"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
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.