February 09, 2009

Super Natural Recipes Galore


I love Heidi Swanson's recipes like no other. I picked up her cookbook on a whim awhile ago and loved reading every page. Serious food nerd alert – reading a cookbook cover to cover!! Then I started visiting her blog, 101cookbooks. Now she's got a new widget/website, the Super Natural Recipe Search where you can search for recipes and submit your own. Find it in the right column of my site – I'm all tech savvy like that :-)

I do have to pause and point out that the name Super Natural Recipes sounds like Supernatural Recipes, as in recipes for ghosts. Which actually could be very cool but that's not what these are at all about :-)

As a tribute and to help kick off her new search engine, here's a list of some of my favorite tried-and-true recipes from Heidi's archives.

Cashew Curry Recipe
This one is pictured above because I just made it the other night. So what if I substituted pistachios and added about 4 cups of pumpkin? Recipes are jumping off points for me, and this was a great one. I never really think on my own to use coconut milk or curry. And, hooray for one pot meals!

Roasted Pumpkin Salad
This was one of my first encounters with cooking squash but it set me up for a great winter full of yummy squash-centered meals. I loved the flavor combination in this dish.

Salt-kissed Buttermilk Cake
I felt like a real Food Network star or something when this came out of the oven. Loved it. It's a real classy cake.

Garlic Soba Noodles
Holy awesome. It was like fast food or really bad for you food, except it wasn't. Know what I mean? All delicious as if I should feel guilty. It was great on a rainy day watching movies on the couch kind of food.

What are some of your favorite recipe sites?

10 comments:

Culinarywannabe said...

I have loved Heidi's blog for a while now. She makes healthful food look so appetizing, but I've never actually tried one of her recipes. The buttermilk cake sounds right up my alley!

Darya Pino said...

Such a fabulous widget!! Great idea, Michelle. I especially love the I <3 Farmers Markets! I might have to use this!

Erica said...

Hey! I love 101 cookbooks! All of her food looks gorgeous and healthy!

Can't wait for your PB&J post ;)

Favorite recipe sites- Aggie's Kitchen (http://aggieskitchen.blogspot.com), David Lebovitz (http://www.davidlebovitz.com), Dishing up delights (http://dishingupdelights.blogspot.com) to name a few ;)

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

Thanks for the tip about Super Natural! That looks delicious! I love fatfreevegan.com for recipes personally! I have a friend who graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and loved it! How are you liking it? That's a fairly big "commute"! I love your blog!

Nancy said...

Michelle; I am so glad it is not just me(!!!) I feel like some sort of stalker, wierdo I talk about Heidi's site and her recipes to everyone so often! They are just fabulous aren't they? or she is or what ever! Just Yummy! But I give you props too, I have been spreading the word on GarbanzoFish goodness everywhere I eat. Freedom from those wierd little flat cans is a truly wonderful thing! Bless you! Nancy

Not Another Omnivore said...

I was unaware of what I was missing out on, thanks for the heads up!

NAOmni

Erica said...

oh my gosh- your valentine's day plans sound so wonderful! Enjoy yourself!

BR said...

I personally love "Fat Free Vegan Kitchen." That site taught me how to cook a meal that isn't "meat-starch-side of corn" when I stopped eating meat, so it holds a special place in my heart! :)

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com

Michelle said...

culinarywannabe--ooh, try it for sure! let us know how it goes.

darya--i'm going to go check now and see if you added that widget :-)

erica--Thanks for the links! PB&J coming up very shortly...

Elizabeth--thanks for stopping by! I am really enjoying IIN so far, and can't complain about commuting from Boston since a lot of people fly in from all over the country or even the world! It's amazing.

Nancy--oh, i'm so glad you've been enjoying the garbanzofish! make sure to check out Happy Herbivore's blog since the recipe belongs to her. She has a bunch of great ones :-)

NAOmni--i hope you enjoy!

BR--thanks, I like that site too :-)

michaela said...

i read cookbooks like novels as well.