black bean patties with raita & spaghetti squash

roast the onions &

garlic with the squash & use

when making patties

4 servings

squash: 1 halved spaghetti squash, 1/2 peeled bulb garlic, 1 peeled shallot, 3 peeled onions, oil, s&p, brown sugar; raita: 1 diced cuke, 1 c yogurt, 2 T lemon juice, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t garlic powder, basil & parsley; patties: 1 can rinsed & drained black beans, 3 eggs, 1 c panko, 1/2 c grated parm, 1/4 c canola oil, 2 cloves roasted garlic, 1 roasted onion; tortillas

squash: roast all at 425 F; remove squash from skin, combine with rest; raita: combine; patties: chop together, rest 1 hour, form patties & fry on both sides; toast tortillas in hot patty pan

pinto & preserved lime tostadas

when it’s too cold to

grill, the panini press can

crisp up tortillas

source, 6 servings, 500 calories

1 lb pintos+2 persian dried limes+2 dried chilis; 2 sliced shallots, 3 smashed cloves garlic, grilled tortillas; toppings: cilantro, kimchi, vegan cheese, salsa verde

soak bean mixture overnight in 2-inches water, simmer until tender; add shallots & garlic, mash & cook down; top tortillas with beans, toppings

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

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