black-eyed peas with blackened onion & garlic

blacken onion and

garlic in the broiler

or a gas burner

source, 4 servings

1 lb black-eyed peas, soaked overnight in 2-inches water; 1 peeled, halved, blackened sweet onion; sachet: 1 halved & blackened bulb garlic+10 peppercorns+4 cloves+2 bay leaves; 1 T olive oil, 1 T smoked paprika, pinch salt, 1 T maple syrup

simmer until tender, remove sachet, cook down, allowing bottom crust to form

vegan ricotta & roasted grapes

blender ricotta

needs only as much water

as the blender needs

cheese source, grapes source; 6 servings

cheese: 2 c blanched slivered almonds, 2 T lemon juice, 1 T nutritional yeast, 1 T herbs, 1/2 – 1.5 c warm water, 1/2 t sea salt; grapes: 1 lb grapes, 2 T brown sugar, 2 T maple syrup, 1 t lemon peel, 1/4 c cassis

cheese: blend; grapes: 450 F in glass baking dish, 45 minutes or until sauce is caramelized