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Gratitude Newport Beach’s Greek Socca

October 18, 2016

Gratitude Newport Beach’s Greek Socca: a high protein, plant-based and cholesterol-free take on a brunch favorite from Executive Chef Dreux Ellis. You are Content!


Whisk together:
• 2 Cups Filtered Water
• 3/4 Cup Garbanzo Bean Flour
Cover and let sit overnight or for at least 6 hours. The following day, skim off any foam that has accumulated on the top and whisk in:
• 1/8 Cup Olive Oil
• 1 tsp. Salt
Yield: 20oz. (4 5oz. Servings)

Blend together in a Vitamix:
• 3 Cups Cashews (soaked and rinsed)
• 1/2 Tbsp. Salt
• 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
• 3/4 Cup Filtered Water
Yield: 1.5 quarts

• 1 Bunch Parsley (2 Cups)
• 2 Cloves Peeled Garlic
• Peel of 1 Lemon
Finely chop all ingredients together.
Yield: 1/2 cup

• 1 Tbsp. Red Onion
• 2 Cups Tomato, diced
• 3 Cups Spinach
• 20 Kalamata Olives, halved
• 2 Tbsp. Gremolata

Prepare Garbanzo Bean Batter (at least six hours in advance until set). Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put 4 personal-size cast iron skillets in the oven to heat. Prepare Cashew Ricotta and Gremolata. Remove cast iron skillets from oven and add 2 tsp of olive oil to each skillet. Combine the Garbanzo Bean Batter with the Farinata Ingredients and distribute evenly in oiled skillets. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and lightly separate Farinata from the bottoms of the cast iron skillets with a spatula. Garnish each farinata with a drizzle of Cashew Ricotta and a sprinkle of Gremolata.

Written by Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman is an upcoming photographer and writer from Newport Beach, California. Although she was born and raised here by the beach, Rachel’s passion for traveling has taken her around the world to places such as England, France, Italy, and China. She recently graduated with honors holding a bachelors degree in Communications, with a concentration in visual communications, and minors in both Radio/TV/Film and Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. During her time there, she hosted a weekly rock ’n’ roll based radio show on Titan Radio called Good Rockin’ Tonight. Rachel has always had a genuine enthusiasm for photography, travel, culture, and adventure. Drawing constant inspiration from her love for the cinema, simple beautiful landscapes, as well as vintage atmospheres, these details shine through her photographs and inspire her writing. For more information on Rachel Sherman, or to view her personal works, please visit:

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