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With love & hope for a better future for all of us - Jamie

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Mini Mango-Lime Cobblers Topped with Oatmeal Cookie

The end. It's what the school year conclusion feels like to me; the end of something finite, which means, a new thing can begin! That's so refreshing. Sometimes people (me!) can get caught up in the need for change, and they rush headlong into the challenges that change provides. The start of Summer over Memorial Day weekend is that rush. It starts my adventure of change in a very distinct, but often not long, timeline. We plan fun, sports, dips in the pool, and activities in the sun. We revel in the freedom to enjoy, in every way possible, our time together as a family.


The world has rocketed through change, and if you are to believe only the loudest voices (often) spewing with hate, negativity and fear, the world sounds like an awful place. It's corrupt, violent, oppressive, insidious, polluted, and dying. Humans, if these voices are to be believed, are staring in, narrating, and watching all at once a horror story unfold.

Sustainability Spotlight: With so many layers to our world, do you really and truly believe that its all "bad?" I look around at my family and my love for them, and I know the good is astounding. The people in this world who are choosing change, even if that change is hard and will take conquering mountains of political, sociological, and historical impediments, are heroes; not villians.


Every day, you can find heroes. I'm not talking about the kind of heroes that we all can see plainly; though they are no less important or amazing. I'm talking about the kind of heroes we can all be; the kind that can save this world with small actions and large consequences.


How's this for a hero?

The parents who teach their kids about how to challenge the constructs of diversity in society - they are changing a generational mindset, not just selecting diversity to be diverse.

How's this for a hero?

The aging population who choose to subsist in smaller homes which lower climate impacts, and send their goods to family and friends for reuse and recycle.

How's this for a hero?

The children who know the value of the planet, and elect reusable materials, play in nature over building constructs, and value experiences over material goods.

These heroes are, in even small ways, aiding our systemic change for the planet. Each effort will lead us into the future which supports the planet; no longer taking exclusively, but rather, giving back as well.


Make this summer about being a hero - the kind for the planet. And because every hero deserves a reward, make these cobblers, sit back and enjoy the summer too!


Ingredients:

  • Mango-Lime Filling:

  • 3 extra large fresh mangos (peeled, cut from core and chopped into bite sized pieces) - you can also use frozen! ~2-2.5 cups of fruit will be needed.

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour

  • 1 lime (juiced)

  • Oatmeal Cookie Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter (cut into pieces)

  • 1 tsp vanilla paste

  • 3 tbsp JustEgg

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients of Mango-Lime Filling to a large bowl and mix thoroughly; set aside.

  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  3. In a stand mixer mixing bowl, add butter and both sugars from the Oatmeal Cookie Topping. Fitted with the paddle attachment, beat on medium-high until light and fluffy.

  4. Stop mixer, add vanilla paste and JustEgg and beat for another minute until smooth and incorporated.

  5. Stop mixer, scrape down sides, and add flour through arrowroot powder. Mix on medium-high until just moist. Scrape down sides and push dough to center of bowl. Remove bowl from stand mixer.

  6. On a jellyroll (lipped) pan lined, add 6 ramekins and fill each about halfway with the Mango-Lime Filling.

  7. Using a large ice cream scoop, dollop generous portions of the dough over each cobbler. Don't worry about flattening it to the sides; leave it piled high as it will spread once baking.

  8. Slide pan into the oven and bake for ~40-50 minutes or until bubbly on the sides and your oatmeal cookie topper is browned nicely.

  9. Let cool at least 5 minutes until serving with spoons.

With love & hope for a better future for all of us - Jamie

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