sourdough bagels

proofing under wax

paper as the sun comes up

they could be donuts

source, 12 servings, 250 calories

1/2 c wheat chef, pinch yeast, 5 c flour, 1 2/3 c water, 2 T kosher salt, 1 T diastatic malt powder, toppings

stir all but toppings, rest, covered, 1 hour; fold 8x, rest, covered, 4 hours; fold 8x, rest, covered, 13 hours; divide, add inside toppings, form bagels; rest, lightly covered, 4 hours; boil 1 minute on each side in water+2 more T salt+2 t soda; add outside toppings; use parchment, 425 F, 13 minutes/side or until golden

sourdough pumpkin cookies

walking in the woods

rocks & sticks hiding under

the dry crispy leaves

source, 30 servings, 165 calories

1 can pumpkin, 1/2 c wheat chef, 1 stick soft vegan butter, 8 oz vegan cream cheese, 1 t soda, 1 t sea salt, 1 t vanilla, 2 t cinnamon, 1 t nutmeg, 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 c brown sugar, 1 bag vegan chocolate chips, 2.5 c white whole wheat flour

mix, use silpat, 350 F, 18 minutes

spiced banana & chia bars

autumn spices don’t

just have to apply to things

made out of pumpkin

16 servings, 175 calories

4 c frozen sliced bananas, 1/2 c chia seeds, 1 bag lily’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, 2 T pumpkin spice, 1 t kosher salt, 1 T vanilla, 1 t soda, juice of 1 lemon, 1.5 c white whole wheat flour, 1.5 c mooala unsweetened vanilla almond milk

mix, bake in parchment-lined 9×13 pan, 400 F, 45 minutes

sourdough pretzels with chocolate chunks

counting the new points

on the bucks that have grown up

over the summer

previous version, 12 servings, 270 calories

1/2 c wheat chef, pinch yeast, pinch sea salt, 3/4 c elmhurst milked hazelnuts, 2 T namaste egg replacer, 1 stick soft vegan butter, 2 T sugar; 6 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped; 2.5 c flour, 1 T maple syrup

mix all but syrup, rest, covered, 1 hour, fold 8x; chill, covered, 20 hours; rest, covered 5 hours; form pretzels, brush with syrup, sprinkle with more sea salt, rest 30 minutes; bake on silpat-covered stones, 350 F, 30 minutes

baked crispy potatoes with arugula salad

broiled potatoes

with arugula salad

and dressing on top

source, 6 servings

8 medium potatoes, sliced thin; olive oil, 1/2 c follow your heart vegan parm+1 t kosher salt+1/2 t pepper+1 T cornstarch; 6 c arugula; dressing: 1/2 c tarragon white wine vinegar+1/4 c olive oil

alternate potatoes, drizzle of olive oil, & cheese in oiled cast-iron pan, 4 layers each, reserving some cheese; 375 F, 35 minutes covered with foil, gently compress top; 35 minutes uncovered, compress top; broil; serve with greens, dressing, remaining cheese

summer’s smoky pinto beans

beans in a quart jar

dried chili, coriander

picked in midsummer

6 servings

1 quart dried beans, 1 T dried coriander seeds, 3 dried chilis, 1 bay leaf, 2 t kosher salt, 1 T smoked paprika, 1 T balsamic vinegar, 2 T maple syrup

make sachet with coriander+chilis+bay leaf; simmer beans in 2 inches water & sachet until tender; remove sachet, add rest, cook down