SNE: Preview Recipe

A preview of a few pages, along with some notes, from my next cookbook - Super Natural Every Day.

SNE: Preview

I'm having such a hard time figuring out how to introduce this post. So, instead of agonizing over the wording, let me just put it out there. Today, I want to share some of the spreads from my new cookbook with you. I'm excited about it, and I can hardly wait for March/April, when I'll have a real paper copy in my hands. The PDFs are nice, but having a book to hold in your hands, after years of thinking about it - there are few things like it. I'll include some images in this post, but for those of you who want to jump straight to a dedicated preview site, here you go. I'll add to it in the coming weeks. You can also pre-order the book here.

I apologize for letting six months pass since the last proper update on this front. I'm not entirely sure how that happened, but wow, a lot has come together since then. I'll get to some of that in a minute. Allow me to back up a bit for any new readers, or for those of you who just want a recap. I've been writing a series of posts related to the creation of this new cookbook, Super Natural Every Day. The first post was nearly a year ago. Followed by one related to the manuscript, and then another about choosing a cover. Some of you who have been watching the book evolve likely noticed the cover in the last post isn't the cover you see here. That's a long story. In short: While I loved the moody darkness and pinks in the original cover, in the end, i.e. the very last minute, we went for something a bit brighter, livelier. Another factor, a surprising number of you thought the pink potatoes on the original cover were ham chunks. Wish I was kidding.

Super Natural Every Day Spreads

The book is the same trim size as Super Natural Cooking, but the new book has more pages. Said another way, it's thicker. I wrote all the recipes in cups / ounces / grams this time around. And there are lots of photo spreads throughout, both splits and full-pagers. I took most of the photos for the book, although two or three of my very favorite shots came from Wayne. There is one shot in particular - we were walking along a coastal trail in Point Reyes one morning, when two deer popped their heads up above the tall grass, just across the meadow. Wayne got the shot, I completely over-exposed the shot.

Super Natural Every Day Spreads

For the most part I wrote and photographed the book in real time. Often, cookbook manuscripts are written, then an intensive shoot is scheduled toward the end of production, once the text has been finalized. I work a bit differently - writing and shooting in tandem. What you see in the book is what I cooked for breakfast, lunch, or dinner that day. I like working this way, it's relaxed, not much fuss, and I can shoot the food when it looks the most appetizing and alive, in the seconds after it comes off the stove or out of the oven.

Super Natural Every Day Spreads

The book structure moves through the day with recipes divided into chapters starting with Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner, Drinks, and then Treats. You can see how the breakfast chapter opening pages look just above. If you're interested, I'd be happy to post a complete recipe list in the coming weeks. I'd better check with Ten Speed, but I can't imagine it'd be a problem.

Super Natural Every Day Spreads

More than anything, I wanted this cookbook to feel like it was from a place - northern California, where I've lived most of my life. And I wanted the recipes to be approachable, and a reflection of the food I cook every day. My hope is that you can take some of these ideas, get a bit of inspiration from them, and make them your own in your own kitchen. Can't wait to share the real thing with you all. And before I log off, I know a lot of you are looking for new year recipe ideas - I've compiled a number of favorite one-pan recipes in one place, and have a new recipe to share on Tuesday. -h

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- Super Natural Every Day - preview site
- Super Natural Every Day - pre-order

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Tes photos sont magnifiques...

Géraldine de Papillehot

I just want to say Hi to Everyone!


Heidi, The preview spreads are gorgeous. I like the "Snacks" one of you in the field, especially. I try to keep my cook book purchases down to a few every year (it would be so easy for things to get out of hand!), but I may just have to put your new book on my list for this year.


I am so excited for your new cookbook to come out and truly love the layout pages you've shared here. Your first cookbook is a regular fixture on my counter and excited to see NorCal, where I call home also, infused in this latest release. After all the hard work in putting this together, congrats!


Congratulations Heidi. This book looks terrific and I will be happy to own it. I live in Canada and you have it on pre order through Any chance it could also be on preorder through That way I could order both books and get free shipping which I can't do if I order from the States. wendy


I just clicked over from another site and figured I should take a look around. Like what I see so now I'm following you. Look forward to checking out your some of your posts again.

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I love the photography and can't wait to get the cookbook. I"m adding it to my "small changes that make a big difference" list for 2011. Thanks.


