Food recipe: We've gone to the end of the alphabet ... almost ... to bring you a fast and easy food recipe that tastes oh so good

You know, I'm not a Food & Wine magazine reader.

At least, I wasn't until I picked up a copy at a doctor's office and started flipping. And flipping out.

I mean, some of those recipes are great.

I've grabbed an especially good recipe, below. Good, because it is quite tasty (you just can't go wrong with grilled vegetables, in my opinion). Good, because it is so easy. And good because it is good for you.

Yea zucchini!
Food recipe: Grilled Zucchini Kebabs with Zucchini Dip
Serves: 4
KEBABS
2 round zucchini (10 ounces each), each cut into six 1/3-inch-thick rounds
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground white pepper

DIP
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 zucchini ( 3/4 pound), chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 small onion, coarsely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup packed basil leaves
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1. MAKE THE KEBABS: Push one 8-inch bamboo skewer horizontally through 2 zucchini slices; keeping another skewer parallel, push it through the slices to secure them. Repeat with the remaining slices to form 6 kebabs. Brush with the olive oil and transfer to a large dish. Sprinkle with the garlic and parsley, season with salt and white pepper and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. Light a grill.

2. MEANWHILE, MAKE THE DIP: Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the zucchini, garlic and onion and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, transfer to a platter and refrigerate until chilled, about 20 minutes.

3. Scrape the mixture into a blender, add the basil and the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and blend until smooth. Scrape into a bowl. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

4. Scrape the garlic off the kebabs and grill over a hot fire for about 2 minutes per side, or until lightly charred and just tender. Serve the kebabs with the dip.
Welcome to summer and the season of the grill
In the winter, my favorite food recipes for vegetable involve roasting. In the summer, favorite vegetable food recipes mean firing up the grill. High heat does a wonderful job bringing out the flavor of veg, doesn't it?

And what have we learned?
That it is not difficult to find all sorts of amazing Almost Vegetarian food recipes. So go. Enjoy your farmer's markets. And experiment with vegetables. You never know when you will find a new family favorite.

Enjoy!