One giant berry-and-oat crumb bar, jooshed up with rich vanilla yogurt. There’s no rolling of pastry here, making this minimalist dessert a cinch to whip up.
If mom just can’t get enough chocolate, add 2 to 3 Tbsp (30 to 45 mL) cocoa powder, sifted, to yogurt mixture plus an additional 1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey, and top each slice with grated dark chocolate.
Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). Line 9 x 13 in (33 x 23 cm) pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal, and grease parchment with a bit of additional coconut oil. If you intend to transport and serve in the pan, simply grease pan with a bit of additional coconut oil.
For crust, in large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, and salt; then stir in melted coconut oil to incorporate. The mixture should hold together when squished between your hands. Spelt flour tends to vary in absorbency, so water may be needed to bind crust; if this is the case, add water, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until crust holds together tightly. Press crust firmly into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until crust is dry to the touch and beginning to brown around edges. Remove from oven and cool completely in pan. If you intend to transport tart, leave cooled crust in pan for assembly and serving. Alternatively, using parchment paper, remove crust from pan and place on rectangular serving plate.
For topping assembly, in medium bowl, whisk to combine skyr or yogurt, honey, and vanilla. Spread yogurt mixture over cooled crust, leaving a small border. Cover and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve, at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours—the time in the fridge makes for a softened crust that’s easier to cut and eat.
When ready to enjoy, top with berries, slice, and serve.
This Asian-inspired stir-fry takes full advantage of the crunch Brussels sprouts achieve when they’re heated quickly. The sweet-and-sour sauce delivers a tangy edge, and tempeh offers plant-based protein and a blast of umami. If you want meat in the dish, you can replace tempeh with ground pork. Ready, set, go Stir-frying is a cooking method that thrives on speed. That means you want to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go into the pan. That also means no chopping on the fly.
Two fall stalwarts—rutabaga and Swiss chard—team up to bring seasonal flavour to these baked savoury cakes. A topping of velvety cashew cream adds a little extra spark. Rutabaga burgers, anyone? You can also prepare these cakes burger-style in a skillet. Simply form rutabaga and chard mixture into burger-sized patties and cook in greased skillet over medium-high, until golden brown on both sides.
If you’re feeling a bit burnt out when it comes to your typical morning repast, consider pivoting to this bowl of nutrition and quintessential fall flavours. It might just be the cozy sweater of the breakfast world. If you need extra energy to power your day, you can scatter on some crunchy granola. The sweet potato mixture can be made a day or two in advance and reheated in the microwave before serving. Pick of the crops For sautéing purposes, you want to use pears that keep their shape when heated. Bosc and Anjou are two good options. Fuji, Cortland, Honeycrisp, and Empire are excellent apple choices for heating in the skillet, as they won’t turn too mushy.
A plant-based spinoff of shepherd’s pie makes an ideal use for those surplus starches. Flavour-rich shiitake mushrooms and saucy lentils meet creamy potatoes in a protein-filled and satisfying comfort meal packed with nutrition and perfect for any cool-weather dinner. Mash it up Do you have other kinds of leftover mash on hand? Any mash befits the top of this comfort food. Try substituting potatoes with mashed sweet potatoes or yams. For lower carb options, try celeriac or cauliflower mash!