The Book of Greens by Jenn Louis with Kathleen Squires

The Book of Greens is a truly beautiful book.  It, and books like it, are what make a book lover want the real thing – an actual book!  When I picked the book up for the first time, I was amazed by the texture of the cover and the embossed lettering.  I felt as though I were caressing something I loved.

Then I opened it. 175 recipes using greens – all kinds of greens, many I have never heard of.  I am so excited to begin exploring these recipes for new taste delights.

The photographs, by Ed Anderson, are stunning.  The foods are rich in color, each picture a work of art that creates a mouth watering response!   I love to cook and so cookbooks are an essential in my home. I have always been a believer in eating whole foods and plenty of vegetables and I admit, greens are my favorite.

Tomorrow night I am going to try the Grilled Romaine Hearts with Bagna Cauda for a spicy, salty treat!

A related article by authors – Go Green.

And another – Tender Bok Choy Salad with Chicken and Orange

More information about the book.
Here you can read an excerpt from the book.
Read about the book from the publisher – see the praise for the book and view the fabulous table of contents. Take a look inside the book to see what I am talking about!

Author Bio

The Book of Greens
Ten Speed Press, California/New York
ISBN 978-1-60774-984-4

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

Effortless Healing by Dr. Joseph Mercola

I have been familiar, as most are, with the work of Dr. Mercola.  From his TV shows to Internet advertising, he has come to be known as a health expert.  In Effortless Healing, Dr. Mercola reveals the nine simple secrets to a healthier, thinner you.

I am already a very healthy eater, paying close attention to getting plenty of fruits and vegetables and protein in my diet.  I was surprised to find out that whole grains were on his do not eat list but I understand.  They may take longer to metabolize into sugar but eventually they still do.  I am thinking that if weight is not an issue, then some whole grains are fine but to lose weight – they have to come off our list of healthy foods to eat!

His nine steps include water consumption, enjoying the sun, a healthy gut and one of my favorite things to do – “going barefoot.”

I make my own yogurt and kefir. I make and consume fermented vegetables. I eat healthy fats and am very careful about the fish I purchase.  So the information about whole grains, I will take to heart and restructure my eating plan.

I like his natural approach to healthy eating and truly believe that it is the primary key to good health.

Mercola D.O., Joseph, Effortless Healing, Harmony Books, Penguin Random House, LLC, New York  2015 ISBN 978-1-101-90289-9

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”