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:
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.
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.
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.
(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!)
MeeraJune 20, 2012 at 11:07 am
Spinach in Palak Paneer.
Kathy MJune 20, 2012 at 11:14 am
A favourite green ? That is so difficult as I love them all ..so healthy & versatile !
I am in love with arugula at the moment as it is growing so prolifically in my garden & I adore the fresh peppery flavour .A wonderful snack/meal is simply ; arugula, fresh garlic , cherry tomatoes, sea veg sprinkle, Himalayan salt, mashed avocado & dukkah (chilli, paprika, cumin, turmeric with nuts & seeds ) with a bit of lemon juice ..to eat however you like …in a wrap, foccacia,as a dip or, as is ….divine ! 🙂
Bill DJune 20, 2012 at 11:25 am
My fave green is mustard greens sauteed with olive oil
Kathy MJune 20, 2012 at 11:28 am
Apologies !.. have posted 2 comments ….didn’t realize first one was posted , so rewrote …gives me an opportunity to say , love your site Susan & also, am impressed with the look of the cookbook ..fantastic photos etc…well done 🙂
SamanthaJune 20, 2012 at 11:51 am
SO it looks like I am not the only Kale junkie around….chips, smooties, salads, but mixed with some Tuscan white beans, garlic and spaghetti squash to fill my families need for pasta is probably my favorite!
Elizabeth BalinJune 20, 2012 at 11:54 am
Broccoli rabe + olive oil + garlic + ginger. Sauteed. I could eat it all day and night.
MollyGJune 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm
I love kale. I juice it, dehydrate it, cook it, marinate it. All delicious. But a good kale chip is hard to find, so I’d say that’s my favorite way to use the green.
haleyJune 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm
spinach!! a simple spinach salad – with tomato, avocado, carrots, and warm quinoa
Kristen N.June 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm
My favorite leafy green veggie is romaine lettuce. I personally love to simply wash some leaves and eat it raw with homemade hummus! 🙂
BryceJune 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm
Here is a delicious approach, super healthy, and infinitely versatile. This is a base, with lots of greens, plus tomatoes and capers. Experiment with your favorite fresh greens, fresh herbs, and protein. For my absolute favorite version, I use Ruby Red Chard and quinoa. http://brycewdrennan.com/greensrecipe.html
SavannahJune 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm
I love fresh spinach tossed in pasta!
MerissaJune 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm
Arugula is divine and I love to top pizzas with it.
JanJune 21, 2012 at 11:11 am
I love kale and arugala. Kale salads made with avocados, green onions, tomatoes, chili pepper, sea salt and pepper mixed with the hands is my go to favorite lunch. I will put arugala in everything.
We grow lots of greens, but would love some recipes for mustard greens (first time growing them this year), and chard!!
AliciaJune 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm
Hi Susan! Loooove kale!! I think you are amazing and nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award! Keep up the great work!! -Alicia http://www.mangiagioia.com/one-lovely-blog-award.html
Jason SherrettJune 22, 2012 at 10:05 am
I love lacinato kale! Its great blended up in a green smoothie with some berries, peaches, and other delicious summer fruits! I love this season!
CarolJune 23, 2012 at 8:29 am
It’s hard to pick just one but kale would have to be it. I love it in a rubbed kale salad with just a little bit of olive oil, salt and lemon juice, YUM!
Angela PragerJune 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Brussel Sprouts are hands down my faviorite green veggie. It is also one of the few veggies I enjoy with very little done with them. I just roast them in the oven with a little olive oil. YUMMY!!
Ed RowellJune 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm
Bok Choy. I love the crunchy stems and the tender greens. It goes with everything! A year ago, I couldn’t imagine a meal without meat. I’m now about a 90% vegan so learning to love greens has been a big part of my eating transformation. Thanks in part to The China Study, Eat to Live and the DVD, Forks over Knives, and great recipes from the fatfreevegan!
JeffJune 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm
Is cilantro a leafy green?
I love cilantro in everything. My favorite is deep fried in vegan falafel, with a tomato and cilantro salsa, or a tomatillo and cilantro verde sauce
Susan VJune 26, 2012 at 6:02 am
Looks like a great book–I ordered it and two other vegan cookbooks by clicking on the book picture which took me to amazon so hopefully you will get the credit for the sale (I mean, can you only buy one vegan cookbook on amazon? LoL). I have to remember when ordering books from Amazon to go through your blog!
Susan V from Virginia
VeganJuly 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm
This book is really great for those who need more ideas about delicious greens for their diet! Can I cook the kale a little longer to crisp it up a little like chips? Or will it ruin the taste?
VeganJuly 2, 2012 at 7:02 am
Wow! There’s a lot of comment here. I just want to share mine too. =) My family loves kale chips. I mean who would dislike it? =)
Elizabeth AbendJuly 24, 2012 at 7:56 am
I love greens-picking a favorite is sooo hard.
Today my favorite would have to be swiss chard-I love it sauteéd lightly with tomatoes and chickpeas. My bird loves it too. 🙂
MaggieJune 28, 2013 at 2:34 am
Love the book and discovered arugula a year ago and love it