Monday, March 3, 2014

Eat Like an Oscar Winner (gluten free, macrobiotic, vegan, vegetarian, recipe...)

And the gold goes to.....

A lovely Italian pancake called farinata or sometimes socca.  Typically it is made in a cast iron skillet on the stove or baked in the oven.  I actually found toaster oven sized cast iron at the cooking shop, but I stuck with using my Ikea Pyrex for this, and it worked perfectly.  It also made a lovely Oscar night dinner with savory baked tofu (from Trader Joe's), garlicky greens and zucchini, and dessert.  When you skim any foam off the chickpea batter, then you do not have to worry about flatulence later.  (and you can enjoy dessert which is always a draw for me.)  My pancake is square simply because of being baked in that pan but use round if it makes it more fun for you.

Toaster Oven Farinata for one:

1/2 Cup Garbanzo bean flour
1 Cup warm water
generous pinch of sea salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
generous pinch of chopped rosemary (Optional)

Whisk together the water and flour and leave on the counter for 2 hours or more.
Skim any foam off the top.
Whisk in the sea salt and oil and pour into oiled pan.
Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

(This also makes a nice pizza crust...)

For your Oscar winning body, let go of those old school foods that don't serve you, and make choices that do.  


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