These things, as well as the food, mean a lot to me. The decor is colorful and quirky. I’m always on the lookout for good vegan food, and I love things that are different. Hippy Chick Hummus looks like a fun place to grab a quick bite to eat while shopping or sight-seeing in town, but that was not my experience. This is my honest review: interior view Perhaps Hippy Chick Hummus is a little...

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Salad Splendour

Salad Splendour

How salads have changed. Gone are the days when asked to make a green salad, you only needed torn lettuce, and  tomatoes, cut into wedges. Housewives soon decided that the lowly green salad needed an upgrade. So welcome the extra ingredient. This was the one that gave the salad your own personal touch. If all our friends had to bring green salads and put the bowls on a table, I could, with quite a high degree of accuracy, tell you who brought what. Mary (for obvious reasons I haven’t used their real names) loved to put raw onions in hers....

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Roast Carrot Hummus with Sun Dried Tomato Harissa

Roast Carrot Hummus with Sun Dried Tomato Harissa

Roast Carrot Hummus with Sun Dried Tomato Harissa Makes about 4 cups 1 cup dried chickpeas2 teaspoons baking soda, divided4 medium carrots2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup sun dried tomato harissa2 teaspoons kosher salt1 teaspoon ground turmeric3 cloves garlic1/2 cup fresh lemon juice1/4 cup water2/3 cup tahini Place the chickpeas and 1 teaspoon baking soda in a bowl and cover them with at least 2” of cold water. Cover the bowl and allow to rest at room temperature for 8-12 hours; the chickpeas will double in size. Drain and the soaked chickpeas, transfer them to a pot along with the remaining...

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Recent Eats Featuring Lots of Trader Joe’s Freezer Faves

Recent Eats Featuring Lots of Trader Joe’s Freezer Faves

Hello from Durham. I’ve been here for the past few days accompanying my mom to Duke for some routine procedures and appointments. All is going well, and I’ll have more on that in post to come later this week. For today…recent eats! A few notes before we dive in. It’s been almost a month since I wrote a recent eats round up so meals are all over the place. You’ll even see two breakfasts that I had on my last trip to Florida. Lots of Trader Joe’s items in this post. I love their frozen foods section and recently restocked...

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