I've been eagerly awaiting the release of your new book and the previews have only served to make me more hungry to get my hands on it. I can't wait! Beautiful work!

Jennifer (Delicieux)

I love the last minute cover change! The colors are refreshing and light. Can't wait to get the looks amazing!


Congratulations! Your book looks absolutely stunning (that does not even begin to cover it)! The quality of the photographs bring you into the earth making you feel closer to your ingredients and your craft.

Georgia Pellegrini

I love your recipes, photos (Wayne's, too) and I love your previous cookbook. This post did nothing but fuel the flames of my desire to posses SNE.


I can't wait for your book to come out! I am inspired and lifted just by looking at your photographs, and I think you did a great job of capturing norther california. I think I should pre-order now. :) And yes, please post a recipe list!

The Cilantropist

Congrats on the new book! Can't wait to see the final version!

Jen @ keepitsimplefoods

Heidi, Been reading 101 forever. Many of your recipes (and my adaptations thereof) have become staple meals for me. Just wanted to say this looks amazing, congrats, and on behalf of your regular readers these past years-- thank you for nourishing us, and we're proud of you! Keep up the amazing work.


your recipes are terrific and the book looks like it will be awesome. My wife has a food blog and I have taken some of the pictures for it. Your pictures inspire me even more! Keep up the great blogging....


The book looks awesome. You can really see the care you put into bringing it together. Congratulations.


It looks beautiful! that is funny what you say about it being form N California. I am a S Californian girl myself. I love your recipes, but I often find myself trying to freshen, brighten or lighten them up... must be something to do with the weather! That would be interesting to do a comparative cookbook on the regions.

Cassandra Potier Watkins

Dear Heidi, I'm a graphic designer and a real follower of your recipes. I live in Amsterdam/The Netherlands and I love what you do and I love your newsletters. Of course I already pre-ordered your next cookbook. Sometimes I have problems with the 'cups' in the recipes, it took me a while to find out that an english cup is different from the american! I designed 2 cookmagazines in the Netherlands, and 1 cookbook. I love the photographs and lay out of the new book. I love food, prepare a dinner is Zen after a busy day. Eating it (especially with friends) is happiness. Thank for your site and newsletters. Thelma

Thelma VanOordt

Heidi congratulations - i look forward to your new book hitting australian shores - i have super natural cooking and LOVE iT - i simply adore that you shoot the food as it is prepared - thankyou for your gifts of healthy nutrition and good food to the planet - many blessings - xxx


Congrats! Can't wait to see the final product. Make sure you stop in Paris on your book tour, d'accord ? :) ps Home with the flu now in New Jersey and going through (almost!) all of your soup recipes to nurse myself back to health, merci beaucoup, Dr. Heidi!


Congrats to you! I love that you (mostly) photographed/wrote in realtime. Can't wait to see the final product!


I'm so happy to read the recipes will be written in grams as well! I love SNC, but since I have to convert every recipe, I'm cooking more from notes with grams scribbled on than from the actual cookbook, which is a shame, because it's beautiful. So thank you!


I love you... You're my inspiration. Gonna love you forever! ;P


hi heidi! just wanted to share with you - while searching for your cookbooks on my local library's online catalogue, i discovered that SNE already has 43 people in the hold line. i am number 44!


Hi Heidi! It looks great! I am so excited for you! (And me!) Will you keep us updated on where you will be in the Bay Area for book signings? I would love to get an autographed copy! Thanks!


Oh my goodness - I can't wait! But then again, I have a hard time waiting for your posts each week :) I'm always struck by the ways your food, philosophy and photography all intersect perfectly. Thanks for doing what you do and thanks for such a lovely preview.


Looking forward to your new book Heidi. Your natural food dishes are so beautiful as is your beloved Northwest area which I have only had the pleasure of traveling twice that I hope you will use those for your cover. I know it will be an enormous success.


Heidi, You are Super-Woman 2 Me, Beautiful, Talented, Integrated in Knowing, Perceiving. and Manifesting; It shows in everything U do and I love your food, your life, your 'tude! I cannot wait to get the new book! Blessings 2 U! ~anthony

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PS. I LOVE the shot on the cover!!!

Lisa @

PS. I LOVE the shot on the cover!!!

Lisa @

Heidi~ I'm sooooo EXCITED to see your new cookbook! Woohoo! You've inspired me to write a blog... ROCK on Sista! Lisa xo

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