Quick Rhubarb Ginger Cheesecake Parfaits

Makes 6 servings Equipment Medium-sized mixing bowl Electric beaters Measuring spoons Fork 6 dessert dishes, cups, or small glass jars (125 ml work great) microwave-safe dish, or small pot, for melting butter Cutting board & knife   Fruit Topping Make a batch of Rhubarb Ginger Compote Crust ¾ cup Graham cracker crumbs 2 Tbs. Melted butter…

Rhubarb ginger compote

makes about 3/4 cup EQUIPMENT medium saucepan wooden spoon measuring cup, measuring spoons knife, cutting board INGREDIENTS 1 Tbs butter about ½ inch fresh ginger root, finely chopped 3 Tbs brown sugar 2 cups rhubarb, cut in ½ inch pieces INSTRUCTIONS Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir in the…

Fruit Parchment Packets

The French call this method “en papillote”.  We like it because every cook gets to choose her own ingredients. Makes 1 serving, multiply as needed Kitchen equipment • Baking sheet • Cutting board, cutting knife • Small & medium bowls for ingredients • Measuring spoons, measuring cup • Parchment paper • Metal spatula • Metal…

Apple Date Crisp

Here is another variation on our seasonal fruit crisps.  This one is great in winter.  Dates give it sweetness, and nuts add crunch. Makes 8 servings Kitchen equipment • Large bowl, small microwave-safe dish • 8 X 8 baking dish • Butter knife, fork • Measuring cup • Cutting board & paring knife OR apple…

Apple Kuchen

Kuchen means cake, in German, but these are actually squares — rich, buttery apple squares. Serves 6 Kitchen equipment 8X8 baking dish, lined with parchment paper or foil Pastry cutter Apple peeler-corer, if you have one; otherwise just use Paring knife and cutting board Sieve for sifting Measuring cup & spoons Medium mixing bowl 2…

Peanut Butter Balls

Makes about 24 Kitchen equipment Baking sheet Medium saucepan Medium metal mixing bowl Parchment paper or waxed paper Wooden spoon Measuring cups, measuring spoons Fork, spoon Kitchen scales, if measuring chocolate Cutting knife and cutting board, if chopping chocolate Oven mitts Ingredients 1¼ cups peanut butter ²/3 cup honey ²/3 cup instant skim milk powder…

Vegan chocolate pots

serves 8 Kitchen Equipment Kitchen scale Medium pot Medium mixing bowl that fits snugly over the pot Blender or food processor Measuring spoons microplane zester stirring spoon rubber spatula Ingredients 200 g dairy-free dark chocolate (at least 75% cocoa solids) 700 g extra-firm silken tofu (2 boxes) 160 g maple syrup 1 lime, grated zest…