Turning green

by michelle on January 12, 2011

We were craving something green.


Something creamy.


Something mouth-watering…soul satisfying (haha, you like that)


Green Socca!


And creamy spinach artichoke salad!!!


We have made a few different varieties of green socca (chickpea flatbread/pancake) before but never shared them on the blog. You all know how much we believe in dark leafy greens and how we try to eat as much of them as we can. And added it to our chickpea flatbread just sound brilliant 😉

Pure2raw recipe: Green Socca


  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1  large handful of fresh spinach
  • 2 tbsp oil (we did coconut oil)


Pre-heat oven to 400. Heat oil in 10 in pizza pan till for about 2 minutes. Place remaining ingredients to your Vita-mix blender and blend together. Pour green socca batter into hot oil and bake for 30-40 minutes.

Pure2raw recipe: Creamy spinach artichoke salad

Re-make of our creamy spinach.


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 bag of organic spinach
  • 1 can of artichokes, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp yacon syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt (we have made this twice, and the second time we did 3/4 tsp)

Place all ingredients, except spinach, into a food process or blender and blend till creamy. And toss dressing over the spinach and enjoy!

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Sorry for the not so pretty pictures. Some of them were taken at night…I really need to make a light box!!!!!

Twins Question: If you are feeling a little under the weather what do you do to help make you feel better?

Till next time,


{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

I LOVE the sound of this recipe!!! Yum!

Amanda January 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

I added 2 whole bunches of fresh basil to my socca the other night and it came out green too! It was sooo good. I cut it in quarters and used it as bread for veggie burgers. yum!

as for when I’m sick, I juice a lot. Lots of ginger, apples, cilantro and greens and I make kiwi spinach smoothies.

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

This looks perfect! Love it. If I am not feeling well, I try to take a nice hot Epsom Salt bath and drink some warm tea. It definitely helps me relax and feel more rejuvenated!

natalie (the sweets life) January 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

When I’m feeling a little blah, rest/laying low + extra sleep + clean eats seems to do the trick!!

Pure2 January 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

Amanda – basil sounds perfect for socca! We will have to try it.

melissa @ the delicate place January 12, 2011 at 10:48 am

when i’m feeling blah i drink vitamin C powder mixed in water! also, lots of fresh juices (carrot, beet, ginger etc). i thought for sure i was gonna see an avocado in that mix but i didn’t! i’ll have to try this spinach-artichoke mix, it looks so creamy and delish!

Lori January 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

Oh wow- this sounds great! I definitely need to make this- haven’t had artichoke in so long! Great combo of ingredients and flavors!

Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I have GOT to get some chickpea flour! What a great way to sneak in some extra greens.

bitt of raw January 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Gotta get in that GREEN food.

If I’m under the weather I can take extra supplements and eat well but nothing works better than just resting.

Kenzie (Healthy Purpose) January 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

if i dont have something green each day im totally off!

when im feeling under the weather, i load up on vitamin C and make a garlic/ginger tea in the vitamix. it’s disgusting but really opens up the airways!

Kate@andwhenshesays January 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

This looks SO yummy – can’t wait to try it out!

Christine (The Raw Project) January 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

This looks wonderful, another socca version I must try! I usually crave lots of green smoothies, hot tea and frozen grapes when I’m sick.

Pure2 January 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Christine we have been having one large green smoothie everyday plus lots of hot water with either lemon or fresh ginger. Never tried frozen grapes yet!

Katie January 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmm Mmmmmmmmmmmm how about I teach you to make sushi at home and you teach me how to make this?! Deal, ok!

When Im not feeling good, rest is key, lots of tea and water, and sleep!!!!

xoxo muah!

Ela January 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Wow. To die for! I haven’t been inspired to try socca yet, as I don’t really miss bready things at all and my husband doesn’t like chickpeas much, but I have a feeling his daughter would really appreciate this, and I feel like I’d love to try it too!

