Michael Natkin is the author of Herbivoracious.com, a blog dedicated to the idea that vegetarian cuisine can be inspiring, satisfying and flavorful. He's been an avid home cook for over 20 years, and he recently interned in the kitchen of Seattle's beloved Cafe Flora, an all-vegetarian restaurant.

Michael Natkin using the giant Reed Avocado to create a smooth Avocado salsa.