Normally, keftedes are made with ground meat (they're basically meatballs). These vegetarian alternatives are packed with flavor.

Serve with pita or bread for dipping. 

Serve warm or at room temperature, as a side dish or an appetizer with bread or pita.

This unexpectedly delicious combination of blueberries, cucumbers, and savory tamari dressing is habit forming.

Throw one of these tasty burgers on a sprouted Ezekiel bun with lettuce, tomato, sprouts, avocado, and eggless mayo for an easy dinner after you get home from the gym.

A global favorite yet barely known in this country, kohlrabi is a rather sweet vegetable with a mild, broccoli-like flavor. When it's quickly cooked and then pureed, it can become a creamy (if cream-free) canvas for delicate, sweet enoki mushrooms and crunchy, salty peanuts.

Over the last few years I have started to love zucchini, but I have to admit that by the end of the season, it’s like, “Not another bloody zucchini!” That said, this is one of the joys of eating seasonally -- anticipation and excitement at the start of the season, despair and overload at the end.

Grate 2 sweet potatoes (I don't bother peeling).

Soba noodles, hearty and flavorful Japanese noodles made from either buckwheat only or buckwheat and wheat flour, pair perfectly with peppery watercress and a spicy dressing.


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Buckwheat not dead: Healthy grain can make earthy dessert

People have a tendency to assume that just because something is good for you, it has to taste bad. But every now and then a blast from the past can bring a bland dish full circle. For Southern cook Sean Brock, the secret to getting a rich, earthy taste in savory and sweet dishes is buckwheat, the often-neglected ingredient that's become popular with cool cooks.