This is one of several variations on basic oatmeal from Good and Cheap. I love this one for many reasons, not least of which is because it reminds me of my dear friend, Sarah Chan who loves all things baklava. We once made a little cookbook together that we self-published called Velo Fare. The recipes were based on the local markets that we loved to visit together by bicycle. We made pistachio pancakes with baklava syrup for that book. That made me realize that the flavors of baklava are pretty accessible and should be a bigger part of our lives—like in our oatmeal!
I must admit I don’t particularly care for Valentine’s day and I rarely even acknowledge it’s existence. In theory it’s a great idea. Celebrating love! Yes, I am so in! There isn’t anything more important to celebrate. But Valentine’s day is about romantic love and that means missing out on so much other love worthy of celebration. What about love in a family or between friends? Or the love we have for our communities and our fellow human beings? I want to celebrate all those kinds of love! But all that said, this year I also really wanted to celebrate my awesome partner Dan, just because he is the best, you know? So this year Valentine’s day is all about carrot-pineapple cake.
Here’s a heavily spiced pumpkin pie with brown sugar and a simple short crust. And it’s MUCH easier than I thought.
I know it’s late! I know you probably have your Thanksgiving plans carved into stone tablets already BUT if any of you are like me and are putting things together last minute for whatever reason… well here is my favorite pumpkin pie recipe! I came up with it for a fun video I did for NYU a couple of years ago making pie with then NYU President John Sexton. And I shared the recipe then. But this year’s version is both better and easier.
Zucchini in chocolate cake sounds weird, but it’s a very mild flavor and the truth is you barely taste it. It adds tremendous moisture to these beautiful dark chocolatey muffins. The yogurt, oats, and zucchini make these so moist and soft and then you get a little gooey meltiness from the chocolate chips. Wow. Anyway, give them a try. They are a delicious breakfast treat, but they are yummy enough to have for dessert as well! Keep reading