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Cooking my way through Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Cooking

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Cooking my way through Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Cooking

darklyglimmer | Aug 18, 2010 11:36 AM

So recently - and I swear this was not inspired by Julies or Julias in either film or book form - I decided to start cooking my way through this book. My reasons are many: primarily, that I live in an area with gorgeous local organic produce and equally gorgeous and well-stocked health food stores, and I don't really know what to do with either. I figured this was as good a way as any to educate myself. Also, the idea of cooking my way through a cookbook appeals to the OCD completist in me, and this one is a) vegetarian (neither of us are, but my husband doesn't eat red meat which leaves large sections of most cookbooks out) and b) kind of on the short side. I'm also using this as a way to force myself to do things that I've never bothered with before, like cooking my own beans or grinding my own spice mixtures.

I've posted about various recipes from this book a few times (I swear, every time I finish a recipe someone asks about a key ingredient mere days later!) and TheDairyQueen expressed some interest in a separate post on the project, so this is me, blushingly obliging. I don't have photos of the recipes I've done so far, but there are only half-dozen or so; I'll try to get them in the future.

Here are links to the recipes I've already mentioned. Hopefully they'll even work - never done this "permalink" thing before.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7245...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7273...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7162...

If you're interested, read on! Thanks!

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