garbanzo bean flour

Beginner’s Guide to Going Gluten Free

So, just discovered you have a sensitivity or allergy? Want to see if you might be gluten or wheat intolerant? Just found out you have a thyroid issue, or your doctor wants you to try going off gluten for the two-week test? Been there, and yeah, it’s super confusing and really intimidating.

My mom had a gluten sensitivity, so I was lucky to have lived a few years in a household that navigated the gluten-free world. It really helped me out when my wheat allergy developed, but I still had to learn a lot as I went, and you don’t need me to tell you that trial and error isn’t a good way to go when health is involved. So here are some basics and tips for if you need to go gluten free.

1. Don’t do it unless you need to. Not only does it make it harder for people who need gluten-free products, people who go gluten free as a fad generally have no health benefit from it, or, at worst, get malnourished from doing it wrong. Not only that, but it’s wicked expensive. (But seriously, it makes it so hard for those of us who need it, because then food service industries see it as just a fad and cut corners, which could literally kill some of us. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen something labeled “gluten free” and then also read a “made in a facility with wheat” warning. That’s kind of mutually exclusive.) If you are wondering if you have a sensitivity, by all means, try it out. But don’t think that gluten free is inherently healthier, because it’s not.

2. Basic Flour Blend. Yes, GF baking is really hard and it doesn’t taste the same, but I’ve found that a 2:2:1 blend of White Rice:Tapioca:Corn Starch works pretty well. 1tsp of xanthan gum per cup of blend and you’re good to go. (It’s all going to be dense, sorry, no getting around it. Dense and crumbly and dries out easily, but at least it’s a baked good. Makes a tasty pancake and crepe, tho.)

2.5, regarding flour: Don’t scoop directly from the flour into the measuring cup. Pour it (with another scoop if needed) into the measuring cup. GF flour, particularly ‘starch’ flours like tapioca and corn starch, pack down ridiculously, and it will ruin the dry/water ratio.

3. Do not knead bread made with gluten free flour. Kneading is to exercise the gluten and make it rise more. No gluten, no knead. You’ll make it turn into a dense brick.

4. Find a bulk food store and buy your flours there. Good stores for finding bulk barrels are places like WinCo or Sprouts. Pre-mixed flours are expensive, so make your own to save money. (Though if you want to splurge for a dedicated gf bread flour, go ahead, it’s worth it.) Make sure the barrels of gluten free flour are all near each other in one area. If they are spread out in and amongst gluteny flours, don’t touch it. Not everyone will use the proper scoops in the proper barrels. If your GF flours are near each other, who cares if a little rice gets in with a bit of garbanzo. On that note:

5. Don’t let anyone trick you into thinking garbanzo bean flour is a suitable substitute for wheat. You can taste the beans even after it’s cooked. It is an abomination and should only be used for things like falafel.

6. DO NOT EAT RAW GF DOUGHS OR BATTERS. It won’t hurt you or anything, they just nasty as all heck. They taste like feet, sand, and regret. That Betty Crocker GF Cookie Dough may look tempting, but it’s the actual devil in disguise.

7. Learn to read labels. Avoid Wheat (all varieties, including spelt, semolina, kamut, etc), Rye, Triticale, and Barley. Look for the bold warnings at the end of the ingredients list first. But don’t take it at face-value. Scan through that list, too. They don’t always list allergens. EX: Kit-Kat doesn’t list any allergens in bold at the bottom of the list, but a main listed ingredient is wheat flour.

7.5 ALWAYS read the label. Even if it says gluten free, scan that label. Even if you can’t see a way for gluten to be in there, scan that label. Twizzlers have wheat as a main ingredient, and idk about you, but I would never have guessed. A lot of canned foods have added wheat as filler. Not necessarily a bad thing, but bad if you can’t have it.

8. Do your research before eating out. Never trust a verbal statement in a restaurant without a dedicated menu or breakdown being shown to you, or having looked at it beforehand. Ask sit-down restaurants for an allergen menu, or ask if they have a gluten-free menu. As for fast-food, you can find allergen menus online. Personal recommendation: Chic-fil-a is a good, safe place to eat, as long as you let them know when ordering grilled chicken anything that it’s an allergy, not preference.

