Creamy Cashew Curry SauceBy Ann GaffneyThis vegan creamy cashew curry sauce works wonderfully with all kinds foods from chicken breasts, firm tofu to peas and lentils. It’s not hard to make and freezes well, so make it ahead of time and freeze a batch to quickly jazz up weeknight dinners.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.Spicy, Smoky ChickpeasBy Ann GaffneyRinse the soaked chickpeas in cold water. Put into a medium sized pot with the shallot, bay leaf, and dried chipotle pepper. Add water to cover by about 1 inch.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.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.Oven 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.Easy Tomato SauceBy Ann GaffneyThe title of this easy tomato sauce says it all. It is really easy, tomatoey and tasty too! It is my go to tomato sauce for pastas, veggies, pizzas you name it, plus it can make it with fresh or canned tomatoesWarming Winter SoupBy Ann GaffneyWarming winter soup makes you feel cozy from the inside. It’s total, delicious comfort. The combo of sweet tasting Kabocha squash and middle eastern spices, gets a sweet and sour hit from salty miso and sharp lime.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.