Use cooking methods that enhance the flavor and texture of veggies (such as pan searing, charring, grilling, oven roasting and smoking) and add sprinkles of ground chiles and spice blends for a finishing touch of heat. Tame the bitterness of leafy greens such as kale, chicory, escarole and collard greens by grilling, rough chopping and tossing them with a sweet and spicy sauce and using as sides or in veggie tacos. Toss collard greens with kimchi and ginger gremolata. Create Togarashi-Spiced Vegetable Skewers with seasonal veggies, such as eggplant, zucchini and yellow squash, dusted with the peppery condiment before grilling. Serve with orange sauce for dipping. Make Sweet Potato Tempura with ponzu sauce and ground chiles.
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