Wild About Greens Giveaway

by on June 18, 2012
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Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas

Thank you for the overwhelming response to this giveaway! A winner has been chosen–scroll down to the end of the post for details.

Instead of one recipe today, how about an entire book? Because I took the photos for Wild About Greens, Nava Atlas’ brilliant new cookbook, her editor was kind enough to send me several copies, and I would like to pass two of those books on to a couple of my faithful readers. So look below for details on how you can enter to win.

But first, some photos of the book:

Wild About Greens

When you take photos for a book, you never know how they’ll look; the designers crop them to fit their layout and design and sometimes even flip them so that they are mirror images of the way you actually shot them. The designers of Wild About Greens did a fantastic job of editing my photos, making them look better than I ever expected.

Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas

My photos are in a color insert in the middle of the book, but Nava’s lovely illustrations grace almost every page. One of my favorite sections is the introduction to leafy greens which gives information on 18 different types of greens.

Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas

But my very favorite page? That would have to be the title page!

For more information about the book, as well as the recipe for Nava’s Three Potato Salad with Arugula, see my earlier post.

If you would like a chance to win your own copy of Wild About Greens, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me your favorite leafy green vegetable and how you like to prepare it. The contest will close at noon Central time on Wednesday, June 20, when I will pick a winner at random. Check back here to see if you’ve won. But wait! For a second chance to win, check my Facebook page, where I’m running a second contest simultaneously. Leave a comment on the Wild About Greens post there, and I’ll select a winner at random from those entries, too.

Update: The contest is now over. The winning comment, selected by Random.org, is number 425, by Sheila, who wrote, “I love baby bok choy stir ‘fried’ with veggie broth with shiitake mushrooms and other veggies over brown rice. Sometimes I thicken the sauce with a corn starch slurry for a thicker coating over my rice.” Congratulations, Sheila! Baby bok choy is one of my favorites, too.

Thank you for all your comments, especially for the cooking suggestions. I could cook greens all year using your ideas!

If you entered in the Facebook giveaway, be sure to check my Facebook page for the winner.

Thank you!

(This post contains Amazon affiliate links. When you buy something through them, a few pennies on each dollar goes to support my work on this site. Thank you!)

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1 Emmy June 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Kale! I like to make kale chips!

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2 Leah McDermott June 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm

This book looks great! Preparing greens is something I need to learn more about! We love Swiss Chard around here and love to use it fresh on sandwiches or very lightly saute it with lemon and garlic.

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3 Catherine June 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Kale is my favourite leafy green, particularly when lightly sauteed with garlic and some red onion and just a tiny dash of liquid smoke.

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4 Nora June 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm

My fave green, leafy veg is kale in a kale, banana and green apple smoothie.

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5 Brian June 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I really like the Russian Kale, baked with salt and black pepper and a light mist of olive or grapeseed oil (not completely fat-free, I know, but very low fat)

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6 Sarah Hillard June 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I love Kale! I throw a bunch in a lentil soup recipe that I make about twice a week.

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7 Jessica B. June 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I love Escarole. Sauteed with some olive oil and garlic and it compliments anything Italian! :)

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8 Jax June 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Spinach. Cooked with garlic & onions. Just a pinch of sea salt. Mmmmmmmm!

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9 Errin June 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Brussel Sprouts…..1 lb slice and saute with sliced and seeded 1-2 jalepeno and salt/cracked black pepper to taspe, 2 TBSP minced fresh garlic…olive oil for pan ….once wilted just enough sprinkle with 1/2 TBSP sugar….

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10 Sarah (appifanie) June 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

kale! steamed over brown rice with vegan caesar dressing.

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11 Lauren Krygier June 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Kale! Sprayed with coconut oil, sprinked with seasoned nori flakes and baked to a crisp! Seaweed AND Kale…superfoodasaurus!!

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12 Allison June 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

I will try your version…yumola! thnx

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13 Julie June 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Kale is my go to green- smoothie, kale chips, white bean and kale soup are our favorites, and I crave vanilla Kale milk!

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14 Valerie June 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I want this book. It looks amazing! I love green smoothies made with kale!

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15 Mary Pomerantz June 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I love all kinds of greens and they are the centerpiece of what I eat from green smoothies for breakfast, salads for lunch and steamed veggies or stir fry for dinner. My favorite of the moment is baby bok choy, stir fried in a lightly oiled pan with mushrooms, onions, garlic and spinach and seasoned with garlic, lite soy sauce and ginger.

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16 Rusty M. June 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

So hard to pick. Right now I’m enjoying dinosaur kale. Like it raw with sliced peaches on top. So good!

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17 Ali Kouba June 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I am obsessed with Kale!! I eat a smoothie every day with 2 cups of it in there with fruit and Vega One! Would LOVE to learn other ways to eat all those good greens!

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18 bronwyn betz June 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Spinach with olive Olin and gaarlic…..can’t go wrong!

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19 Linda June 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Spinach – blended into a smoothie.

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20 Karen June 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Kale is my absolute favorite green! I put it in smoothies; saute it with onion, garlic, sesame oil, rice vinegar, tahini, soy sauce, and top it with nutritional yeast; and my favorite is a kale salad with olive oil, lemon, crushed red pepper, and garlic dressing. I’m getting hungry thinking about it!

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21 Minda June 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Kale! Either in the juicer, in an Asian salad , or stir fried with black beans and Bragg’s Amino Acids.

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22 Amelia June 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

My favorite green leafy vegetable is swiss chard. I like to make risotto with the chopped stems, red onion and walnuts. Then blanch the leaves and fill them with the risotto and bake them in the oven as one would do with traditional cabbage rolls. They taste great served with a marinara sauce and are totally vegan.

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23 Pam June 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

actually dont know if I will get booted.. its a combo of Tuscan Kale and chard sauteed in a bit of olive oil, then add chopped garlic, salt & pepper to taste, and the last few minutes a small handful of golden raisins. delish. easy. very Italian!

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24 Melanie June 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

My favorite leafy green (right now, it changes almost weekly!) is the little gem lettuce! So tasty in a summery salad!

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25 Ghada June 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I love spinach with garilc, onions and tomatoes sauce!

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26 Liz Long (Anita Bonghit) June 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Roasted Brussel Sprouts! Garlic, olive oil, and walnuts sprinkled over Brussel Sprouts oven roasted in a cast iron skillet. sooooooooo tasty!

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27 bonnie June 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I love kale sauteed in olive oil with lots of garlic!

This book looks great.

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28 Carolyn June 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

My favorite leafy green is bok choy, which I like to use in stir-fries, and other Asian dishes.

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29 Justyna Stec June 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

“massaged Kale salad” – literally massage thinly sliced kale with lemon juice (approx 5 min till it’s soft and bright green), add diced sweet mango and toasted pumpkin seeds. Agave nectar + more lemon juice dressing best complements this amazing salad.

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30 Michele June 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Mustard greens, the spicer the better. I love to sautee them in a little coconut oil and then top sprinkle some raw dried coconut on top. Sometimes I add some red pepper when cooking. So simple and so good. Especially if you love coconut. A little raw coconut aminos drizzled on top when serving is good too.

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31 Jennie June 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I love kale and use it in smoothies. I like it best with bananas, bluberries and some almond milk, a little chia too.

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32 christa June 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Spinach! I like it cooked or raw and in just about anything!

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33 Debbie June 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I just entered on Facebook, but for variety I’ll skip the lettuce and tell you one of my favorite uses for frozen spinach, which is about the only other leafy green I know well. I love it in calzones. Now, I haven’t really made these vegan yet, and I’m still trying to get used to the idea of a tofu ricotta, and I’m not very fond of “fake” cheese so I leave that out entirely. But I think the dark green spinach against the white “ricotta” filling, served with red marinara sauce for dipping, is gorgeous. As a non-Italian, it makes me feel like I am at least getting the Italian flag colors right even if my food isn’t “authentic.”

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34 starfishflinger June 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Kale Butter! It is just kale and toasted walnuts, tossed in a food processor until a paste is formed. I cannot get enough of this stuff!

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35 Jewel Stam June 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I have to try this!!!

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36 Valerie June 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

That sounds yummy!

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37 SproutsMom June 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

My favorite is probably always going to be forellenschluss speckled romaine. We grow a lot of lettuce and this one is just so darn forgiving and delicious! I enjoy it fresh, fresh, fresh so it can be the star!

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38 M.E. Matthews June 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Kale!!! I like kale chips to snack, steamed kale with meals, and pureed kale in every smoothie I make! I also like that the kale in my garden survived our mild New England winter and has been producing heartily all the while!

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39 Marie June 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Going to make Kale Avacado Salad today for the first time!

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40 Cadry June 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Congratulations on your photographic inclusion in another book! Well done! I love the idea of a whole book of recipes for greens.

My favorite green is kale, and I enjoy it several times a week as a raw kale salad or green smoothie.

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41 Sara-Marie June 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I love kale! Either made into chips or sautéed with onion. :)

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42 Leslie Anderson June 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Kale Chips

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43 Martha North-Bocchichio June 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

What a gorgeous book! For a 2nd shot at possibly winning one, my new fave green veggie – Frost Shocked Collard Flowers! Yum, just got introduced to them this year :) I sauteed them with coconut oil and mushrooms YUM!

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44 Jody Cline June 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I love to put Kale in my morning smoothie. Great to walk out the door knowing I’ve already gotten a full serving of greens!

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45 Laura Carpenter June 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Hi Susan, the book looks great! Our family favorite (and go-to green right now) is roasted brussel sprouts. We try not do cook with a lot of oil so I baked them with a little pepper and drizzle on basalmic vinegar. My 20 month old daughter loves to peel off the leaves and eat them one-by-one. :)

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46 Tina June 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Now thus is my 2nd support to my new life style. Thanks

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47 Outdoorgrrl June 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

My mom has been asking for years how to cook chard. I keep telling her, but I think she needs a “recipe.” I would love to win a copy of this book for her!

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48 Jenn Sebestyen June 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I JUST used some yummy fresh kale from my garden in a delicious kale smoothie.  Yum!

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49 martha June 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Kale! In stir fry, in sweet potato and black bean enchiladas, and in lots of other things :)

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50 Gloria Huerta June 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I am writing about a leafy green that is probably not in the book, a leafy green that is native to the Hispanic culture, and is usually seen as a weed by all others, as it is available in North America. It is Purslane, or in Spanish – Verdolagas. I enjoy making verdolagas as a filling for chiles rellenos, tacos or burritos, or just as a side dish or a main dish, served on a bed or whole grains, whether it be brown rice or quinoa. They are very easy to cook with. You can lightly steam them to add to a warm salad with maiz, frijoles and salsa verde. Just ask any Mexican … verdolagas is the easiest leafy green veggieweed to grow and eat.

Nutrition facts: Purslane is very low in calories (just 16 kcal/100g) and fats; but is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Its leave contain more Omega-3 fatty acids (α-linolenic acid) than any other leafy vegetable plant. 100 grams of fresh purslane leaves provides about 350 mg of α-linolenic acid.
An excellent source of Vitamin A, (1320 IU/100 g, provides 44% of RDA) Vitamin A is a known powerful natural antioxidant and is essential for vision, vitamin C, and some B-complex vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and carotenoids, as well as dietary minerals, such as iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and manganese. (Excerpted from http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/purslane.html)

Here is my recipe: http://veganisthelife.blogspot.com/2010/07/los-famosos-chiles-rellenos.html

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51 Chessie June 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I tried cooking purslane in a recipe once and wasn’t impressed. I would probably like it better raw, in a salad. Susan, is this one in the book?

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52 Maggie June 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Gloria, I was delighted to see that I was not the only one that eats Purslane! Our family has been enjoying this “weed” for years. I only use it raw in a salad, and didn’t know that one can cook with it. I wonder if cooking it diminishes some of its nutrients. It grows in my garden and I treat it as a volunteer veggie. I let some of it go to seed, and always have an abundant supply. Thanks for your comments and links.

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53 lori black June 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

spinach…it goes with everything! Lemon or garlic or in salads or in sandwiches it’s so good for you and good with almost everything!

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54 Jewel Stam June 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Wait…I have to pick ONE green and ONE way I prepare it? That is tough because our household is also wild about greens! I guess I will have to choose kale. And one of my favorite ways to prepare it is in a tomato sauce with black-eyed peas! (but we also drink it in smoothies, juice it, saute it…and more :))))

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55 Amy June 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

my favorite leafy green is red russian kale…..favorite way to prepare it,

saute 1 onion and garlic in evo, once garlic is golden add kale, saute until tender

in bowl combine 1/2 to 2/3 cup of tahini, approx. 4 tbls of soy sauce, and about 1/4 cup of water (measurements approx). you want the sauce to be thin, and a light brown in color

serve kale over rice of choice, drizzle with sauce, add baked tofu if you like, and sprinkle with walnuts for a nice crunch

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56 Mary Gail June 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I love kale and spinach! My favorite morning shake is kale, spinach, a banana, soy milk and a bit of peanut butter. Gets me going in the mornings!

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57 Joyce June 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Romaine lettuce, cut up with tons of veggies on top and an simple dressing of white balsamic

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58 Cindy LaFrance June 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Hi Susan,

Greens! My favorite! I am a missionary in Costa Rica and we have many of the greens here that grow in the states such as spinach, mustard greens and chard. However, we do not have kale and collards, which are my favorites! :( Perhaps they will be grown here someday!

We do have a green that we grow in our yard. I don’t know if you have it there or not… perhaps in the south. It is called Mexican Tree Spinach or Chaya. It grows on large bushes/trees and supposedly has more nutrients than any green.

It has to be cooked. I like to put it into soups or to saute it with onions, tvp and a little liquid smoke, so it has that southern greens taste!

Would love to win a copy of “Wild about Greens”!

We love your site and use many of your recipes!

Thanks,
Cindy

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59 Brenda June 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

That’s an easy one. Kale, and I like it best in your kale and tofu scramble. I’m planning to make that tonight.

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60 Jennifer June 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

My favorite leafy green is arugula. I can never get enough of it. I’ve never cooked it though. I put it on hummus and tomato sandwiches, veggie burgers, salads, etc. I also like to wrap it with avocado in vegan “sushi” (I always use quinoa instead of rice).

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61 Elissa Nesheim June 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I love kale and swiss chard… cookin it up with olive oil, salt and chipotle pepper flakes is a yummy breakfast for me.

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62 Donna June 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I love all types of leafy greens, raw in a salad or sautéed with some flavorful spices!

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63 Elizabeh k June 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale! I like my kale baked, I wash the leaves and pull off the hard stems, pat dry, toss with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and then bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes on a baking sheet. The kale tastes awesome with the garlic powder, and has a nice crispy texture. 

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64 MichelleM June 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Kale Chips…never can enough of them!

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65 Tina June 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I love spinach wilted wilted with garlic and mushrooms.

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66 Carri June 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

i love romaine used as a boat & filled with hummus or baba ganoush, & then a little of all the raw veggies i can find in the kitchen. no need for dressing, the flavor is over the top! i feel amazing after this kind of light/clean meal!

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67 Danielle Baurer June 18, 2012 at 2:25 pm

swiss chard! chard chips or just using it in salad.

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68 DBGreen June 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Great that Nava has been writing more vegan cookbooks. This one looks great. Favorite green leafy vegetable is romaine and I add pumpkin butter to the spine and add julienne veggies like carrots and red peppers and roll it up like a burrito. Got that idea from Chef Al!

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69 wendy (healthy girl's kitchen) June 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

How do I love greens? Let me count the ways . . . favorite? It’s too hard to pick! But I am loving this kale salad right now where the kale is actually cooked first. It’s got spelt berries, black lentils, avocado, roasted turnips and green beans in it. And a chia chive vinaigrette. Yum.

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70 Christine June 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Kale mallung! So surprising, simple, and delicious!

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71 Karen Hill June 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Love greens…especially like to use them as wraps!

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72 Jenna June 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I love kale and I often make a green smoothie for breakfast with kale from my garden! 1 banana, handful of kale, peanut butter, some ice and nut or soy milk…

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73 Lisa June 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I love this book… I looked at it in B and N and now I want our libary to buy it.. I love all greens .. kalechips… kale with beans and brown rice and swiss chard with apple cider vinegar and sweet potatoes steamed.. just slices… all delicious. thanks for hosting.

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74 Ann June 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Kale… fresh from the Farmer’s Market, water-sauteed with onions and mushrooms and served up with a splash of Balsamic vinegar and a dab of sweet relish. Mmmmmm… Add a side of pinto beans and I’m in heaven. I could eat it almost every day and never get tired of it.

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75 Autumn White June 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

This looks so exciting. The photos look amazing!

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76 Autumn White June 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Collard greens are my favorite! Baby bok choy too!

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77 Em June 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I love collard green wraps.
I boil some water in a frying pan-take the larger leaves from a bunch and saute it for about a minute on each side.
I then cut the inner part of the stem off and then I take my filling-hummus and etc or tofu salad or the possibilities are limitless and roll them up. Yum.

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78 Meagan Thompson June 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Curly kale! Aside from chili, my favorite thing to do with kale is roast it. I chop it roughly and toss with chickpeas, diced red/yellow/orange pepper, whole garlic cloves, onion slices, lemon zest and olive oil. I preheat my oven to 425 (with my cast iron skillet in it), then roast it all for about 25 minutes. When it comes out, I squeeze in the juice from my zested lemon and toss in some diced tomato or halved cherry tomatoes, coarse kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper. It’s great to serve with leftover grains or flat bread.

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79 Kristen June 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I LOVE adding kale to my lentil soup! Lentils, onions, carrots, and kale in a veggie broth with lots of lemon squeezed over the top. Yum!

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80 LeAnn Baker June 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I am entering to win the Wild About Dreams cookbook.

My favorite greens are spinach and I love them in salad.

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81 Sabrina Butkera June 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Kale! I keep it simple by sauteeing with garlic and olive oil, then adding some vegetable broth and steaming for 5 minutes. I add a splash of red wine vinegar and some salt and pepper when it’s done.

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82 Kerri June 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Kale Chips!

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83 Carol Ware June 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I wish I knew more about how to fix green leafy veggies. I use mostly spinach in spinach and tofu lasagna and spinach enchiladas. I love them both!

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84 Annie Fernback June 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Kale is my favorite. For an ancient, ancient dish with a modern taste:

Heat some olive oil in a pan at low-med heat. Stir around the kale until slightly wilted. Remove onto a paper towel or clean cloth. Put in a bowl. Toss with raisins and bacon bits (most are soy).

Add pine nuts or soy mozza if you wish. Smoked tofu is good with this too.

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85 Nikki June 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Good old green leaf lettuce. chopped up for a salad. Dressing = fresh squeezed OJ with some apple cider vinegar and various spices (depending on the taste I want, ie: onion powder, smoked paprika, cumin, curry, cayenne, dill, etc), sometimes a bit of mustard, and some Herbamare sea salt. For extra indulgence add some cooked rice (wild rice being my favorite).

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86 Jessica Cordes June 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

This book looks great! So many creative ways to make greens. I love putting spinach in smoothies or salads. Also really am into Arugula lately…it’s good on everything from burgers to topping pizza. I love to add a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon to pretty much any green..raw or steamed. I’d love to learn more creative ways to enjoy these yummy, nutrition-packed greens!

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87 Missy Wiggins June 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I love kale! I really love adding it to soups and baking for a tasty chip-like treat but I have to say my favorite recipe called for using the kale as a stand in for basil in a pesto sauce. It was really good!

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88 Jessica Pringle June 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I love kale! I saute it with olive oil, baby bok choy, red pepper, onion and garlic- then toss it on a bed of wild rice or quinoa. Healthy and so delicious!!!

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89 Kristina Dominy June 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Collard greens or kale with black-eyed peas, onion, tomato sauce and tabasco sauce. Yumm!!

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90 serena June 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm

A choy (http://www.evergreenseeds.com/orletchoy.html) which I typically cook very simply with garlic and a touch of oil or throw into noodle soups or soba salads.

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91 Claire June 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I love Kale! It is great when sauteed with ginger, garlic, and jalapeno (no oil–just veggie broth)!

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92 Kiki June 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I love kale salad: live kale massaged and tossed with evoo, tamari, garlic, tumeric and cayenne, a little lemon or lime. And I add chopped tomotoes and chia seeds! Delish :)

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93 Lori June 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

My favorite green is spinach. I know … it’s not exciting, but it is a green that I can eat in my salads, add to soups or bean/lentil dishes, saute for a side dish, and drink in my green smoothies. The versatility of spinach is what makes it my favorite.

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94 Jen Heffern June 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm

My favorite is swiss chard sauteed with mushrooms and onions.

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95 Leslie Brown June 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm

collard greens! sauteed with a little vegan butter, onions, salt, and topped with apple cider vinegar

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96 Leah June 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Massaged kale salad!

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97 Martha June 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I haven’t had a green yet that I didn’t like. But I especially like Premier Kale and New Zealand spinach. The most frequent way I serve them is with the Miraculous Walnut Sauce recipe in Dr. Esselstyn’s book, p. 166. It has walnuts, garlic, tamari and water all blended up. I’ve had people who don’t like greens try them with this sauce. Their response: not bad. But I say delicious!

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98 Lauren Stewart June 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Besides loving my spinach raw in a salad, I love to steam kale in a pot with lots of garlic, some mustard, and red pepper flakes! :)

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99 Emily Webber June 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Hi Susan,
I love your blog and recommend it to my students. Your photos look beautiful. Congrats! Can’t wait to see the new book! Kale is one of my faves, along with arugula. I love kale in many ways – one is Kale Salad with my creamy ranch dressing or peanut dressing. I also love kale in smoothies as well as kale chips. Mmmm! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
Thanks for your awesome website! Now, when are you going to write a book with all of your own fantastic recipes???

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100 Ashley F. June 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Amazing book! Would love to win it! I love kale, lightly salted & steamed, and served on tacos!

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101 Allison White June 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Collards! The best way I’ve ever had them was in your recipe for Spicy Collards and Black Eyed Pea soup. My mouth waters thinking about it. I also love them raw as wrap with hummus, tomatoes, and sprouts. Yummm.

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102 Linda Meziere June 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love kale. I just love it steamed, sometimes with garlic and onions.

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103 Jeannie June 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Kale…sauteed with mushrooms and a bit of salt and pepper! Mmm.

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104 carole June 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I love Kale, and we use it in smoothies, and for making kale chips! Yummy!

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105 Katie June 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I keep it really simple and love to sautee EVOO, garlic and kale. A touch of salt is always nice too. The garlic makes the dish, so you could probably sub water for the oil, and it would be fine.

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106 Ali June 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Spinach!! I love it prepared any way, even raw by itself as a snack!

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107 Deidre Callanan June 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Kale, kale, and kale! Either in a smoothie, or sauteed – anyway that I can get it!

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108 Ginamai June 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I’ve recently found mixed baby kales at my organic market. The leaves are fabulous straight out of the container and into my mouth – or lightly steamed. So delicious!

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109 Melissa June 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I love baby spinach in my green smoothies, my favorite is Mangos & banana :-)

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110 Gail Dusa June 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Fresh young kale….Make a salad with fresh kale (remove the largest stems and tear into small bite size pieces), mango chopped, blueberries, red onion quartered and sliced, crumbled goat cheese (or not if you want it to be vegan) and toasted sesame seeds. Dress with citrus viniagrette. So simple and such a hit. There is never any left over. For variety add fresh cabbage, chopped, fresh swiss chard or any other greens you would like. You can only make this salad better with more and more greens. (I rtired to commnet on face book but the page would not accept any more comments)

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111 NancyA June 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I would have to say that right now my favorite green veggie is Beet greens.. I know it is cheating a little but I love the fact that when you buy Beets you get a Two for one deal. Delicious Greens and powerhouse jewels that brighten up any salad.

