Heidi's Favorites

If a recipe appears on 101 Cookbooks, I stand behind it. But beyond that, there are a number of favorite favorites. I've listed them here.

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Ginger Soba Noodles

Ginger Soba Noodles

Soba noodles tossed with a creamy-ginger dressing and topped with crispy tofu, tarragon, and toasted delicata squash seeds.

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

An earthy, turmeric and mustard-spiked lentil soup served over brown rice with spinach and thick yogurt.

Lemony Olive Oil Banana Bread

Lemony Olive Oil Banana Bread

Certain adventures call for the perfect banana bread, and this was one of them. A moist, ridiculously good banana bread recipe. A banana bread that is chocolate studded, lemon kissed, and made with whole wheat flour (and olive oil) - from Melissa Clark's new book.

Roasted Lemon Chutney

Roasted Lemon Chutney

A beautiful roasted lemon chutney from Molly Steven's new book & some Mendocino coast photos.

Baked Quinoa Patties

Baked Quinoa Patties

A few London pics, a look at how I packed my lunch for the flight, and the baked quinoa patties I brought along with me - dill, feta, chives, cumin, and garlic.

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Golden Potstickers

Golden Potstickers

Potstickers - For my flight to London, I made the filling with lots of caramelized shallots & pureed yellow split peas then pan-fried them until the bottoms were crisp and golden. They freeze like beautifully, perfect for quick dumpling-centric meals later on.

Brown Sugar Rosemary Walnuts

Brown Sugar Rosemary Walnuts

I made these Brown Sugar Rosemary Walnuts as a snack to take for my long travel day to The Greenbrier for the annual Symposium for Professional Food Writers. Recipe & photos from my visit.

Tortilla Salad

Tortilla Salad

A tortilla salad made from all sorts of good stuff - heirloom beans, avocado, watermelon radish, and cauliflower. Electric colors, punchy dressing, fresh and filling.

A Nice Berry Pie

A Nice Berry Pie

My go-to berry pie recipe - a rye flour crust and mixed berry filling seasoned with fresh thyme leaves. It's the pie I bake most often.

Magic Sauce

Magic Sauce

I call this the magic sauce recipe. In part, because it makes everything it touches shimmy with deliciousness. It's magic like that. Technically, it's a riff on a chimichurri sauce - one that has veered off the rails in a big way.

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