Hello everyone. Welcome to my new blog. I’m so excited to have the chance to share my love of food with you. My sixth book, Simply Satisfying, will be available at bookstores and online at the beginning of November. Since my first book, Vegetarian Pleasures, went out of print 10 years ago, I have gotten many letters from fans looking for a copy to give to a best friend or fellow food lover. Having this opportunity to bring it back to life with new recipes, a new format, photos, and updated text is a dream come true. So many of these recipes are still among my all-time favorites. Fragrant Vegetable Stew with Corn Dumplings is about as good as a soup can get. Pillowy corn dumplings nestled in a beautifully- colored vegetable soup of corn, tomatoes, zucchini, and beans that has a hint of clove in its broth is a feast for all the senses, and you’ll want to prepare it again and again. Pair that with Hot Fudge Pudding Cake and you’ll have an informal meal that will rank at the top of your list. These are a few of my favorite things… I feel like I am about to burst into song. More to come.