chocolate sorbet

when the toads sing their

love songs all night long then it’s

time to make sorbet

previous version, 6 servings, 303 calories

1 c sugar, 2/3 c cocoa, 2 1/4 c water, pinch sea salt, 1/2 c chocolate chips, 3 T vanilla

microwave all but vanilla until melted, stir in vanilla, chill overnight, churn 10 minutes, freeze until set

banana bread

add the sugar last

mix it in just a little

for caramelized swirls

source, 10 servings, 257 calories

1/2 c sugar, 3 (4-oz size) containers gerber bananas, 1/2 c olive oil, 1/4 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 t cider vinegar, 1 t vanilla, 2 c white whole wheat flour, 1 t soda, 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 t salt

mix, bake in a parchment-lined loaf pan, 325 F, 65 minutes

vegan upside down pear cake

six pears in a bag

quarantined with only their

own respiration

source

1.5 c flour, 1/2 c almond flour, 2 t powder, 2 t cinnamon, 1 t ginger, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 c olive oil, 2/3 c maple syrup, 3/4 c unsweetened full-fat cashew milk, 2 t vanilla, 6 pears sliced thin, glaze: 1 T olive oil, 2 T maple syrup, pinch cinnamon

mix batter, pour over pears in oiled pie dish, 325 F, 55 minutes, turn out & glaze

pumpkin cookies

all recipes that

require pumpkin should take

an entire can

12 servings, 238 calories

2.5 c oat flour, 1 t powder, 1 t soda, 1 T cinnamon, 1 t nutmeg, 1/2 t salt, 2 T flax + 6 T warm water, 2 t vanilla, 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce, 1 can pumpkin, 3/4 c maple syrup, 1/2 c mini chocolate chips, 1/4 c olive oil

mix, bake on silpat, 350 F, 20 minutes

berry crumble

not the sickly sweet

one in restaurants, but the

kind that’s for breakfast

12 servings, 275 calories

1.5 c white whole wheat flour, 1/2 c brown sugar, 1 1/4 c oat flour, 1 t salt, 1 t powder, 1/2 t soda, 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 c canola oil, berries: 1 lb frozen berries, 2 T brown sugar, zest & juice of 1 lemon, 2 T white whole wheat flour, 2 T canola

mix, sprinkle 2/3 into a parchment-lined 9×13 pan, 350 F, 12 minutes; add berries, remaining crumbles, bake 35 minutes

chocolate matzo toffee

6 inch tulip shoots

covered in 6 inches of

springtime fluffy snow

source

3 matzos, 2 sticks butter, 1.5 c brown sugar, 2 t vanilla, pinch salt, 7 oz chocolate

arrange matzo on parchment-covered cookie sheet, cook butter and sugar 3 minutes, add salt and vanilla, pour over matzo, 350 F, 15 mins, cover with chocolate and spread when melted, sprinkle with sea salt, chill 1 hr