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112 Clare Marie June 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Book looks fantastic, but OMG(oodness) how to choose just one? I adore the nutty taste of Arugula in salads and pesto, but then there’s Mizuna that grows all winter long .. And truth be told it’s the herbs (aka weeds) that will always be the love of my green life, so I guess I’d have to pick some nutritious and delicious Parsley which I love in my morning green juice, in salads, or mashed with raw garlic & salt to store in the fridge and a teaspoon added to a cup of hot water whenever I need a warming cup of soap .. Of course I use Dandelions in the same way, but yes I must pick Parsley as my favourite, simply because I use a little (and yes ‘just’ a little) more of it :D

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113 Silvi June 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Spinach I love it in smoothies

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114 Mairead June 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Bok Choy — thinly sliced in a Thai coleslaw with red cabbage, bell peppers, red onions and carrots. Dressing has Bragg’s, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, orange juice. This is delicious cold as a side salad, or stuffed in an Ezek wrap, or hot served on top of brown rice. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top of all. YUM! =)
The photos look gorgeous Susan, can’t wait to see the whole book! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

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115 Lisa June 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

kale, romaine, arugula, and collards –sautee with garlic, a litle s & p, puree as base for any saag Indian dish… DELISH.

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116 Leisa Rich June 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Kale Chips!!!!! Slice off the leaves from the stem, wash them and chop them into large pcs. Lay them on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and spices, bake at 350, turning after about 7 minutes, until they are crispy. A sure way to get kids to eat this power veggie!!!!! Oh yeah…I have to throw one more in….steamed kale leaves chopped finely and added to mashed potatoes…great for babies and finicky eaters!

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117 Maha June 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I just made my own version of the arugula/potato salad for a potluck last weekend and it got rave reviews. I tossed bite-sized chopped and boiled potatoes (with skins), chopped kalamata olives, chopped roasted walnuts, small plum tomatoes and sliced red onions in a red wine viniagrette and scooped it into bowl lined with a bed of arugula. YUM!

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118 Kate Bruski June 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Kale is currently my favorite green! I put it in salads with romaine and lots of other veggies, lightly dressed. It’s also great gently cooked in Miso soup (instead of or in addition to seaweed); it’s great in veggie, soups, stews, curry, you name it! Cooked or raw, kale’s the bomb!

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119 Candy Guerra June 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm

My favorite green is Kale and my favorite recipe is absolutely FFV’s Cosmic Cashew & Kale!

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120 Candice June 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

We love and eat all green veggies :) My kids have nosebleeds often so I seek especially seek veggies with high amounts of vitamin K for them to munch on!!!!!

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121 Patty June 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I love kale anyway I can get it: raw, in stir fry, salads, smoothies or made into chips.

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122 Barbara Hecker June 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I love a simple sauteed kale. But I also love it raw in salads!

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123 kathryn June 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I love kale massaged with avocado or dehyrated into kale chips!

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124 Cherie W June 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Rainbow chard, I love it because it is so pretty and tastes good, I almost always make it in my vegan Louisiana Sausage and Greens recipe, with a side of sweet cornbread of course :)

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125 Mark McKinney June 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Kale is my favorite leafy green veggie. I pick it fresh, cut it up, sautee it with just a little butter and sprinkle in some red pepper flakes for flavor.

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126 Erin Mullaney June 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I love kale and I use it in my smoothies every morning! I have a favorite smoothie that involves kale, pumpkin, soy milk, bananas and cinnamon. Yum!

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127 Heather June 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I love salads and grilled veggies best of all. Gradually getting the hubby on board with more veggies as well. My plan is to be 90/10.

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128 jessica June 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

i love massaged kale salads – with a dash (very small dash!) of coconut oil, a squirt of braggs, a bit of ACV & a sprinkle of nooch. heaven! it’s dinner tonight, topped with tomatos and tempeh crumbles.

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129 Christine Alam June 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Since going back to a vegan diet about a month ago, I am rediscovering my love of greens. My favorites now are kale and romaine. I love to make kale smoothies and the romaine I use in a big salad with chick peas, apple slices, sprouts, cucumber and a dressing made in the Vitamix of sunflower seeds, garlic, water and whatever lovely fruit vinegar I am in the mood for–last night it was blueberry. Makes a very filling and tasty salad.

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130 DeckledEdges June 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I would love to win a copy of this! I am a HUGE fan of Nava’s cookbooks. I can only imagine this one will be equally wonderful. As leafy greens go, I love them all, but have a special place in my heart for kale – raw, crispy, sauteed, any way!

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131 susan larsson June 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

kale, hands down is my favorite – though it’s hard to say if i prefer rubbed kale salad or kale chips in nootch and apple vinegar… and of course there is chard in the frittata from vegan brunch… oh dear… i can’t decide!

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132 Christina June 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I’d have to say my favorite leafy green is kale! It’s really a toss between kale and spinach but I always cook kale more often.

Favorite way to have kale is as a kale chip, naturally.
Favorite way to have spinach is either steamed or raw in smoothies!

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133 Brandon June 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

My favorite green is kale – I love sauteeing it with onions, garlic, and Braggs!

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134 Shirley June 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I’m kind of new to greens. (I put it down to coming from England and was never exposed to them except for cabbage}. My green journey started with Collard greens and your wonderful soup recipe. I have since had kale in my salads which I really like but to be truthful greens still kind of scare me.

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135 Krista English June 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

My favorite leafy green is bok choy in stir fry or soup.

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136 Jillian June 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Spinach is my favorite! I like to steam it then refrigerate it. Cold cooked spinach is amazing with tahini and lemon!

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137 LindaM June 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Your photos are beautiful. I love cookbooks with photos. Kale is my favorite green. I have a kale, blueberry, banana, pomegranite smoothie for breakfast every day.

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138 Kerry June 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Kale! I love to saute it in a little bit of olive oil and add some minced garlic about 30 seconds before it’s done cooking. I could eat this every day!

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139 Jamie Molnar June 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Kale and spinach go great in the juicer!!

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140 Melissa June 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

My favorite greens are dandelion leaves!! I boil them for about 10 minutes, drain them well, and then add one whole raw crushed clove of garlic, the juice of one lemon, and some sea salt and pepper. Voila! Easy and delicious! (P.S. I used to use a bit of olive oil in this recipe, but they are just as delicious without it!)

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141 Jenny Mundy June 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

My husband cooks up mustard and turnip greens southern style. While not quite fat-free, we usually add a little coconut oil and liquid smoke to substitute for the pork fat that is traditionally added. The cooking liquid makes for a great veggie broth for making seitan later.

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142 Nicole June 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale. I love to saute it with garlic and olive oil, and then make nests in the pan to cook eggs over easy in.

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143 Brenda Dean June 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I’m a total novice with greens. I want to learn how to cook them and incorporate them into our diets. At the moment I don’t have a favorite as I like them all!

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144 Amber Shea @Almost Vegan June 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Kale! Especially in the form of kale chips. :)

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145 Marsha Fischer June 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Kale chips, kale soup, so many different types, so nutritious!

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146 Tracy June 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I would love love love to learn to make some of the things in this book!

Your photos look amazing Susan! :)

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147 Liza June 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Nothing’s better than kale, and no kale recipe is better than massaged kale salad with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and avocado!

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148 Katie June 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I love kale! My favorite is to make kale chips in the oven (a light spray of safflower oil and a sprinkling of garlic powder, sesame seeds, and cracked pepper). However, my favorite greens recipe isn’t just one green- I love to combine kale, spinach and chard and make non-dairy non-soy “creamed” greens! Saute up some shallots and garlic and do a quick blanch on the greens. Squeeze the the water out of the greens the puree them in a food processor. Saute some more raw greens in the pan, then add the puree, shallots, garlic and the oil of your choice (I like safflower or flaxseed).

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149 Carla Braden June 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I LOVE spinach! I have ever since I was a kid. I think it has a great texture and taste just steamed alone and I frequently add it to various dishes and soups. One of my favorite dishes where it’s the main player is spinach casserole, a dish my mom used to make. It’s basically just steamed chopped spinach and onions baked with crumbled croutons and mozzarella cheese melted on top. I like Daiya mozzarella! Another great one is a recipe I found long ago: steamed spinach bundles with orange pistachio dressing–SO good!

I’m excited for a chance to win a book that would help me incorporate more greens into my daily diet! Greens make me feel so much better. Most people don’t eat nearly enough of them these days!

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150 Danielle June 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Kale has quickly become my favorite leafy green for it’s unsuspecting versatility. I love it as baked chips, pan wilted, and now massaged salads! I’d love to see what other ideas this cookbook would have.

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151 Sherry Ernspiker June 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I love using kale for a salad with apples and sunflower seeds with an oil free tahina dressing from whole foods!

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152 Emily June 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Spinach is my absolute favorite green! I like to saute it in blood orange olive oil, with a dash of sea salt. That can be a whole dinner right there!

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153 Phyllis Lazenby June 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Collards! Saute lightly in veg. broth til wilted…..cover with red onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes also sauted in veg. broth…..serve with pepper vinegar.

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154 Deborah June 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Butter lettuce and radiccio salad with beets and pecans. I just tried grilling turnip greens with lemon juice and some garlip and seasoning in foil..very nice.

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155 Terri Cole June 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I love swiss chard! I make a one skillet meal with chard, gnocchi, tomtoes & white beans. YUM!

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156 Melissa E. June 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I started making a kale salad that I am now in love with! All I do is remove the stems, rub the leaves with avocado, and squirt with lemon juice. It’s so yummy! :)

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157 Adele DaMate June 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale. I love to stir fry it with tofu, mushrooms and a sprinkling of nutrional yeast on top! Delicious!

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158 Sooze June 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I don’t know how I lived 26 years w/out KALE!! I love it raw, steamed, in smoothies, etc. One of my most favorite kale-based meals is this “creamed” style: http://www.hungryhungryhippie.com/kale-is-the-new-spinach/

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159 jamie hall June 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I like baby arugula, tossed with a little olive oil and lime, salt and cracked pepper.
Simply perfect.

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160 Alexis June 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Rainbow swiss chard sauteed with raisins and almonds.

Or kale chips. I’m having a hard time deciding.

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161 Jeanne June 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I love greens just plain and simple…… a little olive oil, salt and peper and chard—-rainbow is the best!

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162 Devorah June 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Kale. I like to use it in stews and stir fry’s. I also like them baked chips.

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163 Anna June 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Kale—I need to eat it every day! I add it to everything!

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164 More Pie June 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Spinach! In omelets!

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165 Sara-Anne June 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Bok choy! Steamed, with sesame oil, garlic scapes and some avocado on top.

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166 Meredith June 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Kale! Steamed (alone or with other leafy greens), then topped with coconut oil, sea salt and cayenne pepper and hearty dose of nutritional yeast. Sooooo yummy!

I would looove to win this cookbook — always on teh look-out for new ways to try prepare greens and new ones to try!

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167 Rebecca June 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I love my good old classic Spinich, I love putting it in every smoothie I make!

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168 Sue Hinojoza June 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

While I love all greens, my hands down favorite is spinach. It’s so versatile! My favorite way to prepare it is to make spinach saag.

Beautiful photos, Susan! Congrats!

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169 Crystal June 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I don’t know that I could possibly choose a favorite green but if I had to it would probably be spinach. I love the versatility of it and use it in everything from salads, to smoothies, to pasta and pizza!

Love your blog by the way! It’s become on of my favorites!

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170 Julie June 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I love to stir fry bok choy, but would love to learn new ways to incorporate more greens into my life! I would love this book!!!

Thanks

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171 Sweetie Bean June 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Kale! Just barely steamed until it turns bright green and collapses a little, eaten plain – sweet, simple and perfect!

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172 Mandy June 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Kale! I love to make Indian dishes with Kale! Especially chickpeas with kale! Mmmm! Kale chips also rock my world! :o)

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173 Sarah June 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I love kale! I boil it and serve it with a dressing of flax oil, Braggs and Parma.

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174 Connie Crusha June 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I love baby kale….so I grow lots of it. I cut the tops of the plants off when they are about 8″ tall. I cut within about 1″ of the ground. The plants grow back and a month later I can do it again. I eat the baby kale braised, steamed, boiled, and as munchies raw out of hand. I grow Dinosaur Kale, Lacianato, Ragged Jack, I love love love love baby kale!!!

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175 Sara June 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I love steamed curly kale with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar!

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176 Lauren Kay House June 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I’m a BIG fan of kale in all its preparations. Lately, though, I have been craving something crunchy, so I have been making oil-free kale chips with lime, garlic and sea salt. Super fast and definitely fills a craving!

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177 Lori Carter June 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I love kale – Kale chips, in smoothies, sauteed with dates and pecans – there are so many options! I look forward to learning appreciation for the many other leafy greens!

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178 Rosey June 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I’m another Kale fan. I just love everything about it…it’s size, shape, colour and texture. I make it into chips in a slow oven sprinkled with awesome garlic powder which a friend grows & grinds. Then I use the chips to add flavour and nutrition to dishes or we just much on the chips. Kale is great in smoothies too.

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179 Laura S. June 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Hmmm it is tough to choose just one but I am a sucker for crunchy texture so I’d have to say kale chips are the all-time favorite…any flavor!

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180 Lesley Kenny June 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I love all greens but my favorite is Bok Choy either steamed with some garlic and lemon juice or lightly grilled. I hope I win the book!

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181 April Lombardi June 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale- I love making and eating kale chips!

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182 Karen Chickering June 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

ah, swiss chard, baked in a pie with a sliced potato crust. not vegan, but I’m sure you could come up with a tofu/brewers yeast alternative!

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183 Ann Key June 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

My favorite leafy green is mustard greens!! I actually prefer them raw, believe it or not, in a mixed salad with kale and arugula, mounded high with cherry tomatoes, carrots, celery, sunflower seeds, and raisins! Fave #2 is brussel sprouts, roasted in veggie broth (or a small spritz of oil) with crushed garlic, Braggs, and Southern Flavor’s cajun seasonings! YUM!

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184 Jenna June 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I love lightly braised kale with a tangy garlic-miso dressing, a bit like the kale that Whole Foods has at many of their salad bars!

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185 Tammy June 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Love steamed spinach. Just a pinch of sea salt.

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186 Monique June 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Kale is my favorite. I basically steam with some onions, pepper (green, yellow or orange – whatever I have on hand) and some spices.

Congrats on having your photos incorporated in this book. They look fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway as well.

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187 Cynthia Vernon June 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Susan,

I love kale, and would love to have this book! I like to make a salad with lemon juice, olive oil(just a touch), dried cranberries, and pine nuts. It is awesome, and everyone that has tried it loved it even kids.

Cynthia V.

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188 Rachel June 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

My favorite leafy green is definitely spinach and in my house it’s a breakfast food! Smoothies!!

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189 Elizabeth Westlund June 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

My favorite green is arugula… yummy!!

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190 Jeanette June 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I started to love Kale, so have planted some in containers this spring. So far Kale chips, Kale in any soup, stir fried, I’m open to any Kale recipe and try to try them all! Your photos you posted in the book are so very life like…great job!

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191 Orsolya June 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I love spinach and kale equally:) They are wonderful in lasagna and breakfast omelets:)

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192 Meredith June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

My favorite leafy green is probably spinach. I put in on / in almost everything from sandwiches to pasta and salads to hummus. We almost always have it in the house as a way to include iron-rich greens in our meals. Moreover, it’s my husband’s favorite, so if I can sneak spinach onto his sandwiches, I’ll do it!

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193 Kristi Link June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Kale runs a close second, but my absolute favorite is arugula! Especially when it is fresh from the garden!

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194 Ben Ellis June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I love big, leafy, green spinach, raw or steamed or sautéed.

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195 Evelyne June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Spinach- call me old-fashioned, but I like it best in salad form (with raspberries and pecans- mmmmmm…).

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196 Lee Alger June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

We love brussel sprouts… just boil them up, add a touch of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and enjoy! (I’d love a copy of this book, because there are lots of great greens out there that I just don’t know how to prepare. Always learning and improving (I hope!) Best regards (and many thanks for your contests — love ‘em!) Lee

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197 Shira June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

My favorite is kale and I LOVE kale chips!

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198 Jenti June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

This season, I’m loving Chard! I made a red lentil soup with green chard that was delicious, and a pasta and veggies saute with some golden chard. YUM!!

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199 Randi June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

My favourite green is kale! I love to eat it raw in a salad. The book looks beautiful!

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200 Stacy June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

My favorite greens… sautéed kale in a wrap with saucy black-eyed peas, sautéed red pepper strips, and marinated tofu. The sauce is ginger, garlic, soy sauce, coconut milk, etc.

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201 Bonnie June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

When we were recently in Rome, I had an arugula salad that included slices of steamed redskin potatoes, black olives, red onion, capers, and tomatoes. So delicious! It was my favorite salad of the trip.

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202 A June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I.love.Kale. There are two ways I enjoy using kale, one is in my blueberry and kale smoothie. The other way I like to prepare kale is with orzo rice boiled in turmeric. I saute garlic with the kale in a little bit of coconut oil and season it with sea salt and a little pepper, I squeeze fresh lemon juice once I toss together the kale and orzo together. It is so delicious, light, colorful and simple.

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203 Allycia June 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Kale! And any type! We love it in salads, soups/stews, Smoothies and sautes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner! :)

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204 Cherie J. Grimm June 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Oh MY!!! How does one choose just one? We LOVE greens at our house. We grow Chard, Arugula, Spinach and Beets, from which we also use the greens! Currently, I’d have to say my favorite is Arugula with it’s nutty peppery flavor. I use it on and in everything from sandwiches to salads to green smoothies. I especially like your recipe for Potato Salad with Arugula!

btw: Gorgeous phtos!

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205 Jennifer June 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Kale! I love it massaged with no oil vegan caesar dressing and sprinkled with sunflower seeds.

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206 Lindsay June 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Bok Choy – in a curry!

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207 Jared June 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Spinach, wilted in curry

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208 Andy D June 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

That is a nice book, Susan.

Our favorite? Roasted brussels sprouts! :)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse, trim, remove the outermost leaf or two, halve, put on a foil-lined cookie sheet, top with coarse salt and freshly-ground pepper. Bake for 45+ minutes, “stirring” about halfway through. (I’m a new-ish cook, so forgive if I mangle terminology!)

(I think my wife and I should make bets on how long a batch will last. I think our typical “all gone!” time is about 30 minutes!)

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209 Pam June 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

KALE! Classic. Particularly dinosaur kale, made into kale chips. I also love swiss chard.

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210 Deborah Waxman June 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Thanks for this opportunity and for your wonderful recipes.

After seeing this made at the open kitchen and then eating it at the great Philadelphia restaurant Barbuzzo, I have been making a lot of massaged kale salads. I prefer lacinato kale, but any will do. I massage it with a bit of flavored vinegar (usually balsamic fig) and a small amount of olive oil. After that, I add anything I think will taste good. Past additions have included roasted beets, mangoes, pistachios, goat cheese (obviously, we’re not vegan, just tend in that direction). Healthy, easy, delicious.

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211 Shaunna@mamas13minutemile June 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Ever since I have discovered kale chips they are my fave!

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212 Kathy Goughenour June 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I like to use raw spinach in smoothies. I’m just learning how to eat greens, so this cookbook would be a big help to me.

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213 Louisa Fox June 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

spring greens instead of kale in your cosmic cashew kale recipe :)

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214 Sophie June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I love kale as much as the (previous and probably) next person, but in the past few years we’ve also managed to grow some beautiful arugula in my garden! I especially like to use it freshly cut in a tossed salad with carrot, cucumber, tomato (also from the garden), avocado, and a light homemade vinaigrette.

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215 jenn June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I love bok choy in spring rolls…mmmmmm :)

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216 Amanda June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I absolutely love adding braised chard to homemade pizza, along with roasted red peppers, black pepper and goat cheese. Delish!

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217 Brigitta von Gulner June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Susan,
Thank you so much for your recipes. I cook a lot of food from your blog. The Curried Eggplant Quinoa Lentil Patties and Thai Black Pepper Tofu are big hits. I can always count on having your recipes taste good, and they work every time too. I have recently found a way to cook kale that is quick and easy and yields tasty greens. Bring a couple of inches of salted water to boil and put in clean kale that has been torn off the center stalk, simmer with the lid on for 3 or 4 minutes. The kale is sweet and tender cooked up this way.
Thank you for your hard work,
Brigitta

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218 Cheryl June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Spinach–I love spinach salads.

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219 Sandy June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

How about fresh baby spinch in a smoothie? Or a chard potato mushroom casserole? But if i could only have one leafy green, it would be kale. Wilted into soups. Massaged and cut small for salads. Cooked i to chips. Stir fried with other veggies. Guess i didnt follow directions and pick just one!

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220 Julia June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I love a kale salad with avocado, lemon juice salt and pepper.

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221 Andi June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I need obviously really need this book! I’ve only just recently tried kale (steamed) and bok choy (in stir fry). I would love to learn how to incorporate lots more healthy greens into our meals!

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222 Andi June 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I obviously need to read what I write before hitting submit!!! ;-)

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223 Kendra Broo June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Kale, kale, kale all the way!! I make an amazing kale dish with sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, and artichokes with a super awesome lemon-tahini sauce. I could eat it everyday! Thanks for the giveaway, your photos look great! Can’t wait to read this one…

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224 Maggie June 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

Hi Kendra, Would you mind sharing your wonderful sounding recipe for your Kale casserole?

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225 Jennifer Alexander June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

My favorite leaft green is spinach. I use it in replacement of lettuce….for all things. Salads, taco salad, burgers, etc. Its so tasty and healthy!

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226 teepee June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Susan: Your photos are always so perfect. The food you photograph is so yummy looking that I HAVE to try your recipe, even if I have a similar one of my own that I like. Kale is my favorite green, and I like it braised with garlic oil and chili flakes.

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227 Jami Pearl June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

We love spinach and kale smoothies in our house every morning! All four of my kids devour it!!

Nava is my favorite author, it would be huge for me to win this book!!!!

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228 Carolyn June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I have been loving the spinach from my CSA lately. They’re huuuuuge leaves but they’re tender like baby spinach. I definitely need to branch out on my greens though!

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229 Tracy Gordon June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I love kale sauteed in water, sun dried tomatoes and garlic!

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230 Shelley Lieber June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I make a green smoothie I call “Kalabango” with Kale, romaine, banana and mango.

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231 Jane June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

We love stir fried bok choy, just with tamari for seasoning and a side of rice. Simple and so good!

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232 Sarah Wolk June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Spinach, all the way. I really love salads with just fresh spinach, baby tomatoes, croutons, red bell peppers, cucumber and a good balsamic vinagrette.

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233 barbaraH June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Your picture of the bok choy looks fantastic.

My favorite is dinosaur kale. Saute some sliced shiitake mushrooms and garlic in a little water. Take some chopped dinosaur kale and dunk in boiling water for a minute then drain and add to the mushrooms. Cook a couple of minutes, then squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top and shake on some nutritional yeast and sesame seeds. To make it a complete meal rather than a side dish I add some cannellini beans.

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234 Kathy June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Hi, Susan! My favorite green is kale. I like it in salads or lightly cooked with some garlic, chickpeas, tomatoes and fresh basil. Yum!

Unless it’s collards in that same recipe…. Or rainbow chard… I can’t decide! I just love them ALL!!!

=)

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235 Bonnie June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I love kale chips as well, but my favorite leafy green is spinach. I love it raw, and I don’t say no to a spinach lasagna either!

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236 Natasha June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I like arugula in a fresh salad with home made Dijon Dressing.

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237 Peggy Scolaro June 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

My favorite leafy green vegetable is arugula, which I only discovered six months ago! My first reaction to this amazing green was that I felt cheated to have just discovered it, so I’ve been making up for lost time ever since! My favorite way to prepare it is to finely slice it (about 2 cups), combined with 2 cans of cannellini beans (washed), finely chopped red onion, a little olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Serve over crostini! Delicious!!