9. Udi’s Bagels are totally worth the cost. Treat yo self. Same with the muffins.

10. hmu for recipes if you’re stuck, but a generally good way to go is a protein, a veg, and a starch for each meal (except breakfast if you just want something like cereal or yogurt. I get it.). Frozen veggies are a amazing and easy. Beans and chicken are good, cheap protein. Rice, potatoes, and gluten free pastas are my go-to starches. Just mix and match for mealtimes until you find some good recipes. You’ll probably have to start cooking for yourself a lot more, so just buy up lots of veggies you enjoy and freeze the ones you don’t use immediately if you get fresh. Also, snack on fruit. I found when I went GF that I wasn’t as full between meals, so I gained weight at first from eating chips to fill the corners. Fruit has a lot of fiber and will help you stay full.

11. Take a multivitamin, if you don’t already. Wheat flour has a ton of added minerals and vitamins, which is great for keeping down rates of malnutrition. But it also means that if you’re not getting vitamins and minerals from the other parts of your food, you’re going to start getting low on them once you cut out wheat.

12. Eat more fiber. Not to be gross, but a lot of people get constipated when they first go gluten free. The American diet in particular relies heavily on wheat products, which also contain a lot of fiber, so cutting that out cuts out a lot of dietary fiber. Add something like Metamucil if you’re really having trouble, but adding more foods like carrots, leafy greens, corn, beans, and apples can usually get it taken care of.

13. Throw out everything that has gluten as soon as you know you’re going gluten free for good. Don’t learn the hard way that you can cross-contaminate yourself.

14. Get a new toaster. I know you can super-deep clean toasters, but it’s so difficult and you might still leave remnants behind.

15. If you live with anyone who isn’t gluten free, label everything. You do not want to be scrounging at 3am and grab the wrong toaster waffle.

16. Clean your oven and microwave, too. Spilled remnants can still get in the air and bake into your food. Plus it’s always good to have a clean oven.

17. Always ask somebody if you have questions. You can always come ask me, I’m more than happy to help! Seriously, you have no idea how much I love to cook.

Makin' Seitan

While rummaging around in some old stuff still packed away from the move, I discovered that I have cheese clothe! I figured I’d put it to good use, so I made this: 


So, what you’re going to need is all this stuff:
-2 cups vital wheat gluten
-1 cup garbanzo bean flour (or just get them canned and blend them up real good)
-1/3 block of tofu
-1 to 1 ½ cup water (if too dry, add more; if too wet, sprinkle extra bean flour or gluten in)
-a few squirts of agave nectar, or about 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
-¼ cup soy sauce
-1 tablespoon lemon juice
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon onion powder
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
-a few drops of liquid smoke (I used mesquite)
-a whole lot of black pepper
-however much dill you want 

Mash all that shit together, knead it real good with your hands, and form into a ball. It will look something like this (before ball shape):

Now wrap it in cheese clothe and stick it in a steamer pot. It doesn’t really take a lot of cheese clothe, but try to make sure every surface is covered. 

If you don’t have a steamer pot, that sucks super hard. You have two options: try to find one at a thrift store, or go with the oven method. Oven method = sticking your wrapped seitan ball on a pan, and putting a casserole pan full of water underneath it, with the oven at about 350F. It will turn out a bit dryer this way, but I’ve had to do it before, and it’s fine. 

If you are fortunate enough to have one of these types of pots, just put a bit of water in the bottom, cover with a lid, and let it simmer on low heat. Make sure to turn it occasionally as well. It will take at least 45 minutes to get thoroughly cooked. You’ll know it’s done when it feels bouncy, and no longer has any sponginess to it.  It will look about like this: 

Now just let it cool, slice it up, and feast! You can put it on sandwiches, throw it in soups, bread it and fry it, or whatever you like! You’ll get at least five servings out of this!

Reflecting on 2013: My Favorite Post & Moments.

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over. Where did the year go? I went back to reflect on my year as a blogger. I wanted to share some of my favorite moments and posts for each month. This post is full of healthy recipes, not-so-healthy recipes, workouts, and more, but that is because this is my reflection of life as a blogger. Not everything I experienced in the year is in this post. I promise I’m more than just a baking and blogging machine. Writing this was so much fun! Going back and reading about the places I have been, the things I have done, and the goals I’ve reached made me very proud of myself.