Hope you’re feeling better soon. Rest, rest, rest and lots of water! And Ginger tea! And otherwise, depends on what sort of ‘under the weather’ you’re feeling, I try all kinds of different herbs depending.


Pure2 January 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Katie – DEAL!

megan @ the oatmeal diaries January 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

This looks phenomenal. I must get my hands on some garbanzo bean flour stat!! And when I’m feeling under the weather, oatmeal is my go-to comfort food. Feel better soon!

Ainslie January 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm

yummers! I’ve added chopped veggies and cilantro to my socca before, but never blended greens right into the batter. totally trying this asap. heaping servings of green leafys are absolutely my go-to when I’m feeling off/under the weather. usually in a green smoothie.

Janiece January 13, 2011 at 12:14 am

Thanks girls, love it – have just started making socca, it’s a winner!!!

Pure2 January 13, 2011 at 5:53 am

Janiece – yay!!

Elise (Healing Cuisine) January 13, 2011 at 6:43 am

Looks absolutely yum! Love the spinach artichoke salad…making my mouth water!

fartygirl January 13, 2011 at 7:41 am

I LOVE how you guys use artichokes as a sauce base!!! So smart!!! Always ahead of the times, you two! :)

Pure2 January 13, 2011 at 7:45 am

aww Fartygirl you are too kind!!!

hihorosie January 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Mmmm! The spinach/artichoke sounds really good!

elise January 14, 2011 at 12:44 am

ok. its official. i need to get on board the hemp seed bandwagon. far too delayed here…

Ricki January 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Isn’t socca just the perfect food?? (Okay, I know that you already think so). But green makes it–MORE perfect! Fabulous. :)

Ela January 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Ladies–we had a tapas party with some friends last night and I made this! Or something very close to it, lol… I had never made socca before and thought that it would be perfect for the Mediterranean theme. The only person who didn’t love it was my husband (we have such different taste, unfortunately), and even he thought it was pretty good. Everyone else thought it was wonderful, including me!

I’ll blog about it soon (maybe Monday?) and let you know when I do.

Pure2 January 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Aww that is awesome ELA!!! So happy to hear this :) YAY

crazy me crazy with three February 4, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Im new to socca has made saying bye bye bread soo ez my poor bread machine is lonely. but ive been making socca every day i made lemon grass shallot and cracked pepper corn today and that is soooooo good!! and filling im pretty sure socca is the way!

Pure2 February 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Crazy Me Crazy – glad you have been enjoying socca!!!

nelly March 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

i have been obsessed with trying to find an awesome healthy veganish spinach and artichoke recipe…love the flavours of the two veggies…and whattaya know you ladies brought it, and well!

i love all of your recipes. you ladies are so fabulous.

when i am under the weather i like to just curl up on the sofa with a blanket and rest…i find resting and drinking lots of water is really good for the soul…

Pure2 March 9, 2011 at 10:59 am

Nelly you are too kind :) love ya!!

Kelli March 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm

You girls have gotten me so addicted to socca and to trying all kinds of new recipes! I made the most amazing one today!
Orange Dream Socca
1/2 cup garbanzo flour
1 cup fresh juiced orange juice
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 packets of Truvia


Pure2 March 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Kelli that sounds amazing!!!

Li June 16, 2012 at 4:49 am

I’ve got my very first attempt at green socca in the oven right now! The ingredients are so simple that whilst salivating over your blog I realised I had everything I needed in the cupboard already :) I added in a handful of rocket leaves with the spinach (I love love love rocket) so fingers crossed this works out the way it should – if it does I can tell it’ll be a new favourite!!!

Li xx
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Lori and Michelle June 16, 2012 at 6:17 am

Li awsome!! let us know what you think

Li June 16, 2012 at 6:28 am

It turned out a treat! So full of flavour! I didn’t use enough oil on the pan so it kinda stuck, but that’s easy enough to fix next time! I’m already thinking of other ingredients I can use now 😀 xx
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Lori and Michelle June 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

awesome, so happy to hear you liked it!

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