Socca Snackin

Hello Darlings! Hope y’all are having a great morning!

This was a rough one for me. The cats had me up super-early with their obnoxious meowing, attacking the window blinds, knocking things over, and jumping on my bladder. I needed coffee, but I couldn’t get the coffeemaker to work. Thank goodness for green monsters. And for days when you REALLY need a boost, there are things like this:

Throw it all in the juicer and something magical happens. (Note: I actually only use about 1-1.5 inches of the ginger.) I’ve been in love with juicing for years now—it all started with a Jack LaLanne infomercial and a dream. These days I am using a high quality Breville because I literally sent my old machine to juicer heaven by using it so often. Is there any other way can you eat 3 carrots, a gala apple, and a beet first thing in the morning and actually enjoy it? You get all the fantastic nutrients from the veggies and fruits without all the bulk. It’s a miracle in a glass. Or in my case, a jar.

Let’s talk socca. I first heard about socca from another blogger, and I began to notice that EVERYONE was talking about it! Plus, they all seemed to be linking back to the Pure 2 Raw girls, Lori and Michelle. I was intrigued. And thus began my socca experiment.

Turns out, it’s really easy! Basically, socca is a sort of pancake made with chickpea flour. If you haven’t seen chickpea flour around, it looks like this:

A great source of protein! All you have to do is mix equal parts chickpea flour and water, then bake it with some olive or coconut oil, or cook it in a pan like a traditional pancake. Piece of pancake!

Be sure to check out their lovely website for more inspiration and recipes. This is great for a time when you are craving carbs but have no bread in the house (FYI–I almost NEVER have bread in the house!). The possibilities are endless. Socca pizza! Socca wraps! Get creative!

After work I went for a run (intervals!) and then we went out for a wonderful meal with Boyfriend’s family. When we got home, I had a crazy idea. Warning: if you know your cat doesn’t like to be picked up, it’s probably not a great idea to put on a party hat and force her to take a picture with you. You will most likely end up with huge claw marks on your chest and/or other body parts.

Have a great day my lovelies! Thanks for reading :)

Thought for the day: “Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it.” – Marva Collins


  • Whoa! Socca looks yummy – by the picture it is hard to tell – is it thick like a pizza crust – because honestly it looks more like a crepe. Regardless – totally gonna try it! Thanks for the pic of the bag ;-) It is mentally recorded for my next shopping trip.

    February 10, 2011
    • Aliesq

      Socca texture…this one was thinner like a crepe, pancake, or flatbread. BUT you can make it thicker too depending on how much flour you use and how big your pan is. Socca is so versatile!

      February 11, 2011
  • Rachael Morrison

    I put garbonzo beans in the food processor and add them to whole wheat flour when baking, or even scrambled eggs for extra protien after runs, I am going to have to try to garbonzo flour! I really want a juicer now too!

    February 10, 2011
    • Aliesq

      Yes! Get one! You will have SO much fun experimenting :)

      February 11, 2011

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