Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Super Natural Cooking- Heidi Swanson

Photographer, designer, and content producer Heidi Swanson is the creator of the popular recipe journal 101 Cookbooks. Heidi's book is juicy with full color images, beautiful flourishes and design and simple to understand. The concept is using 5 ways to incorporate healthy whole foods into your diet. From building a whole foods pantry, to cooking by color, she gives readers inspired recipes and tips for a healthy kitchen. When I teach cooking classes and do lectures, this book is always on my reading list. It's the modern and accessible whole foods cookbook bible. I like it because it is a plant-based cookbook without professing to be vegetarian. It talks about filling your diet with whole foods and that is so important in a society where many of us consume prepackaged foods. Do yourself a favor and just order it or go pick it up, it will prove to be a tremendous investment. And you will absolutely adore the images in this book as well.
Here is her Fig Spread with Black Pepper and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Heidi's Garlic Scape Soup- which would be perfect for a summer's evening. Grab some scapes at the farmers market and pick up your copy of Super Natural Cooking, at the Barnes and Noble or your local book retailer. I'm heading to Union Square farmer's market now to get some ingredients myself.

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