Colleen is the author of The Joy of Vegan Baking, which is one of my go-to vegan cookbooks, so I tend to buy her subsequent books as a no-brainer.
Two nights ago I made a quick Dark Leafy Greens with Sesame Miso Dressing from page 37.
Now, I should warn you: I'm a careless cook. I try. I pick recipes I'm going to make; I go grocery shopping; I plan. And yet somehow I always end up throwing in substitutions or otherwise screwing things up because i'm lazy. Although I prefer to call it free-spirited.
So, forgive me when I say that my measuring spoons were in the dishwasher, so I did all the teaspoon and tablespoon measuring by eye. And when I say that the on thing I didn't remember to check and make sure I had enough of was the raw sesame seeds...so I had ot supplement the sesame seeds I had with some pine nuts. (I loves me some pine nuts, so I didn't have a problem at all with the outcome of that substitution.)
All that being said: This was a quick, tasty meal, which I'm sure I'll make again.
Other thoughts on this recipe:
-I just used a bunch of collard greens, I did not mix it up and add any other greens to the mix. That worked fine for me, but I might mix it up next time
-The recipe says ot use one large bunch of greens. Well, as you probably know, greens steam down. This recipe is supposed to serve 2 people, but I ate the whole thing. Of course it was my main dish, not a side dish, but still.
-This was the first time I finally cooked myself with miso paste. (I used it again the next night for some soup, but that's another post.) I did not realize iso paste is pretty calorie dense...50 calories a teaspoon, can that be right???
-So, speaking of that: This dish feels really virtuous, but when I looked at the nutritional info I was a littl bit surprised. One serving has 257 calories, of which about 100 are fat calories, or 39%. It's the oil and the nuts/seeds. So, since I ate the whole thing, I got over 500 calories, 200 of which were fat. That's a lot.
I don't really know how you make it lower fat, and I know it's good fats. But it did give me pause, while I sat there thinking I was eating my uber-healthy dark leafy greens!
Should you make this dish? It's quick. It's easy. It's very savory and tasty. It gets you the very healthy dark leafy greens. I say Yes!!