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The brand new Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas

Although I had read about the new Nava Atlas book, Wild About Greens125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy and Other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves, my husband was the one who surprised me with the book on a recent trip home from the library.

If you are interested in adding more greens to your diet like we are, this book should be on your “to read” list. I paged through it for about 10 minutes and know I’ll be digging deeper with my sticky notes handy.

Unless you’ve grown up with a parent or grandparent who made greens a lot, chances are you are just like me and are new to these nutrition powerhouses.  There are many greens I’m not even familiar with, yet.

We do eat our fair share of greens (read about the greens we eat here), and have for a while since we changed our diets, but I know we can eat more.

The most common question I hear when I pick up my CSA share each week is “what do I do with these greens?” Greens are also the most left-behind vegetable.  Last week we scored an extra two bundles of collards, for a total of three, because so many people left them behind.  Tonight we cooked two of those bundles.

Two bundles of collards, fresh from our CSA, cut into ribbons – before cooking

Ask my husband, I ate about five servings.  It’s not because I’m a good cook (I’m just a home cook that cooks A LOT), it’s just because the recipe was so simple and the greens so fresh.

This book will tell you exactly what to do with all greens – and make them taste good.

Our collards after cooking (you can see how they shrunk)

See the word “Vegan” in the title and think this book won’t be for you? Don’t worry one little bit! There are no strange, unusual ingredients in the book.  Ms. Atlas uses the freshest whole foods ingredients in her greens recipes.

There are also several green smoothie and green juice recipes that I’m bookmarking!

Let’s Talk About Greens:  What are your favorites? And, which do you stay away from at all costs?