tiny pasta & butternut squash

red squirrel poking its

head through a crack in the shed

where bird food is stored

source, 4 servings

2 lbs cubed butternut squash, 3 sliced shallots, 1/2 stick vegan butter, 1 T sage, 1 T rosemary, s&p, pinch red pepper flakes, 1/2 c white wine, 3 c broth, 2 c ditalini, zest & juice of 1 lemon, vegan parm & ricotta

brown butter; add shallots, herbs, spices, cook 2 minutes; add squash, cook on high heat until softening, browning, caramelizing; add broth, wine, pasta, cook until done; add lemon juice, top with cheeses, zest, more herbs & spices

crispy tofu nuggets

zucchini salted

and drained in a colander

while the tofu fries

source, 2 servings

3 small zucchini, cut into fries, salted, drained; 1 lb pressed tofu, cut into rectangles, dredged in 1/2 c cornstarch+1 t onion powder+1 t salt; 2 T canola oil, sauce: 1/2 c apricot preserves+2 t water+2 T rice vinegar+2 T tamari+pinch red pepper flakes+1 t onion powder

fry tofu in oil on both sides until crispy; serve with zucchini & sauce

saffron & 3 nut sourdough with st. germain

saffron blooms into

little orange, yellow &

red specks in the dough

1 c wheat chef, 1 c chopped pecans+walnuts, 1 t salt, 1 T st. germain, 1 c elmhurst milked almonds, pinch saffron, 3 T diastatic malt powder, 2 c flour

stir, rest 1 hour, fold, rest 5 hours, fold, rest 14 hours, form loose floured ball, rest 30 minutes, slash top; 450 F, preheated dutch oven, lid on, 15 minutes; 400 F, lid off, 30 minutes; rests: covered, room temperature; folds: 8x

zabar’s black & white cookies

spoon onto baking

sheets & after cooling frost

on the flattened side

source, 24 servings, 325 calories

2 sticks soft butter, 1 3/4 c sugar, 4 eggs, 1 c milk, 1/2 t vanilla, 1/4 t lemon extract, 2.5 c cake flour, 2.5 c flour, 1 t powder, 1/2 t salt; icing: 4 c powdered sugar, 1/3-1/2 c hot water, 1 oz melted bittersweet chocolate

cream butter & sugar, beat in rest, use silpat, 375 F, 25 minutes; icing: mix sugar & water, add chocolate to half; frost

brown butter lima beans & pesto

maple syrup &

extra nuts for bitter greens

in winter pesto

source, 4 servings

1 lb cooked unsalted big lima beans & liquid; pesto: 4 green onions, 2 c spinach, 2 c basil, 1/4 c pine nuts, 1/4 c pecans+walnuts, 1 t salt, 1-2 T maple syrup, zest & juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 c olive oil, 1/2 c bean liquid; 1/2 stick vegan butter, browned; toppings: s&p, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, vegan parm

pesto: food processor; heat beans in liquid, serve with slotted spoon; top with butter, pesto, toppings

cocoa cardamom waffles

oil free batter

can need an oiled iron

even if nonstick

11 servings, 200 calories

2 c white whole wheat flour, 1/4 c cocoa, 1/4 c ground flax, 1/4 c namaste egg replacer, 1/4 c diastatic malt powder, 1/4 c cacao nibs, 1 T vanilla, 1 t salt, 1 t powder, 2 t cardamom, 10 packets stevia, 2 3/4 c elmhurst milked hazelnuts, 1/2 c water

mix, cook

chocolate pie with graham cracker crust

knead crust with fingers

until it’s past the stage of

being pebbly

source, 8 servings, 360 calories

crust: 2 sleeves crushed graham crackers+3 T sugar+4 T canola+1 T nut milk; filling: 3 c elmhurst milked almonds, 1/4 c cornstarch, 1/3 c sugar, 3 T cocoa, pinch salt, 1/4 c chocolate chips, 1 t vanilla

press crust onto oiled pie plate, 350 F, 10 minutes; boil filling ingredients except chips & vanilla until thick, add rest, pour into crust, chill

baked crispy noodles & tofu

wilt the noodles with

hot water, & pat tofu

dry before slicing

source, 3 servings

leaves of 3 baby bok choy+olive oil+salt; sauce: 2 T hoisin+1 t minced garlic+2 T maple syrup+2 T sesame oil+1 T sesame seeds; 1 lb sliced extra firm tofu; 1 T olive oil+2 T tamari+1 T sesame oil+10 oz ramen noodles cooked al dente; cilantro

place noodles in baking dish, dredge tofu slices in sauce & arrange in dish with no noodles under, top with remaining sauce; 450 F, 15 minutes, bottom rack; add bok choy, 450 F, top rack, 10 minutes or until crispy; top with cilantro

sourdough whole wheat baguette

preheated stone in

preheated oven with ice

thrown in the bottom

2 loaves

1 c wheat chef, 1/4 c diastatic malt powder, 1 T kosher salt, 4 c white whole wheat flour, 1 1/3 c water

stir; rest, covered, room temperature, 1 hour; fold 8x, rest covered, room temperature, 8 hours; fold 8x, rest, covered, room temperature, 12 hours; form 2 logs, slash tops, rest 1 hour; bake on preheated stones with steam, upper rack; 445 F, 25 minutes; 350 F, 10 minutes