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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Melissa Clark's Black Bean Skillet Dinner

Melissa Clark's Black Bean Skillet Dinner

An on-point, one pan, black bean skillet dinner from Melissa Clark's new book, Dinner: Changing the Game. Topped with lime yogurt, avocado, and quick pickled red onions.

Crunchy Breakfast Magic - One Cereal & Five Ideas

Crunchy Breakfast Magic - One Cereal & Five Ideas

With crispy quinoa, puffed brown rice, chia, hemp, and flax seeds, this is a favorite nutritious homemade breakfast cereal blend. The recipe is written so you dump all the ingredients in a quart-sized jar, shake, and go.

A Simple Asparagus Soup

A Simple Asparagus Soup

A simple asparagus soup - fresh asparagus, new potatoes, a bit of green curry paste, and coconut milk are pureed to make this spring favorite.

Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad

Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad

This is a salad you'll crave every day. A radiant, color-flecked tangle of noodles, cabbage, shredded carrots, pickled sushi ginger, and an abundance of cilantro, basil, and scallions. It has tofu and peanuts, coconut, ginger, avocado, and hemp seeds. The dressing(!) - it's simple but strong, and steps in with an assertive spicy sriracha-lime punch.

Quinoa Hemp Snack Balls

Quinoa Hemp Snack Balls

You want these in your purse, your desk drawer, and your freezer. A quick way to get quinoa, hemp seeds, chia, and coconut into one naturally sweetened, no-bake snack.

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Make Ahead Super Green Vegan Quinoa Burritos

Make Ahead Super Green Vegan Quinoa Burritos

Vegan burritos packed with all the good stuff - quinoa, mung beans, and lots of kale - tossed with a creamy, serrano-spiked avocado dressing.

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

One-pot meals are the savior of weeknight cooking, and this pasta is a go-to. It's pasta and lentils simmered in crushed tomatoes, finished with lots of chopped kale, saffron, swirls of tahini and chopped almonds.

How To Make the Creamy, Toasted Coconut Milk of Your Dreams

How To Make the Creamy, Toasted Coconut Milk of Your Dreams

If you already make your own nut milks at home, you have to try this. I mean - walk to your kitchen, turn the oven dial, and get some coconut in there.

A Glow-promoting, Luminizing Breakfast Beauty Bowl

A Glow-promoting, Luminizing Breakfast Beauty Bowl

Highlighting a few skin-friendly superstars in this Luminizing Breakfast Beauty Bowl - a mixed berry and chia smoothie base topped with a rainbow of seasonal ingredients.

Vibrant Vegan Double Broccoli Buddha Bowl

Vibrant Vegan Double Broccoli Buddha Bowl

A favorite Buddha bowl made with seven ingredients on green overdrive. You double up on broccoli through a coconut green curry pesto and florets, then toss with a quinoa base.

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