Super Natural Cooking: Five Delicious Ways to Incorporate Whole and Natural Foods into Your Cooking [A Cookbook] (Paperback)
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Using a palette of natural ingredients now widely available in supermarkets, Super Natural Cooking offers globally inspired, nutritionally packed cuisine that is both gratifying and flavorful.
Everyone knows that whole foods are much healthier than refined ingredients, but few know how to cook with them in uncomplicated, delicious ways. With her weeknight-friendly dishes, real-foodie Heidi Swanson teaches home cooks how to become confident in a whole-foods kitchen by experimenting with alternative flours, fats, grains, sweeteners, and more.
Including innovative twists on familiar dishes from polenta to chocolate chip cookies, Super Natural Cooking is the new wholesome way to eat, using real-world ingredients to get out-of-this-world results. With an inspiring introduction to nutritional superfoods, and an emphasis on whole grains, natural sweeteners, healthy oils, and colorful phytonutrient-packed ingredients, Swanson shows you how to build a whole-foods pantry with nutrition-rich ingredients like almond oil, pomegranate molasses, and mesquite flour--each explained in detail.
Features 80 recipes, a comprehensive pantry chapter, and 100 stunning full-color photos.
Winner of the 2005 Webby Award for best personal website, Heidi Swanson's recipe blog (www.101cookbooks.com) attracts close to 500,000 page views a month, making it one of the most widely read recipe journals online.
About the Author
HEIDI SWANSON is the author of Near & Far, Super Natural Cooking and Super Natural Every Day, a New York Times bestseller and winner of a James Beard Award. She is also the creator of the award-winning recipe blog 101 Cookbooks, curator of the online boutique shop Quitokeeto, and a San Francisco–based photographer. Her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Saveur, Glamour, Washington Post, Time, Fast Company, and the Vegetarian Times, among others.
“In Super Natural Cooking, Swanson not only goes a long way toward helping ‘whole' foods shed their stale, hippie stigma but also makes a strong case for putting natural foods at the center of an emerging, modern, global cuisine. Her seductive recipes, like lime-bathed peanut salad and an updated (almost guilt-free) take on the classic Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie, reach out to cooks who want to eat smart but still do it in style.”
“Super Natural Cooking isn't just any other cookbook; it's meant to inspire and educate, utilizing natural and native ingredients and worldly flavors . . . A great addition to your culinary library as you expand your definition of healthy cooking.”
–Healing Lifestyles & Spas
“A good, solid guide to natural foods, ingredients, and how to use them without the stigma of this food being only boring, bland steamed vegetables and tofu. You'll like her style and simple recipes along with some beautiful photos. Simplicity and ease are great assets of this book.”
–South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Looking for new ways to eat more naturally and healthfully? Super Natural Cooking is full of good ways to expand your use of whole and natural ingredients.”
“Super Natural Cooking provides not just recipes and advice, but a new perspective on food and how to eat what you should.”
“At last a cookbook is coming that makes natural food appear glamorous and desirable.”
–UPI (United Press International) Eat to Live column
“[T]he book's layout is urbane, the photos lush, the recipes modern and sophisticated. The teff-and-tofu crowd, it seems, has gone high-gloss.”