“Glowing skin is always in.”

Long story about this recipe.  This morning one of the cats decide to drape herself over my neck like the picture of the Good Shepherd.  She was not comfortable on my lap as I reached over her to work on my computer so decided that it would be best for both of us if she climbed and perched.  This was new and it seemed to be working.

In order to show my husband this event I took a selfie of the cat and me.  It was then I noticed that the cat was not actually perched on my shoulders, but on the shoulders of an old woman with wrinkles!  Oh, wait.  That’s me.

Not having a paper bag at hand I decided to Google foods for great looking skin.  Zinc came up a number of times as something important to good skin.  A good source of zinc is garbanzo beans.  Someone was nice enough to suggest a recipe with garbanzo or chickpea flour.


1 cup chickpea flour
1 cup water
¼ cup avocado oil or 2 T olive oil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder

Kalamata olives
artichoke hearts


In a medium bowl mix all the ingredients from the ingredients list together and allow the mixture to sit for 1 hour.  About 30 minutes into this sitting, preheat your oven to 425 degrees and slip a cast iron or other oven proof skillet into the oven.  You’ll want to get the pan nice and hot.

After the designated hour of sitting and half hour of heating, carefully remove the cast iron pan from oven and pour in the crust mixture.  Bake for 5–8 minutes.  Remove the crust from the oven, carefully, and drizzle on more oil.

Add the toppings and place the skillet back into the oven to cook for an additional 10 minutes.  Allow your creation to cool for 2 minutes before slicing and serving.


Full disclosure – my crust needed additional time.  I decided that next time I’d flip it in the pan after the initial 8 minutes and do 5 to 8 more.

I’ll bet you’re wondering about other foods to give you radiant nice skin.  I’m at the age where, short of a facelift, I’m going for nice.

These foods include water (8 cups a day), yogurt, walnuts, peppers, dark chocolate, pomegranates, oatmeal, sardines, olive oil, and the list goes on.  This could be a nice research project for you instead of watching cat videos.  But I do love those cat videos!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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