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

Taste-testing the new wave of veggie burgers

 <span class="cutline_leadin">Very veggie:</span> While veggie burgers are better than they used to be, condiments like a Moroccan spice paste help bring their flavor to life.

The first wave of commercial veggie burgers had issues.