Ellen Kanner

A vegetarian since age 13, Ellen Kanner waxes poetic about greens, beans and more in her monthly Edgy Veggie column in the Miami Herald. She also has written for Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Eating Well and Vegetarian Times. Kanner shares meals in Miami with her meat-eating but otherwise adorable husband and with readers at

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The Edgy Veggie

Pack these nutrients into your hurricane readiness kits

 <span class="cutline_leadin">Hurricane Survival Salad: </span>This salad is prepared entirely with shelf-stable ingredients that require no refrigeration or cooking.

In this stressful back-to-school/hurricane season, you and your family need food that supports the body and boosts morale. The Edgy Veggie prescribes fresh, seasonal produce.