baked gnocchi & mushrooms

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geese flying overhead first

one & then many

source, 6 servings

2 lbs mushrooms, 24 oz gnocchi, olive oil, 1 bunch cut up scallions, 2 sliced shallots, s&p, 1 lb greens; sauce: 1/4 c dijon+1/4 c maple syrup+1/4 c olive oil+s&p+red pepper flakes

bake all but sauce on oiled foil-covered rimmed baking dish, 425 F, 75 minutes or until brown, adding greens during baking; add sauce, broil

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

one pot tomato & peas spaghetti

a turkey vulture

sitting on a nearby branch

showing its bigness

source, 6 servings

olive oil, 1 sliced onion, 4 smashed cloves garlic, kosher salt+pepper+red pepper flakes, 1 T balsamic vinegar, 1 lb spaghetti, 8 chopped big tomatoes, 1 c basil, 1/2 c vegan parm, 8 oz peas

brown oil, onion, garlic, spices, vinegar; add pasta+tomatoes & 2 c water; simmer, covered, until pasta is al dente; cook down, add rest

zucchini & greens gratin

slice the zucchini

thin & layer some over

the casserole top

source, 6 servings

1 lb spinach, 1 sliced zucchini, olive oil, s&p, 1 t rosemary, 1 t thyme, 2 smashed cloves garlic, 3 eggs, 1/2 c milk, 3/4 c shredded gruyere, 1/4 c shredded parm

brown garlic, 1/2 zucchini, herbs & spices in oil; add spinach, wilt; add eggs, milk, gruyere; pour into oiled baking dish, top with parm & rest of zucchini; 375 F, 20 minutes; broil

banana & chocolate chip toaster waffles

sliced bananas from

the freezer heated until

just starting to steam

11 4-inch waffles, 150 calories

3 c sliced bananas, 4 packets stevia, 1 t kosher salt, 1 t powder, 1 t vanilla, 1/4 c chia seeds, 1 c lily’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, 1 c white whole wheat flour, 3/4 c mooala unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 t canola oil (for greasing)

mix, cook 1/4 c batter on greased nonstick iron