Meatless Monday with Super Natural Every Day
This time of year I fall into a bit of a cooking slump; for me, every day is a Meatless Monday. I’ve thrown all my energy into Thanksgiving, and now that time is at a premium, I need a bit of inspiration. Lucky, lucky- I received a copy of Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson over the weekend.
It’s the type of cookbook you want to read from cover to cover and then dive into a grocery list and start cooking. That’s just what I did and found it loaded with simple ingredients and recipes that won’t have you in the kitchen all day. As I glance through it again, there isn’t a single recipe that I don’t want to try. Just what a vegetarian two years into the mix needs! Heidi cares deeply about health and the environment, and presents her philosophy on cooking without sounding preachy.
In addition to taking most of the photographs for the book, the author has a popular web site 101 Cookbooks filled with even more creative ideas for your palate. The cornerstone of Heidi’s philosophy revolves around the fact that each meal is a treat for all the senses and will be more satisfying if you keep that in mind while putting your menu together. Mindful shopping, cooking and eating with fresh, seasonal ingredients-sounds like a winning combination to me!