broccoli & mustard sauce

bake on just one side

until brown and crispy but

insides are tender

source, 2 servings

1.5 lbs broccoli, cut up+s&p+olive oil; sauce: 2 T soft vegan butter+3 T olive oil+2 T sherry vinegar+2 T dijon

bake broccoli on oiled foil on a cookie sheet, 450 F, until crispy; remove from heat, toss with sauce

spiced rye & banana cake

mourning doves shiver

puffing their feathers out like

they’ve gotten a shock

8 servings, 250 calories

4 c rye flour, 1 T powder, 1 t kosher salt, 1 T vanilla, 1 T cinnamon, 1 t ginger, 8 packets stevia, 2 c frozen banana slices, 2 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk

mix all but 1 c bananas, pour into parchment-lined cast-iron pan, top with rest of bananas & more cinnamon, 400 F, 1 hour

smoky beans & green rice

kale from the freezer,

cilantro, basil, parsley

from little herb pots

5 servings, 500 calories

2 c wild rice, 1 c greens+herbs, 1/4 c lemon juice, pinch kosher salt; 1 lb black beans, soaked overnight in 2-inches water+1 t soda+1 t kosher salt, simmered until tender; 2 T adobo paste, 1/4 c maple syrup

cook rice with 2 c water, greens, salt, lemon; cook beans down with adobo, maple; serve with vegan cheese, kimchi

cocoa & jam cake

snow flakes in the air

vanish into ripples when

hitting the warm pond

8 servings, 225 calories

1 c oats, 1 c white whole wheat flour, 2 c cocoa, 3/4 c so delicious unsweetened vanilla coconut milk yogurt, 1 T powder, 1 T vanilla, 1 t kosher salt, 2 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 8 packets stevia, 10 oz reduced-sugar jam

mix all but jam, pour batter in parchment-lined cast-iron pan, swirl jam on top, 375 F, 45 minutes

savory toasted oatmeal with chili crisp swirl

toast the oats and the

tomatoes in a dry pan

then add the water

1 serving

1 c oats, 2 c water, 1 c dry-packed sundried tomatoes, sea salt & pepper, 2 T miyokos roadhouse cheddar, 1 T chili crisp, 1 T herbs, kimchi

toast oats, salt, tomatoes in dry pan, add water, cook until done, pour into bowl; add cheese, chili, herbs, to middle; stand 3 minutes, swirl cheese; top with pepper, kimchi

smashed pea & smoked cheddar quesadillas

delicate spring herbs:

basil, parsley, cilantro,

chives, mashed with green peas

1 serving

2 small tortillas, 2/3 c frozen peas+sea salt+lemon juice+herbs+red pepper flakes, 2 slices miyokos smoked english farmhouse cheese

microwave pea mixture until warm, mash with fork; divide peas & cheese between tortillas, cook on panini press

pumpkin, oat, & jam scones

migrating birds come

back to the feeder, not seen

since last October

12 servings, 184 calories

1 can pumpkin, 2 T chia seeds+1/2 c warm water, 1 T powder, 1 t kosher salt, 8 packets stevia, 1 c white whole wheat flour, 3 c old-fashioned oats, 10 oz wegmans triple berry jammin

mix all but jam, make indented balls on silpat-covered baking stone, top with jam, 400 F, 20 minutes