It's not just a recipe book - authors Johnna Albi and Catherine Walthers walk you through the details of washing, preparing and storing many different types of greens, from bok choi to belgian endive, and dandelion greens to watercress.
The recipes, by the way, are terrific. Simple and tasty. In fact, the Super Simple Savory Chard, which I recommend making with Swiss chard and not red chard, lives up to its name. And the Arugula Walnut Salad with orange balsamic vinaigrette, Broccoli Rabe with Toasted Pecans and Currants, Collard Greens and Caramelized Onions, Mixed Greens with Creamy Lime-Fig Dressing, and Sauteed Spinach with Fennel and Onions are all on my to-cook list.
Crunching the Numbers
Here's the story on the statistics. I tally which recipes might be of interest to you, as someone reading this blog (counts are as close as I can get them, but your mileage may vary). Paleo-friendly means that you could make the recipe as written and you're good to go. Paleo-almost means that with an easy substitution - like using coconut or olive oil instead of canola oil, or leaving out a half a teaspoon of maple syrup - you're all set.
Some people who identify as paleo eat sweet potatoes, yams, rutabaga, etc. If you fall into this category, then go ahead and include if you eat root vegetables in your count. Same thing with if you eat dairy (those following the Primal Blueprint may be more open to dairy than those who are strict paleo).
Now, just because something ended up in the nope category doesn't mean it's necessarily a total loss - i.e., maybe it's a pasta dish with a great homemade sauce, and you could make the sauce to go with something else and skip the pasta. Personally, I'm drawing a hard line on wheat and soy these days, so recipes with soy sauce ended up in nope as well. Recipes with beans, too. And now, on to the data!
• • • cookbook stats • • •
if you eat root vegetables: 7
if you eat dairy: 8
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