The one I already knew how to make is farinata, which is rather like a pizza. You make a thinnish (a little thinner than pancakes, a little thicker than crepes or blintzes)batter of just garbanzo flour and water, and you make a small-skillet-sized pancake of it in some olive oil, and you put a handful of yummy things on it. Don't make two: they don't work as leftovers.
So then I have made two kinds of dumplings. The first ones I made like matzoh balls, with egg and butter and water and a dough stiff enough to roll into little balls the size of cherries and then boiled forever in water and they still were a bit undercooked and dry. But promising. I'm going to work on these some more.
The next kind was made more like knodeln as I understand knodeln. A batter like pancakes or a bit thicker, with oil instead of butter, more water, some baking powder. Dropped from a spoon to the bottom of the boiling water,rose up and boiled less than forever, texture perfect and since I had flavored them with garbanzo-friendly spices (cumin, dill, savory and pepper) they tasted very nice. They went into the water a bit smaller than a cherry but irregular because of the spoon and came out about half again bigger. These I think are a reproducible and desirable recipe.
We ate them with pumpkin soup. My freezer is way full and so I felt I must use one of the bags of frozen pumpkin I put in there a while back, and we also pulled a batch of cabbage rolls. Just to make it enough vegetables I made a little salad of lettuce with quick pickle and parmesan on it. Quick pickle is you finely slice up what you want (in this case, radishes, cucumbers, and carrots) in seasoned rice vinegar and keep it in a jar in the refrigerator until you finish it off. I've made a liter in the past and kept it for over six months and it just kept changing flavor and not going bad.
Next up: garbanzo flour noodles? Because pasta with things is comfort food. Not so much the red sauce spaghetti, but throw your odd bits in with the pasta and there you are kind of thing. If the noodles stay together well enough, I may attempt ravioli or piroshki.
On another front. my Gloria is in hospice care and I haven't seen her in months because I've been working overtime and sick all the time. So that's on my agenda. I have tomorrow off, I'll go then, after I meet a couple of good friends I don't deserve for breakfast.