Super Natural Recipe Search Engine

by admin on February 8, 2009 · 3 comments

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Supernatural Recipe Search Engine is a new search engine for finding recipes that utilise natural, minimally processed ingredients. It’s such a lovely and useful idea that I wanted to write a quick post to let you know about it.

I’m sure many of you will have found your way over to the site already as the Super Natural Recipe Search is the creation of Heidi Swanson of the popular 101 cookbooks site and author of one my favourite cookbooks, Super Natural Cooking.  You can give it a try at  The distinguishing feature that really makes it is that the links included are all handpicked right down to the level of the individual recipes, immediately adding a whole heap of value to the results returned. 

Here’s what Heidi has written about how the search engine is populated:

This search engine will not query each of the sites in its index in its entirety. Instead, I went through each site page by page, cherry-picking the recipes I could imagine cooking
in my own kitchen – again, the ones highlighting whole grains, natural sweeteners, a wide range of flours, and plenty of fresh produce.

The SuperNatural Search Engine has a number of different widgets so that you can add a search facility to your site; I’ve added one to Mostly Eating to try it out as I’m sure this will turn into an extremely useful resource as more and more recipes are added.  Now to see if I can find out what to do with that millet I bought…


Takeaway February 11, 2009 at 19:54

What a great idea!

Super Healthy Kids February 12, 2009 at 13:18

The internet is truly the best place to find great recipes.. this search engine sounds like a great tool. Thanks for the link.

Claire February 12, 2009 at 21:29

Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog. Ottolenghi is my favourite out of the lot too. I love the turkey meatballs – healthy and tasty – and the chickpea curry with honeyed sweet potato. I haven’t delved into the sweet section yet, but it’s only a matter of time, it looks deicious. I love Bill Granger’s food too, it is so summery. (I too haven’t cooked anything from Moro yet!)
By the way I love your website. I am really interested in healthy eating, but weening my boyfriend off real butter, biscuits and full-fat milk is impossible. But I cook everything from scratch so I know what’s in my food and I think that’s one of the most important things.
Claire x

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