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238 Grace June 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I would love to win the book.
I like to cook kale or collard and add it to soups, bean salads, etc.
Thank you.

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239 Mandy June 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Kale…I’m learning to love it in my salads.

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240 Mary Casaubon June 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I would love to learn how to cook more with mustard greens.
I have always admired them at the Farmers Market but have never known
quite what to do with them. Perhaps I’d lightly saute them and drizzle them with a homemade vingarette with stone ground mustard, garlic, chives and flax oil.

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241 Kory Riseley June 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Romaine lettuce is my current favorite–especially in summer rolls with ginger miso dipping sauce. Yum!

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242 Miriam Francis June 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm

My favorite green is kale. It took me several months to decide this was my favorite but it really is. I have been vegan for a year and a half. I really tried to like kale and I didn’t like it at first, it seemed tough and bitter. I have since found that I love its versatility. I love it in soups and stews, I love it steamed over a sweet potato with black beans, or cooked into a casserole, like the mushroom spinach and kale enchiladas with poblano cream sauce, to die for! My newest favorite dish to prepare. So, kale it is. And, it’s here to stay.

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243 Lizzie June 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Kale! I love it baked into chips or raw in salads!

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244 Lisa G June 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I absolutely love kale in smoothies with frozen bananas, soy milk, peanut butter, and flaxseed!

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245 Diane Taylor June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I like a spinach and arugula salad…

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246 Anu June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Love baby spinach added to a tofu scramble :)

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247 Maria G June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale. I like to eat it every way, but the way Mom used to make chard growing up (sautéed with onion, garlic and nutmeg with a baked potato).

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248 Lauren June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Seems to be a trend, but kale is my favourite green! Either soyish & spicy as kale chips, sliced in soups, or even just straight off the bunch with grainy mustard! yum!

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249 Brenda Reynolds June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

My favorite leafy green is lacinato kale and I love to steam it in my stir fry pan with a little water or broth, add basil and cannellini beans, cook for about 5 minutes; THEN I add a little sesame oil – just a little for flavor, tahini and braggs. Yum!!!

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250 Dgale June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

My favorite is KALE! and my favorite way to prepare is “Cheesy Kale Chips” in the dehydrator. Fingers Crossed!!

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251 Juliana June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Spinach by far! I LOVE baking spinach chips. :)

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252 Linda June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Bok Choy is my leafy green of “choyce”, mainly because I love saying the name!! Buying “Baby Bok Choy” is even better. I frequently fix a “Buddha’s delight” kind of dish with Bok Choy, Tofu, sugar snaps, carrots, and water chestnuts. YUM!!

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253 Alice Houmann June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

My favorite recent use of greens include chard in green smoothies and as a wrap, kale as dried chips and spinach in tofu patties! Green green everywhere makes me happy! I also adored Nava’s three potato salad with argula that I made last week! Oh yum!

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254 Christine June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Arugula is my favorite! I eat it all the time under leftover chilis and stew. I scoop some stew over a bed of arugula, heat up and enjoy.

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255 Karen Gore June 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Kale!! Anyway Kale is served is OK with me!

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256 Stacy June 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Kale – I just found out how to make kale chips and can’t get enough of them!

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257 Jill B. June 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Kale! Baked in the oven for Kale Chips!! Yum!

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258 melisa June 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

i would have to go with kale. there are so many ways to enjoy it – kale chips, in a smoothie but my current favorite is in a salad; massaged with tahini dressing recipe from the veg queen.

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259 federica June 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Love kale and the massaged kale salad with mango and pumpkin seeds by Aarti (Aarti Party on food network). !

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260 Marion June 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I follow you by email. My favorite green to make at home is Kale (in any form!) My favorite green to eat out is Broccoli Rabe.

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261 Becky June 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I love kale, lightly steamed and tossed with a vegan cashew-nutritional yeast cheese sauce. Mmmm!

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262 Valorie June 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I’m so excited about the Wild About Greens giveaway!

My favorite green is collards, which I sautee with vegetable broth and garlic and use as my “meat” in vegan lasagna. The collards add a deep flavor that everyone, carnivores included, loves!

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263 Isobel Lechner June 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Malabar spinach. In Southern California greens are a winter vegetable, however now we have Malabar Spinach, not only does it love heat, it climbs so takes little space in the garden. It is used just like spinach.

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264 Becca June 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Kale! Hard to pick a favorite way to eat it, but I do love adding a bunch to your cauliflower dal with panch phoran recipe. Yum!

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265 Wendryn June 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm

A mix of kale and spinach, sauteed in a combination of worcestershire sauce and a little bit of soy sauce.

It’s greens season at the moment, though, so anything goes! :)

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266 Courtney June 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Well, I am lame and not on face book, so hopefully this is a lucky entry! I love kale and I like it best raw in salads :-)

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267 nmellow June 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm

My favorite is kale. I stir-fry it for about a minute in a small amount of olive oil with fresh garlic, ginger, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Then I add a little rice wine and water, cover, and steam it until it is crisply tender.

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268 Meghann June 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Oh I would LOVE a book like this! I’m in a veggie rut and I’m desperate for new ideas!!
As for my current favorites…My fave’s would be broccoli in a stir fry with sesame oil or my all time favorite of kale with cashews…I take some thinly sliced onion, saute it in a little bit or olive oil until clear, add some chopped cashews and saute until the onions start to brown on the edges. Add chopped rinsed kale and toss until just slightly wilted. Take off the heat, squeeze half a lemon over the top and sprinkle with a little bit of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. I eat it practically out of the pan it is so good :)
I really hope I can win the book, I know I’m in Canada but I’d be more than happy to pay shipping!

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269 Cassandra June 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I said this on the facebook post, but spinach in smoothies is definitely my favorite. Everyone keeps talking about kale chips, though. I need to try them!

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270 Karen Kane June 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Kale is becoming one of my favorite vegetables. I’m even growing some this season for the first time, in with my flowers! My daughter Margaret and I reverse-engineered a recipe based on a fabulous kale salad made regularly at our local food coop, Common Ground, in Urbana, IL With crunchy raw kale and grated carrot, browned tofu squares, green onion, chopped almonds, sesame seeds and a creamy sauce with a kick, it’s addictive!

This cookbook looks great! Can’t wait to see it.

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271 Jana June 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Collard greens! Sauteed with olive oil, garlic, nutritional yeast, and Bragg amino acids. Add some black beans and chopped fresh tomatoes, and maybe a pinch of cayenne. Heavenly!

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272 Alex June 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Kale! Smoothies with kale, frozen strawberries, banana, and almond milk!

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273 Colleen June 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

We have to choose only one leafy green vegetable?!?!
Well–right now I am obsessed with my grill and grilled romaine lettuce (with dijon mustard marinade). OMG. YUM.

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274 Debbie June 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I just started E2L today and am excited to try new vegetable recipes so I would love this book. My favorite are Kale chips. I did eat your kale and garbanzo bean recipe for lunch. I love it and the flavors are amazing. It was perfect for my first E2L lunch!!! Thanks for sharing.

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275 Sharlene June 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Just received my copy of the Wild About Greens from Jessica’s Biscuit – the photographs are GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to try the recipes.

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276 Erika June 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Swiss chard or spinach sauteed with vegetable broth, garlic, and hot red pepper flakes!

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277 Meg Ellingson June 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I have loved spinach since I was a child. One favorite way to prepare it is to saute it in just a little bit of sesame oil with garlic. But my most favorite way is to just steam it in a bit of water until it’s soft but still bright green, then drain and sprinkle truffle salt on it. Oh. Yum.

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278 Elaine Lynch June 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Poke Salad is my very favorite green which grows like a weed in our yard every Spring. We steam it lightly and serve it with a sprinkling of balsamic or malt vinegar. Yum!!!

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279 Brittany black June 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

spinach, raw

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280 Diana Sadler June 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Well I am not sure if Brussels sprouts fall into the leafy green catagory, but the have leaves and they are green. I love them. My favorite recipe is to sauté them with carmelized onions, coriander and a little cayenne pepper. Super yummy! Sometimes I through in some toasted pistachios, too. They are always a big hit!

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281 Fran savarick June 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Love to make cheesy Kale chips using cashew cheese yummy to eat and to share.

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282 Gary Mueller June 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

My favorite recipe is for collards and homemade vegan chorizo. I simply steam tender young collard leaves that have been cut in a chiffonade, then sauté slices of homemade spicy chorizo with shallots and garlic until crispyish. Toss the greens with the sausage mixture and season with additional black pepper and several sprinkles of apple cider vinaiger. Cheers.

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283 JLC June 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I really like beet greens, which my mother introduced me too. I like a simple saute with a little bit of olive oil then a splash of vinegar on the plate.

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284 lea June 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Can’t wait to see the photos in the book! Congrats!
My favorite at the moment is arugula. A big arugula salad with olives, hemp seeds and fat free hummus dressing!

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285 Vicki Garnick June 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Kale in a green smoothie!

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286 Julianne Rowland June 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I’ve never met a green leafy veggie I didn’t like, but what comes to mind right now is a delicious collard/salsa pita stuffer, made with finely chopped collards and cilantro, salsa and cumin, held together with a few tablespoons of almond butter. You can get even more creative by adding chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, or whatever tickles your fancy. Delicious!

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287 Jen June 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I just discovered the deliciousness of kale chips about a month ago and I’m hooked!

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288 Susan June 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

My favorite leafy green is spinach without a doubt. It’s just so easy and you just can’t mess it up. It’s easy to find anywhere. It’s great raw, cooked, no prep. It’s great added to anything – casseroles, sauces, soups…

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289 Mary Lynn June 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I’ve been vegetarian for just one year and starting to explore a vegan lifestyle. This book looks like it would be a favorite! Steamed bok choy with lemon, mushrooms, and garlic!

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290 Susan Durrence June 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I am wild about greens! We southerners love turnip greens sauteed with red onions and a tad of minced ginger. Yum.

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291 Iris Miller June 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I love greens, especially spinach, kale and baby bok choy and usually steam or saute or use them in soups, but these three mostly get braised Italian flavor, saute’d in a hot pan with a bit of hot oil with lots of fresh garlic and a pinch of crushed pepper flakes (and sometimes a a pinch of sugar if the greens are very bitter) then cover and lower the heat for two minutes. Sometimes I add a second step to these greens if there are any cold leftovers, by seasoning to taste like Japanese seaweed salad. I add a tsp. of low sodium soy sauce and 1 tsp. of sesame oil, and a tablespoon of rice vinegar, mix and serve cold or room temperature. I would love to win one of those greens cookbooks!
Thanks for your great blogs and delicious recipes, I really enjoy them. best regards, Iris

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292 Cherry Hart June 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

My favorite green leafy vegetable is baby spinach. Although I love it raw in salads, my favorite thing to do is throw a huge handful of spinach into a pasta dish just before I take it to the table to be served. The wilted spinach always adds that extra special “touch” as well as those wonderful nutrients!

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293 Sunny June 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

My favorite is spinach, and I love to put it in just about everything! But especially in green smoothies.

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294 Keli Adkins June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I love spinach! I know it sounds boring but it’s so versatile. I even put it in smoothies!

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295 Alison June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Kale, lightly steamed and added to everything–particularly as a replacement for rice in curries/stews and the like.

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296 joelle June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I love greens but struggle to find ways to make them! I would love to add this to my vegan cookbook collection.

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297 SRobbins June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I love arugula served fresh on top of hot-out-of-the-oven flat bread pizza with goat cheese and roasted grapes. Yum!

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298 Deb June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I am in love with Kale. I love it in salads, and also braised in broth with freeze dried garlic and a little onion powder — yummy!!! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

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299 Judy June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I love Kale…I love to dehydrate it with some hummus and water and nutritional yeast. It is so good!

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300 jodie June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

That is a tough question. I love all vegetables, but if I have to choose one will have to say Kale. Tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper, avocado onions, tomatoes and fennel.

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301 Renee Popkes June 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

My favorite leafy green is spinach and I love it on top of our vegan pizza. Lightly stir-fried in some garlic and olive oil until wilted and then on top of the sauce it goes along with the other veggies. Yum!

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302 Larry Giese June 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

My family changed how we ate about 2 months ago. We always like to try new things. Thanks to the delicious recipes you have provided we are all eating much healthier. As a side benefit we have all lost weight and my diabeties is more under control. One of the staples of our lunch and dinner meals is leafy green veggies. We cook alot with kale and sometimes arugla and collard greens. The book looks like it would provide even more variety for us. Thanks for all your hard work and sharing with us.

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303 Nicole June 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I just recently tried kale chips…..and subsequently have fallen in love with them.

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304 Kim C June 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

This time of year I love the kale, mixed with some olive oil, onions and sauteed garlic. The kale may need some flash steam tenderizing, but then it’s all mixed together in a skillet with lid and topped off with some red pepper flakes.

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305 Ellen June 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I love kale, particularly homemade kale chips with garlic salt and crushed red pepper!

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306 Randy June 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

To me nothing tastes better than a fresh head of red leaf lettuce – organically grown and fresh picked that morning.

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307 Kami June 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Steamed kale with sesame seeds. Easy and delicious!

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308 Debbie (Accidently Delish) June 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I have been on a huge kale kick. I love putting it in my green smoothies and of course kale chips. I love how you can really flavor it up with so many things! Nutritional yeast for cheesy chips or cinnamon for sweet chips. Addicted!

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309 TJ June 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Kale! Favorite is Garlicky Kale from Whole Foods salad bar.

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310 Karen June 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Sounds like an amazing book! I would love to have it. Just getting into cooking and eating greens. I have kale in my smoothie – kale, frozen mixed berries, 1/4 cup pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup nondairy milk and a banana and 1 tbs flax meal . Also love kale in a kale waldorf salad. It is made with kale, walnuts, dried cranberries or raisins. The dressing is made with walnuts, some apple and dried cranberries. The recipe can be found on the Whole Foods Market website under Kale Waldorf Salad.

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311 Laura Nichols June 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

This is a tough one. I love them all. I would have to say spinach is one of my top favorites. I saute spinach with onions , garlic , yellow and red grape tomatoes. This dish looks beautiful with all those colors. It is simple , easy and yummy.

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312 Francesca C June 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I dont know if they totally count but pea greens sauteed with garlic and some lemon juice are awesome!

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313 Sue Hall June 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

What a lovely book and those photos just ‘pop’ from the page with vibrancy.

My favourite green leafy vegetable – well that would have to be Kale, and I keep it simple, chop it slightly and add to the water of almost cooked pasta, then drain them together and tip into a dish containing an eg yolk and some Parmesan style veggie cheese.
Totally simple and totally yummy.

At the moment I’m a vegetarian but I eat vegan at least two days a week, one day I’ll get there completely.

Sue xx

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314 tiaj3 June 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

A favorite green of mine is Collard Greens. I roll them up and cut in 1/2 in slices, seasoned with a little vegetable broth to cover the greens, then simmer and saute until tender. After they are tender, I add coconut milk, simmer until coconut milk is dissolved. I substitute Kale often for this dish.

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315 Sarah F. at bentoriffic June 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

My favorite is a massaged kale salad with lemon juice, agave, and fresh mango on top.

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316 Violette June 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

It may be classic but I will always love spinach! Nothing beats some sauteed spinach with mushrooms and onions as a fast side, or as a delicious portabella stuffing.

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317 shawna June 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Kale is my favorite green! I’m crazy about kale chips!

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318 Amanda Springer June 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

My Favorite leafy green is Kale. I love to chop it up and mix it together with some almonds, kalamata olives, some lemon vinaigrette and some parmesan! It is very delicious!!

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319 Jess June 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Rainbow chard because it’s so pretty! The best way I’ve prepared it was sauteed with fiddleheads, asparagus, and garlic and tossed with pasta.

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320 Xerxes June 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Kale is definitely my favorite. I’m especially fond of lactinado kale and love it steamed with a plate of lentils and quinoa, or raw, rubbed with a pinch of salt and some lemon juice.

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321 Judy June 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

A favorite recipe I whipped up to eat while my honey drove me to the airport: Bottom layer: broth sauteed collard greens with garlic and onion. Topped with some mashed sweet potato. Then crowned with a layer of refried beans drizzled with hotsauce. It had bitter, sweet, and spice – YUM!

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322 Laura June 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Spinach and Kale-Spinach anyway I can get it! Kale in chips or raw in salad!

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323 hille June 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

my very favourite leafy green vegetable is:
silverbeet!
I love it in several preparations, but the one coming spontaneously in my mind to be a specially yummy one is the following:
cut it into stripes, fry it in a pan together with chopped onions and garlic (with olive oil, sorry..), add salt and pepper, and serve with basmati-rice, together with some peanut-puree: yeah!

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324 Kyrandia June 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Turnip greens are a new favorite of mine!

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325 Karen June 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I love spinach and use it in salads, soups, lasagna. I would love to try other greens and this book is just what could teach me.

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326 Jude Eastman June 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I’m in! Kale, kale, and more Kale! I love kale. Steamed kale is my favorite with a little lemon juice. Kale chips is a runner up! Congrats on the photo job!

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327 Denise June 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Swiss chard sauteed with white beans, tomatoes, onion and bell peppers!

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328 Sarah B. June 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Kale… sauteed with soy sauce, crushed red pepper, and sesame oil…. served with rice, avocado, and fried tofu. Yum!

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329 Christine June 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

While I love kale to death, and eat a lot of swiss chard too, I put spinach in everything, just to have something green. My favorite breakfast is grits with lots of spinach and nooch with a little fresh pepper (and earth balance if I’m feeling decadent) – it’s my weekend treat. Kale is for when I’m feeling “fancy” :) I actually plan on getting this book later at one of Nava’s book signings, but I’d love to give a winning copy to my parents, who just signed up for a CSA share and keep asking me what to do with kale!

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330 Mitzi Toney June 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Grits with spinach? Never thought of that- I’ll be having that in the morning! Thank you!

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331 Robbin June 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Lacinto Kale in a salad with evoo, garlic, lemon juice, salt, a bit of nutritional yeast, homemade croutons–as yummy as Caesar Salad used to be!

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332 Kathie Rose June 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Kale and spinach. I make smoothies with them and include a banana and almond or soy milk along with some water. Gets me going in the morning and gives my husband a couple of servings of vegetables before he even knows what hit him!

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333 Deanna Jent June 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I like the old fashioned spinach salad with strawberries and some freshly blended dressing, but second favorite is any kind of “greens” with a pot o’ beans + whatever veggies are in my fridge/pantry! I call it “potluck greens ‘n’ beans”!

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334 Talitha June 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm

i love kale, collards and swiss chard! together… on their own… tossed in with some pasta… in soup… or added to anything really!my favorite way (at the moment) is lightly blanched with a dash of garlic powder, a splash of evoo and a tiny bit of soy sauce :)

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335 Mike June 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm

My favourite leafy green is kale. I love it in lots of things–soups, curries, sauces–but my absolute preferred way to prepare it is in a ragout with mushroom and beans.

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336 Hong245 June 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm

We love kale salad with pistachios and apples!

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337 Chris June 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I love spinach, especially together with ricotta as a filling for pasta, or rocket as a salad.

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338 Patrice Keating June 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

My favorite leafy green is spinach…it’s versatile, can be used in a smoothie, salad or cooked.

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339 annette brown June 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

i love swiss chard. i buy it every week. all i do is saute some garlic in olive oil put in the clean chopped stalks first. when they are soft i add the leafy greans and simmer covered until wilted. it’s so good i either make just a sandwich out of it or put it on top of macaroni or polenta. delicious

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340 Vivian June 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

My favorite go-to for all the kale that grows in my garden is a simple raw kale salad with cubed avocados, shallot, olive oil, salt, pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkled with sunflower seeds. I eat this probably three times a week, no joke!

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341 Marlinda Karo June 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I love greens! And I love Nava Atlas! I have her Vegan Holiday Kitchen and have tried several of her recipes to great delight!

I love my greens[a mix variety of kale, collards, mustard, etc.] slightly steam with nutritional yeast sprinkle on top! I also love adding them to a rice medley or an Asian stir no-fry.

I love adding them to a smoothie as well
1 1/2 cups water

-1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
-3-4 stalks organic celery

-1/2 head of a large bunch, or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach & kale
-1 organic apple, cored and chopped
-1 organic pear, cored and chopped
-1 organic banana

-Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
Delish!

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342 Josephine Royle June 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I love kale. I like to saute onion and garlic in vegetable broth , when they soften, I add mushrooms, then a small can of diced tomatoes, a little balsamic vinegar, and last, rinsed and chopped kale. Cover and steam till kale is cooked to your tase and serve over black bean noodles or quinoa.

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343 Wendy Fout June 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Bok Choy: raw, sliced, lightly salted/peppered and pickled in Bragg’s apple cider vinegar. Mmmmmm

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344 Courtney June 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I’ve been into collard greens lately. My favorite way to fix them is to steam them with water and apple cider vinegar for 30-45minutes then add a touch of salt and some tabasco sauce. Super delicious.

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345 Elena June 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Kale! I love to eat it in the form of a massaged kale salad with tahini miso dressing.

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346 Lynda June 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I adore a mixture of turnip greens, kale, mustard greens and collards. I de-stem them, wash thoroughly and chop into about one inch pieces. I put a really big pan with enough olive oil to barely cover the bottom of the pan on high heat. I cook diced onions and when they are translucent I add a few cloves of minced garlic. When the garlic blooms (but doesn’t turn brown) I add my cut greens and stir. As my greens cook down I add more greens until I’ve added them all. I then add either water or veggie broth (about 1/2 cup or so depending on how many greens I have) and put a lid on the pot and turn down the heat and simmer until the greens are as tender as I like them. I like them very tender so that might be for an hour or so. They create their own juice to add to the broth and it is heavenly. In the south it’s called Potlicker. After we eat what we want at the first meal, I separate all the leftovers in freezer bags and pop them in the freezer to add to my favorite Tuscan white bean soups or what ever soup is enhanced by them. I love them so that I buy 8-10 bunches of greens at a time so I can have plenty left over for the freezer.

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347 Judith Pierce June 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

What a wonderful opportunity! I want to eat more greens but haven’t found many ways to make them more appealing. This book is just what I need!

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348 Judith Pierce June 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

What a wonderful opportunity! I want to eat more greens but haven’t found many ways to make them more appealing. This book is just what I need!

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349 Jude Eastman June 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Steamed kale with a squeeze of lemon juice. Yummy! Congrats on the photos.

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350 A Hunter June 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Growing up, my family would grow kale and it was the only plant that would survive -10C! Now I love it rubbed with sea salt, sprinkled with fresh diced tomatoes and avocado. Yummy!

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351 nadia jaber June 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

kale steamed with garlic and some avocado!

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352 Kathleen June 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I love spinach! I love it steamed fresh with a hint of lemon.

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353 Liz Shields June 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Definitely kale. I usually put it in curried split peas, or as kale chips.

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354 Camber June 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Spinach or kale–in a smoothie with almond milk, banana, a little flax, and frozen fruit. Best. Breakfast. Ever.

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355 Lindsay June 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Spinach in vegan wraps or lasagna… unless basil counts as a leafy green, because I love pesto!

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356 Kate June 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Kale!! So many varieties…but I love to use it as a replacement for tortillas when I make fajitas :)

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357 Kathleen Berman June 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm

My favorite recipe with a leafy green vegetable is from the Mayo Clinic, Tofu Hoisin with Baby Bok Choy. It is delicious! Of course, I just love plain cooked spinach, etc., but this recipe I noted is truly amazing!

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358 Leslie Price June 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I love raw kale salads. Any kale will do.

You start by cleaning, stemming and chopping up a bunch of kale, adding a little olive oil , soy sauce and garlic and then massaging the living daylights out of it. Really go at the stuff. Once it has submitted add shredded carrot, avocado, sesame seeds and a little toasted sesame oil.

Yum!

