Gingery Poached PearsBy Ann GaffneyThese very simple gingery poached pears can be either a wonderful dessert or refreshing breakfast treat paired with a dollop of thick Greek yogurt.Vegan Caldo VerdeBy Ann GaffneyMy Vegan Caldo Verde is based on the simple, homey soup that originated in the north of Portugal. It is a great vehicle for the super-green kale, and really easy to make.Sourdough Blueberry PancakesBy Ann GaffneyIf like me you’re into sourdough bread making, Blueberry Sourdough Pancakes are a great way to use up discarded starter in this easy, special breakfast or brunch treat. Chermoula SauceBy Ann GaffneyChermoula, is a wonderful green cilantro based condiment from North Africa that’s delicious whether you drizzle it into soups or over vegetables, or use it as a tangy marinade for fish or chicken. And it’s very easy to make.Carabaccia – Tuscan Onion SoupBy Ann GaffneyIf you’ve been hankering after for a really good onion soup, Carabaccia, the Tuscan Red onion soup is it. It’s easy to make. All it needs a bit of time to cook the onions down until they are sweet and jammy.Ricotta GnocchiBy Ann GaffneyRicotta gnocchi are delicious and fun to make. Easy and low carb they are great paired with my fabulously easy basic tomato sauce, which you can, of course, make ahead of time or for the freezer. EnjoyOven Baked FalafelBy Ann GaffneyOven baked Falafel are an easy, lower fat way to get these yummy, protein packed little vegan treats on the table. They’re pretty fast to make in a food processor once you’ve soaked the beans.Happy PizzaBy Ann GaffneyHappy pizza happened when I was looking for a quick lunch and decided to repurpose into pizza a leftover naan bread with some tomato and mozzarella I had in the fridge. It was an epiphany. Naan is a fabulous foil for all kinds of savory toppings. Bread and Butter PuddingBy Ann GaffneyBread and Butter Pudding is a favorite British nursery food, nursery food being the food we Brits typically turn to for comfort. This is basically a bread pudding made with a milk based egg custard and if you follow the directions you’ll see that it’s easy to do.Pasta e FagioliBy Ann GaffneyPasta e Fagioli is one of the easiest, heartiest, most comforting platefuls of soup you’ll ever have the pleasure of digging into. It has everything we love, beans, pasta, tomatoes and it’s easy to make!Citrusy Kabocha and Chickpea StewBy Ann GaffneyCitrusy Kabocha and Chickpea Stew. It turns simple ingredients like winter squash, chickpeas and potatoes into a deliciously aromatic dish.Anise Scented Whole Wheat BreadBy Ann GaffneyI came up with the idea for this Anise Scented Whole Wheat Bread after chatting with a friend about Greece. I have found that adding a little anise seed to my basic no-knead bread recipe takes it to another level. Creamy Roasted Carrot SoupBy Ann GaffneyCreamy roasted carrot soup is completely vegan, but it’s so smooth and rich you’d never know. The recipe uses roasted carrots made specially for the soup, but I’ve found it to be a great way to repurpose leftover roasted veggies too.Spicy Lentil PattiesBy Ann GaffneyI hate letting good food go to waste. Spicy Lentil Patties are the tasty result of having a lot of dal in my freezer left over from a couple of Indian veggie curry take-out extravaganzas and lunch to make.Kabocha & Chickpea SoupBy Ann Gaffney Kabocha & Chickpea soup is a rich, warming and satisfying. For a bit of extra spiciness, I often add a dollop of chermoula to each bowl. I adore kabocha. I just love its mealy starchy quality for soups, stews and pies.Corn Custard & Tomato TartBy Ann GaffneyA true late summer treat, this easy corn custard & tomato tart is the epitome of the season, putting the combo of sweet, fresh corn and ripe tomatoes to delicious good use.