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Salad Days

Boost Your Health and Happiness with 75 Simple, Satisfying Recipes for Greens, Grains, Proteins, and More 


224 pages

ISBN: 9781632170866

Amy Pennington will make you crave salads with these 75 recipes that feature not just greens with zesty dressings but also incorporate satisfying proteins, such as fish, chicken, eggs, cheese, and nuts, as well as other toothsome ingredients like grains and noodles, and even fruit.

Simple, nutritious, and tasty, salads have moved from a side dish to main meals as people move towards healthier foods. Salad Days is organized according to how and when we eat--featuring grain bowls, fast and fresh salads, winter salads, noodle salads, fruit salads, cooling salads, and salads for a crowd--making it easy to identify just the right salad to satisfy a craving or occasion. With fresh greens as the base of each recipe, Salad Days offers creatively delicious ideas for 75 salads for every meal of the day, including breakfast!

From the Hardcover edition.

AMY PENNINGTON is a cook, author, and urban farmer. She is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen, Apartment Gardening, Apples: From Harvest to Table, and her latest title Fresh Pantry: Eat Seasonally, Cook Smart, and Learn to Love Your Vegetables. Pennington has been named one of Seattle magazine’s 50 most powerful players in Seattle’s food scene and as a Bon Appétit Tastemaker.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Self-styled urban farmer and author Pennington … cover[s] the entire meal universe—with many surprises."

"Salads have never been so satisfying."
Edible Seattle

"The book has 75 recipes for approachable salads that make eating your veggies a delight rather than a chore. There’s even breakfast salad—I’ve never eaten a salad for breakfast, but I’ve seen Amy do it, and I plan to give it a try."
Seattle Magazine

"Get a more interesting, modern twist to your salads!" 
—Seattle Kitchen podcast

"Dispels the notion of the boring side-dish salad. [These] creative and nutritious recipes take center stage at every meal including breakfast."
—Eat Your Books

"Amy Pennington is a gardener extraordinaire, and her new cookbook showcases all the vibrant greens she grows. These are center-stage salads."
Seattle Magazine

"What a great cookbook it is. I now have a wonderful way to have several salads a week and still feel like I’m getting a huge variety in my meals. These salads are exciting adventures of flavor, and I highly recommend this cookbook to all of you."
—The Wimpy Vegetarian

“I just plain like Pennington’s love of growing and eating vegetables, her commitment to flavor diversity, and her sense of economy.”
—New York Botanical Gardens Blog

“This is my perfect meal.”
Garden Design

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