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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Chocolate Puddle Cookies

Chocolate Puddle Cookies

I came across a cookie when I visited Portland, it was a crackle-edged puddle of chocolate with a texture that made me think of the collision between a soft meringue and a fudgy brownie.

Vegetarian Lunch Ideas: One Sauce / Three Lunches

Vegetarian Lunch Ideas: One Sauce / Three Lunches

Lunchbox magic - a post and video about taking one favorite tomato sauce, and working it into three different lunches.

Golden Beet Hummus

Golden Beet Hummus

A lightened-up hummus - reining in the tahini and oil a bit. Billowy and smooth, it's a boosted hummus for everyday, all-day w/ golden beets, turmeric, and chickpeas.

A List of Summer Picnic Bowls

A List of Summer Picnic Bowls

A list of summer picnic bowls to use as inspiration for picnics and potlucks this long weekend. Enjoy! Most are the sort that can be prepped ahead of time. And they're all meant to be served family-style as part of a larger spread.

Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake

Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake

A savory, summertime ricotta cheesecake recipe made with shredded zucchini, dill, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Perfect picnic or brunch fare.

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An Exceptional Salad with an Unusual Coconut Oil Dressing

An Exceptional Salad with an Unusual Coconut Oil Dressing

Coconut oil dressing was just one of the brilliant ideas that jumped out at me from the pages of Julia Sherman's new Salad For President cookbook.

Quick-ish Ricotta Dumplings in Tomato Broth

Quick-ish Ricotta Dumplings in Tomato Broth

A happy-making bowl of quick dumplings (made with potsticker wrappers!) filled with pesto-boosted ricotta cheese. Ladled with a simple five-minute tomato broth.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

Made using 100% whole wheat flour and hand-chopped chocolate chips, this is a skillet-baked twist on chocolate chip cookies. Spread the dough in an oven-safe skillet, and bake into a single mega-cookie.

Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

Creamy, fresh homemade strawberry almond milk. It really is as good as it sounds.

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

An absolute favorite lentil soup! A friend turned me onto this Ayurvedic dal recipe from the Esalen Cookbook years ago. Red lentil based, curry-spiced coconut broth with back notes of ginger and tomato, with slivered green onions, and curry-plumped raisins.

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