I've been making this for breakfast:

Pizza dough (flour, salt, yeast, a little sugar, olive oil, water) rolled out very very thin (this seems easiest if the dough has actually risen and had the air knocked out of it and sat for a while, even though this recipe doesn't really need the dough to be airy or rise significantly.)

Covered with thinly-sliced nectarines

folded over, scored on top so that you can see the nectarines through little windows in the dough

baked for about 20 minutes at 450 degrees

It's pretty good.

It's easiest if you roll the dough out on parchment paper, and it's important to make sure the edges are sealed--the little windows on top are OK, but you don't want nectarine juice leaking out the sides or  bottom because a) it burns and b) that juice staying on the dough helps make a nice sweet moist dough-y situation.

Today I tried it with a mixture of ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, and almond extract spread on the dough before the nectarines.Also pretty tasty, roughly same amount of cooking needed.

ricotta almond cake

I want to make this some day soon:

Black Beluga Lentil Salad

(Loosely based on the packaged lentil salad they sell at Peet's.)

1 cup black beluga lentils
4 cups water
1 small shallot, diced
~1 tbs chopped parsley
1 carrot, grated fine
~2 oz feta cheese
half a lemon's worth of juice
red wine vinegar to taste
olive oil to taste/preference
salt to taste

Put lentils and water in a pot, bring to a faint boil, turn down to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add chopped shallots and cook for 10 more minutes, til cooked but still firm. (You can also just add the shallots after cooking, but raw onion is a bit sharp for me.)
Drain. I did not rinse.

Put into bowl. Add remaining ingredients (Some recipes say to let the lentils cool first but I did this while still warm.) Stir, eat.

Half of this recipe (which feels about like a portion if it's all you're eating) contains ~370 cal 6g fat, 29g protein, 51g carbohydrate and 20g fiber.I did not include olive oil in this so probably slightly more fat.  Going forward I'd be inclined to use more olive oil to make it a bit more balanced/less carbohydrate-dense, though I didn't measure how much olive oil I used, so...


This looks amazing:

As soon as I get some garbanzo flour, I'm gonna try it.

  • 1 1/2 cups garbanzo flour
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary (optional)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine garbanzo flour and water in a bowl; whisk until batter is smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a plate and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours. Skim as much foam as possible from top of batter. Whisk salt, rosemary, and 3 tablespoons olive oil into batter.
  2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
  3. Place a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over high heat and heat until smoking hot. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil in skillet and swirl to coat bottom of skillet with oil. Continue to heat until oil shimmers and a wisp of smoke rises from oil.
  4. Quickly pour batter into hot oil; carefully transfer skillet to preheated oven.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cake is browned and crusty, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate, cut into wedges, and serve hot. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper.
Post-mortem: finally made this! It was too salty--I used a scant 1.5 tsp of the sea salt (seemed to be large-flake) we had. I'd do 3/4 tsp next time. Also - it was easy to let the batter splash up the sides of the pan,which then burned a bit, so I will avoid that next time. Overall I was surprised that it didn't stick to the pan more, or damage/burn onto my old, not super clean cast-iron skillet. I was tempted to take it out early but I'm glad I left it in for a full 27ish minutes.