Sicilian CaponataBy Ann GaffneyPreheat the oven to 425F. Line a full baking sheet with parchment paper. Put in the oven while it preheats – this will heat up the sheet and speed up the browning of the eggplant.Honey Roasted FigsBy Ann GaffneyIn the dish, arrange the figs cut side up in a single layer. Drizzle the honey over the figs. Add the water. Sprinkle the tops of the figs with the sugar. Honeyed Peach TorteBy Ann GaffneyWith a spatula, spoon the cake batter into the prepared tin and gently smooth it towards the sides. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t quite reach as the cake will puff up and fill in as it bakes. Take the peach slices and push them into the cake batter until they are all used up.Creamy Broccoli SoupBy Ann GaffneyAdd the frozen broccoli. Cook stirring until it starts to defrost. Add the Lima beans. Cook 1 minute. Add just enough stock to cover the veggies. Cover and cook 10-15 mins Ann’s Tart Lemon TartBy Ann GaffneyPut the 2 whole lemons into a sauce pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover. Lower the heat to a simmer. Cook until soft, about 20 minutesSummer Veggie SpaghettiBy Ann GaffneyIn my experience, the water comes to a boil in about 20 minutes. By that time the sauce for your summer veggie spaghetti will be nearly finished. It’s fast!Basic Baked TostadasBy Ann GaffneyBake on a high shelf for 10-12 minutes, or until the tortillas are browned and crisp. Move to cool on paper towels. Serve with desired toppings. Grilled Scallop TortillasBy Ann GaffneyI love scallops not just because they taste so sweet, and cook in a jiffy. Grilled scallop tortillas is a 3-fer – you get the scallops, the slaw and a fabulous fresh salsa verde. So good. Grilled Tuna Salade NicoiseBy Ann GaffneyGrilled Tuna Salade Nicoise is the perfect food for hot weather, not only can it feed a cast of thousands, but the eggs and veggies can be cooked together in one pot and left in the fridge until you are ready to assemble the salad. Easy eats!Quick Napa Cabbage SlawBy Ann GaffneyQuick Napa cabbage slaw is well, quick. It comes together in no time. The secret sauce is literally the vegan hummus-based dressing. Try itCrunchy Daikon Radish SaladBy Ann GaffneyThis easy, crunchy daikon radish salad is tossed with a toasty sesame vinaigrette. It is the perfect light summer side for all manner of grilled foodsGrilled Halloumi SaladBy Ann GaffneyA favorite quick lunch of mine involves slices of grilled halloumi cheese over a mess of greens. I get bored by bagged greens, so like to trawl the market to make my own mixJapanese Curry Noodle SoupBy Ann GaffneyJapanese curry noodle soup is a personal favorite. It is low-heat spicy, and manages to be both warming and soothing. Real comfort food.Vegan Creamy Cashew Curry SauceBy Ann GaffneyThis vegan creamy cashew curry sauce works wonderfully with all kinds of foods from chicken breasts and firm tofu to peas and lentils. It freezes well and quickly jazzes up weeknight dinners.Chicken Braised with Lemon and OnionsBy Ann GaffneyChicken braised with lemon and onions is a favorite weeknight dish that completely transforms skinless chicken breasts from bland into a tasty, comforting dinner with a flavor that says you spent hours on it, when you haven’t!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.