Edible Reads: Wild About Greens
Wild About Greens by celebrated vegan and vegetarian author Nava Atlas has become my go-to cookbook for all seasons. This book has made it so easy for me to incorporate more greens into my family's meals. You don't need to be a dedicated plant-based eater to enjoy the 125 vegan recipes in this book that range from sides to main courses, soups, stews, salads, dressings and dips. There is even a chapter on green smoothies and juices! If you've ever wondered how to massage kale, how to prepare, cook or store commonly used leafy greens like bok choy, chard, collard greens or turnip greens, this book is what you need.
Featuring 17 leafy greens throughout the 240 pages, Atlas covers everything you'd ever want to know about greens, other than how to grow them. She answers questions you may never think of asking while at the same time not overloading you with unnecessary information.
Wild About Greens is also lovely to look at. Atlas catches your eye with engaging illustrations of leafy greens. And there are beautiful recipe photographs by Susan Voisin. My only wish is that it included more of them. (What can I say, I'm a sucker for recipe photos!) Despite that, it has not slowed me down from making recipe after recipe, night after night while feeling great about nourishing my family with lots of nutrient-rich greens.