I eat the stuff nearly every day.

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359 Nicole June 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I love making kale chips with just olive oil and kosher salt!

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360 Elisa June 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale blended with fruit and a bit of water for a green smoothie! I love the deep green color that it creates and the sweetness of any left-over chunks of leaves!

I’m relatively new to the world of kale, but I so look forward to working with it and experimenting with the recipes I have stored in my bookmarks…and maybe a new cookbook! :o)

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361 janna montgimery June 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Hi, my favorite green has got to be kale BBQ chips! I tear up the kale into bite size pieces and then put a BBQ sauce made from cashews ans seasonings. Then dehydrated for about 6-8 hours. So worth it!

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362 Carol Schroer June 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm

My favorite green at the moment is kale because I can still harvest it from my garden! My latest favorite kale recipe is a kale salad with cranberries & sliced almonds. I first had it at a deli and knew I needed more! The dressing has a semi-sweet taste that I haven’t been able to replicate, but I bet you could! (Second favorite, kale tabbouleh made with quinoa).
Thanks for your delish recipes!
Carol

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363 Kale Crusaders June 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I guess this may be obvious but kale is my favorite. Sauteed with chickpeas, onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Then combined with brown rice, quinoa, or pasta.

Congratulations on another beautifully photographed book!

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364 JoeD June 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Baby bok choi for me, added to soup a couple of minutes before serving.

(Read about your generous giveaway offer on your fatfree blog)

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365 Donna T June 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I’ve never really used greens before, only having known salads while growing up and I am not fond of lettuce. Now that I am plant strong, I am trying to learn as much as I can about them and would LOVE to have this book, I need help! So far, I have incorporated spinach into my tofu scramble which I love! Kale is at the top of my to do list, though.

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366 Elaine Barnes June 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I have a lot of chard growing in the garden. I cut out the heavy ribs, and wrap pencil sticks of any raw veggie in them and serve with a mango-ginger sauce. Yum! Easy and delicious! Good as appetizers!

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367 Skye June 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

It’s all about kale! Made any way…but always delicious with olive oil, garlic, and salt!

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368 Martha Battrell June 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

My favorite greens recipe: massaged kale with roasted cauliflower
1 bunch of kale rinsed stem removed and torn into smaller pieces
1small head of cauliflower cut into small pieces
Sea salt
Tahini
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 shallot minced
Olive oil spray
Vegetable broth
Sprinkle sea salt on kale and massage with hands until fibers are broken down
Place cut up cauliflower on baking sheet, spray with olive oil and roast at 400 till browned
Sauté garlic and shallot in olive oil spray and or vegetable broth till softened. Add in 2 tbsp tahini Nd more broth and mix and warm thru
When cauliflower is roasted, empty sheet onto bowl of massaged kale and pour tahini sauce over and mix well

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369 jeff June 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

favorite green is probably spinach. i throw fresh leaves in many hot dishes to add some good flavor and nutrients without adding a salad.

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370 Mitzi Toney June 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Hi!

I LOVE greens! One of my favorite recipes is Kale with Seaweed, Sesame and Ginger. I even made this for my elderly Southern parents- without mentioning the seaweed part- and they loved it! (Believe me, they would never, ever touch seaweed otherwise.)
Love your site, Susan!

-Mitzi

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371 FoodFeud June 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Oh wow, I’d love to win a copy. Kale is probably my favorite and most used green – usually as a raw kale salad because there are so many variations !

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372 KaLonny June 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I had never had kale until about 6 months ago. I never knew what I was missing! I love the texture it adds to hot stews and soups. My favorite!

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373 Angela H June 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I loooove sweet Basil! We eat pesto on pretty much everything! We have 12 plants in our garden this summer so I will have enough to make pesto for winter eating (I freeze it already made). Yum!

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374 Cindy Thomas June 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

My favorite green is Kale. I love to make dehydrated Kale chips. I put a tahini/cumin sauce on them before I dehydrate them and they are incredible!!

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375 Kari June 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Spinach! I eat it in salads and soups, on sandwiches, in smoothies. It’s a pretty great green.

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376 Megan June 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Baked Kale is my absolute fav. It feels as sinful as a potato chip, but is sooo much better for you.

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377 Ruth Barwick June 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm

My favorite green vegetable (and this is hard) is probably bok choy. I ALWAYS have it on hand and add it to everything. I love its crispness and its green leaves as well. And there are so many varieties.

And thank you for your site!

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378 Georgette June 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

The pictures in this book look great! My favorite leafy green is kale, and I love to make kale chips out of it. My daughter loves them, too–even more incentive to make them!

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379 lisa June 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

hi! i love all dark green leafy veggies but my most frequented are spinach and kale chopped and steamed and then mixed with lemon juice, sesame seeds and a little olive oil, if im in the mood a little fig vinegar, splash!

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380 Aimee B. June 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I’d have to say kale and making kale chips. I could eat an entire head that way! :)

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381 Martha Banning June 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

My favorite by far is kale! I love it blended into smoothies, as a salad base, roasted for kale chips and steamed with lemon and olive oil.

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382 Joyce June 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Kale! Massaged with avocado, lemon juice and salt – throw in some thinly sliced sweet onion and other veggies. Yum!

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383 Amy Hart June 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Woohoo for greens! Bok Choy- steamed with a touch of organic red wine vinegar and a tiny pinch of sea salt per serving.

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384 Mitzi Toney June 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

OH! I almost forgot- Swiss Chard pesto is awesome!

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385 Vegyogini June 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

My favorite is kale and I like it steamed or raw or in a smoothie…ooh, or kale chips!

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386 Kathi June 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

My favorite green is Kale….. can’t get enough of it! I love to make Kale chips in the dehydrator, with a tahini-based lemon garlic dressing.

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387 caryn dugan June 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I try new recipes all the time, but I always find myself going back to my old stand-by: Dark leafys (collards/kale etc…) braised in a bit of vegetable broth and finished with a Braggs Liquid Aminos, a pinch of red pepper flakes and a splash of lemon juice.

Great. Now my mouth is watering….

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388 Billie Archer June 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I chose to eat a plant-based diet in 2011 and continue to expand my recipe base. I discovered arugula last summer, and added collard and beet greens, and kale this spring. All of these go well together with an easy dressing by whipping together balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and honey or agave nectar to balance the tart taste in the bottom of the salad bowl. I would be grateful to have a book devoted to the preparation and consumption of all that is green!

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389 Crystal June 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

It’s hard to say its my favorite, because I truly do enjoy leafy greens, but I think the one I get the most excited about these days is kale. A grocery store near me sells a prepared kale salad that includes lightly steamed kale, a few pieces of candied ginger, dried cranberries, almond slivers and a nice light citrus dressing. It makes for a great lunch treat!

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390 Colby June 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Kale – I love it sauteed with garlic! I also like kale salad!

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391 Patt June 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

It’s so hard to choose a favorite green because I love them all. Right now, though, I am in love with the curried collard greens with red lentils, sweet potatoes, and coconut milk recipe that I developed. So today my favorite is collard greens!

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392 Rebecca June 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

This time of year my favorite greens are to grill italian broccoli and bok choy with a little sesame oil and then hot off the grill, dress them in a light homemade teriyaki sauce of soy, maple syrup and rice wine vinegar and a shot of wasabi paste. That with a little brown sushi rice, pickled ginger and grilled tofu? Awesome!!!

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393 Deb Kloosterman June 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

..I LOVE chard or kale sautéed….put a little olive oil in pan (love my cast iron)…heat…add some fresh chopped garlic….add a bunch of chard or kale…cover for a few minutes until starts to wilt..uncover, add a splash of balsamic vinegar,
about a teaspoon of sugar, a pinch of sea salt, stir, let cook a few minutes more…..delish! Even my kids like it! :)

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394 Ashley June 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Kale! I love to saute it with Bragg Liquid Aminos, mixing in some garlic powder and nutritional yeast, and adding chickpeas!

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395 Enola Knežević June 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

My favorite leafy green vegetable is kale. I like it raw in salads (especially with avocado), sauteed with a bit of soy sauce, in soups and stews.

It’s hard to find it here (Croatia). Last winter it was available in one health food store, but only for a few months. I’m trying to get some seeds to plant it.

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396 Linda June 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Spinach. Such a versatile veggie. I love to make a variety of spinach salads with in season fruit, walnuts or sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds topped with a mustard vinaigrette.

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397 Lisa June 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Would love this book. Thank you for such a great and helpful blog on minimal oil recipes.
Lisa

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398 LisaT June 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I love Brocolli Rabelais sautéed with olive oil, garlic and sun dried tomatoes.
Yum!

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399 Brianna June 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

My favorite leafy green is actually two. I really can’t decide between them. Arugula for it’s peppery taste and delicious addition to sweet salads and kale for it’s awesome health benefits. My favorite way to eat kale is just to steam it and toss it in homemade peanut sauce. Sooo good!

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400 Lynette Cruz June 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I love kale sauteed or Kale in my smoothies!! would love to have this cookbook!!

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401 Jillian June 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

My favourite leafy green is kale and my favourite recipe to use it in is a radiant beet and kale penne, including nutritional yeast, thyme and dill. :)

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402 elaine June 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I love, love, love green smoothies – make them every day!

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403 kim June 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

i looooove steamed kale.

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404 Marissa June 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

My favorite green is kale, and I love to make kale chips with it!

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405 James June 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

It’s a tough call, but each week we get a whole heap of greens in our CSA so I’m sure this book will be used very thoroughly.

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406 Kim June 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

This book looks lovely! Being fairly new to veganism I discovered that Kale is wonderful! Never had I taken a second look at it and having gone to culinary school you think I might have, but no. I love to dehydrate it, sauté it with onions and garlic, make an Asian inspired salad with raw kale or even cut it in a chifonade and add it to a sandwich or wrap or toss it in some white bean soup Yummy and so healthy!!

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407 Nita Ruggiero June 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Broccoli rabe is my favorite green! I love it sauteed with garlic and red pepper flakes. I loved your post about boiling it before sauteeing it to reduce the bitterness.

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408 Richard V June 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Right now kale is my favorite. I discovered it once starting to eat a plant based diet…and I must have it once or twice a week. Basically just saute it in some broth, or water for a bit…then put the lid on the skillet, and when the rest of the meal is done, the kale is perfect! it’s my go to veg! I need new ideas! Thanks!

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409 Cooking Corsair June 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

My favorite leafy grean is spinach, especially baby spinach. I love to put it in my olive oil tuna salad wraps and eat it in a bowl drizzled with extra virgin live oil, apple cider vinegar, and top with minced raw garlic.

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410 Cheryl June 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I really like all leafy greens but am especially in love with Kale, fresh from my garden. It cooks up in a flash, has a mild flavor and still retains a bit of texture. I just used some this weekend to top a pizza…..yum

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411 Ann Marie Potter June 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I love arugula. My favorite way to eat it is in a simple salad with a splash of vinegar.

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412 Tasha June 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Collard greens, kale and spinach sautéed with onion , garlic , and a little EVO , or lightly steamed in veggie broth or thrown in a smoothie

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413 Deena O'Daniel June 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I love to cook chard from the garden with garlic, onion and a can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes. Served over brown rice it is a delicious meal.

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414 Jackie Smith June 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Any dark green mixture — my favorite is kale, mustard, and tatsoi/mizuna — water sauteed with garlic and ginger, and I sprinkle a little tamari & white wine over the top.

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415 molly June 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

red russian kale sauteéd with garlic and nutritional yeast!

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416 Elaine Dudzinski June 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

My favorite leafy green vegetable right now is Kale. I’ve only started eating it for the first time this year. I have never cooked it. I have only used it in my Breville juicer and Vitamix to make juices and smoothies. I always use this or spinach to start off as a base. I know that Kale is full of so many nutrients. I’m sure I’d like it another way, but I hear it’s quite chewy, and I’m not a fan of really chewy greens. I am hoping to win this book so I can start making better meals. I am not not a good cook, but am starting to read more on Raw and Vegan choices. Kale is the base ingredient for me every morning.

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417 Jerry June 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Cilantro. I love in soups, salsa, burritos, but really like to take 4 or 5 fresh sprigs and make a cup of tea. Oh, cilantro pesto.

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418 Angee June 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

My favorite green veggie is a tie between Dino kale and spinach.
Dino kale in my smoothie every morning for it’s cancer fighting properties and every afternoon I eat a huge salad with spinach as it’s base. I add green onion, mushrooms, caulflower and whatever else strikes my fancy. YUM!

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419 Vecasa June 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

My favourite leafy green vegetable is Kale. My favourite way to prepare it is in Kale and Bean Soup, but I also enjoy it sauteed with garlic, adding a dash of balsamic vinegar at the end. Great way to get your calcium!

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420 Virginia Peristeras June 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Fresh endive or spinach boiled than topped with virgin olive oil, lemon, salt, & pepper.

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421 Laura June 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I LOVE spinach either raw in salads or smoothies, or cooked with garlic, nondairy milk, and cornstarch.

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422 Goldie June 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Hey Susan!

My favorite green as of late is probably spinach because of its easiness to use and versatility. As a college student, I definitely appreciate how quickly it is to prepare. Cooked, I like it best simple sauteed with garlic. and lately I like it best raw in a smoothie with banana and almond milk!

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423 Erica June 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

There are six huge collard plants in my garden right now so they are my favorite green by necessity! I eat them raw, cut into thin strips with an olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and onion dressing. Yum! I would love to find it how many other ways I could make these delicious, garden-filling greens!

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424 Carrie D. June 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

My whole family loves kale cooked with veggie broth. Easy and yummy! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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425 Sheila June 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Congratulations! It must be awesome to have your work published in such a beautiful book! I love baby bok choy stir “fried” with veggie broth with shiitake mushrooms and other veggies over brown rice. Sometimes I thicken the sauce with a corn starch slurry for a thicker coating over my rice.

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426 Cherri Sebree June 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I like to use kale and put it in my spaghetti sauce and stir fries. Yummy!!

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427 Joanna June 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

What a gorgeous book, and the recipes look delicious. My favorite leafy green is collards. I love them cooked in various ways but my favorite collard recipe is Brazillian Collard Greens. Ultra thin ribbons braised in garlic, with salt and pepper. YUM!

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428 wendy June 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

spicy seared kale with a surfeit of red pepper flakes…

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429 Jacki Shiffler June 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

My favorite leafy green is arugula. I like to put it in my smoothies.

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430 Liza June 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I haven’t tried a leafy green that I did not LOVE, though the delicate flavor of organic baby spinach is my stand by for soups, stews, smoothies, sandwiches, as well as, sauteed. It is versitile, I even went so far as to throw a handful of spinach into brownies, healthy and delicious!

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431 alyzarin June 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I love red leaf lettuce in a salad with sugar snap peas, bell peppers, and carrots. It’s also a great addition to a sandwich.

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432 Stephanie Mathers June 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

My favorite green is collard greens. They are such an easy and healthy addition to any soup or sauce.

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433 Michelle Hall June 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I’m not the cook in my family, but I definitely love to hunt down fun recipes for my husband to make. We eat a lot of kale. Our favorite recipe so far is Red Beans over Quinoa with Kale. We found this recipe in Rip Esselstyn’s E2 Diet book. We also like to use Red Potatoes and Kale as a go-to side dish.

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434 connie morgan June 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I never thought I would give this up but for a chance at this cook book here it comes
water saute a sliced onion and mushroom. Add some curry powder and cook til well coated. Add a can of low fat coconut milk. cook about five min. Add lots and lots of spinach til wilted. Serve over rice. My fav go to for comfort food.

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435 JoAnn June 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I love most all greens, but I would say spinach. It can be used raw in salads, steamed or cooked in so many delicious recipes that it would be hard to name just one. A great multi use green for any occaission. :~)

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436 Jacki Mayer June 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I’m fairly new to the vegan community (there’s more than iceberg for salad???), so am still shyly investigating those weird-looking leaves at the granola cruncher store. When I’m stressed for time and no imagination, I fall back on SPINACH – my fav since I was three. Currently, I wilt 1/2 large tub in a pan with a few cloves of finely chopped garlic, sometimes topping it off with a wee sprinkle of vegan parmesan or two chopped calamata olives.

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437 Joni June 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Kale is my favorite leafy green vegetable. I love it sauted with onions. Since I have started eating kale I have improved my bone health.

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438 Jessica Sherrow June 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I love spinach in green smoothies or added to a nice salad.

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439 Solange June 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

spinach!! ♥.♥ please and *fingers crossed*

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440 Sharon Herbitter June 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

My favorite green is kale and the thing I like to do with it the most is put it into my smoothies! (I also like turnip greens with hot sauce!)

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441 Rose haluschak June 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I like spinach….sautéed, raw in a salad, or steamed and mixed with beans

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442 Elizabeth June 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I love spinach-y green smoothies to get my greens. I am just beginning the transition to vegan eating, inspired by Eat to Live. So this cookbook would be a great start to explore something besides spinach!! Thanks for blogging!

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443 Yvonne June 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Spinach as in the indian dish Palak Paneer, but instead of paneer I use tofu. I love the spicy, creamy richness of the spinach here.

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444 Dianne Rowland June 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

My favorite green is spinach. I love baby spinach in my smoothies every morning. I also like spinach for lunch in a salad..

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445 Leslie Costello June 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Oh I love Swiss Chard simply sauteed with a bit of garlic!

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446 Emily S June 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Greens Greens!! How to pick a favorite! I LOVE to eat Kale. It took me a while to figure out how to make it, I used to cut out the ribs, which I now leave on because when you water fry them up or soy sauce fry it up, the rib is the best part! (thanks to my 5 year old niece for that) But my favorite way to prepare Kale is to chop up some garlic and mushrooms and water fry that up with a shake or two of BRAGG organic sprinkle. Delish! Especially if you have portabella mushrooms.

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447 Carol Goldstein June 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Kale! Massaged kale salad with tahini dressing!

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448 Heather Nelms June 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

May favorite leafy green is kale. It is so versatile and full of nutrients. I like it in smoothies, salads, sauteed – pretty much any way possible. Oh kale chips are yummy too!

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449 rita June 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

hi-i’m a 16+ year stroke survivor. i love to cook! my right side is affected(i was right handed)i have cooked (in my 16+ years)for a wedding,a book launch and retreats.
i love nava’s cookbooks!
please enter me
and my favorite is collards greens with ponzu sauce!!

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450 jojo June 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Hmmm…. that would be spinach, kale, and collard greens and love them raw the best but also sauteed is yummy as well as in any smoothies.

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451 Erin June 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Kale spinach and basil pesto with some olive oil, cayenne pepper spice and pine nuts is great on pasta!

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452 Jeanette June 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

My favorite leafy green is the collard and I love to saute it with onions, garlic, and lots of jalepenos.

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453 Jill K June 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

It’s really hard to choose, but I can narrow it down to kale and collard greens. I love to use both in Indian style dishes.

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454 Suzanne Zitzer June 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

My favorite green leafy vegetable is kale and I like it raw in green smoothies or massaged in a raw kale Waldorf salad.

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455 rsn June 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

These days, my favorite green is arugula, and I pretty much love it every way, but the easiest/best is dressed simply in a salad, or as the greens in a sandwich. The peppery bite just makes every bite fantastic.

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456 Amy June 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Kale, definitely. Lately I’m mostly eating it raw, in salads. I need to branch out though and include more greens!

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457 Jessica June 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Hi, Susan!

My favorite green veggie is kale. I sauté plenty of roughly chopped garlic in a little virgin coconut oil until it’s toasty, add chopped raw kale with a little water and steam it. Then, I add orange zest, sea salt, and chili flakes. If I’m feeling wild, sometimes I’ll even throw in some dried currants before steaming. Absolutely amazing.

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458 Lilly Saouli June 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I love to saute swiss chard on a skillet , cook it will a little water and season it with salt and pepper. It tastes good and it’s color stays bright and i can add it to anything i want..

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459 Cathy E. June 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I love greens in any and every form! The one I eat most frequently is collard greens steamed in a pot with garlic until soft and then tossed with vinegar, hot sauce, and liquid smoke. Delicious!

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460 Erin June 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Kale. Learning how to use it more and more- great in soups and kale chips.

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461 magwart June 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Purple Kale. I like it layered in veggie enchiladas.

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462 Nancy Tornetta June 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Recently discovered baby Bok Choy and loving it. Sauteed or grilled are the two I’ve tried so far, with hopefully many more ways to come!

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463 Cara June 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Ooh, this sounds fantastic! Maybe cliche right now, but my favorite green is kale and I love it raw in smoothies and salads. I can easily go through a huge bag all by myself!

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464 Anna Norris June 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I just made a vegan version of Indian potatoes chickpeas and tomatoes w/coconut yogurt and kale . delish

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465 Ariel June 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I’m the most predictable and can’t get enough tahini massaged kale!

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466 kelly k June 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Arugula
I love making salad with arugula, avocado and onions

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467 Gwen June 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I love to put kale in my berry smoothies!

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468 Jo June 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Any greens chopped into a stir fry is my favorite way of eating them… especially when served with a spicy peanut sauce!

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469 LC June 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Growing up, my favorite greens were spinach and broccoli (I was a weird kid, and destined to be an herbivore!). Lately, kale has stolen the spotlight. I love it steam-sauteed in veg broth with garlic and chipotle flakes; I love it steam-sauteed and then mixed into marinara sauce over pasta; and I love it simply steamed and tossed with some balsamic vinegar (also my favorite way to eat spinach)!

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470 gaynor burleigh June 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I love all greens but my favorite is collards cooked with lots of garlic and onions in olive oil until tender.

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471 Carolyn Lokken June 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

My favorite summer green is swiss chard. I chop it, put a little olive oil in a skillet and heat. Add two cloves of garlic and cook for one minte add the greens and cook until wilted. Dress with red wine vinegar and serve.

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472 Kelly June 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Oooh – pick me, pick me! I just came across an enchilada recipe from Healthy Girl’s Kitchen that uses a combination of kale, spinach and mushrooms as the main ingredients of the dish, layered with corn tortillas and a tomatillo salsa. It’s topped with a Roasted Poblano Cream Sauce (cashew-based) and is amazing!
And speaking of amazing, beautiful photos, Susan.

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473 Laura June 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Love my kale in a variety of different ways; baked, in a soup, stir fried, you name it I love it!

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474 Katie June 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Chard and kale are both so good – fresh from the garden, chopped, steamed and mixed into a creamy polenta with vegan pesto…. mmmmm.

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475 cynthia u June 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

How to choose…they are all so wonderful. I came late to greens. Well, I had them as a young child living with my Italian grandparents. But my mother married a navy man and we travelled far from New York, shopping mostly at commissary’s and the only greens to be had there was spinach in a can. Still can’t cook my spinach to that state! Later, very sick in my 20′s I met friends who got me to start eating veges again, straight from their garden. Oh, it was wonderful.
My favorite way to eat spinach is still wilted with a small clove of garlic, and finished with a squirt of lemon. Second favorite is what my mom always cooked, sauteed spinach with scrambled eggs and garlic. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Hope I win the book!

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476 Shiny Happy Vegan June 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

What a great book! I run out of exciting ways to use the collards and kale that I always get in my CSA. My favorite leafy green is rainbow chard and I like it simply sauteed with some olive or coconut oil and garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes.

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477 Linda June 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

This looks like a wonderful book. Baby pak Choy is our favorite. Just sauté with salt, pepper garlic and a little drizzle of sesame oil. Suddenly there are four people salivating, waiting for rice, salmon and greens. Healthy, you betcha. I grow our own year around.

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478 Rebecca Gwinnell June 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Escarole is one I love prepared in a italian wedding soup with vegetable broth, garlic, carrots and pasta. Yum!

