pecan & pistachio sourdough

chickadees return

to the bird feeder without

saying where they’ve been

1 c wheat chef, 1/4 c pistachios, 1/4 c pecans, tiny can coconut cream, 1 t kosher salt, 2/3 c water, 2.5 c flour, 1/2 c sugar

stir; rest, covered, 1 hour; fold 8x, dough will be wet, rest, covered, 3 hours; place in parchment-lined loaf pan, rest, covered, 3 hours; top with oil, more sugar & salt; 375 F, 1 hour

crispy tofu with corn & tomatoes

in winter, frozen

or canned corn, along with canned

tomatoes will work

source, 2 servings

1 lb extra firm tofu, pressed, cubed, floured; corn from 5 ears, 2 c halved small tomatoes, 1 sliced jalapeño, 2 T olive oil, kosher salt & pepper, 1 T cumin, basil; 1 sliced red onion+zest & juice of 1 lime+kosher salt, rested 30 minutes

fry tofu in oil, cumin, salt & pepper on both sides; add corn, tomatoes, jalapeño, cook until browning; remove from heat, top with onion, basil

late summer one-pot kasha & bowties

basil & parsley

from the garden along with

3 baby shallots

4 servings, 550 calories

zest & juice of 1 lemon, 2 T olive oil, 1 T smoked paprika, 1 T miso, 1/4 c chopped basil & parsley, 1 c kasha, 2 c bowties, 3 sliced shallots, 8 c hot water

cook oil, paprika, shallot, miso 3 minutes; add kasha, cook 1 minute; add water, low boil, covered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally; add pasta, low boil, covered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally; add lemon juice, stand 10 minutes; add zest & herbs, serve with chipotle tabasco

sweet & salty lemon-topped cocoa scones

chocolate scones with

sweet & salty caramelized

lemon on the tops

12 servings, 160 calories

4 sliced lemons, 1 tiny can coconut cream, 2 c buckwheat flour, 1 c cocoa, 10 packets stevia, 1 T namaste egg replacer, 1 t powder, 1 t kosher salt, 1 T vanilla, 1.5 c mooala unsweetened vanilla almond milk

mix all but lemon, scoop onto silpat-covered stone; top with lemon, more stevia & salt; 400 F, 15 minutes

buckwheat sourdough

not too much buckwheat

for a light, airy bread and

a crispy, crack crust

1 c wheat chef, 2/3 c coconut milk (carton, not canned), 1 t kosher salt, 1 t vanilla, 1 T maple syrup, 1/2 c buckwheat flour, 1.5 c flour

stir; rest, covered, 1 hour; fold 8x; rest, covered, 8 hours; fold 8x, form loose ball, rest 1 hour, slash top; 450 F in dutch oven, 25 minutes, lid on; 15 minutes, lid off

roasted potato & tomato salad

coriander seeds

drying on the counter for

winter soups and stews

source, 4 servings

2 lbs small potatoes+8 tomatoes+olive oil+s&p; 1 sliced red onion, soaked in cold water, drained; dressing: 1 T bbq sauce+1 T maple syrup+zest&juice of 1 lemon+1 T mustard+1 t smoked paprika+1/2 t onion powder; herbs

roast potatoes, tomatoes, olive oil, s&p, 425 F, until potatoes are crispy, slice if needed; combine dressing ingredients; add to cooled potatoes & their liquid, onions; top with herbs

tomato paella

cool september nights

make tomatoes fall off and

need to come inside

source, previous version, 4 servings

4 wedged tomatoes, 3 c hot water, s&p, olive oil, 1 sliced onion, 1 smashed clove garlic, tiny can tomato paste, pinch saffron, 1 T smoked paprika, 2 c rice, parsley

heat onion, garlic, s&p, spices, olive oil in oven-safe pan, cook 3 minutes; add tomato paste & rice, cook 1 minute; add water, arrange tomatoes on top, drizzle with more olive oil, s&p; 450 F, 15 minutes or until al dente; stand 5 minutes, brown bottom on stove, top with parsley

plum & buckwheat cake

the last of the plums

never get ripe enough to

be eaten alone

8 servings, 310 calories

7 sliced plums, zest & juice of 1 lemon, 2 c buckwheat flour, 1/4 c ground flaxseed, 1 c flour, 1 T powder, 1 T vanilla, 1 t kosher salt, 10 packets stevia, 2.5 c elmhurst dairy milked cashews

mix all but lemon zest & plums, pour into parchment-lined cast-iron pan; top with plums, lemon zest, more stevia; 375 F, 70 minutes