SOCCA: Chickpea Pancakes

I woke up missing the south of France! I once lived in Monaco for 4 months and would go to Nice to eat my favorite street food: SOCCA. Made from chickpea flour, socca is naturally gluten free, vegan and has a bit of protein.  Traditionally you’d eat socca plain, but I like to top it with anything I’m craving to make a pizza/crepe like meal. In the photo below I went with wilted arugula, spicy chicken sausage and sautéed onion and red peppers.

Combine and mix all ingredients well in large bowl.  Coat a hot non-stick pan with oil.  Pour 1/4 cup batter into pan and shift it around until it thinly covers the entire base of the pan evenly.  Cook for 3 min and flip-the edges should be crispy.  Drizzle with oil (I use flax) and salt and pepper.

Yields 4-5  pancakes

  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin

2017-03-26T03:32:28+00:00 Comments Off on SOCCA: Chickpea Pancakes

Refinery29 x Adidas Greater Every Run Event

I recently had the pleasure of hosting some runs at an event involving two of my favorite companies: Refinery29 and Adidas. It was all to continue the celebration of the release of Adidas Running’s latest shoe created specifically for the female foot- the UltraBoostX.  I’ve spent a lot of time in these shoes the past few months and I love them.  The shoe’s floating arch, boost sole and primeknit upper hug my foot like glue to keep up with my every move.

The event took place in Santa Monica, California in front of the gorgeous adidas 3rd St Promenade store.  There were 3 runs throughout the day- 1 and 2 miles led by Remi Ishizuka and myself and a 3 mile led by my girls Diana Mireles and Mellie Cay.  These three ladies have been at my side since I started sharing my fitness journey last year so this was an especially exciting combination of women 🙂

Throughout the day there were insane performances by treadmill dancers who were once on America’s Got Talent.  As a professional dancer, I tip my hats to those ladies turning, leaping and jumping all while in perfect unison on a moving belt!  Juice Served Here poured delicious runner themed pressed juices and attendees were able to try on the Ultra Boost X and enter a raffle for an Adidas gift card.  Adidas swag, Rx bars and tunes from DJ Lola Langusta kept the energy flowing all afternoon.

Despite the classic ocean-fogged weather, I met SO many new faces full of energy, eager to become #GreaterEveryRun.  Thank you to Adidas Running and Refinery 29 for having me be apart of such an inspiring afternoon and thank you to all of my friends new and old for coming out!

2017-03-26T02:25:16+00:00 Comments Off on Refinery29 x Adidas Greater Every Run Event