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479 Cheerfully Vegan June 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I love red curly kale! (Although, in my humble opinion, its stems are purple, my favorite.) I adore the smell of the kale, which reminds me of old-fashioned roses. Before I put it in my daily green breakfast smoothie with baby spinach, I spend time smelling it. I ran out of kale last week and forgot to pick some up. When I made my smoothie with just spinach, it was sadly lacking! I had no idea just how much marvelous flavor the kale added – similar to it’s scent.

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480 Sophie @ biographie de ma faim June 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I love greens! These days, my favorite is kale. I enjoy it in vegan smoothies, vegetarian pestos and finely chopped in salads and slaws. Hope I win the book!

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481 maria w June 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I love spinach – I put fresh spinach on a tortilla with mashed beans and a little cheese and then I microwave it for a minute and a half – so yummy!

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482 N Mak June 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

My fave is Gai Lan. My mom grew in our garden when I was young. Before my boyfriend became vegan, I stir fried it with a little garlic, soy sauce and oyster sauce. Now, I do the same but with mushroom sauce instead of the oyster.

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483 Erin June 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

My favourite is spinach and I love adding it to a smoothy!

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484 Belinda June 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Currently, my fav green is kale. I like to saute it in a bit of veggie broth with a bit of garlic. Once the kale is wilted and the veggie broth is reduced down, I top it with a small bit of vegan “butter” and some lemon juice.

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485 Donna June 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I love spinach and use it in quiches, sandwiches, salads, as a side, etc. I love using it in place of lettuce.

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486 Kaycee June 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

This is awesome! I was just looking around the internet for a greens cookbook the other day – can’t live without those micronutrients!!

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487 Diane Young June 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

My favourite greens are spinach and kale – in casseroles, soups, ravioli, tortellini, filo pastry bundles, just bring it on!

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488 Diane June 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

My favorite greens are kale and chard and believe it or not, parsley. I can eat parlsey just like it is. I love to put it chopped up on salads. I eat my husband’s parsley (garnish) at restaurants. I put kale, spinach and of course a whole bunch of parsley, some fresh ginger, 1/2 juice of a lemon, juice of 1 lime, 1 cup water, some berries or stone fruit (whatever I have on hand: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or a combo of all) and a frozen banana with 1 cup ice and 1 packet of Stevia into my Vita Mix and give it a real whirl. What a great green, smoothie. I keep the rest in the refrig for the next day and the next day… unless my hubby drinks it first. Very healthy. and refreshing.

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489 Ellen June 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Kale, any variety, sautéed in olive oil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. Delicious!

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490 kamila June 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I love KALE sauteed in what I call a “veggie medley” — onion, scallions, carrots, corn, bell peppers, and peas. Add a dash of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste, and serve with brown rice or another grain, like buckwheat or quinoa. YUM

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491 Leanne June 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Kale salad is a favorite in my family. Lemon juice, garlic, little olive oil, sea salt, olives, diced red onion and sunflower seeds or toasted walnuts (sometimes diced tomato if in season or red pepper).
My mouth is watering, here in MN I’ve got to wait awhile til my kale is ready!

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492 Debbie stevenson June 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I love kale, my favorite way is in a soup with a head of garlic
Red pepper, veg broth , potatoes onions
The book looks beautiful

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493 Pamela June 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hi Susan,
I love your recipes and your blog. I’ve become very fond of kale, and my favorite way to serve it is to toss it into soup or chili near the end of cooking. That way, I can sneak more greens into my diet without a lot of extra steps.

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494 Mary Aaroe June 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

sauteed kale!

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495 Mary Ann Wilson June 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

One of my favorite greens is Swiss Chard and I like it sauteed with garbanzo beans, onions, lemon juice, garlic, lemon juice and a dash of tamari.

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496 Shannon Falzon June 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I’m sure many have already mentioned this, but kale is one of my recent loves. I’ve been making kale chips and can’t get enough!

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497 Catherine Weise June 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Collards! I love collards simply sauted with some onion and garlic or used raw to rap up a sandwich!

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498 shelly June 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I’m a big spinach fan – steamed with a little salt or in a salad with some strawberries and almonds

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499 Cindy June 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Marinated Kale!!

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500 Denise June 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

My favorite green is spinach, and my favorite way to prepare it is an oil free version of a traditional Indian dish Aloo Palak, served with steamed basmati rice. I normally include my favorite spice mix in there from Kopan cookbook, (not a vegan book) written by Betty Jung.

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501 Ellice Blaylock June 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Hi, actually I have 2 favorite veggies, bok choy and Brussels sprouts. I love to bake the Brussels with some garlic until they are lightly burned-so yummy! My very favorite veggie recipe is bok choy, carrots and green beans sautéed with shallots, a little broth and a little light soy sauce, yummy, yummy, yummy! Thanks for an opportunity to win a great idea cookbook.
Ellice

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502 Karen Faivre June 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

My favorite leafy green veggie is spinach. I love it in smoothies, salads, stir fries, you name it!

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503 Janice June 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I like to buy delicate baby arugala and eat it in salads or with baked felafel.

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504 Abra June 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

My favorite greens is Kale!! I love them as chips, sauteed, in a smoothie, massaged, mixed with other greens and veggies, baked! You name it I love it :)

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505 Susy June 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I’ve always loved Swiss chard but have become a convert to baby kale – maybe because I can enjoy it raw as a salad green or smoothie, or cooked – delicious either way! As for “preparation,” I like to sautee it (using a Misto for a tiny spritz of olive oil) using a recipe that includes onion, raisins and almonds. Thanks for offering to share this beautiful book!

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506 HNR June 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

It’s hard to choose a favorite green! Last night I used Swiss chard stems for the first time, so I’m feeling particularly warm towards chard. Thanks for the chance to win! Beautiful images, congratulations!

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507 Tea Cappuccino June 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

My favorite leafy green vegetable is spinach– just like Popeye:)
My favorite way to prepare it is to saute it with garlic, I add a pinch of cayenne pepper, pinch of salt, and a drop of tamari sauce! Sometimes I top it with pecans and cranberries. Bon Appétit!

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508 April June 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I love kale-and I love your hot skillet salad or simply steam fried w/onion, garlic and potatoes. Although, I do enjoy using bok choy with my asian inspired foods as well!

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509 Laina June 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Wow!!! Just saw this in my email and came to see what the giveaway is and already there are 207 comments! Again, Wow!!! :-)

The photos are beautiful, Susan, and I’m so glad we get to enjoy your georgeous photos every day that are so, so appealing, always. Congrats to you for another cookbook that displays your awesome photos!!!

We’re all still patiently awaiting the arrival of a cookbook with recipes and photos, all done by Susan Voison. :-)

Okay so what is my favorite green? What a difficult decision. I guess I’ll say steamed bok choy with a mint sauce, but I love your cabbage noodle soup and I just made your polenta kale recipe which I love. I don’t know that I really have a favorite. They are all so delicious. I never dreamed I’d love greens or any veggie for that matter. :-)

Again, Congrats!
Laina :-)

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510 Danika Williams June 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I love to sauté spinach and incorporate it into pastas, wraps, and Indian food. Love the photographs in the book! Great Job!

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511 jim s June 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I like to saute chard with onions fresh ginger and chili pepper. A recipe i found while in the peace corps in Nepal.

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512 Marielle June 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I love any kind of cabbage – red, green, napa, savoy, whatever! – stir fried with lime juice, cumin, and cilantro. It tastes great in a tortilla!

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513 Josette June 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Kale as in Summer Fruity Kale Salad : massaged kale with jicama, strawberries,coconut and raisins, fresh mint and lime juice. Delicious!

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514 Chessie June 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Mmm, mmm! All that looks good enough to eat, literally. It’s hard to narrow done one favorite green, but I’d probably say kale, just stir-fried with garlic, tamari, and hot sauce. Close second: collards in a nice cold green smoothie. Not very original, so here’s hoping I win a book and get more creative ideas!

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515 Melissa K. June 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

My favorite green is Russian Kale (also called dinosaur kale, or lancinato kale. I love in “massaged” in a salad, or even in a chopped salad (chopped with other greens in my food processor)…YUM!

Susan, love your blog!

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516 Ann Starostinetskaya June 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Beet greens! Rubbed down with olive oil, lemon juice and dill.

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517 Emily June 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I love to make kale chips, but swiss chard with gnocchi is a close second-favorite.

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518 Melissa Lang June 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

My favorite leafy green is spinah because it is so versatile! One of my favorite ways to prepare it is sautéed with garlic, although your Palak Tofurecipe could become my new favorite way. I made that for the first time last week and thought it was delicious!!!

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519 Laura Costigan June 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I NEED this book. I love greens but am not culinarily inclined. I need ideas. My fave leafy greens is red kale. I like it with just some garlic, red onion and balsalmic.

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520 sara June 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Kale! Simply sauteed with olive oil and garlic. :)

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521 Judith Carr June 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

My favorite green is kale. I like to saute in water a little garlic. I add soy sauce & balsamic vinegar. Add the chopped, stemmed kale. Simmer a few minutes just until they are edible but not overly chewing. The measurements depend on how much kale I chop.

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522 Kristen June 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Brussels sprouts! Steamed and then lightly sauteed in Toasted Sesame Oil (just a little) and umeboshi vinegar! Yum!!!

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523 mollie June 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

My favorite is beet greens, sauteed with lots of garlic and some hot sauce.

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524 Janet June 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

My favourite leafy green is beautiful rainbow chard. I like to water saute it with red onions and then add just a bit of balsamic vinegar. Yum!

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525 Amy Rowse June 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

My favorite green would have to be…. Kale of course! I love the curly varieties found at most grocery stores with a thicker salad dressing massaged into every nook and cranny of each leaf. I also love the type of kale grown in my garden (Russian kale I believe). It is a bit flatter, and has less of a chew to it when its raw than most other kale types I have come across. I like to have my garden kale in a large green smoothie with blueberries, almond milk, and some frozen banana pieces. What a perfect way to start the day! Thanks for the giveaway, and it looks like you did a wonderful job on the photos!

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526 Jeri Pero-Fraser June 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Kale, Kale, & more Kale!! Saute with olive oil, chopped garlic & pine nuts….seved with tomato pesto on an Ezekiel wrap…Delish!!

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527 abd June 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

fav green is escarole. I blanch and drain thoroughly. saute in olive oil with garlic and a few red pepper flakes, add cooked canellini beans to heat thoroughly. Salt pepper, and (not for vegans) i use good parmesan or romano cheese from the North End in Boston. That over good toasted bread is just great.

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528 Emily Callaghan June 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Kale! – little olive oil, sea salt, pepper – bake at 400 for 10 minutes = crispy little gems :-)

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529 janet @ taste space June 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

This book looks so awesome. I hope my library has it if I don’t win it. My favourite leafy green is definitely kale and I loved it in any way, but best when massaged. :)

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530 Janet June 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

My favorite leafy vegetable is guy lon. Heat up a pan, add a small amount of oil and stir fry it with chopped onions, minced garlic and ginger (add a couple T. of water half way through the cooking process). Add soy sauce to taste. Yummy!

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531 Adelaide Federici June 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Kale, hands down. I love it raw with avocado and lemon juice or baked chips with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast. Thank you!

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532 Joyce June 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Beet greens all the way! I’m not ashamed to walk up to people buying beets in the produce section and beg for their greens. Simple preparation is the best — braise in water or veg broth with some onion and shallots or garlic. Then throw in the roasted beets and finish with some rice vinegar. Nothing finer.

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533 Sarah June 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Recently, kale is my favourite. Love it raw, in smoothies or steamed and smothered in a spicy tahini sauce. I’m a big fan of spinach too and will happily eat it lightly cooked and in huge quantities :)

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534 Pam McDonnell June 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I love kale and lentil soup! Actually, I love kale in everything!

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535 Joanna June 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Kale too ;) Kale Chips are The best and so high in Calcium ^-^!

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536 Ilene Ungerleider June 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I love Bok Choy salad. I make a dressing with tahini, soy sauce and some grated onion. This often has to be thinned out a little with some water. I cut up the bok choy (can be baby or adult) into bite sized pieces and put the dressing on. Let it set for a little while and then it is ready to eat.

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537 Sara A June 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

What a great giveaway!
My favorite is spinach with sesame and soy sauce. I grind the toasted sesame seeds and add a bit of sugar (or any sweetener) and soy sauce. I parboil the spinach, squeeze it dry, cut into small pieces and then mix it all together. This works with any kind of greens.

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538 Myra June 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Dinosaur Kale is my favorite! Easy to wash and chop, though all kale prep is a labor of love because it’s not quick. I love to eat it raw, either massaged with the least bit of olive oil and salt then tossed with pine nuts and dried cranberries for a simple salad, or added to other salads where the greens can marinate in the dressing for awhile to soften, OR blended with bananas and other fruit in a green smoothie. yum!

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539 charlotte jackson June 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I love spinach. Just steamed. Plain and simple.

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540 Cindy Abraham June 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I like to make swiss chard, saute with some oil and garlic–yummy

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541 Sarah Richardson June 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

My favourite leafy green is spinach and I love them in mango, banana, almond milk smoothies!

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542 catherine colwell June 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Kale. Kale with lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt.
Kale with chickpeas; curried or herbed.
Kale soup with cannelini and mixed veg.
Kale, tomato, celery, beet, carrot, jalepeno, lemon, red pepper…. juice

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543 Dawn Smith June 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Im WILD ABOUT GREENS!!

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544 Constance June 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Favorite leafy green, so hard to choose! I would have to say curly Kale in a a giant kale salad (the serving bowl size, I use a big wooden oblong bowl I call my salad boat) with some kind of tahini dressing rubbed in topped with beans and lots of veggies. My go to dinner!

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545 Janet June 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Kale has become my favorite. Usually I cook it with just a little liquid in the bottom of the pan, add plenty of minced garlic, throw in a good pinch of hot pepper sprinkles (to taste), and mix in just a little bit of instant broth (like chicken or vegetable). Also, garbanzo beans or butter beans are excellent additions. Another great addition is previously crispy-fried bacon, crumbled up and mixed in.

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546 Suzanne Torres June 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

My very favorite vegetable is kale. I love to eat it raw massaged with avocado and red pepper flakes sprinkled on top!

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547 John Courter June 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I love them all but collards are definitely a favorite. I especially love them in your Navy Bean and Collards Soup recipe. For desert I love throwing a handful of spinach or kale into a fresh fruit smoothie.

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548 gigi June 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

My fave leafy green is probably kale – or chard – I can’t decide. My fave prep is to chop, saute a scallion and minced garlic in some olive oil, add the chopped greens, toss and wilt, splash with some balsamic, sprinkle with gomasio and serve!

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549 Helen Gatling-Austin June 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Kale or collards sauteed in a little olive oil (or water for no fat) and a chopped up banana. Or softened dried cranberries or cherries or raisins. Sweet and bitter makes it yummy.

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550 Melise June 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

baby spinach, in my smoothie…every morning ;)

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551 Kalliope June 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Would love to get the book. Your photos are amazing! Lately I’m especially enamored of tofu and napa cabbage, broiled with a mustard glaze (hot mustard, agave, and optional olive oil). The glaze is also the marinade for the tofu.

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552 amanda June 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

i’ll never stop saying it: your swiss chard pie is tops!

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553 Dee Bridgewater June 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I live to east mustard greens – spicy hot curly leaves – sooo good in salads, soups, and wraps. Not available all year. I find organic mustard greens at Whole foods Market.

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554 Charleybrown June 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Hard to choose! But I love putting Kale in my green smoothies!

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555 Kristen Piering June 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

My favorite is arugula and I like to use it in pesto!!

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556 Dara June 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm

mmmm, hard to pick! Steamed Organic Kale with lemon-garlic tahini dressing, or Organic Collards cooked with carmelized onions and garlic!

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557 Sherri D June 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Kale is my favorite green…so versatile. I love it juiced, smoothied, baked, steamed and stir fried. I put tons of it in my lentil soup and makes it all the more hearty. My favorite recipe for kale is to stir fry a few bunches in red onions, vegggie broth and garlic – simple, but a winner every single time.

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558 Cindy L June 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Baby spinach leaves!!! I add them to almost everything!

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559 kate s. June 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm

kale! massaged with lots of lemon, but also in your yellow split pea soup!

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560 Mystique June 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Kale is my favorite because it is a nutritional powerhouse. I like to eat it in a raw kale salad but we also like kale chips and we boil or steam a bunch and then chop it up and add it to everything from pasta to burritos.

I love Nava’s books and your photos! I am making Nava’s tomato soup this week!

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561 Barbara Sterett June 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I love my green leafy vegatables, especially Kale. I use in my kale and avocado salad and in my smoothies.

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562 liz meller June 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I would like to win Nava Atlas’s book, Wild about Greens because I really loved the 3 color potato salad.

my favorite green is kale that is roasted in the oven at 400 degrees. just a touch of salt and it tastes like potato chips and such a great green color.

liz meller

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563 Tamara Reynolds June 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Kale!! I just made a Quinoa and Kale stuffed tomato for my mom (and dad, who didn’t know there were onions in it) because I am getting them to go Vegan for their health!! It is kale, onion, broccoli sauteed in water mixed with cooked quinoa… add a little tamari and stuff into an heirloom tomato (mom would prefer bell pepper). Super easy, SO delicious!! Normally, I use cook and puree them for my son (and put in his “green oatmeal”) and my husband and I juice them!! I would love to learn more recipes for Kale!!!

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564 Karen Harris June 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I like kale best because it is a nutrition superfood. I like it sauteed with onion. Thank you for the give-away!

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565 Jessica C. June 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I love kale, and I especially love to saute it with garlic and red pepper flakes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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566 Philippa June 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I have many favourite veggies, but the one that is calling me right now is baby bok choy, which I like to braise in a garlicky stock.

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567 Erin June 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I love to make cheesy kale chips using a sauce of cashews, red pepper, lemon juice, and other seasonings! Unfortunately, I eat them much more quickly than I can produce them and kale season is basically over.

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568 john June 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Spinach is my favorite green. I prepare it the way Popeye would — Lightly steamed with a little water. No Olive Oil this time…HUCK! HUCK! HUCK!

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569 Cat June 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Love your website! When I needed to switch to a vegan diet last year, I got SO MUCH help from your thoughts and recipes! I can’t believe how many greens I’ve added to my diet since then, so I REALLY hope I might win one of the cookbooks! It’s hard to choose just one that I like best… kale, chard, spinach… in smoothies or steamed… collards with black-eyed peas… I guess it’s kind of fun, though, and I feel like I’m cheating the store when I buy beets – because I get the greens for “free”!

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570 Mbb June 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

sauteed spinach! with lemon.

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571 Frankie Fox June 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Listing a favorite green is difficult… our family loves them all. Your Bok Choy photo in the new book reminds me of (1) sauteed Bok Choy with scrambled eggs & Chorizo, (2) Bok Choy stir fried with shrimp, & (3) Bok Choy roasted with Parmigiano Reggiano sprinkled heavily on top. We love small Bok Choy fresh from the Farmer’s Market!

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572 Sharyn June 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I love lots of different greens. However, every morning for breakfast I have either chard or spinach in my scramble.

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573 Jenny June 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I am still a spinach girl…trying to love Kale. I definitely need your book to help figure that one out!

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574 Roberta June 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

My favorite leafy green dish: Broccoli & Baby Bok Choy

Briefly sauté minced ginger and cumin seed in a little coconut oil. Stir in Broccoli florets and slowly sauté for 5-7 minutes. Then add Bok Choy leaves and stems and cook a little longer until done (al dente). Serve with brown rice and umeboshi paste.

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575 Marvin Israel June 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Spinach is my choice and I like it in a lasagna recipe which also has roasted cauliflower, tofu and olives in it.

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576 Amy June 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I love kale! I sauté it with a little oil or blanch it and out it on pizza.

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577 Ekaterina June 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I like spinach! My favourite meal with it is an African meal ‘mchicha wanazi’ – spinach cooked with peanuts, coconut milk, chili and onions. Delicious.

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578 Laura Wood June 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Spinach! Because I can pop them everywhere, especially in my morning smoothie!

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579 David June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Hi Susan – I’ve been a fat free vegan for about two weeks and have been desperate for some excellent new recipes to add to my new eat style. The Google sent me to you and I’ve had great fun reading your blog and recipe’s.

My Favorite greens recipe is to make potato and kale taco’s.

I make a salsa from canned tomato, yellow onion, fresh crushed garlic and louisiana style hot sauce (Tabasco, Tapatio, etc.). I par boil cut up potato’s cool then dry them. put in a roasting pan and spray with a light oil – then broil till brown and crisp on the outside. Combine with sauteed kale in a tortilla or wrap of your choice with a little sprinkle of some salty cheesy flavored thing. It is good eating from a Tex-Mex point of view.

I’d love to have the Greens cookbook – I need the help!

Cheers, David

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580 Tina June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I love kale, made into crispy kale chips. Addicting!

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581 Laurel June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

You’re going to laugh at this. I love to take raw spinach, a couple of cloves of garlic, salt, and red pepper, blend them up. Then heat in a skillet served with fresh squeezed lemon or lime. It is so simple and so good.

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582 Julia June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I love to stir fry spinach simply, with just a little cumin, curry powder, garlic, and salt! (Givin’ it a little Indian kick, Omega 3′s, antioxidants and protein included! Not to mention the recent studies that say these spices boost digestion and reduce risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s!)

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583 Jessica June 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

It’s a tie between spinach and kale. Spinach I like as a salad or wrapped in a sun-dried tomato and basil tortilla. Kale is wonderful in sweet potato dal.

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584 Dedra June 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Kale, steamed and tossed with soy sauce and sesame seeds.

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585 Alice Dilts June 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Here’s the recipe for the soup we like using Kale

Coconut Kale Yam Soup
In a soup pot, saute one chopped large onion and three minced garlic cloves 3T oil.
When onion is translucent, add ½ T ginger, 1/2 T thyme, 1/8 tsp cayenne, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp allspice and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Stir till onion is coated with spices.

Add
3 cups shredded kale (no stems)
2 cups diced sweet potato
2 cups diced butternut squash
(or all sweet potato or all squash if that’s what’s available)
Stir to coat with spices.

Add
2 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
4 cups vegetable broth
4 oz coconut milk
2 cups cooked white bean
salt and pepper to taste
Stir well and simmer until squash and potatoes are tender.

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586 Bethany June 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

How can I choose just one!? Green smoothies with spinach, kale, or collards; baby arugula salads; just big handfuls straight from the container…I love greens!

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587 Kristi June 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

It’s a toss up… either home-made kale chips with garlic or sauteed rainbow chard in a cold couscous salad. Yum!!

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588 Connie June 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Bok choy with garlic and ginger simple but tasty

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589 Jackie June 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Kale chips! Mmmmm! :)

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590 Debbie G June 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I started making kale chips long before there was a kale chip craze!
When I would offer them to friends, they would ask why anyone would want to eat “cow chips”
I LOVE my precious green leafies and would love to learn new ways to prepare them! Who knows…maybe I could convince some of my green phobic friends to try something other than my “cow chips”

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591 Kelly Brietzke June 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Spinach is my all-time fave! I love it raw and cooked equally! But sauteed in white wine with onion, garlic and pine nuts – YUMMY!

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592 doemora June 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

my favorite leafy green is butter lettuce followed by spinach. growing up spinach was always serviced boiled- not appealing to me. i now enjoy it in a number of recipes, none of which calls for boiling!

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593 jkvetter June 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Susan, my favorite green is kale! It is so versatile! I like to prepare it raw, with just a little bit of olive oil, celtic salt, lemon juice and granny smith apple. Massage it just a little and it softens up into deliciousness! I also like to juice it with other green veggies like, cucumber, baby bok choy, celery, zucchini, granny smith apple and lemon. Oh my! So many things I do with kale. I also love your curried kale and chick pea dish!

Would love the book!

JackieV

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594 Renee June 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Kale! I like to eat it raw, throw it in a vegan potato salad or mix lemon juice, evoo and a little salt for a lunch salad…Or I’ll saute it and add it to some spaghetti or make some tasty kale chips! Yay for Kale!

