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Books in Brief: Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson

THE TAKEAWAY. Super Natural Every Day  is a beautiful peek into the world of natural foods maven Heidi Swanson. If your world is anything like mine, then Heidi’s world closely resembles yours, except it’s just a touch more sun-kissed, more centered, somehow more authentic-seeming, and generally all-around an eensy bit better. For example: you have hard-boiled eggs, Heidi has hard-boiled eggs with dukkah. You have prosecco, Heidi has rose geranium prosecco. The catch is, she shares it all with such genuine generosity that you won’t be jealous. You’ll just be glad. Well-fed, and glad.

THE DIRTY DETAILS. This is Heidi’s second cookbook and, like her blog, it’s creative yet straightforward and rustic yet elegant. Heidi has an almost divine ability to meet a thing — an egg, a glass of prosecco — on its own terms, coax the inherent beauty from it, and then add a little something extra. This book is full of accessible recipes that will help you bring that kind of inspiration into your own kitchen. Super Natural Every Day was published in the U.S. last year but just hit the U.K. last month.

THE LOVELY AUTHOR. I’m sure nearly all of you know Heidi already from her super-popular blog 101 Cookbooks. For a little British twist, check out her totally solid page of London recommendations here. Or sign up here to find out when her new online pop-up shop opens. Always doing something cool, that Heidi.

YOU HAD ME AT…. In the introduction to her dinner chapter, Heidi says, “I’m a believer that dinner is what you make of it, and it always has the potential to be something special.” Me too. Love dinner.

HOW TO GET IT. Head to your local bookstore, or find the American edition here and the U.K. edition here on Amazon.

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