Vegan Cookbook Reviews

Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas

Kale and red cabbage stir-fry recipe

125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy, and other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves by Nava Atlas | Photos by Susan Voisin

Nava Atlas serves up a comprehensive collection of scrumptious recipes, all featuring ultra-healthy, super-nutritious leafy greens. Leafy greens are a breeze to grow and prepare, and these 125 dishes showcase the most commonly used varieties in an irresistible selection of soups, salads, stews, stir-fries, pastas, and more.

Nava’s up-to-the-minute ideas range from using sturdy collard greens as wrappers for savory fillings to whirling tender arugula and watercress into incredible dips.

Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas - cover

There’s even a section on beverages — green smoothies and juices have a growing legion of devotees.  Leafy greens, including kale, collards, spinach, arugula, mustard greens, Asian greens, and others are considered the most nutritious foods on the planet, and Wild About Greens makes it easy and delicious to incorporate them into daily fare.

A detailed green-by-green introduction helps cooks find just what to make after bringing bunches of greens back to the kitchen from the market or garden.

Kale and banana smoothie

“I’ve had a love affair with green leafy vegetables for over two decades. Wild About Greens will help me take this love affair through the stratosphere! Thanks, Nava, for sharing the love.” — Rip Esselstyn, bestselling author of The Engine 2 Diet*

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  • Reply
    John Zocco
    June 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm


    I love your cookbooks, I have them all. Are you planning on an eBook edition of “Wild About Greens”? I would like to get it on my Kindle. Thank you.

    John Zocco

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    June 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    John, thanks for being such a steadfast reader! I hope the publisher does a Kindle edition. It usually takes a bit of time, what with all the formatting. I’ll try to find out.

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    Kevin Shoberg
    July 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I can’t wait to get Wild About Greens! I’ve been working my way through your Soups and Stews for several months now, preparing a different soup or stew each week to bring to work with me for my lunch, and they’ve been terrific.
    I heard you on a podcast talking about how these greens are so terrific for us to eat but there is little out there as far as showing how to really use them. Yep, so true! I think you truly found a hole that needs filling with this book.

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      July 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks so much, Kevin! I hope you will enjoy the book. If you see this reply, can you let me know which podcast you listened to? I did a bunch of them last month and am interested to find out which ones people actually listen to!

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    Kevin Shoberg
    July 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    It was Vegcast, pretty certain of it. I listen to that one regularly along with Our Hen House and Big Fat Vegan Radio (which is fairly new).

    Just now completed making the Potato-Parsley recipe from Spring and the cold Cantaloupe Soup from Summer from my favorite soup/stew cookbook. I think the cold soup will be excellent as a side for my daily veg burger this week and the Potato Soup will be awesome reheated at work for my lunch along with a sweet potato cornbread muffin that I also made today.

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    July 22, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Natala,I was one of those people that thoguht I would never be a Vegan, and then I had a heart attack when I was 40. My wife found your blog, and we started to read up on going plant based and being Vegan. My heart disease went away, and I will now be around for my children. My children will not have to get the disease that almost killed me. Now we eat things like tofu. Sure, I get shit for it, but I also know that all of those people will one day have to make a decision between getting over themselves and learning for themselves and changing what they eat. Again, thank you for all you wrote this year.Mike T.

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    August 5, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Awesome book! I look forward to making lots of delicious meals!

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