Greens 24/7 and a Giveaway

Giveaway of Greens 24/7 by Jessica NadelGreens 24/7

Last year, you may remember me mentioning a cookbook that I was doing the photos for. If not, that’s okay, my memory is pretty crap, too! 😉 One of the cookbooks that I worked on was Jessica Nadel’s, of Cupcakes and Kale, Greens 24/7! So far, this has been one of my favorite cookbooks to have done photos for; the recipes are beautiful and filled with colors, the ingredients fresh and Jess has a cooking style not unlike my own.

So, I thought it appropriate to give you the low-down on this book as far as what some of my favorite recipes are, favorite photos and overall thoughts on it. I can’t just do a simple review for this one, I’ve made every dish in it! For those of you who’d like to see more photos from the book, I posted quite a few on my photo portfolio site.

Kale & Herb Cornbread Muffins

To take you through the book, the first section talks about all different types of greens, then green vegetables/fruits, and some of the other specialty ingredients you will encounter in the recipe. There is also a sidebar about how Jessica and her family are vegan and why they choose to be (yay!). Then, you get a suggested week-long meal plan and after that you dive into the smoothies and breakfasts! My favorite breakfast recipe (hard to choose, though) was the Kale & Herb Corn Muffins, I’ve made them for friends since then and they are so good. I even made them with gluten-free flour, one time and they still came out tasty.

Chard & Coriander Pesto

Chard & Coriander Pesto

In the Green Sides and Small Bites chapter there are plenty of easy snack recipes, from dips to appetizers to food that you can take on-the-go. Truly, I love pesto, but it kinda seems like everything has been done. But, when I made the Chard and Coriander Pesto I was surprised by the new flavors and how well it all went together! As much as I love basil, cilantro in pesto was a refreshing break from it.

Waldorf Salad & Caesar Salad with Tempeh Bacon

Waldorf Salad & Caesar Salad with Tempeh Bacon

Even though I’m not typically into salads– as a vegan it’s easy to have an aversion to them because of being forced to eat sad ones while dining out– there are some good recipes with quite a variety in the soup and salad section. The soups range from light to hearty and same with the salads. I would say that the Caesar Salad with Tempeh “Bacon” was a simple favorite of mine.

Spinach and Mushroom Galette

Spinach and Mushroom Galette

Now, Green Main Meals is where it’s at! You have dishes from across the board, which is something I love about this book. Asian-inspired, Italian, twists on traditional comfort food, some Indian flavors, Mexican-style dishes and more. Seriously, all over the map and super delicious. I have a top 5 list, but they’re all pretty much tied; for the sake of the post I definitely suggest trying the Spinach and Mushroom Galette.

Lemon & Parsley Olive Oil Cake with Beet Chocolate Cake

Lemon & Parsley Olive Oil Cake with Beet Chocolate Cake

Breakfast and dessert are my favorite eats, for life, so you know I was excited about all of the baking in the Green Cakes and Desserts section. Now, Jess has a bakery so she knows what the hell she’s doing when it comes to sweet treats. I really, really enjoyed these desserts, aside from the beet chocolate cake since I’m allergic to beets, but I heard that it was good! I’ll have to name two favorites from this section: the Cabbage Strudel and the Lemon & Parsley Olive Oil Cake.

Cabbage Struel

Phew! That was quite the run-down for you, but feel free to ask questions if you need to. Luckily for you guys, I’m currently doing photos for Jess’s second cookbook and it will be just as good!

There are affiliate links within this post, and the photos have been shared with permission from Quantum Publishing. 

49 Comments on “Greens 24/7 and a Giveaway

  1. Eating enough greens is always a challenge! This looks like some great ideas to make that happen. Thanks for the giveaway-

  2. Mmm, um, SO MANY THINGS to like about this book – your gorgeous photos, the GREENS, I love Jessica’s recipes, the GREENS…

    I want to get my paws on this book!

  3. I love greens: they’re nutrient powerhouses. I’d be most interested in seeing how she incorporates greens into desserts.

  4. I LOVE greens and I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy them. I would definitely get a lot out of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I make an effort to eat greens at least once a day, but I fall into ruts super easily – picture sauteed brussels sprouts every single day. I could use some variety!

  6. This book looks so inspirational! I’m always looking for ways to get more and more veggies into all my meals

  7. Reading this post has given me some serious pesto cravings. Can’t wait to try the coriander pesto.

  8. This book looks awesome! I love finding new ways to add greens (esp. spinach and kale) into my diet since I don’t particularly like salads!

  9. The book looks amazing and I need to find more ways to get greens into my family’s diet. 🙂

  10. There are so many things! The pictures are gorgeous. And I love finding new ways to get more greens into my families diet.

  11. I have a hard time getting enough greens in my diet. Anything to help me sneak them in would be very helpful.

  12. Everything green attracts me! I love cooking and as a vegan I love my greens!

  13. I love learning new ways to sneak greens into strange places. This has led me in the past to “liking” vegetables I would otherwise ignore.
    Plus, giant green bowls of raw and cooked meals are totally my jam.

  14. I usually follow my food routine and it gets boring very soon. I’d like to try out variations of greens and change things up a bit.

  15. Oh other than you I really looooove salads and I would also loooooove to have that cookbook 🙂 It looks great!

  16. Greens 24/7 looks like it has some creative ideas that extend beyond simple salads. plus, who doesn’t need a little extra recipe inspiration?

  17. Im slowing making the transition to veganism and this book would help me so much! all the vegan recipes look so good!

  18. I’m trying so hard to find recipes that will get vegetables into my anti-vegetable vegetarian boyfriend… looks like some really good sneaky ways to do it with the recipes in this book!

  19. Love recipes that add stuff so that my veggie-phobic roomie will eat them.

  20. I have recently signed up to follow Dr. Joel Fuhrman and this would really help me with more recipes.

  21. I’m not really the best as including lots of veggies in my diet, so I feel like this book is perfect for me! I’m also gearing up to go on an anti-candida diet, and I’m guessing this book would be super easy to adapt.

  22. Lots of ideas on how to get more greens into my family’s diet in a delicious way.

  23. The beautiful pictures and delicious sounding recipes are attracting me to this book!

  24. i’m always looking for new recipes/inspiration and love hearing other people’s vegan stories. this book looks great! 🙂

  25. I love greens, but I also love creative ways of incorporating them into every meal, which isn’t something I do very often! I’d love to have more greens in my breakfast, and especially dessert, how cool!

  26. That strudel looks amazing, such beautiful photos! I love collecting easy vegan cookbooks so that I can either share recipes with people or have “testing” days with family and friends where we work through different parts of the book and discover new food that way. It’s a great way to get non-vegans excited about eating more greens and not feel deprived. 😀

    (I really hope this is open internationally!)

  27. I always want to incorporate more greens in my diet, and this book is a perfect start guide!

  28. I love to incorporate greens into my meals all the time. If I don’t have a huge quantity of greens throughout the day, then something feels missing for me. I’d love to learn more about incorporating greens into my desserts, too, and that cabbage streudel sounds amazing.

  29. I love green veggies and would love more ideas on how to incorporate them into my diet.

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