Wild About Greens
125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy, and other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves
By Nava Atlas (Author)
Format Hardcover, Jacketed
Celebrated vegan and vegetarian cookbook author Nava Atlas serves up a comprehensive collection of scrumptious recipes, all featuring ultra-healthy, super-nutritious leafy greens.
Kale, collards, spinach, Asian greens, and many more leafy greens are a breeze to grow and prepare--and these 125 recipes showcase the most commonly used varieties in a wide selection of flavorful dishes. Nava's up-to-the-minute ideas range from using sturdy collard greens as wrappers for savory fillings to making luscious dips from arugula and watercress. There's even a section on green juices and smoothies that make it easier than ever to incorporate the most nutritious foods on earth into delicious everyday fare that everyone can enjoy.
"Greens are a side dish no more! Inspired by an overabundance of chard in her kitchen garden, Atlas created a full menu of over 100 internationally inspired dishes and dips starring cruciferous greens. A handy introduction includes the names, health properties, and flavors of all featured greens, as well as tips on buying, preparing, freezing, and dehydrating. Author of ten vegan and vegetarian cookbooks--including Vegan Holiday Kitchen and Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet--and the creator of vegkitchen.com, Atlas is known for time-saving recipes with simple ingredient lists; featuring recipes calling for about six to ten ingredients each, her latest book does not disappoint. VERDICT Full of enticing, healthy recipes like Kale Chips and Collard-Wrapped Yellow Rice and Black Bean Enchiladas, this cookbook will attract vegans, vegetarians, foodies, and adventurous dieters." —Library Journal
"Ms. Atlas is that rarest of creatures, a sensible, non-preachy vegan with a sense of humor . . . you'll find plenty of useful information in this highly readable collection of 125 recipes featuring leafy green vegetables—17 categories in all, from arugula to watercress. There a several standouts, including Sauteed Sweet and Citrusy Beets With Their Greens. In a chapter about matching greens to beans, grains and pastas, Ms. Atlas presents Hoisin-Glazed Bok Choy With Tofu and Soba Noodles, as satisfying as any meat or poultry stir fry. . . . you don't have to be a committed vegetarian to enjoy Ms. Atlas's flavorful, easy-to-follow recipes." —Wall Street Journal
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Nava Atlas has written ten previous bestselling cookbooks including Vegan Holiday Kitchen (Sterling 2011). She has long been considered an expert in meat-free holiday fare, which is the most popular area of her website, VegKitchen.com. Nava is also a visual artist, whose work has been shown nationally in museums, galleries, and alternative art spaces, and is part of numerous museum and university collections.