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

bread knots

drizzle oil last

so the rest of the toppings

don’t slide off the sides

12 servings, 225 calories

2 c aquafaba wrist temp, 1 packet yeast, 1 T sugar, 1 t kosher salt, 5 c flour; toppings: 2 T maple syrup, 1 t kosher salt, 2 T olive oil

knead 5 minutes, rise 1 hr; make 12 knots, place on silpat on 2 rimmed baking sheets, add toppings, rest 30 minutes; 400 F, 25 minutes

double chocolate energy balls

lots of glue to make

them not-crumbly enough

to eat in the car

27 servings, 130 calories

2 (4-oz size) containers gerber bananas, 2 c cocoa, 1/2 c d’vash date nectar, 1 c lilly’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, 1 c almond flour, 1 c chopped walnuts, 1 t cinnamon, 1 t kosher salt, 1 t vanilla

food processor, pulsing in chips at end, form balls, freeze until set

chocolate cardamom breakfast cookies

the birds never stay

still long enough to find their

page in the bird book

24 servings, 80 calories

4 (4-oz size) containers gerber bananas, 6 packets stevia, 2 namaste egg replacer eggs, 1 t soda, 1 t kosher salt, 1 T vanilla, 1 t cinnamon, 1 T cardamom, 1/2 c lilly’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, 1 c cocoa, 2 c white whole wheat flour

mix, use silpat, 350 F, 13 minutes

5 fruits loaf

orange, blueberry

applesauce, bananas and

even lemon peel

16 servings, 160 calories

2 (4-oz size) containers gerber bananas, 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce, 6 packets stevia, 1 T lemon zest, 1 T vanilla, 1 T powder, 1 t kosher salt, 2 T ground flax, 1 c quaker steel cut 3-minute oats, 1 c oj, 3 c white whole wheat flour, 1 lb frozen blueberries

mix all but lemon zest & 4 packets stevia, pour into 2 oiled loaf pans, sprinkle with rest, 350 F, 1 hour

caramelized shallot swirl bread

a cookie sheet with

raised sides will make the baking

a less stressful thing

2 c warm water, 1 T sugar, 1 packet yeast, 2 c white whole wheat flour, 1 t kosher salt, 2 c white flour; 3 large shallots caramelized in 1 stick vegan butter & 1 t kosher salt

knead all but shallots with dough hook 5 minutes, rise 30 minutes; stretch into 10×14 rectangle, spread shallots, roll up, put some shallots on top; rest 30 minutes on parchment-covered cookie sheet; 425 F, 30 minutes