5 of our Favorite Recipes from Heidi Swanson

April  6, 2015

This week, to celebrate the launch of the Genius Recipes cookbook, we're taking a look back at a few recipes from some of the geniuses featured in the book.

Today, we celebrate Heidi Swanson, creator of 101 Cookbooks and author of Super Natural Every Day, who makes eating well glamorous yet attainable. Who else can take words like "multigrain" and "natural kitchen" and make them hunger-inducing? Whether it's with a recipe for a cookie or a simple soup, Heidi proves that with a tweak or two, anyone can have a healthy—and chic—bite. 

Here are 5 beautiful and nourishing recipes from Heidi:

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Baked Oatmeal


Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter


Swedish Rye Cookies


Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Garlic 


Pan-Fried Giant White Beans with Kale 

 What is your favorite recipe from Heidi Swanson?

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Sofia October 17, 2015
Are we limited to just one? Here's two, her farro salad with citrus dressing which I think was on her blog. But then there is her Golden Crusted Brussel Sprouts in Super Natural Cooking. And the proportions for lemonade in Food 2.0 are perfect if you use Meyer lemons.
Meidana P. September 15, 2015
Ravioli w broccolini and harissa
Made many times
heatshank April 9, 2015
I love every soup I've tried by Heidi -- but her chipotle lima bean, porcinin mushroom, and vegetarian split pea are my favourites
Zensister April 9, 2015
I love her New Year's Noodle soup.
Michelle April 7, 2015
My favorite recipe of Heidi's is her Lemony Chickpea Stir-Fry. I've adapted it a bit, taking out the zucchini and tofu and using a ton of kale. It's amazing with a fried egg on top.
anna G. April 7, 2015
My favorite is "a simple carrot soup." It is always delicious and everyone loves it (family and guests alike)
magpiebaker April 6, 2015
She is my favorite cookbook author! Her Weeknight Curry (from Super Natural Every Day) is absolute staple in our household, and a ton of her other recipes from her cookbooks and blog are on regular rotation. I can't wait for her next cookbook! (FYI it's coming out this fall and is inspired by her travels.)