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595 Susan Italo June 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

It’s already summer-hot here, so I’m chugging my all green (no fruit) smoothie. The recipe: 1/2 avocado, 1/2 peeled cuke, juice of one lemon, greens (I used chard and kale). It was good, but got better when I added an over ripe pear!

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596 Jennifer June 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Collard greens, number one source of calcium and you can pile a whole bunch in a green smoothie and hardly even taste it!

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597 DOUG June 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

MASSAGED RAW KALE WITH CARROTS RAISINS BLOOD ORANGE VINEGAR AND MANDARIN ORANGES

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598 Kirsten June 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Hi Susan: My favorite would have to be collards, cooked with some blackeye peas, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and chipotle peppers for some kick. I’m a longtime fan; keep up the good work!

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599 Kim June 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

My fave has to be Kale. We love it steamed with potatoes & mashed together, like Colcannon. Also in green smoothies.

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600 sandy June 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

My fav is baby spinach & I esp love it in smoothies :-)

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601 Mitzi June 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I like kale a lot, but I have moved to rural MS, where it does not seem to be common. I can steam-braise any green with onions and portobello mushrooms, with a bit of balsamic vinegar or low sodium soy sauce, for a very good side dish. I also like greens in soups and salads.

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602 Leilani June 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Favorite leafy green recipe? Kale with wild rice and cashew cream! Sooooo yummy! Also baby spinach shakes. So yummy with coconut milk and bananas.

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603 Tiina June 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Kale, Kale. Kale chips are the best!

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604 minibaker June 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

My latest favourite vegetable is the Chinese pak choy. A friend shared with me the simple and quick way to cook it. Wash and cut the vege into bite size pieces two to three inches in width. Layer them all (I usually put the harder stems below) at the base of a corningware (if too much, I use a non stick frying pan).WITHOUT adding any water, cover the pan and cook under low flame.when half cooked, top with thinly slice pork slices eg sukiyaki slices(with a little fat so it won’t be so dry when cooked!) Continue to cover and cook until gene and pork slices are cooked. I like to toss a little towards the end so the flavor of the pork will be mixed with the vege.remove from flame and add a good quality soya sauce such as kikkoman, to taste. May add a dash of pepper.I was toying another day to add in some toasted sesame seeds!

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605 Diana J June 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I’ve got a new favorite. There have been some very hot mustard greens at the farmers market than singe my nose hairs. I love that wasabi-like experience, and I really only get it when I eat them raw as cooking dampens the heat.

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606 Dianna June 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale! I like it best prepared sauteed lightly in olive oil with sesame seeds, black pepper, a dash or two of cayenne pepper and some fresh squeezed lemon juice, yum! Or baked with some salt and pepper into kale chips is another option too.

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607 B Walker June 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I love the mix of Collards, Kale, and Mustard greens cooked in a big pot with onion, garlic, carrots, some veggie broth, red pepper and liquid smoke. When it’s tender, I add some balsamic vinegar, Yum!! This is my go to comfort green dish. It would be great to try out some new dishes with my fav greens.

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608 Risa Mae Mandell June 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

My favorite leafy green vegetable is kale – hmmm, I hope it’s leafy enough to be considered, leafy. I had to develop a taste it and now I love it – either raw (massage to bring out the full flavor) or steamed with a garlicky tahini dressing, which Whole Foods sells as Zesty Tahini and which can be easily made with a few simple and nourishing ingredients such as tahini, Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, Bragg’s liquid aminos, nutritional yeast and garlic, preferably lots of garlic and additional seasoning added to taste, as desired. Enjoy!

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609 Alyson June 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

My fave green for the summer would probably be arugula, as I never get tired of it in a refreshing and cool salad. If I had this book I would relish the challenge of finding a green that I liked even more!

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610 Lavanga June 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I love chard or spinach – two favorite ways to prepare it is in a green rice pilaf or in dal with coconut milk and kalonji seeds.

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611 Erin June 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Chard! I love making chard wraps, or blending them into green smoothies.

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612 Heather June 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm

This looks like a beautiful book!

My favorite green is spinach, served raw in a salad with strawberries and a poppy seed dressing.

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613 Amanda June 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm

This looks like an amazing, healthy cookbook! Both the photographs and illustrations are beautiful. I like to lightly saute Swiss chard, then add a sprinkle of chopped raw walnuts and dried cranberries. Delicious : )

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614 Kristina June 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Kale is my favorite green and I like to sauté it with shallots and mushrooms. Also love to make kale smoothies and kale salads. Your photos are as always, beautiful.
thanks,
Kristina

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615 Mindy June 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm

My new favorite is Kale soup!

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616 Natalie June 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Baby collard greens-shredded and massaged with olive oil,garlic,smoked sundried tomatoes,salt,pepper&crushed red pepper.it’s a great side dish,wrap filling,topping for soups,baked potatoes or curries.it can also be sautéed for side dish

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617 Julie June 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

What a great book, I love leafy greens. Bright, beautiful rainbow Swiss chard is my favorite sauteed w/coconut oil, onions, and drizzled with red wine vinegar!

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618 Greenconsciousness June 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Just had my favorite way today. Poverty Soup. Whatever leafy green is on hand is put into my veggie broth – ( you can use Knoors Veggie bullion) with a variety of green, red, and yellow peppers. Two cubes of veggie bullion to 4 to 6 cups water. Today it was a lettuce medley – yes – 4 different kinds of lettuce placed in broth until wilted with the different colored peppers. The lettuce was left over salad, seasoned with garlic , pepper and onion, which had been given a light dressing of Nayonaise . All those seasonings including the Nayonaise just enhanced the soup flavor. The peppers are cut into small squares and swell up and get soft in the broth. I also threw in a several large clumps of oregano leaves from the garden. Beautiful soup. Ate it all day. I added a little nutritional yeast to the bowl just before eating it. If I had a tomato or fresh corn cobs I would have added them but there were none in the house today. You can see why this soup has endless variations and is very full flavored and satisfying. All greens can be used.

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619 Tammy June 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Spinach … I love to use it in casseroles, soups, salads, smoothies, and steamed. Yummy!!!!

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620 Beth June 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Kale for the win! I love it blanched and mixed into my enchiladas. So good!

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621 Theresa June 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm

My favorite green is bok choy. I’ll pretty much eat it any way it is served. My my favorite way to cook bok choy is stir fried with tamari, chinese mustard and sesame seeds.

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622 Stewart Dixon June 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Greetings from New Zealand. I’d love to eat and enjoy greens more but I don’t because I suppose I just don’t have any great recipes for them! I guess that’s why I need to win a book. I believe kale is so great for ones health but how to prepare it to make it taste nice. I just don’t know. My favourite green is Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata). What a wonderful plant. It just self seeds from year to year and we just eat it. No need for recipes or cooking. Keep up the great work. All the best, Stewart D.

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623 Cathy June 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I love parsely.I mince it up and put it on/in just everything. Everything. My especial favorite now is oven-roasted veggies w/ olive oil, take out and cool a few moments, then toss with tons of minced parsley. Mmmmm.

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624 cynthia June 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I love raw kale in a salad with radishes, cucumbers, an Asian inspired dressing, and pumpkin seeds! YUM!

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625 Kathy June 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

My favorite green leafy vegetable is kale – love it with potatoes and mushrooms!

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626 cheryl abbott June 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm

My favorite is hot and sour Kale. Made with canola oil garlic,,red pepper flakes dry mustard powder rice vinegar soy sauce and light brown sugar. It was a DrWeil .com recipe love it. Got us eating Kale more often now

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627 Steph June 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Hi Susan,
My favourite leafy green vege is fresh spinach stir fried on the BBQ!! Yummo!!
Steph xx

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628 Andrea F. June 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I just started E2L 9 days ago and have come to LOVE sauteed kale (although I don’t use oil!). Add some onions and garlic, and I’m in heaven!

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629 Claire June 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Spinach enchiladas are the best! I could eat them three times a week.

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630 Cathy Ponsano June 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I love to use kale in salads- it is my all time favorite use of greens. I include sliced almonds, cherry tomatoes, dried cranberries. Yum!

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631 Stacey Bansch June 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

My fave green is collards – long slow simmer with a little miso, garlic and onions.

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632 Jane Riese June 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Looks like a great cookbook! Greens and beans are the mainstay of my diet. Here is a recipe for ‘Green Butter’ – something I always keep in the refrigerator next to the hummus.

Green Butter – ( from the Engine 2 Diet )
1 head of kale (any type)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup walnuts
salt to taste

Remove tough kale stems and boil or steam kale until tender. Place kale, walnuts and some of the cooking water into a food processor and blend. Add salt to taste.
Spread on crackers, pita, bread or use as a dip.
Even my 2-year-old grandson prefers this to real butter.

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633 Chris June 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I love massaged kale salads!

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634 Lana Kelley June 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

The first time this Yankee girl ever ate collards, they were young, tender and home-grown. I just braised them with a little olive oil and garlic, then poured them over hot polenta. Any slightly bitter green goes great with polenta’s smooth nutty corn flavor. Yum!

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635 Nicole June 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I would love a copy of this book. My favourite leafy green is curly kale massaged with a creamy tahini dill dressing. Thanks for hosting this contest!

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636 Emily June 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Massaged kale salad is my favorite greens preparation. The book looks great!

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637 Megan June 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Hard to choose a fav, but if I had to, it would be kale. Or swiss chard. Chopped up and added to marinara sauce makes pasta so much better!

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638 Lexi C. June 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I’m yet another kale lover snacking on the kale “chips.”

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639 Ellen D. June 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Wow … no joke that kale is the new beef!

Kale makes a daily appearance in my breakfast smoothie but I also like it torn into small pieces, swimming in black bean soup. Now where did I get that idea? Oh, here on this blog!

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640 kristin z June 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I love kale any and every way it’s prepared but if I had to pick 1 way it would be tossed with nutritional yeast and braggs and pepper and baked for a few minutes. YUM

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641 Heather June 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I use Kale for alot of things, but my favorite would be Kale Chips : )

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642 Jody June 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Swiss chard steamed with onion and garlic.

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643 Erin Jeeter June 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I love them all but my go to green is spinich, sauteed with tofu and topped with salsa. Mmmmm!

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644 Josie June 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

My favorite Green Veggie, is Kale, We love it in salads, Soups & Juicing.

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645 Nichole June 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I’m just one of many who are loving kale chips

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646 Louise Placek June 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Kale and Red Chard. Yum. Saute them together (including the chopped red stems of the chard) in a little water with thin slices of garlic. When wilted and tender, add about two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a pinch of cayenne and salt. You could probably use lemon juice instead of the vinegar, but either way, the acid gives the greens a nice kick. Serve with a chickpea and brown rice combo flavored with garlic, pinch of salt, and smoked paprika.

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647 Patti Strong June 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Swiss Chard! I am loving the rainbow chard right now, water sauteed with some onion & red pepper flakes, add a can of low sodium butter beans, a little spritz of Braggs amino’s or coconut amino’s & YUMM_O!

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648 Mari June 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Spinach is my favorite leafy green vegetable — for breakfast (omelets), lunch salads (esp. spinach cranberry quinoa salad) and dinner (spinach paneer but with tofu).

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649 Becky Ackerman June 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

My favorite leafy green has always been spinach. My sisters did not like any vegetables so they would give me their spinach when Mom wasn’t looking :). My favorite way to cook spinach lately is in a veggie chow mien with tons of mushrooms (four cups of mixed) and bunches of baby spinach still crisp!

PS. The pictures and book look awesome.

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650 amy June 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Kale Blueberry smoothie… 1 cup almond milk, 3-4 cups of kale, 1 bannana all pureed in the vitamix until a bright green smooth liquid, then mix in 2-3 cups of frozen blueberries! Yummy!

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651 Carol Goans June 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Love kale in my smoothies….but good old Southern collards are my fave :-)

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652 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner June 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Kale is my favorite — I love using it in smoothies! :)

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653 Heather June 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Kale is my favorite leafy green! I love it lightly steamed with Braggs and sautéed mushrooms.
Xox

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654 Lorri June 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Well I said my first love, Kale, on Facebook. Here I will claim my second green love and thats mache’. Almost impossible to find. I am beginning to think I will have to grow it. As a gardener and CSA member I am thrilled to see a cookbook devoted to greens.

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655 Ashley Sheldon June 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Kale chips :)

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656 Lauren June 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I’m a simple girl. Spinach is my favorite green. I love spinach and strawberry salads in the early summer, especially when both are fresh from my garden and the farmer’s market. A little bit of balsamic, poppy seeds, and maybe pepper and lemon juice is all you need to top it if the strawberries and spinach are good.

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657 Lisa Holton June 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Wow, cool! My favorite leafy green vegetable is arugula! I love its peppery taste. Been reading your blog for years, and making tons of your wonderful recipes. :)

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658 Laura DeVries June 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

My new favorite green is beet greens, which I was turned on to by the local farmers market vendor …. on the same day I buy the beets I use the greens: small leaves I use in salad and larger leaves sauteed with just a little onion, garlic and mushrooms, sometimes with a sprinkling of cashews … absolutely fresh and delicious. Actually, though, I don’t think there is a green I DON’T like!

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659 Carolyn June 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Spinach in lentil soup. I have made a version of the lentil soup in Deborah Madison’s “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone” for years and even though I look online for new twists from time to time, I always go back to hers as my stating point.

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660 Marge Evans June 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

peppery arugula is a favorite….love it in salad and pasta

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661 claudia s June 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

brussel sprouts in a stir fry :)

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662 Judi June 18, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Love kale coked in organic olive oil and garlic until soft and silky, then use it to top my whole grain spelt and sunflower bread bruschetta. With a nice glass of wine and a salad!!!

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663 Debra June 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I love Tuscan Kale and I shred it and put it in soups stews, I steam it, I fry it up with onion and some pepper. I also love Nava Atlas. I have 2 of her other books and use them all the time. I would love to have seen more of your photo’s in Vegan Celebration though, they make me drool:)

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664 tofucute June 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Steamed spinach sprinkled with gomashio.

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665 Rebecca June 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I love preparing kale sauteed in a peanut sauce!! MM so good

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666 Sharon June 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Chard, sliced thinly and served under a bed of black eyed peas. Topped with green onions and baked sweet potato slices. And I add a dash of tabasco.

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667 Thea Barbat0 June 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I would say spinach is my favorite green – love it in all kinds of salads! But I also like kale chips as well!

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668 Laura June 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I love a massaged kale salad; olive oil, red pepper flakes, and toasted pine nuts.

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669 Joanne M June 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Kale every day. Really! I put in in my smoothie or juice in the morning. I love many variations of kale chips. Sauteed or steamed kale with or without seasonings and garlic–I could go on and on…

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670 Erica June 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm

my favorite is kale. I like to massage it with a little lemon juice and saute it with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.

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671 Lydia Huston June 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm

My favorite greens are kale and I just love to steam them until they’re just slightly wilted, toss with ripe, organic mango chunks and toasted pecan halves and drizzle with aged balsamic vinegar. YUM!!!!!

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672 Karen W. June 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm

My favorite green is a toss up between kale and chard, but I have to go with kale for its heartiness. My favorite way to use it is in soups but it also makes an excellent filling for calzones, on pizza, or in pasta.

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673 susan June 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale and I make Kimberly Synder’s Dharma’s kale salad almost every night, with lemon juice, toasted pine nuts and nutritional yeast-delicious!

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674 Stephanie Moore June 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm

125 recipes for greens? Really? I just tasted arugula for the first time last week and acquired a taste(true love) for kale over the past few years. This book was made for me and I NEEEEd It! Thanks in advance.

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675 Leslie Thomas June 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm

My favorite leafy green is cilantro. I love making a no-oil no-cheese pesto from it. Fantastic flavor. There is so much more to cilantro than just gracing some guacamole.

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676 Lynnette June 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Romain lately. But I LOVE cilantro. Great with black beans and rice. Also in a salad and in pineapple salsa

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677 fran baldus June 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I grow many leafy greens and would love to learn more about terrific recipes for them. I like to stir-fry kale with lots of other veggies and put a peanut sauce on.

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678 sharanya June 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I love making Amaranth leaves with lentils.add cumin,blkpepper and coconut ground to it.

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679 Rachel June 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Kale, in lentil soup!

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680 Stef June 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm

The photos are gorgeous! Big congrats Susan. One of my favorite greens is kale. I love it dehydrated into chips, as well as sauteed with garlic and vinegar. Yum. :)

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681 Stephanie Moore June 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

125 recipes for greens? Really? I just tasted arugula for the first time last week and acquired a taste(true love) for kale over the past few years. This book was made for me and I NEEEEd It! Thanks in advance.Tip: Marinate Kale in the fridge for 10-15 minutes with Tahini,2 garlic cloves,fresh lemon juice,nutritional yeast and olive oil. Yummy :)

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682 Chris June 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I’ll answer for my 4 year old son here: his favorite way to eat greens is the spinach we put in his waffles. We’re sneaky that way!

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683 Olivia Carter June 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Being from the south, I hated greens when I was a kid. I thought all greens cooked all day long with lard or bacon fat. Eww. Now that I cook for myself: Collards: blanched then sauteed in garlic and olive oil. Yum.

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684 Cindy Read June 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale. I use it every morning in my smoothie with almond milk, banana, ground flax seed & vegan protein powder. Yum!!

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685 Tracey June 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Hi Susan! I’ve been enjoying your blog off-and-on for quite a while now as I’ve toyed with the idea of becoming vegan. Our family has been vegetarian for 14 years, but we’ve never been completely convinced that cutting out the dairy and eggs would be a healthy decision. However, my husband and I both had our “numbers” checked last month and we discovered we’ve both developed high LDL cholesterol. That was the incentive we needed. We’re only 1 week into the Engine 2 diet, but we are both finally convinced low fat veganism is the way to go. I look forward to spending more time on your blog!
FAVORITE LEAFY GREEN VEGGIE IS…..wait for it……KALE!! Doesn’t everyone love kale once they try it? The easiest way to be sure we all get a good serving in us is to start the day with a kale smoothie. Just whiz it up in the Vitamix with two frozen bananas, a scoop of chia seeds, two tablespoons each of wheat germ, ground flax, and maple syrup, and pour in some chilled vanilla almond milk. Delicious!

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686 Cheryl June 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale. My two favorite ways to prepare are:
1. In a green smoothie every morning, with Italian parsley, chia seeds, pear, avocado, and ginger.
2. In my standard pea soup recipe. I add almost a full bunch of kale in the last 15 minutes, and then I puree the whole thing. It adds super nutrition and super green color to a really delicious soup!

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687 kim brookhouse June 18, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Susan, I won’t be eligible for this give away, because I have not yet found my favorite green…. I am very new to this way of life, and just wanted to drop a note to say thank you for sharing your experiences and advice….it is very helpful and much appreciated…

kim

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688 Bethany June 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I love kale and I like to massage it with a miso-tahini dressing.

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689 Ann Hough June 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Wild edible chips – This is an incredible recipe for wild edible greens or kale, collard leaves or chard. They are really easy to make in a dehydrator. For a couple of bunches of de-stemmed nettles, (or any other green) add 2 T olive oil, 3 T Braggs Amino Acids, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Mix well and massage with your hands. Then sprinkle on 1/2 a cup of nutritional yeast and mix with tongs, making sure all leaves are covered in yeast. Place leaves on dehydrator trays for 4-5 hours at 115 degrees. They should be crispy when ready. We also use mallow and mustard leaves in the mix. When the wild edible green season is over you can make the same recipe using kale, collards, brocolli, pea or cauliflower leaves. Enjoy!

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690 Darlene June 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm

My husband & I make kale sandwiches. Steam the kale, squeeze lemon juice, & slice extremely thin middle slices of lemon over kale. Toast dark whole grain bread slices, spread humus generously over toast then pile on the kale w/lemon slices. DELICIOUS!!!! We would love, love, love to win the cookbook!!!!!

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691 Kellianne June 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Oh, that’s a tough choice… I love kale chips, green smoothies, kale and white bean saute, collard wraps and spinach salads. It’s a tie between kale and spinach. And collards. TY!

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692 Carlyn Kline June 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Kale is my favorite and your recipe for Curried Chickpeas and Kale is so delightful that I make it more often than I do any other.

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693 Melissa June 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

My favorite green of the moment? Everyone’s favorite kale!!! Right now I am loving it massaged & tossed with tahini-lemon dressing & summer veggies!

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694 MB June 18, 2012 at 7:37 pm

chopped raw kale “massaged” with avocado and lemon juice!

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695 moonwatcher June 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Hi Susan,

Well, it’s hard for me to pick a favorite green, since I LOVE all of them! But if I had to pick, I’d pick kale. Red Russian, or lacinato. Lightly steamed and put on top of a salad full of my other favorites: arugula, mustard, romaine, lovage, and bok choy tossed with a version of your vinaigrette. Then I’d sprinkle the kale with some notch and teaspoon of ground flax, and fold it into the other greens. Oh, and there’d be julienned carrots, zucchini, maybe radishes and cucumber.

My other close second would be romaine. I love it’s crunch and strength. And how it makes a great “sandwich” with a slice of lentil loaf, or anything else. Tonight I plan to put a pan seared mushroom in a big leaf or two.

Your photographs and Nava’s illustrations are exquisite. This book must truly be a thing of beauty. How lucky you are to have helped create it!

xo

moonwatcher

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696 Jason Sullivan June 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I love all leafy greens. Huge fan of grilled leeks.

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697 Karen Beth June 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Right now, my favorite green is rainbow chard steamed with a bit of coconut oil and topped with a dash of ume plum vinegar. So good!

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698 Melissa June 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Kale, hands down, because it’s so versatile. I especially love it in a massaged salad with apples, sunflower kernels and avocado, with a lemon/agave dressing.

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699 mary June 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Love spinach in my morning green smoothie.

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700 mary June 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm

love spinach in my green smoothie

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701 Susan Kramer June 18, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I love Spinach. I simply brown a handful of garlic cloves in Coconut oil. I then steam and lightly sauté the spinach on top so that it is barely wilted and add sea salt and ground black pepper to taste. On occasion, I crumple some feta cheese on top. Delicious!

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702 Melissa June 18, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Wow – what a great giveaway! This would come in handy for all the wonderful greens I’m getting from my CSA right now. I just cooked up two huge bunches of chard tonight… sauteed with a little olive oil and finished with balsamic and some sea salt. We ate them in a “big bowl” with quinoa, adzuki beans, and shitake mushrooms with a little miso/tahini sauce drizzled over the top. I guess that right now, chard is my favorite – it was delicious!

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703 Brenda June 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

My favorite greens are collards. And I have “invented” a new way to eat them
so that I get a grain and extra veggie serving along with the collards. I make
a “collard sandwich.” I use a large multi-grain wrap, place the cooked, drained collards down the center, top with some salsa and wrap the whole thing like a
burrito! Delicious!

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704 Beth June 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Unfortunately I dont even have an answer tot hat question. That’s why I need this book!

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705 Paige Brooks June 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale. I grow it in the garden and right now I have so much I couldn’t possibly eat it all! I put some in a pasta dish tonight, but also like to make kale chips (the kids LOVE them!) and kale salad with lemon vinaigrette and parmesan. I would love to learn some new recipes to make with kale and the other leafy greens I grow (chard and arugula). Thanks!

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706 Suzy June 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm

My favorite greens are kale. Its the best in smoothies.

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707 Sharon June 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm

We’re newbies at this! So far, our favorite ways to prepare greens are to throw them in a smoothie and braised bok choy. Hoping I win because as you can see, we could use a little variety in how we prepare these delicious goodies!

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708 mark June 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Red Russian Kale is my favorite…I usually use it in place of Spinach in the Indian dish Palak Paneer.

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709 Elizabeth June 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Our favorite here is kale, any type, from our CSA share! We saute it with garlic and have it with anything. The book looks like it would help put our CSA share to good use!

