February 09, 2009
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?