 Start thinking about what your New Years resolution will be. Tomorrow I am going to share mine and talk about how I kept my last years successful. I’m looking forward to hearing all of yours!

1st: I brought in the New Year downtown Atlanta, Ga at the Peach Drop. 
1st: I posted a recipe for a light orange Julius. 
1st: I started off the New Year’s with a two-a-day at the gym. 
2nd: I was introduced to one of my best friends, Anna. 
2nd: I posted some tips for eating at a buffet the healthy way.

2nd: I made healthy protein banana-egg pancakes with PB2 & chia seeds after my workout.
3rd: I posted 50 Things You Don’t Know About Me (But now you do)
3rd: I roasted vegetables in my new Bobby Flay pan I got for Christmas. 
4th: I was spotlighted in 2MAX’s new fitness and health ebook, College Fit Guide.
4th: I posted a recipe for flax-seed breaded chicken drummies.
4th: Went to the Atlanta Hawk’s game for Jeremy’s Birthday! 

7th: I made a Healthy Dinner Night Week Preparation post.
8th: I made my first, ever, Baklava!
9th: I shared my midnight snack idea for a serious sweet tooth.
10th: I shared another healthy dinner night recipe with leftovers. 
10th: The First Team Taralynn Girl's were picked.
11th: I was nominated for a Shorty Award.
11th: I made protein packed dark chocolate coconut PB2 fro-yo!
12th: I share 21 ways to break a weight loss plateau.

13th: I taught myself a lesson when it comes to working out late. 
14th: I started drinking lemon/lime water to clean out my body. 
15th: I had some banana-egg pancake withdrawals.
16th: I had a cardio day! 
16th: I started my smoothie kick. 

18th: Went out to dinner at Buckhead Bottle Bar & Bistro with Jeremy and friends. 
19th: I used my new crock pot for the first time. I made healthy Minestrone Soup. 
21st: I started buying in bulk.
23rd: I made healthier meatballs.
24th: Jeremy’s mom flew to Atlanta to visit us. We took her out for Long Islands and Trivia night at the Tavern. 
25th: I continued my smoothie kick with a nice green one. 

25th: I made light scotcharoo oats! 
30th: I  made blueberry honey grilled avocado salad!
31st: I made myself BIRTHDAY PANCAKES!
31st: I made healthy chocolate blueberry banana cupcakes with peanut butter whipped frosting for my birthday treat!

31st: I made healthy chocolate blueberry banana cupcakes with peanut butter whipped frosting for my birthday treat!
31st: I turned 22

4th: Jeremy and I made sweet and savory sweet potato chips! 
5th: Still obsessing over Christian Grey & Smoothies

6th: My workout class threw me a post-birthday workout party! 
9th: I made Lauren Conrad’s Friday Favorites Post
10th: I learned that Kale is only allowed in my smoothies, oven, and juice.

13th: Whipped up a cute strawberry banana smoothie for Valentines Day
14th: I wore all pink to the gym and strangers kept handing me chocolate.
14th: I made a huge healthy Chinese Food feast for Valentines Day.
15th: I prepared breakfast sandwiches to-go. 

16th: Had my first sick day in a long time.
18th: I found Vega at Whole Foods and became obsessed. 
21st: I even made brownies with Vega.
25th: Grumples took my favorite photo of all time.  

26th: Got hooked on body pump class. 
 Updated my grocery list. 
28th: The birth of my zucchini pizza relationship. 
29th: I flew to Las Vegas!

2nd: I won $600 during my first Vegas Craps session. 
3rd: I sang at the House of Blues. 
4th: I went to five buffets in one trip. 

5th: Flew back to Atlanta
5th: Made a healthier version of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake
9th: Continued my smoothie obsession
 Hiked up Stone Mountain in Atlanta
13th: Made pistachio almond muffins with garbanzo bean flour for the first time!

15th: Flew back to Chicago to pack up all of our things and load it up into a storage Unit. (Haven’t been back since)
16th: Flew back to Atlanta in Atlanta.
18th: Started the pumpkin kick with four ingredient protein pancakes.
22nd: Created 6 ways to spice up your rice cakes!
25th: Made a healthy & light seafood Alfredo with spaghetti squash!