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710 denielle June 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale. I love to saute it with garlic and olive oil with a tiny bit of red pepper. I also love making kale chips in my dehydrator.

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711 Julie D June 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Broccoli rabe — barely blanched, then sautéed with Garlic and hot pepper flakes. Mmmmmm…. I could eat it every day of the week! It’s even great leftover & used as a hoagie topping!

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712 Susan June 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

hi Susan. My favorite leafy green is kale and I love it massaged with an avocado, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper.

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713 neil June 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm

kale! i love it in kale salad.

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714 Andrea June 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm

My husband and I just signed up for a share in our local CSA. We picked up our first distribution last week. The produce is great, but I need a cookbook so I know how to prepare all these wonderful greens. Thanks!

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715 Renee June 18, 2012 at 8:00 pm

My favorite green is spinach. It would be hard for me to pick just one way I prepare it. I love it in salads with a bit of a crispier, but flavor lacking, lettuce like romaine. That way you get a lot of flavor and the crunch in the base of your salad. I love adding some spinach in my smoothie. I like spinach pasta. And just tonight I put spinach in my red beans and rice.

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716 radioactivegan June 18, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Those pictures look great! Congratulations – you did an awesome job. My favorite green right now is chard (rainbow, if I can). I love it all sorts of ways – steamed, sauteed, in the frittata in Vegan Brunch. I just can’t get enough right now!

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717 Lesley June 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Spinach salad with just plain, fresh strawberries or raspberries as “dressing”.

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718 Caryn June 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I love bok choy. I cook it with a bit of vegetable broth. delicious!

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719 Amanda June 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Definitely Kale. I like to saute it in olive oil and garlic with white beans!

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720 Rosemary Evergreen June 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm

My favorite leafy green is Chinese kale or kai lan. For those who aren’t familiar with this green, it has a thinner stalk and flowery head than broccoli, and has more leaves. It is wonderful with just about anything in a stir-fry. I have not been successful growing it myself, and the seeds are difficult to locate, but I can occasionally find it at our farmers’ market.

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721 Jeana June 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Kale – simply roasted into chips with olive oil, salt + pepper :)

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722 kathleen gordon June 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm

My favorite green vegetable is broccoli with garlic, olive oil and tamari sauce.
Thank you for the opportunity to win the green cookbook.

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723 Lisa June 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm

kale is my favorite. My daily smoothie has banana, kale, frozen papaya, pineapple and blueberries.

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724 Donald Luke June 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I usually eat my kale raw. Either in a salad or in a green smoothie.

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725 Muriel June 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I love chard and dinasou

It is difficult to select one green. I love chard, kale and spinach, both raw and cooked. In summer, I love to slightly sauté spinach and sprinkle with a little salt, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar plus a few sliced strawberries or blueberries. This makes a great light side dish.
I would love to win Navas book to learn more about greens.

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726 Jerri June 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Kale is my favorite green and I like Massaged Kale Salad.

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727 Sara June 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I’m crazy about spinach. I eat handfuls of it raw, but I’ll also throw it in just about anything. Second in line would be kale, which I tend to marinate, massage and eat raw, though braised is delicious as well.

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728 Mary June 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Spinach is one of my favorites, and I love to steam it and add it to pasta with tomatoes and red bell peppers that have been roasted with a bit of onion, garlic, and a touch of olive oil. Throw a dash of pepper on top, and you’re all set!

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729 d'ayanna hicks June 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

i am wild about kale. i cook it with tempeh and sweet potatoes and onions and garlic and mushrooms and tomatoes. sometimes i combine the kale with spinach or cabbage.
i call it my one pot kale stew.

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730 Halcyon Morrison June 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Wild About Greens looks fabulous and it is already on my Amazon Wish List! So far I have purchased every one of the books you have reviewed since I started reading your blog about 3 months ago. And my favorite greens recipe? Simple scrambled tofu and kale from your website. I go back to it again and again. Please include me in your book give away.

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731 Jennifer D June 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Sautéed kale with black beans, brown rice and peanut sauce. Yumm!

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732 Valerie June 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm

My new favorite is the Kale Waldorf Salad. The recipe is from Whole Foods, it’s a Health Starts Here recipe:

4 cups packed finely chopped raw kale, preferably dinosaur kale
1 large red apple, such as Fuji or Honeycrisp, chopped, divided
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped, divided
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons raisins, divided
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons water, more if needed
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Place kale in a large bowl. Add half the apple to kale along with celery, 1/4 cup walnuts and 1/4 cup raisins. Put remaining apple in a blender along with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts, remaining 2 tablespoons raisins, mustard, water, vinegar and salt. Purée until well combined and slightly thick, adding water if needed to thin. Pour dressing over kale salad and toss to combine.

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733 Carolyn Burnoski June 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I am just beginning my journey with various greens. I have used spinach though in salads and soups. I didn’t like kale until I used the dinosaur kale, which I use steamed and also in soups. Thanks for all your great recipes!!

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734 Ana June 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Since a few weeks ago it has to be kale made into chips but before that baby spinach leaves in any salad

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735 Pamela Molder June 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

My favorite greens? How can I choose!
I love mixing spinach, dried cranberries, pecans, red onions with a rasberry vinegarete.
Chard sauteed with onions and garlic.
Dino kale sauteed with lots of garlic, add white beans and toss with pasta.
Chinese mustard greens steamed the tossed with rice wine vinegar and soy sauce…
Is it dinner time yet?
Love your recipes,
Pam

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736 Scott Hamilton June 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Wow, what a pairing—Nava Atlas’ recipes with your photo. That’s one book I won’t want to get messed up in the kitchen! My favorite leafy green is baby bok choy, and I like it simple—just sauteed slowly with olive oil and a dash of sesame hot oil when it’s nearly done. The color is vibrant, as is the simple flavor!

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737 Brenda June 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I love all greens, but I have to say arugula is probably at the top of my list. I like it raw, with a little white balsamic vinegar and some cherry tomatoes!

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738 Kim June 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Can someone please tell me how I could unsubscribe from getting an email every time someone posts? I made the mistake of checking the box and have received several hundred emails! Yikes!!

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739 Laura June 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Spinach. I enjoy it most in a lentil, spinach and millet soup

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740 Judith Lautner June 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm

My favorite green is spinach, cooked by steaming quickly and then salted. Simple and yet so delish. Some runners-up: kale, bok choy, swiss chard.

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741 Christen Eide June 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm

warmed baby bok choy under pinto beans

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742 Johanna June 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

My favorite leafy green is Collard Greens and my favorite way to eat them (it’s oh-so-simple) is to braise them in some water or veggie broth and eat them in tacos (corn tortillas!) with black bean and corn salsa. YUM.

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743 Ashley June 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Amazing giveaway! I love all kinds of greens, but I really dig a good massaged kale salad, or sneaking it into my morning smoothies. :)

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744 Cynthia Sarver June 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Red chard. Sauteed with peanut butter and tabasco and crushed pineapple (old Moosewood recipe) and served over couscous with crushed peanuts and scallions sprinkled on top.

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745 Carri Martin June 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

My favorite leafy green vegetable is Kale. My favorite way to fix it is to
wash thoroughly, remove center stem and roughly tear into large pieces.
Heat fry pan on medium heat, add several teaspoons of olive oil, add Kale and stir fry until wilted. Season with Tamari Sauce or Lemon Juice and Lemon rind and you’re in heaven!

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746 Ruth June 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Kale!! Saute’d with Garlic!

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747 ivy June 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

swiss chard, sauted in butter

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748 sara June 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I would have to say spinach because I eat it at least once a day! I love it in the morning in my smoothies, at lunch in salads, and at dinner tossed in or as a bed for virtually anything I’m having!

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749 Li-Li June 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I love kale, especially when you bake them into crispy chips. Sprinkle some pepper and garlic powers on top, to make them even more irresistible. Love them!

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750 Kirsten Walker June 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I’ve always been a big greens eater (mostly romaine as a child), my mom always thought I had been a rabbit in another life! Honestly, my favorite green is kale. I love it raw, usually just torn up in a salad with other greens (mustard greens are my 2nd favorite). I love the way it stands up to whatever you mix it with!
Thanks

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751 Testarosa June 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Just one? That is so difficult! I like to keep it simple so my favorite is dino Kale, washed, stem removed and cut or torn into pieces. Place them, still dripping from their bath, into a large skillet and add just enough water to steam them until they are tender. Add sliced red onions, toasted pine nuts and dried cranberries. Allow them to work their magic in your mouth and enjoy them eyes wide open!

Thanks Susan, the photographs are beautiful. Can hardly wait to see the book in person!

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752 Cathy Tippin June 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I love spinach! I invented a spicy/sweet morning tofu scramble that’s addicting. Crumble 1/3 block of extra-firm tofu into a non-stick fry pan. Then add 1 Tbls. low sodium soy sauce, 1/4 tsp. granulated garlic, 1/2 tsp. each of tumeric and brewers yeast. Then add 2 Tbls. medium spicy salsa. While that’s sauteing, grab a big handful of organic baby spinach and chop it up into 1/4 inch strips, then mix that in. You just want to barely wilt it, then turn the heat off and crumble a handful of tortilla chips in, and mix. Immediately put the scramble on a plate, and drizzle 1 Tbls. of maple syrup over, then give it a few shots of siracha. YUM!!!

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753 sonja June 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I really need more greens in my life and this book looks amazing,bring in the kale!

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754 kathi vance June 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Love swiss chard sauteed w/lemon and a little (very little!) seseme oil, then tossed with white cannelini beans.

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755 Jessica June 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm

My favoire vegetable is swiss chard. I eat it raw, sauteed, in smoothies, it is so versatile!

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756 carole van domelen June 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I would have to say that kale is probably my favorite green. I like the fact that it can be cooked, or eaten raw; Massaged Kale Salad is my new favorite-and it’s a knock-out with the vibrant green leaves. I usually add a little agave and mandarin orange segments, or currants and hazelnuts, or sundried tomatoes and pepitos….I could go on for hours!
This book looks amazing!!

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757 Rachel Goski June 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I LOVE greens. If I don’t have them at *least* once a day, my body starts to crave them! I would love to have this book. My favorite is baby bok choy–sauteed with olive oil, capers and balsamic vinegar.

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758 veganamericanprincess June 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Hi!!
My favorite green leafy vegetables are collard greens, My favorite way to prepare a collard green is to use it raw as a wrap for hummus, red onions, broccoli sprouts and chopped red cabbage.

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759 Elise June 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I love to saute kale with garlic and shower it with lemon juice. I love my greens!

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760 robin June 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm

i would love to win this book! my favorite green veggie is kale. i love it chopped up and steamed, served with quinoa and red kidney beans and apple ider vinegar sprinkled over it all. yum yum !

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761 Nichole June 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

My favorite green vegetable is kale. I like to lightly sauté it with tofu, mushrooms, and onions. I season it with sriracha sauce and liquid aminoes. I call it a vegan skillet and it is a huge hit with my family!

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762 Jena Denitz June 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

My favorite leafy green dish is a salad i make . Kale, baby spinich, currants,garbanzo beans and almond slivers mixed with balsamic viniger. so easy healthy, filling and crunchy!….Jena

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763 Heather June 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I love greens so much and try to eat them everyday in some way or another but I do get in ruts so a book like this would be just perfect for me! One of my fave ways (and my lunch today) is to cook some quinoa in strong veggie broth while steaming kale. Chop the kale real small and add to cooked quinoa along with grated carrot and finely diced red pepper and a little braggs or soy sauce. Cover to let the flavors marry and veggies all heat up a bit and then enjoy! So simple and delicious and fat free too:)

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764 Susan MacLaughlin June 18, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Your photos are gorgeous! What a beautiful book. I love ALL greens. It’s hard to choose a favorite. I like to steam kale for 15 minutes, then add grated carrots and steam for another 5 min. Nice combo of bitter-sweet, or agrodulce…

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765 Kellee June 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Spinach in a green/ fruit smoothie

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766 jenn d June 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Wild About Greens looks like a fantastic book – love your photos and really I partially judge all cookbooks I buy by the photos they have. My fave green at this point is KALE – am absolutely addicted at this point. Used to be bright lights chard (which grows like a weed in our backyard) but kale is substantial, really filling and also stands up for a few days as leftovers. Recent trip to Gather in Berkeley showed me yet another kale salad recipe – that one had kale, pine nuts, carrots and a fluffy grated hard italian cheese garnish.

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767 Mary June 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

My favorite is kale — chopped and sauteed with very little oil and some veggie broth. And garlic of course!

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768 Peggy Harris June 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I can only pick one green leafy veggie? And prepared only one way? Hard question! But I adore kale, and the way I eat it most often is in a green smoothie, mixed with 1/2 frozen banana and a few frozen organic grapes, mixed up with some water and ice. Simple. I tell people it just tastes so CLEAN and pure.

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769 Maryalice Little June 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Lots of minced, fresh parsley with some diced onion added to a vegan pancake mix for a vegetable pancake. I recently discovered that wild mustard greens – washed, chopped, and steamed – can be used in place of the parsley. I often eat these for breakfast.

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770 Liz June 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Usually I’d say kale, but this summer I have a bounty of greens and I’m discovering some serious joy in Swiss and rainbow chard. Although – I’m also getting a huge kick out of eating “weed greens” this summer and my favorite of those is lamb’s quarter.

I love this blog and I feel bad that it took a contest to get me to comment – but thank you for all of the wonderful recipes you’ve provided for my family. We eat something from ffv every week!

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771 Suzy June 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I love mustard greens mixed with spinach served with tomato sauce, curry, chilli, and cumin. I would love to have your book. I have been a faithful visitor to your blog it is just that I never registered until recently.

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772 Colleen June 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

My favorite leafy green (right now anyway) is kale. Sauteed or braised, thrown into a soup, raw as the base of a salad, the star of a green smoothy…doesn’t matter, it’s all good to me; it’s crazy versatile!

And I must say this: between your blog and Nava’s book The Vegetarian Family Cookbook (my first veg recipe book), I was able to make the transition from omnivore to vegan COLD TURKEY two years ago. After trying several recipes from both sources, I learned that not only was veganism easy and practical, but that it could be delicious too! Thanks so much to you both, and congratulations on the new book!

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773 Andrea June 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Kale! I put it in smoothies, soup and on pizza.

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774 Thomas Eovaldi June 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I enjoy your website very much, helped me lose 38 pounds, and drop cholesterol from 245 to 165 in three months.

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775 Emily June 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

My favorite leafy veg is kale! I love kale and white bean hash!

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776 Nick June 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Collards with defatted ham shank broth and bits of ham (and blackeyed peas are always welcome!)

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777 Jessica June 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I love spinach fruit smoothies. Blueberry, banana, peach, any combination of fruit with a handful of spinach and almond milk or coconut milk.

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778 Jessica June 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm

KALE!!!! Raw!!

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779 Lynne June 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm

My favourite green vegetable is Brussels Sprouts. I slice them thinly and saute in a little oil and lemon juice with garlic, sliced almonds (or pistachios), cumin seeds and poppy or sesame seeds.

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780 ejames June 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I saute KALE with garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, rosemary and white beans. Add water to wilt and then serve on crostini. It’s amazing!

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781 Nicole June 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Kale is my favourite, roasted in the oven with ginger and sesame seeds. I also love it in my smoothies, great energy booster!

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782 karyn h June 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I freally like kale …and baby spinach….pretty much equally.

I guess my favorite thing to do with either of them, is to just add them to some of my favorite recipes for a bit of a twist. My hubby gladly eats enchiladas or lasagna with a layer of greens.

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783 Frances June 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Collards are my favorite leafy greens. I sauté them slightly with a few cloves of garlic in a seasoned cast iron skillet with just the water from their rinsing, or just eat them raw!!! Nothing better!

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784 Melissa June 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Kale and spinach! In smoothies!

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785 Colleen June 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I love putting spinach in my smoothies. I love the beautiful green color that it turns my smoothies.

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786 June June 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

The photos look beautiful. Although kale is a household fave, love adding watercress to salads. Peppery bite with so many good benefits. (thankful for your site too)

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787 catherine laboski June 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm

i am new to the vegetarian/vegan way of life so my experience with greens is probably quite limited compared to many others out there, but so far, my favorite way to eat greens is by adding piles of fresh, crispy kale to a thick, garlicky white bean soup.

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788 Anne Gubbins June 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I enjoy leafy greens in salad and am just beginning to learn other ways to use them. As a new vegan, I am having a lot of fun as I explore new foods and preparations. I recently tried a kale salad recipe that was great.

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789 carol June 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Love arugala on a sandwich w avocado and tomato!

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790 Claire June 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I think my fave leafy veg would have to be spinach. I love making a grape and spinach salad with a fruit juice dressing- it’s one of my favourite breakfasts.

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791 Ollie June 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I love love LOVE kale. I chop it up and mix it with cilantro, jalapeno, olive oil, lime juice, and cumin. So incredibly good!

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792 Sherry June 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm

My favorite green, besides kale, is Swiss chard. It goes like a weed in my garden, all summer and into fall. Love it sautéed with loads of garlic, smoked paprika and some thinly sliced onion.

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793 Cece June 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Thanks for bringing this book to my attention! I eat kale every. single. day. It is just easy to incorporate into my daily lunch salads (chopped small and mixed in with everything else). This book looks like it has inspiration for those greens out the ears! Thank you for the giveaway!

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794 Amber June 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Congrats, Susan, the book looks beautiful!

I have a hard time picking between greens. I love collards simmered with garlic, onions, broth, liquid smoke, hot pepper flakes, and cider vinegar. I also love kale — your North African Kale and Chickpea soups is one of my favorite ways to eat it. I love greens!

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795 Nancy June 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Kale ~ in your Hot Skillet Salad. My first try with kale, loved it…who’d a thought? Now I’ve tried it many ways and enjoy it!

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796 natalie! June 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

KALE!! massaged in some carrot ginger dressing and served with pan fried tempeh n’ chickpeas! NOM!

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797 Tess McLoud June 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Susan, I adore your blog! I would have to say that my favorite green is spinach, which I suppose is rather mundane as a choice, but I love to eat it raw by itself sometimes (it is so pillowy and lovely) or on a bagel slathered with hummus and topped with olives and spinach. Weird, but there you go. I also adore a good swiss chard soup.

Keep up the good work! I check your blog almost every day.

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798 Suzie Bachinsky June 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Do I have to pick one? I love spinach because it is easy to sneek past my kids in so many things. HeHe. I also love kale and love love making kale chips!!!!!

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799 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm

wow that book looks beautiful! love those full color photos!

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800 Esther F June 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Kale is definitely my favorite! But you’ve never had them right until you’ve eaten them as what’s now called “Baby Kale” straight out of the garden! I grew up on them – just that with salt and lemon on it. Or a vegan version of something like ranch dressing – even better!! I could eat them every other day all year long!!! :)

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801 Dana June 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Oh my goodness – just one favorite green? Probably Kale, and my favorite way to enjoy it is cut into ribbons, then massaged with olive oil, lemon juice and salt, until it slumps. Then wait for about half an hour, throw some minced garlic and red pepper flakes as well as chopped tomatoes and any color bell pepper. then taste for seasoning and add a little more lemon juice and/or salt if necessary.
I also really like it sliced thin and simmered in gumbo or sauteed with garlic. Yum and more yum.

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802 Elizabeth June 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I like Swiss Chard in a curried yellow lentil and sweet potato soup!

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803 Heidi June 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Kale….drizzled with lemon juice, pine nuts and dried cranberries

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804 Linda Gleason June 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I love swiss chard! It substitutes in any recipe using spinach and tastes great itself. It can also be doctored up with balsamic vinegar and garlic as well as cream sauces. I think it is the most versatile vegetable!

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805 Linda Austin Hart June 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm

First my story:
2+ years ago I became a ffv and it changed my life forever. When my much-in-demand m.d. told me (after 4 yrs of nagging) that I could not lower my dangerously high cholesterol with diet alone & must take a statin Rx or she would cease to be my physician I caved in & told her o.k.
But 1 week later I visited my daughter who convinced me to put away the pills. She cooked all ffv meals for five days I was with her & the delish. food persuaded me I could live without steak, butter, and fudge. So when I returned home I put the pills away for good & instead I took Fuhrman’s 6 week challenge. Your recipes kept me going. When I went in for a CBC 5 weeks later my choles. had dropped 56 points. I told my dr. it was my diet, that I’d not taken the statins, & initially she was at a loss for words, then told me to continue doing what I was doing because it was the best she’d ever seen.
Now, the reason my life (&diet) changed forever was not the lowered cholesterol, but less than 2 weeks eating this new way I realized I was having no pain rebound when I kept forgetting to take my pain meds on time. Over the 3rd week I gradually weaned off 4 pain meds, one of them a narcotic. I ‘d had constant pain due to failed back surgery 2 yrs prior & also due to acute arthritis. I am pain free and attribute it entirely to diet.
Additionally I’ve learned to love all beans,and many other vegetables which I previously disliked (hated, actually) & refused my entire life. I’ve discovered new grains , nutr. yeast, & many other foods, including eggplant, sw. potatoes, squashes, kale & collards which I’d never eaten before. I would NOT have been able to stick with this eating style without your wonderful recipes. THANK YOU SUSAN!
I still get hungry for the foods I’ve given up, and get bored, frustrated , & discouraged learning how to cook all over after 50 years of loving to cook the traditional Amer. diet. Many vegan blogs & new cookbooks have been a boon, including Nava’s, but yours is my favorite standby.

Now for my favorite greens recipe. Despite shying away from vegetables for 60+ years, I’ve always loved spinach–raw & fresh from my garden, or cooked, in soufflés, or casseroles, but my absolute favorite has not changed:

K.I.S.S. Spinach

1 pound fresh Spinach, washed in cool water. Only shake off the excess water.
Fish&chips vinegar*

Stuff spinach into a 3 qt sauce pan with a glass lid. Put it on medium high heat.
As soon as you see steam form water droplets on inside of lid, & just as soon as you see the spinach start to wilt, remove it from heat & let it stand a minute. It will shrink a little more. Then take the lid off & stir it. If any of it still is cool or unwilted, put it back on heat until reduced in volume.
Lift it out of the pan & pack it firmly into a medium size bowl with. Tilt to remove any liquid, & turn it upside-down onto serving plate or low rimmed serving bowl.
Serve by cutting into wedges & let each person shake desired amount of *vinegar over it. Yum.

It is also very attractive packed tightly into individual pyrex custard dishes & turned upside down onto each person’s warm dinner plate.

I used to crumble sieved hard boiled egg yolk on top of molded spinach as garnish. Now I omit. I have put slice lemon or a spoonful of nutritional yeast flakes on top of it, & it is a good combo. But I like it best plain with vinegar.
My husband eats his with butter.

*can substitute with lemon juice, balsamic or cider vinegar

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806 Kelster June 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm

My favourite is callaloo (called amaranth in some places). It’s similar to spinach and is grown in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries. I saute it with onions, tomatoes, escallion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Tonight I used it in a quiche. That may become my favourite way!

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807 Lacey June 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I love greens! I eat a plate of baby spring greens with plain lemon juice squeezed over them with almost every meal, even breakfast. This winter I discovered your hot skillet salad recipe…Yum!

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808 maria June 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Kale in smoothies and juices!

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809 Wendy June 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I like steamed spinach with just a bit of salt. Plain, but oh so good!

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810 Maria B. June 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I’m a fan of spinach. One of my favorite ways to prepare it is to just steam it. Simple, yet tasty.

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811 Natalie C June 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I love Bok Choy (or Pak Choy) stir fried with garlic and tamari.

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812 Helen June 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I love to throw a big bunch of kale into a hearty Tuscan bean soup.

