lentil stew with saffron

fry the leeks and then

deglaze the pan with saffron

and diced tomatoes

source, 6 servings

1.5 c lentils, 1 onion, halved; 2 bay leaves, kosher salt & pepper, 5 sliced potatoes, 3 T olive oil, 2 sliced leeks, 1 clove garlic, 1 sprig thyme, 2 T smoked paprika, pinch cayenne, pinch saffron+1/4 c cold water, 1 can diced tomatoes, 2 T sherry vinegar, parsley

boil lentils in 8 c water, bay leaves, onion, pinch salt, partly covered, 20 minutes; add potatoes, boil 10 minutes; cook leeks in oil, salt & pepper, paprika, garlic, thyme, cayenne until brown; add saffron & liquid, tomato & liquid, vinegar to leeks, simmer 5 minutes; add leeks to potatoes, cook down; top with parsley, more olive oil

rye & caraway muffins

an inch of fresh spring

snow covers up a landscape

of ice underneath

source, 12 servings

1 c white whole wheat flour, 1 c rye flour, 2 t powder, 1 t soda, 1 t kosher salt, 1/3 c cornmeal, 2 namaste egg replacer eggs, 2 t caraway, 1/4 c olive oil, 2 T molasses, 1.5 c nut milk+1 T cider vinegar

mix, use silpat, 375 F, 25 minutes

bok choy & noodle soup

no fancy spices

but brown mushrooms and soy sauce

make savory broth

3 servings

3 sliced scallions, 3 c mushrooms, kosher salt, 1 medium bok choy cut up, 3 T tamari, 2 T toasted sesame oil, 4 oz noodles, 1 c cubed tofu+1 t tamari, 1/4 c diced celery, kimchi

cook oil, scallion whites, mushrooms, salt until brown; add 4 c water, noodles, cook until noodles are done; add tamari, tofu, celery, & bok choy, wilt; top with scallion greens, more oil, kimchi

baked tofu wontons

a bowl of water

a podcast in the earbuds

the wontons are wrapped

filling: 8 oz firm tofu, pressed & diced; 1.5 c baby spinach+1/2 c scallions, salted & squeezed dry; 1/4 c diced celery, 1 T tamari, 1 T chile crisp; sauce: rice vinegar+sesame oil+maple syrup+tamari+chile crisp; 50 wonton wrappers

combine filling & wrap; bake on parchment-covered baking sheets, 350 F, 35 minutes, serve with sauce

healthy chocolate & pumpkin brownies

just before it’s light

enough to turn off the lights

the birds are outside

source, 16 servings, 175 calories

2 T flax + 6 T water, 1 c pumpkin puree, 1/2 c nut butter, 1/2 c melted coconut oil, 1/4 c maple syrup, 2 t vanilla, 3/4 c cocoa, 1/2 t soda, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 c stevia-sweetened chocolate chips

mix all but chips, pour into parchment-lined 8×8 pan, sprinkle with chips, 350 F, 45 minutes

cornbread & chili muffins

chili and cornbread

in a cheesy muffin to

eat while standing up

24 servings, 165 calories

2 c aquafaba, 1 can black beans, rinsed & drained; 3/4 c sliced dry-pack sundried tomatoes, 2 c shredded vegan parm, 1/4 c maple syrup, 1 t chili powder, 1 t smoked paprika, 1 T powder, 2 c cornmeal, 1.5 c flour; toppings: 1/2 c shredded vegan parm, sweet & hot jalapeƱos

mix, use silpat, top with cheese & jalapeƱo slice, 350 F, 20 minutes

chickpeas & round pasta

the kitchen window

shows the rabbit living by

the shed chewing twigs

source, previous version, 6 servings

1 lb dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in 8 c water, 1 t soda, 1 t kosher salt, simmered until tender; 1 clove smashed garlic+red pepper flakes+kosher salt+1 T rosemary fried in 4 T olive oil until golden; 2 T olive oil, 2 cloves smashed garlic, tiny can tomato paste, 1/2 c round pasta, 4 c hot chickpea water, kosher salt & black pepper, red pepper flakes, vegan parm

heat oil, garlic, spices, cook until golden, add tomato, peas, pasta, cook until bottom starts to brown, add water, mixing in bottom crust, simmer until brothy & pasta is done; top with garlic oil, parm