26th: Made a massive post full of workouts, relaxation, and smoothies!
29th: I cracked and got an INSTAGRAM account. 
30th: We had a hilarious game night.
31st: My parents visited Jeremy and I in Georgia for Easter
31st: My parents, Jeremy, and I all went bowling, ate at Mambo Italiano’s,

1st: I made my dad his favorite shrimp pasta salad (But on the healthy side)
2nd: I became a huge fan of butternut squash.
3rd: We headed down to Valdosta GA for our future temporary home. The place I would fall in love with. 
4th: Someone told me to try Walden Farm’s Peanut Butter spread…And never will I ever….
5th: I made No Bake Banana PB2 No-Bake Energy Bars

8th: We spent the weekend in Florida. It was Mr. Grumples first ocean experience. 
9th: I made The Pioneer Woman’s meatloaf for the boys. 
10th:I made Mango Pineapple Chicken Skewers for the grill. 
12th: The heat was unbearable in Georgia

13th: I made french onion dip and put it on Youtube! 
15th: Jeremy and I went on a Fro-yo date!
16th: I sucked at Crossfit. 
18th: Jeremy was working late at the hospital, so I brought him over chicken tacos and sweet potato fries.
19: I shared my post workout face and skin care.

21st: Jeremy and I had our Anniversary :)
Lots of running progress was being made.
23rd: I made 2 ingredient dark chocolate energy bites!
24th: I tried sushi for the first time, ever! I loved it and now I’m hooked.
30th: I made 2 ingredient dips; Cookie dough & Brownie!

5th: I made Cinco De Mayo Appetizers!  
5th: I put together a great Cinco De Mayo Menu! 
6th: I put together an easy plan to conquer a new lifestyle. Baby steps before the huge hump.
8th: Spent the day golfing!
7th: I made low carb vegetarian stuffed peppers.

11th: I put together two DIY baskets for Mother’s Day.
13th: I had a wonderful weekend home for Mother’s Day!
15th: I shared my mom's famous pasta dish!
15th: Made the trip back to Georgia from Iowa the healthy way. 
16th: I had the honor to interview Beverly Gloebel-Yanez.

20th: I made buffalo chicken lettuce wraps. and smashed potatoes.
20th: I spent the weekend in Florida with my two favorite people. 
22nd: Came up with a new no-gym workout.
28th: I made a post about my fears for moving to Detroit. Crazy how much I love it here. 
29th: Crazy how fast plans change. 
30th: I died my hair blonde! 
31st: I made Healthy Flaxseed Mozzarella Sticks!

2nd: Jeremy and I spent another weekend in Florida (Ft. Lauderdale) 
5th: A venting post about more changes! 
6th: I turned one of Giada De Laurentiis’s recipe's into a healthy dinner!
8th: Bought my first polar watch.
9th: Went to a baseball game in Atlanta!

18th: While Jeremy was in Arizona, I made easy dinners for one!
19th:  Made healthy Energency Bars!
23rd: Jeremy finally came home and we went out for Pizza!
24th: I made homemade Horchata!

25th: I made a Crust-less Pie Parfait!
28th: I attempted the Pinterest Gummy Strawberries and made them better.

1st: We made the move to Detroit!
2nd: I made some sandwiches to help me unpack!
4th: I made breakfast paninis!
7th: I saw my very first fishfly.
8th: I made Vegan chili and healthy cornbread for the the 4th of July weekend.

10th: I made my favorite crock pot recipe so far, Taco Soup! 
13th: I played hours of softball and then came home to make kale chips!
18th: I made a delicious vanilla latte protein shake. 
20th: I made the famous “copy cat Pizza Hut” recipe from Pinterest!
24th: I posted the recipe for "crustless pumpkin pies". I have made these over and over and over again. 

25th: I posted all of my "outfit of the day’s"
28th: Jeremy and I took my Dad golfing. 
31st: I shared my pineapple jellies recipe.

1st: I made banana frappe's for my mom and I. (Oh and shared the recipe)
3rd: I made the road trip back to Detroit
7th: I caught competition winning sized muskie! 38 lbs and 50 inches long.
9th: I made Cinnamon Rolls Glazed With a Protein Honey Coconut Milk Icing! (Grain, Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar Free) and they were great!
12th I took some photos and shared the inside of my little baking cabinet.

