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Super Natural Cooking: Five Delicious Ways to Incorporate Whole and Natural Ingredients into Your Cooking

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Everyone knows that whole foods are much healthier than refined ingredients, but few know how to cook with them in uncomplicated, delicious ways. 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. 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.An inspiringly stylish introduction to nutritional superfoods, with an emphasis on whole grains, natural sweeteners, healthy oils, and colorful phytonutrient-packed ingredients.Features 80 recipes, a comprehensive pantry chapter, and 100 stunning full-color photos.

Shows how to build a whole-foods pantry with nutrition-rich ingredients like almond oil, pomegranate molasses, and mesquite flour--each explained in detail.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.

Review:

"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." Salon.com

Review:

"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

Review:

"Super Natural Cooking provides not just recipes and advice, but a new perspective on food and how to eat what you should." Baltimore Sun

Review:

"[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." Houston Chronicle

About the Author

Photographer, cookbook author, and graphic designer Heidi Swanson is the creator of the award-winning culinary websites 101 Cookbooks and Mighty Foods. Her work has been featured on NPR and in national and international publications including the Washington Post, Vegetarian Times, Time, and Life. She lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments - vii

Introduction - 1

1 Build a Natural Foods Pantry - 5

2 Explore a Wide Range of Grains - 25

3 Cook by Color - 73

4 Know Your Superfoods - 113

5 Use Natural Sweeteners - 159

Basic Recipes and Techniques - 197

Sources - 207

Index - 209

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s_pumpkins, January 28, 2012 (view all comments by s_pumpkins)
The recipes are great, but what I will really love are the sections on building up your pantry. It has helped shaped the way I think about food and make decisions on what to eat!
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titianlibrarian, December 15, 2007 (view all comments by titianlibrarian)
Swanson has created a beautiful, chic cookbook, perfect for a Christmas gift this year. The recipes are geared for the intermediate cook--complicated enough to scare off a kitchen novice, but with an introduction to all the ingredients to explain the reasons behind choosing these unconventional flours, sweeteners and supplements. While I've been enjoying paging through this for the past few weeks, I haven't yet been inspired enough to try out a recipe. Therein lies its strongest asset and its problem--it's beautiful and invites browsing, yet the stylish format and artsy pictures (of patterns and people, less so of food) dissuade one from actually trying out the recipes. However, the introduction is incredibly useful, explaining the properties of and differences between conventional ingredients (such as high fructose corn syrup) and the natural ingredients (such as agave nectar). When I do get around to testing some recipes, I've marked such worthy dishes as the roasted tomato and paprika soup, the giant crusty and creamy white beans, the thin mint cookies and the spiced caramel corn. I hope they're as good as my imagination makes them out to be.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781587612756
Subtitle:
Five Delicious Ways to Incorporate Whole and Natural Ingredients into Your Cooking
Author:
Swanson, Heidi
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Subject:
Cookery (natural foods)
Subject:
Specific Ingredients - Natural Foods
Subject:
Natural Foods
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Natural Healing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10 x 7.05 x .85 in 1.7 lb

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Product details 224 pages Ten Speed Press - English 9781587612756 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Super Natural Cooking provides not just recipes and advice, but a new perspective on food and how to eat what you should."
"Review" by , "[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."
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