I just came across this food blog (named to one of the Top 100, so am I late to the party, or what?) called Lucid Food, by Louisa Shafia. She portrays food exactly as I like it: gorgeously healthy, seasonal, and a delight for all the senses.
Where to Start
I dove in DEEP, finding fabulous nuggets like her Red Lentil Dal Soup Mix, which make a beautiful and inexpensive homemade gift, and a Cleansing Pureed Veggie Soup that is great for an occasional day off of heavy foods – a gentle fruit and veggie cleanse.
Books and More
Shafia’s first cookbook, Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life, was published in 2009, and she’s in the process of releasing a new cookbook, The New Persian Kitchen, which looks to be AMAZING. If you’re more into video instruction than the printed word, check out her cooking videos: pure inspiration for how easy it can be to make simple, healthy food!