16th: I made Not Your Average Chocolate Cake: Low Carb, Gluten Free, Protein Packed, No Sugar Added, No Butter and Flourless
18th: I made rice krispie treats for my slow pitch team!
20th: I bought my first Juicer.
21st: I had the honor of interviewing MTV’s, Jessica McCain on her fitness journey.

23rd: I went to my first Detroit Lions game.
23rd: I updated my post from 16 months ago. 
24th: I went to Canada for the first time!
27th: My grandma made it to Rome.
29th: I made 100 ways to stay healthy this school year.
31st: I made paleo chocolate chip cookies!

2nd: I made a trip to my favorite place in the world, Valdosta, GA.  
2nd: I was upset that Charlie Hunnam was cast for Christian Grey, but now I wish he was still paying the role. 
2nd: I had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
4th: I shared the amazing transformation of Kayla MacMillan.

4th: I was excited to share all of your photos sent in. 
8th: Made the road trip back to Michigan.
9th: Another day on the road back to Michigan. 
11th: I made Paleo Almond Butter Cookies for Jeremy and I! 
12th: With all the football on, I finally had a date night with Jeremy.
14th: I made GAME DAY chocolate covered strawberries for the tailgate.

16th: I made one of the best meals I have yet to make! (Grilled Pineapple Glazed Shrimp Avocado Peach Salad With Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Zucchini Fries!)
17th: I started posting "typical dinner nights.“ on my blog for ideas!
19th: I packed my bags for a weekend getaway to Las Vegas!
22nd: Jeremy danced like a fool for a crowd on the streets of Vegas. 
23rd: I shared part one of my Vegas trip!

25th: I shared part two of my Vegas trip!
26th: I shared part three of my Vegas trip!
26th: I drove back to Ohio to Pick up my dog and had my first REAL sushi experience. 

27th: Made Alton Brown's famous Mac & Cheese! It was awesome. 
30th: I went to the Lion’s game, Fishbones, & Greektown Casino. 
30th: I made ground turkey tacos!

1st: I made a Teriyaki crock pot chicken!
2nd: My friend, Jess, and I went for a walk on the trail and noticed how the trees were finally turning into fall. 
2nd: I made dark chocolate whiskey cupcakes! "MAN APPROVED”
3rd: When there is nothing in the house, I throw whatever all in a bowl. 

4th: I whipped up some 65 Calorie Flour-less Pumpkin Cookies With Cranberries, Butterscotch, and Chocolate Chips!
5th: Made Pumpkin Quinoa Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples & Pears with Cranberry, Walnuts, & a Honey Glaze! 
8th: I made lighter loaded potatoes for a healthy side idea!
10th: I made another “typical dinner night post”

10th: My parents came to visit and I made my dad a candy corn trail mix!
11th: I added some fall touches to my living room and found the best yogurt!
11th: I made a healthy pumpkin bar with Greek yogurt frosting! It was a hit.
12th: My mom ran seven miles with me! She’s 50 :)
13th: I had lunch with my parents by the lake!
14th: My worst nightmare happened!

14th: We had breakfast for dinner!
15th: Had a great run and Sushi date with my friend, Jess!
17th: I made pumpkin pie yogurt!
19th: I made a DIY wreath for the Holidays!
21st: Went to the Lion’s game and got stuck making football grub. 
21st: I made healthy granola cluster’s!

22nd: Visited Detroit’s Heidelberg project…(Before some idiot set the art on fire.)
23rd: I made BoooOreo Balls for Halloween (OREO BALLS)
24th: I made a healthy Gluten Free Banana Bread!
26th: I made healthy maple almond butter oat cookies.

29th: A 12 Hour road trip to Iowa for Halloween. 
29th: My mom made the BEST Mexican black bean spaghetti squash casserole.
30th: I made frosted sugar cookies for Halloween!

1st: I flew to Arizona to meet up with Jeremy!
3rd: I made it to Arizona and enjoyed my warm morning! (½ marathon update)
3rd: Pancheros and I met again!
4th: Jeremy’s mom, Cindy, taught me how to make her famous tea ring!

5th: I had the honor of introducing you to, marathon runner and friend, Courtney Brown. (Super inspiring)
5th: Jeremy and I had a nacho night at the Lodge!
6th: Jeremy and I climbed Camelback Mountain! All the way to the top.
7th: I had a little crab leg challenge with Jeremy. (½ Marathon Update)
8th: The worst pain ever! Deep tissue massage. 
9th: I posted a recipe for a pumpkin protein shake.

