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Fast, Fresh & Green: More than 90 Delicious Recipes for Veggie Lovers

There's nothing sweeter than summer veggies. We wait for them all year and revel in the all-too-short months when local produce is at its best. But let's be honest: once we have this fresh bounty on our kitchen counter, we seem to keep doing the same old thing with it. While we may get creative with the main course, odds are that on a busy work night we just toss the same steamed veggies or salad on the side.

Enter Susie Middleton, former editor for Fine Cooking magazine and now a Martha's Vineyard-based chef and organic grower. In Fast, Fresh & Green: More than 90 Delicious Recipes for Veggie Lovers (Chronicle Books, 2010), she tells us the best ways to shop for and chop up our produce. The cookbook covers everything from roasting, braising, sautéing, stir-frying and grilling, as well as some raw options. Here are three colourful dishes that will give you a sense of how simple veggies can become stunning side dishes in no time.

Recipes from the book