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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Meyer Lemon Risotto

Meyer Lemon Risotto

I prefer this barley-based risotto recipe to many other rice based versions - and it is more nutritious. A pearl barley base is accented with white wine, creme fraiche, lots of meyer lemon zest, chopped greens, and Parmesan cheese.

Ultimate Chickpea Noodle Soup

Ultimate Chickpea Noodle Soup

The ultimate noodle soup recipe - imagine garbanzo beans bobbing about in a rich broth with thick ribbons of pasta noodles weaving in between them, droplets of olive oil suspended on the surface of the broth, and the whole thing punctuated with crisped fresh pasta that had been fried in olive oil.

Cranberry Jam

Cranberry Jam

A delicious cranberry jam recipe, the most riveting shade of ruby red you've ever seen. Would be perfect with toasted walnut bread and an antique gruyere cheese.

Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This mashed sweet potato recipe is an all-time favorite, perfect for Thanksgiving. Plump vanilla beans, cream, orange zest, and butter are combined with sweet potatoes that have been roasted in the oven. A quick whirl in the food processor produces a smooth, creamy, subtly sweet puree haunted by the delicious vanilla and citrus undertones. The consistency is that of a thick frosting.

Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup

Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup

This Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup couldn't be easier to make - roasted winter squash, coconut milk, Thai red curry paste, and sea salt come together in a pot of vibrant, rich, flavorful soup. A total crowd pleaser.

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Purple Jasmine Coconut Rice

Purple Jasmine Coconut Rice

My favorite coconut rice recipe - rich, fragrant, and just sticky enough.

White Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

White Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Fantastic Peter Reinhart inspired rustic, thin-ish crust pizza dough recipe - made from white whole wheat flour, yeast, olive oil, salt, and ice water.

Lemon-scented Quinoa Salad

Lemon-scented Quinoa Salad

An impromptu quinoa salad recipe made by tossing a quick tahini dressing with chickpeas, red onion, and cilantro.

Golden, Crispy Gnocchi

Golden, Crispy Gnocchi

My favorite new way to make gnocchi in a flash - no boil. Cook them in a skillet until they are golden and crusted, and in this case serve with summer shell beans and shredded cheese.

A Quartet of Compound Butters

A Quartet of Compound Butters

A quartet of vibrant, colorful, and unique compound butter recipes - Smoked Paprika, Dry Desert Lime, Raw Serrano, and Dehydrated Strawberry.

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