10th: I was faced with a 1000 piece puzzle challenge. 
11th: I shared my thoughts on salad dressing. 
12th: Posted a leftover stuffed pepper!
12th: I answered 10 personal questions that get asked way too much. 
14th: I had a much needed girls day!
16th: I had a great time at the Art of Merlot! 

16th: I ate at Tacos and Tequila in Scottsdale, AZ.
17th: I shared a new before and after photo.
18th: I had sushi at Sting Ray in Scottsdale, AZ . & Died my hair brown.
22nd: I tried my first quest bar!

25th: I made it to the top of Camelback mountain again!
27th: I flew back to Iowa to be home for Thanksgiving and to reunite with my doggy!
29th: A wonderful Thanksgiving with the family!

1st: I posted the recipe for the best apple pie recipe ever!
1st: I put the Christmas tree up and then made zucchini pizzas with my mom. 
2nd: I headed back to Detroit. 
4th: Adding a little something back into my diet. 

5th: I made Sweet Potato Soup with Chicken!
5th: My Eggnog addiction arrived and I made an eggnog protein shake!
6th: I made eggnog whole wheat muffins! 
6th: I shared my favorite juice recipes. 
7th: Grumples had his first picture taken with Santa!

8th: I made DIY Gingerbread Men Ornaments. 
8th: Another typical dinner night post!
10th: I put together a giant Stocking Stuffers list for your fitness fanatic.
10th: Had a delicious Panera Bread Lunch!  

12th: Spent the day out enjoying the snow, not the mall, and made Vegas Themed Oreo Balls. 
14th: I made Teriyaki Chicken Salad and Buffalo Chicken salad for diner.  
15th: I made healthy Eggnog Granola! 

16th: I spent the morning out taking photos for a coping mechanism.
18th: I made healthy extra dark chocolate chip whole wheat oatmeal cookies & my Dad came to visit us in Detroit! 
19th: I had a lunch-date and gift exchange with, Jess! 
20th: I made a huge update post before heading back to Iowa for Christmas. 

22nd: While I was home I went out and took photos of some important places in my hometown 
23rd: My brother made the family breakfast, vegetarian sweet potato hash. 
24th: I put together some great holiday recipe menus and shared some of your photos. 
26th: I took you inside my family’s Christmas tradition! 
27th: Shared my Christmas morning cinnamon roll recipe!
28th: I made cupcakes and played board games with friends over break. 
29th: I headed back to Detroit.

Thank you for spending the year with me. This one has been one of the best years of all. I can’t wait to make next year better! 

My own ~~GLUTEN FREE~~ coconut and walnut banana bread

Ingredients: gluten free baking flour mix (combination of garbanzo bean flour, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, fava bean flour, xantham gum), 3 overripe bananas, coconut oil, butter, brown sugar, 3 eggs, sour cream, coconut flakes, walnuts, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda

My room mates ate an entire pan of these in less than a day straight up irresistible and guilt free

an omelette for egg-free folks!


  • ¼ cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • (optional but yummy!) 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • salt + pepper to taste (about ¼ tsp of each)
  • onion and garlic powder, or use fresh
  • cooked, diced, + peeled potato (frozen works great but if you want to use a fresh potato, one a little smaller than your fist should work)
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ~1 tbsp oil


  • heat the oil in a small pan over medium/medium-low heat
  • while its heating whisk all other ingredients together
  • if you want to use fresh onion + garlic or other veggies, cook them in the oil and then add into the mixture first
  • pour mixture into the pan and cook for about 7-8 minutes or until it feels loose when you wiggle the pan
  • flip the omelette and cook about 5 minutes on the other side
  • serve with whatever you want! :)

this is great because it’s a full meal, especially if you add other veggies (i like bell pepper, chopped broccoli or spinach, and lots of onion!). also definitely feel free to add spices! dried and fresh herbs, chili, turmeric, and any seasoning mixtures you have on hand are all delicious. i think it tastes the most like egg with nutritional yeast and some turmeric. garbanzo bean flour is also called chickpea flour or gram flour and it’s pretty cheap, especially if you have an indian food store near you. this is also good leftover at room temperature as a take-along lunch!