Sunday, May 15, 2011

Again With the Recipes!

Look. This is the dish from the cover of Heidi Swanson's new book, Super Natural Every Day. I'm slightly aware that a zillion copies of the book made their way into the hands of compatible bloggers, for the inevitable good reviews that would result. I am not on the A List, though, and bought the book myself, with real money.
Really happy about it!
It's so interesting to explore the culinary habits of another cook. Heidi goes for browned, crisp, deep flavors. Perhaps it's a make-up for no meat (she's a vegetarian). But browned beans? New to me.
It was simple, filling (oof) and tasty. Cabbage, potatoes, onions, beans. Some cheese. At this point you hardly need a recipe. Stir fry, that's about it. I think it needs the addition of some vegetable broth for moistness.
But I loved it, because I've never had beans with cabbage. I think. And potatoes in there? Wonderful. We jiggered with it by adding a tiny dash of sherry vinegar, but might skip that next time.
Next time, I'm making it without a recipe.

15 comments:

cookiecrumb said...

I HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT MY PEN PROBLEM.

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, duh. Of course I've had bens with cabbage. On New Year's Day. Okay.

cookiecrumb said...

Bens. Heh.

Little Pots & Pans Co. said...

Heh, those "bens" are good the heart, right? Almost like a big wilted salad... mmm... Whatcha going make next out from the book?

Zoomie said...

Pens? Bens, I get, but pens? Didn't know you and Morgan had that in common.

cookiecrumb said...

Little Pots: I don't know what'll be next, but to have success the first time out is so encouraging. Yay, book.

Zoomie: We probably shouldn't talk about it, but I've been a pen whore since Dartmouth. Which I also haven't talked about.

Zoomie said...

Okay, I promise not to ask. :-D

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, it'll come up. Morgan has ordered me.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

:D The ice green, o my!

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: Nothing I expected I'd want. But i wanted it. Lettuce green. (Pink ink?)

bewitchingkitchen.com said...

I also bought the book, and browsed through all the recipes, but haven't cooked from it.

I had that one mentally bookmarked, but to tell you the truth, I was a little worried of mixing beans and cabbage - talk about a fiery combination for the digestive system! :-)

Glad to know you loved it, I might make it soon

cookiecrumb said...

BK: Sally, we eat a lot of cabbage AND beans here, not necessarily together, though. So our digestive systems are all geared up. It's no problem at all. Xx

cookiecrumb said...

Hey, look! I got linked over at Food News Journal.
http://www.foodnewsjournal.com/2011/05/best-of-blogs_16.html

Samantha Angela said...

I made that recipe. It was delicious. It was kinda like a hash.

cookiecrumb said...

Samantha: That's a very good description. I think everybody is making this recipe first. :)