Living Without's Favorite Books: Beyond Broccoli
While we all know that broccoli is good for you, it is just one member in a large family of healthy vegetables. Brassicas—or crucifers as they’re sometimes called—include broccoli, kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, mustard greens, cresses, radishes, turnips, rutabagas, bok choy and a basketful of others. In Brassicas: Cooking the World’s Healthiest Vegetables (Ten Speed Press), Laura Russell pinpoints the nutritional value of each vegetable and introduces fabulous recipes, from soups and salads to entrees. These veggies are chock full of vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatory agents and sulfur-rich phytonutrients that aid in cancer prevention. Russell includes tips and techniques for tender, tempting recipes tailored to accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan special diets.