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813 Margarita June 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Beautiful photographs, congratulations! For a while I was in love with collard greens, then I got hooked on beet greens. Now it’s the mighty, mighty kale and the sharpness it lends to pesto. So good for you, too!

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814 Chris G. June 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Baked balsamic Kale Chips

Wash the kale. Cut out the stem. Toss in balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with a little s&p or whatever you may feel inclined to jazz it up just a wee bit – or don’t. Bake on a silpat lined baking sheet for about 25 minutes on 350 degrees. They will dehydrate and the vinegar caramalyzes to become an all new item of perfection and bliss. My kids usually snatch them up right there and we never even have enough to store. Sometimes we use the crumbs on salads which is yummy too! Enjoy!

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815 Ande June 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I love to use kale in recipes to give my family a green boost. I shred it fine in a food processor so that the kids don’t complain about the texture. Favorite recipes with shredded kale include “Many Bean Crockpot Soup” and “Corn, Kale and Sweet Potato Chowder.”

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816 carol June 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I love kale in a smoothie with mixed fruit AND a tiny leafy green called a fresh stevia leaf. I also used a five inch branch of stevia in my crock pot chili
and it makes it very sweet and rich flavr you just remove the branch right before serving

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817 Sophia Metzner June 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

My favorite snack is roasted kale chips. Fresh Kale. olive oil. kosher salt.
That all you need and its so delicious!

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818 Jane June 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I love so many greens – collards and kale and spinach and chard and arugula as well as lettuces – but right now my favorite is bok choy. I have been making soup, not big this-is-the-meal soups, but a lighter soup to have alongside another course. I chop the leafy part of bok choy and put that into the broth first (along with mushrooms, maybe some slivers of red peppers) and then add the sliced stalks at the last, so that they stay delightfully crunchy.

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819 Bambi June 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I like Kale. I have fond memories of my VaVa making Portuguees Kale soup. Yum!

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820 Angie June 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Congrats, what beautiful photos! While I love greens enough to eat them every day, my very favorite combo of all time is a simple spinach and strawberry salad with tarragon vinaigrette dressing…yum!!

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821 Erica June 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Chard or curly kale I can’t decide!! Love to mix ‘em with homefries and curry/korma sauce =]

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822 Heidi June 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Does lettuce count? My favorite lettuce ever is mache, and I don’t find it here all that often. It makes the best salad ever.

Like I said on Facebook, I keep trying to like kale–I’ll have to go through the comments in both places and try it all the ways listed! :)

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823 Sara June 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm

We love spin have. Mynkids have green smoothies every morning and I throw in dinner recipes all the time.

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824 Phill June 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

My favorite green is baby bok choy. I like it prepared in the Chinese way with a mild soy sauce and steamed.

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825 Sarah Navarro June 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

My favorite greens are dandelion greens and I like them best in smoothies.

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826 Karen June 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I love collard greens! They are so dense and full of flavor. My favorite is to saute onions, slivered carrots, and sliced mushrooms in water or wine, then add stewed tomatoes, corn, thinly sliced collards with the stems removed, and garbanzo beans or black beans, topping it with nutritional yeast.

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827 Wade Glenn II June 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Swiss Chard always great, either steamed in pasta or raw in citrus salads.

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828 Jan June 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Spinach raw and in a salad and I love the steam frying of the kale in the Thai black pepper and garlic tofu recipe featured in your blog recently!!

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829 Seri M June 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm

My new favorite green leafy is kale and I like to make green smoothies. But I’m looking for more interesting ways to prepare greens. :-)

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830 Sarah June 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Kale! Using the Curried Chickpeas and Kale recipe you posted a couple weeks ago!

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831 patti June 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm

My favorite greens would have to be watercress and dandelion greens in a spring salad.

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832 Michelle June 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

KAle Kale Kale Kale and more KAle! I love it prepared anywhich way, but mostly I love it steamed with garlic. YUM! I’m known as the Kale girl at my community garden because I grow tons of it in the summer!

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833 Kristy June 18, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I like brussels sprouts roasted in the oven, sometimes with a little barbecue sauce. Or served alongside your seitan ribz. The Mister likes kale with sesame teriyaki sauce. He eats it as a side with almost every meal.

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834 Aimee June 18, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Mmm my favorite leafy green is absolutely kale!!! I can’t get enough! The best way to eat it is raw with a light lemony vinaigrette, pepitas, nooch and whatever veggies I have on hand!

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835 Carolyn June 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Kale! Juiced, in smoothies, or in salad! :)

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836 Debra Sabah Press June 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I love all the dark leafy greens, but I especially love the beautiful organic collards from our local farmer’s market plain steamed or in place of a tortilla in a wrap!

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837 suzyq June 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Brussel Sprouts cut in half (lengthwise) that are par-boiled, then sauteed in coconut or macadamia nut oil. Excellent mixed with pistachios & dried apricots! YUM!

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838 Andrina June 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I’ve always loved arugula but fallen again in love with it. I love it in salads or adding it in to a cooked dish. It has so much flavour by itself it doesn’t need much more to it.

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839 Consuela June 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Kale…in Kale and Carrot Soup!

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840 heather June 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Kale made into Kale Chips! YUM!

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841 Joss June 18, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Looks wonderful! My favorite leafy green is kale, and I like to either make a kale-pear-apple-spinach smoothie, or make kale chips.
Thanks!

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842 Laura June 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I’m with so many others, hard to pick just one! But the one I am obsessed with right now would have to be:
Swiss Chard

I love it many ways but when I have time my favourite way right now would be with vegan omelettes (made with chickpea flour!) Saute the Chard with garlic, mushrooms and asparagus for a power brunch!

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843 Lizz June 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I’m partial to spinach. I make a spinach soup with white beans and rotini that’s really good!

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844 Micah June 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm

spinach with raisins, red onion, and garam masala.

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845 Molly June 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I know I’m part of the broken record but we LOVE Kale chips! Oh with some nooch – oh. so. good. and oh. so. gone! :-)

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846 selina June 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm

My favorite vegetable is cabbage. I fry up onions and garlic first, then I add the cabbage. when the cabbage is soft I add fresh ginger and vegetable broth and vegetarian fish sauce. I cook until the gabbage is tener and add red pepper flakes at the end.

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847 Lauren June 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I love me some kale :) I love it steamed

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848 Justine June 18, 2012 at 10:52 pm

That’s a tough one! My most loved green is spinach and my favorite way to have my greens is in my smoothies! The first one I tried was from your blog (http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2008/01/toast-2-years-and-400-posts.html)! Now I have one every day and my routine these days is spinach, ginger, dates, banana, flax seeds, blueberries and mango! It’s such a wonderful treat :)

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849 Amber June 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Oh goodness. I absolutely love spinach, arugula, and kale. It’s actually really hard for me to pick amongst the three, you know? With spinach, you’re only a few minutes away from a filling “cream” soup or a cold refreshing salad. Kale chips are absolutely delicious, too! And I’ve been toying with a recipe for way to make a vegan arugula pesto to top pastas or pita chips!

I love greens!

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850 Erin June 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Aloo Palak! My husband is Indian and has introduced me to so many flavorful dishes. My favorite dish with greens is aloo palak, or spinach and potatoes. We like to eat it our finger using with whole grain flat breads called roti. He makes the aloo palak and I make the roti! The only thing we leave out of standard recipes is the ghee.

My friends husband still won’t eat greens. Maybe this book is just the thing to get him on board!

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851 Nancy Dushkin June 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm

First of all, your photos are amazing (as are your recipes). My favorite green is kale. The recipe? Your curried chickpeas and kale recipe!! It doesn’t get much better than that in my book!

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852 Jennifer Arent June 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I have always loved spinach – fresh salad, in soups, in dips…I’ve never eaten a preparation of spinach I didn’t love!

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853 Nicole Belgarde June 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

KALE! Our family fell in love with kale long ago. We eat it steamed with cashew sauce. That is the quick, go-to green for my busy family life!

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854 Jenna Glasenberg June 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Kale is my absolute favorite. I either steam it and saute with sweet potatoes or I bake it into a quinoa cheese quiche!

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855 Barbara June 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

This week my favorite green is collards, because I have such an abundance of them in my green house. I am going to try to make a different recipe with collards each day. If I run out collards, then we will start on the kale. Yum.

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856 Rita Skodyn June 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I love collard greens. I chiffonade them and then lightly saute them. I top th up with a bit of orange marmalade. It’s very yummy.

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857 OrganicWineGirl June 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Curly kale — rinsed, and then heated briefly with just the water from the rinse, a tiny bit of vegetable broth, with shitake mushroom caps spread all around and an ear of corn alongside. Very colorful and delicious!

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858 Liz June 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I plant a mesclun mix seed packet in my garden and it all grows like crazy. My favorite way to prepare them is: pick, put in my mouth, chew.

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859 Carol June 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Kale is my favorite. One of our go to meals is kale (with the hard stems removed) massaged (not just tossed) with mashed avocado and lemon juice. Depending on my mood, I will top it with seeds, nuts, pressed crumbled tofu or beans.

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860 Josiane June 18, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Your pictures are gorgeous! It looks like a wonderful book. What a fabulous way to inspire us to get all the greens we need!
These days, I’m completely obsessed with bok choy. I usually keep things very simple because I like enjoying it as straight as possible (this may change, but this is part of my current bok choy obsession!), so I simply steam it.

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861 Werner June 18, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Arugula is my current passion…raw in sandwiches, wraps, and salads. But my favorite taste-bud bending experience is roasted chickpeas drizzled with pomegranate molasses on a bed of arugula! I’m a health education nurse working with patients to make nutritional changes. Your website is perfect for someone making the transition (and those of us already there). So informative, tasty and accessible recipes. Thank you!

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862 Anne June 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale. (It’s too hard to choose a particular variety.) My favorite way to prepare kale is to harvest a big bowlful from the garden with my grandsons and then make massaged kale salad. (Kids LOVE this recipe!) Here is the recipe courtesy of the Seattle Tilth Children’s Garden…

http://seattletilth.org/learn/resources-1/massagedkalesalad

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863 Mindy June 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Susan! I love collard greens. They are so delicious and fast prepared in the pressure cooker with some garlic, tomatoes and oregano.

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864 Dina Anthony June 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I love putting dandelion greens in my salad. It kicks up the flavor a notch and fives it a nice slight bitterness to it. Very nice with a slightly sweet vinaigrette.

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865 Monica Schiffer June 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Forgot about spinach sauteed with garlic. So many to choose from and not enough ideas to prepare them all. Would LOVE you book to help me navigate them all!

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866 Molly June 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Lately I’ve become enamored of making my own kimchi and sauerkraut, so I’ll have to go with cabbage. In the summer it’s great by itself, chilled with a little bit of paprika sprinkled on top.

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867 Nanette June 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

My favorite leafy green is kale. I cut it up in small pieces and combine it with avocado, garlic, and lemon juice and massage away! Yum!

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868 Marthie June 18, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I love Kale and making them into chips in the oven!! :) So easy and yummy!

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869 Gina Kuizema June 18, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I LOVE a dish called “Beans ‘n Greens”. I took a vegan health class, learned how to make that dish years ago, and have been making it ever since. Tomato sauce, onions, garlic, greens chopped, and cooked beans- any type-lentils etc. A staple in our home! And oh so easy and delish.

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870 Lina June 18, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I come back to spinach for green smoothies all the time…!

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871 Eileen June 18, 2012 at 11:51 pm

My first kale recipe is my favorite: Massaged Kale Salad by Aarti on Food Network. That is the only thing I make so looking for more recipes.

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872 debbie June 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm

My favorite green has to be spinach. It is so versatile. It can be prepared in so many ways, but I like it incorporated into foods like mashed potatos or veggie lasagna! Hope I win. Thank you for the chance. LOVE your blog

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873 Linda June 18, 2012 at 11:53 pm

My favorite leafy green vegetable is kale, and I love to saute it with garlic, onions, and olive oil.

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874 Jennifer June 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm

My favorite is spinach! I like to blend it up with a couple dates, cashews, soy milk and frozen peaches–yummy.

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875 shannon June 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

We’ve been growing kale since the fall, so it’s of course become my go-to leafy green. One of my favorite ways to cook it–because it’s so easy–is to throw a can of crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, and chopped kale together, simmer in a pot, and then serve over whole wheat pasta. So far, it doesn’t seem possible that we could get sick of this!

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876 Nina L June 19, 2012 at 12:02 am

My favorite green is baby bok choy. Just a quick saute of the whole leaves with fresh ginger and garlic, served with a hearty baked tofu is the best!

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877 Sayward June 19, 2012 at 12:09 am

Kale! All the way. Best in green smoothies, green juice, the raw kale salad with tahini dressing at Whole Foods, and sautéed with tamari, garlic, and ginger. Yums.

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878 Cathy Lewis June 19, 2012 at 12:09 am

Swiss chard with garlic, northern beans and balsamic vinegar. So incredibly easy and delish!

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879 Marlene Haanpaa June 19, 2012 at 12:15 am

I like onions, garlic, bell peppers cooked tender then add can of white beans & collard greens. I love the combined flavors!

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880 Charlotte Mann June 19, 2012 at 12:19 am

Collards. I love to make collard quiche.

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881 Mardell June 19, 2012 at 12:23 am

My husband and I have been eating fatfree vegan now for almost 2 years as a treatment for his heart disease (It has helped!!!). We always had eaten a healthy diet and I was known for my cooking. It was easy for me as I had the cooking scene down… then we changed our diet. I was really surpised how much my identity was wrapped up in my cooking and food production! The first few months were a tough transition as I formed the new habits and learned new tricks. Our tastes have changed so dramatically so that my foods are not as appealing to those accustomed to high fats, salt and sugar, but thats ok we are healthier and content. I am always still learning, so use your site very often for ideas and recipes.
My biggest struggle is sauces, as my husband likes everything swimming in something!!! Keeping at 10% fat allows only a little tofu and we use very few nuts so it is a challenge. I use lots of tomato based recipes. Any more recipes and ideas in the “sauce” catagory you can put out would be much appreciated.
We grow much of our own food here in Alaska. The greens are just beginning to come on so I would love a chance at this book on greens!
Gotta go pick some bok choy!
Keep up the great work!!!
Mardell

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882 Azahara June 19, 2012 at 12:30 am

So hard to choose!

I love Swiss chard with garlic served with potatoes and chickpeas or barley and black-eyed peas or …

If I won the book, I’d be at risk of eating it! Those photos make me drool!

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883 ROBERTA GORDON June 19, 2012 at 12:32 am

Spinach! Spinach! Spinach! I love it lightly sauted with mushrooms. I combine the mixture with oven-roasted canned tomatoes ( your recipe). I also add onions, zuchinni, yellow squash, red or orange bell pepper and lots and lots of garlic to the roasting dish. I complete the recipe by serving it over pasta or rice with fresh basil leaves, ground pepper and sea salt.

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884 Ria June 19, 2012 at 12:44 am

My favourite green monster is spinach :) I usually buy a frozen pack of spinach, they sell them here already chopped, so, all that is left for me to do is defrost it, add boiling water, some tomatoes, some other green monsters and turmeric. Voila, my favourite, painless “fast food” :D If I take the package out the in the morning, by the time I am home it is already defrosted, so I just boil water and cut tomatoes. Takes about 5 min, tops.

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885 Kevin W June 19, 2012 at 12:51 am

Kale is my favourite. I like to saute it with apples and red onions then finish it in a quick braise of a fruity beer.

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886 ornit June 19, 2012 at 12:52 am

I never know what to do with leafy greens besides dressing them in a vinaigrette.
The only green my family eats is roasted cabbage . Strips of cabbage roasted with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt, roasted until soft and slightly browned. It’s sweet and delicious!

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887 Alice Somerville June 19, 2012 at 12:55 am

KALE – Savory Steamed kale

½ lb. fresh kale
2 large minced garlic cloves
1 Tbs. olive oil
½ cup chopped onions
1/3 cup water
1 cup or more chopped mushrooms or chopped eggplant
Salt to taste

Wash kale well. If leaves are small, do not chop. If leaves are larger, remove the most coarse part of stem and stack 6 – 8 leaves on top of one another. Cut crosswise into 1 inch strips. In saucepan, briefly sauté garlic in olive oil on medium. Add onions and sauté for 4 – 5 minutes until clear. Add water and kale and turn heat to medium-high . Cover and steam until tender (about 20 minutes.) Larger leaves need to be cooked longer, up to 60 minutes. Add salt to taste

YIELD: 2 cups

Note: May use collards, turnips or greens of your choice in place of kale.

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888 Ashley A. June 19, 2012 at 1:00 am

What a beautiful book! My favorite green at the moment is French Sorrel! I’m in love with it! My latest favorite way to prepare it is as a pesto… sorrel, walnuts, pistachios, onions, olive oil! Deeee-lish on pizza!

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889 nona makhanya June 19, 2012 at 1:02 am

I love spinach!

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890 Elisabetta June 19, 2012 at 1:03 am

It’s difficult to say but… Yeah, kale, kale, kale! Cooked with tomato, onions and rosemary. Wow! great giveway, I keep crossing my fingers cause this book is sooooo interesting!

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891 VeganBeHappy June 19, 2012 at 1:04 am

Swiss Chard. A “cheese” pie is one of my favourite ways of eating them. But simply steamed is also an amazing way.

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892 Paula June 19, 2012 at 1:10 am

My favorite leafy green vegetable, hmmm, tough decision. I’m going with kale, sautéed simply in olive oil with fresh garlic, salt, & pepper.

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893 elaine June 19, 2012 at 1:11 am

I am addicted to bok choy!!!!!! I make a dip with tons of spices and dip my mini bok choys! I am a raw vegan, so a book like this would open my world to a brand new way of eating. I love discovering new greens to eat!
Thank you

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894 Lisa June 19, 2012 at 1:12 am

I heart greens!! Kale is just so awesome. I just made a delicious dandelion greens, kale, apple and lemon (peel and all) tonic this weekend. Dandelion kale lemonade! :)

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895 Corina June 19, 2012 at 1:31 am

I love spinach in a curry.

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896 Susan Gitlitz June 19, 2012 at 1:33 am

Kale (all varieties) is my favorite, because of the nutritional value and whether it’s raw or cooked retains its flavor. I like it raw in my morning smoothly and steamed chopped stems in my beans.

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897 vicky chan June 19, 2012 at 1:34 am

Kale, lightly sauteed with onions, and a pinch of salt.

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898 Theresa Anderson June 19, 2012 at 1:37 am

Kale is my favorite. I love to cook it in my pressure cooker ,chop and drain of course, then put a cashew sauce on it, seasoned with dehydrated onion, garlic, lemon juice ,nutritional yeast and cayenne. Yummy!

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899 Kyle June 19, 2012 at 1:40 am

My favorite green is kai-lan (or gai-lan or chinese broccoli). I love it simply sauteed with garlic, ginger, a splash of soy sauce, a dash of sesame oil and a squeeze of lemon. So refreshing, nourishing and delicious!

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900 Yale Rosenblatt June 19, 2012 at 1:41 am

I was using the Lacinto Kale is sautes as well as in cold dishes until I fell in love with the Red Russian Kale. I thinly slice 2 bunches of the Kale, shred a bunch of brussels sprouts, add a lemon juice, mustard, garlic dressing, finishing up with chopped almonds and a Vegan “Parmesan” cheese mix. This cold slaw is outrageously delicious.

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901 Cynthia Niernberger June 19, 2012 at 1:51 am

My family’s favorite recipe for greens is a creamy curry with Tofutti cream cheese (just a T or 2 to taste) with a good T of garam masala…so easy and so fast!
You can make it with baby kale, chard or just good old spinach….somehow the
mix of flavors is so exotic and yet such a comfort food. Optional items to add
are raisins (soaked in hot water) or craisins or dates and/or chopped nuts or sesame seeds on top for a garnish! Enjoy!

top for a garnish

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902 Sandy Cook June 19, 2012 at 1:53 am

Only one? That would be collard greens. Cooked with mushrooms & onions and some kind of bean with balsamic vinegar. Quick & easy. Also love your most recent curried chickpeas and kale. Yummy.

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903 Ruskin Days June 19, 2012 at 2:00 am

Definitely kale for kale chips! They were my first introduction to kale and now I make it the first introduction for all my family and friends. I make a dressing with tamari, tahini, nooch, apple cider vinegar and water and dehydrate it all. I am yet to meet a person who doesn’t drool and ask for more and I now make it as gifts for people!

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904 Landa June 19, 2012 at 2:10 am

My absolute favorite are collard greens. I love them sautéed with onions, garlic, red pepper in a veggie broth! Recently, I started juicing them. .

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905 Rueth Annafey June 19, 2012 at 2:15 am

A difficult question! I suppose it has to be broccoli in “heavenly” sauce
I made this up so amounts are very rough…
Firt I cut the broccoli into florets and steam it lightly.
The I make the sauce:
In a little EVOO sautee 1/2 chopped onion with 3 gloves of chopped garlic and 1″ piece of chopped ginger.
When the onions are translucent, add 1/2 tsp of ground turmeric and 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon and 1/2 – 1 tsp of himalayan salt and a little freshly ground black pepper. Add 75g of cashews and the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Wizz everything together in a blender until smooth..add enough water to make it the consistency of thick mayo.
Put broccoli on a plate, pour over a generous quantity of the sauce. Top with toasted almonds.
I suppose this is one of my favourite recepies because apart from being absolutely delish, it’s full of so many things which are good for your health! The broccoli has so many amazing health giving properties, but particuarly fights against womens cancers. Then we have the turmeric (its power is enhanced by the black pepper), garlic, onion, ginger and lemon juice which all have incredible health benefits and have all been used in studies to fight cancer. I also recently read a study on cashews being used as a cure for cancer, but I add them because the nuts and broccoli in the recipe give it a huge amount of protein and healthy fats as well as ensuring that it has a low G.I.. Anyone with blood sugar levels will not only benefit from this, but also from the addition of cinnamon which is excellent when it comes to stabalizing blood sugar levels! As far as I’m concerned something which tastes as good as this and has all these healthy ingredients is almost too good to be true!

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906 lynn June 19, 2012 at 2:23 am

Kale. Purple Russian Kale.

My favorite is to take the kale and dehydrate it wit lime juice, nutritonal yeast and chili powder.

Usually I dry sauté it in an iron skillet mixed with onion, shitake mushrooms, beans and other seasonal veggies and either mix when cooled with sauerkraut (ginger beat or garlic dill) or kimkee and then take it to work for lunch

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907 Judy Maxwell June 19, 2012 at 2:31 am

Spinach, any way I can get it. Love it raw in salads, in smoothies, steamed, cooked down with onions and garlic and mushrooms, in tofu scramble, on a sandwich!

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908 Maria June 19, 2012 at 2:42 am

I love kale, I can use to make my favorite ravioli, my minestrone, etc.
I think the book it is interesting and I will like tonhave it.
Maria

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909 Kim June 19, 2012 at 2:54 am

My favorite leafy green vegetable is baby spinach! I love it in salads or soups or green smoothies.

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910 Nancy June 19, 2012 at 2:54 am

Just getting started on a vegan lifestyle. Your site has been very, very helpful, and an inspiration. I’m amazed at how good everything tastes that I’ve tried so far. Up to now, I get my greens in form from salads. (Living in a small town, in northern Germany the green season is just getting started).

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911 Diandra June 19, 2012 at 2:59 am

I am boring – my favorite leafy green is spinach, best in a vegan curry with carrots or Hokkaido, peanut butter, yellow curry paste and coconut milk (served over rice).

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912 Caren June 19, 2012 at 3:02 am

My favorite are mustard greens. I saute them in a very little olive oil and add a bit of lemon juice. Yum!

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913 Inez June 19, 2012 at 3:02 am

My favorite green is KALE! I make a Green Smoothie with 4-6 cups of kale, 4-5 cups of spinach , 4 carrots, 1 cup blueberries, 1 orange, 1 apple, & about 3 cups of water. Put ev