Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen: by Pete Mulvihill

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Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen

Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
Heidi Swanson (Ten Speed Press)

Heidi Swanson has a new book out, and I’m tempted to write a one-word review—YUM—but if you’ve made it to the bottom of another lively and comprehensive tablehopper update, you’re clearly a voracious reader and deserve better.

The new book is called Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen, and it’s a gorgeous, photo-filled bargain at only $23. It includes about 100 recipes, all nutritionally packed and approachable for the home cook. And more importantly, the results are scrumptious.

As for “super natural,” don’t think transubstantiation. Think whole foods, real ingredients, vegetarian recipes. Like Summer Squash Soup (smooth with green curry paste or chunky with red curry paste). Or Broccoli Gribiche, of which she says, “think French-dressed egg salad meets potato salad, punctuated by plenty of broccoli.” It’s simple and hearty.

The book is organized by meal: breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, drinks, treats, and accompaniments. Within each section, you’ll see healthy twists on the familiar (like crêpes made with rye flour) and wholly original creations (like Honey and Rose Water Tapioca). Whatever you settle on, the recipe will be clear and easy to follow, often with notes for those with food allergies. Each recipe also includes a mouth-watering photo and a brief introduction.

Any home cook who cares about eating healthy food without too much fuss will appreciate Super Natural Every Day.

Thanks for reading.