Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Review: The Book of Greens

I love my greens! Give me a big bowl filled with turnip greens sautéed in garlic or a pizza stuffed with broccoli rabe or a bowl of dandelion greens dressed with lemon and olive oil and I'm in heaven!

I even recently started my days with a green smoothie: I place one whole organic orange, a handful of spinach and a dash of fresh coconut water in my blender and blend until smooth. I feel better knowing that I've already eaten my greens for the day by 8am. I feel more energized and find myself making healthier choices throughout the day.

So I was delighted to review The Book of Greens by Jenn Louis. This book seems to have been written just for me!

From one of Portland, Oregon’s most acclaimed chefs comes this encyclopedic reference to the world of greens, with more than 175 creative recipes for every meal of the day.

If you're anything like me, you are always on the lookout for new, healthy, delicious, vegetable-focused meal ideas. In The Book of Greens, Chef Jenn Louis has compiled more than 175 recipes for simple, greens-focused meals, from snacks to soups to mains (and even breakfast and dessert). I appreciate the recipes that offer new methods to prepare old standbys in totally fresh ways (i.e. Louis teaches three ways to grill romaine). I am also now encouraged to expand my greens repetoire: I'll be searching for mallow, minutina and mizuna this Saturday at my farmer's market! Organized alphabetically by green, each entry features information on seasonality, nutrition, and prep and storage tips.
Looking for more ways to add healthy greens to your diet, too? Check out The Book of Greens by Jenn Louis, available today at your local independent bookstore or library!

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