One of the only plant-based full proteins in nature, quinoa is the nutty base for this fresh, Mexican-inspired meal or side dish.
Quick and easy recipe for a delicious pasta salad. This dish is packed full of flavor, color, and texture. Perfect for spring and summer meals.
'Sambar' is a staple side dish used for boiled rice in India. This curry is made using split red gram, chopped vegetables, tamarind paste, jaggery, coconut, fried spices, dry red chilies, and salt.
Bulgur wheat is a good alternative to other grain side-dishes or hot-cereal options. Because it is sprouted, it is healthier than regular wheat. Its taste is more complex, "darker."
This simple pasta salad recipe is a traditional side dish at picnics and summer potlucks. This dish takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, making it the perfect last-minute recipe for any gathering. Serve as a side dish with BBQ chicken, or eat it on its own as a tasty lunch!
Making your own ravioli is easy using these simple instructions. You won't have to go to Olive Garden to get your gear and gorgonzola ravioli fix anymore!
Puliyogare or tamarind rice is a popular South Indian dish. You can make this tangy and spicy rice bath in a jiffy using a ready puliyogare masala. Buy this spice mix from your nearby Indian stores.
I created and fell in love with this lasagna recipe. It's warm & comforting, with amazing flavors that blend wonderfully. It has chicken, veggies, cheese, and pasta, making it a perfect one-pan meal!
Spaetzle are traditional German egg noodles that are served throughout Germany and elsewhere. Learn how to make your own at home with this easy recipe. Detailed photos are included.
Perhaps the ultimate comfort food, macaroni and cheese is easy to make from scratch. This is the recipe for making the iconic Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese. Try it, and see how easy it is!
Pasta shells stuffed with a ground chicken and spinach filling and topped with a rich tomato-enhanced cream sauce. A great dish to take to a get-together or enjoy with your family at home.
Use this traditional Mexican rice recipe to impress the whole family on taco night. Do not serve tacos without the red rice and beans. The recipe is easy and the biggest secret is to brown the rice.
Nothing feels better on your tongue than fresh made pasta. This pasta recipe will create the best tasting pasta,& show you a few methods in Italian traditional pasta making.
Is quinoa possibly the most perfect food? The grain that's a seed, the new fad that's an ancient food, and the substance that can be used in every meal. Fun facts, folklore, and recipes here.
Idiyappam, or string hoppers, is a unique and tasty breakfast dish. They are versatile rice noodles, or sevai, that you can use in many ways. We make these noodles fresh with rice and coconut batter.
What do you do with ricotta cheese that you have unused after making a dish like lasagna? You make easy, cheesy pasta of course! Find out how to make a delicious, warm dish that rivals macaroni and cheese any day!
Fenugreek (methi) leaf contains many powerful nutrients, vitamins, iron, and minerals. The recipe I provide here is quick and easy. You can pack this spicy, aromatic rice in your lunch box too.
Mac and Cheese is the epitome of comfort food, but when you can have real mac and cheese in less than 5 minutes takes it to a whole new level.
Lemons are a known source of vitamin C, calcium, B-complex vitamins, iron, fiber, other nutrients, and minerals. Lemon rice is an easy way of including them into your meal. Try this yummy, tangy rice!
Learn the secret of sweeter italian spaghetti sauce without added sugar. Once you've tasted this homemade sauce full of garden-fresh ingredients, you'll never buy store brands!
What's better than pasta? What about pasta filled with all of your favorite flavors? Taco, pizza, buffalo chicken? They're all here, plus more.
Typically made with white rice, the Spanish rice can be easily made with wholegrain brown rice. Adapted from my mother's recipe, this recipe for Spanish Brown Rice is simple and delicious!
This quick and easy Malaysian mee goreng or fried noodles version uses instant noodles. Ideal if you are in a hurry. Try this delicious and healthy recipe & I am sure you will like it.
Amaranth leaves contain many nutrients. They are rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, antioxidants, iron, fiber, and minerals. Red amaranth is considered the healthiest. Try this easy side dish!
A quick and easy meal perfect for busy families. Ready in just about 30 minutes you can have a great meal that tastes great.
Malaysians love their food. The choices for breakfast can range from simple bread to the more spicy nasi lemak with lots of other interesting choices in between.
Who doesn't love homemade mac and cheese? Add Swiss chard for a colorful, nutrient-rich comfort food that's quick and easy to prepare.
Crunchy vegetables, queso fresco, and quinoa are combined with a tart lime juice and fresh cilantro dressing to form a salad that is delightful both as a side dish as well as on its own.
A quick and tasty dish for the whole family or just for two. A dish loaded with flavor: the bite of the shrimp and crunch of bacon make this a great dish for this fall season.
Memories of an incredible pasta and pesto dinner in Vernaza and how you can create this northern Italian specialty in your own kitchen.
When you hear the word "rice" do you immediately think white, bland and boring? Think again--rice can be a flavorful gourmet delight. And more than half of us could not live without it.
Cabbage is a rich source of dietary fiber, iron, calcium, phosphorous, and vitamins. In this main course dish, the cabbage is crunchy and delicious. Serve it with cucumber-onion raita on the side.
What is barley and how can you cook with it? There are many different kinds of barley and some forms are more nutritious than others.
Pasta is associated by most people with Italy. There is a theory that this was thanks to Marco Polo, introducing it on his return from China. Could this be true or is it a myth?
Quick and easy recipe for spaghetti sauce without garlic and/or onions. Flavorful recipe with delicious ingredients. Great for sulfite-free diets.
A quick, easy, and affordable recipe for stir-fry udon noodles. It's also healthy and delicious. A tweaked version of the original yaki udon, a popular Japanese dish.
Sevai upma is a common breakfast dish in India. Tomato upma (tomato bath) is a healthy version of it that's mostly made of tomatoes. This bright-colored upma attracts everyone. Try it!
A recipe for delicious homemade macaroni and cheese casserole that uses a creamy white sauce, seasonings, and breadcrumbs for crunchiness. A great casserole for serving a crowd.
I love to cook this healthy breakfast food during the holidays. Spicy pongal is made of split mung beans, rice, spices, and seasonings. It has a lovely texture and nice aroma. Eat it hot!
Sometimes we long for foods that are a little too spicy and tempting. Then, it is the perfect time to make Szechuan fried rice, which is obviously spicy and eye-catching, best to satiate your hunger.
Make Pad Thai at home with this easy and delicious meatless recipe! An interesting mix of ingredients makes this meal healthy and flavorful and also keeps the sodium in check.
Rice pilaf is a family favorite and super easy to make. Toasted orzo pasta, rich chicken broth, and rice simmer together to a nutty, fluffy perfection. Check out how easy this fabulous dish is!
Quick meals don't have to taste "rushed." This casserole is one of the yummiest dinners I can make-- and I don't have to slave all day. In a mere twenty minutes you have a satisfying meal made from a few easy and fresh ingredients.
Rice, caramelized onions, rich Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses--all perfectly blended in a savory side dish.
Nutty, hearty, and protein packed; Quinoa taste outstanding at any meal! Find recipes, and much more for everything quinoa, the King of grains.
This is one of the easiest and tastiest mac & cheese recipes! In less than 90 minutes, you can have creamy, dreamy mac & cheese that is healthier and tastes better than what comes in the blue box.
Eggplant (brinjal) is a multi-purpose vegetable. You can make many spicy dishes with them. Vangi bath, or eggplant rice, is an easy main course dish made with rice, eggplant, and spices.
This creamy rice dish, flavored with sour cream and a blend of herbs, makes an excellent side for most meals. The recipe is gluten-free, and can easily be adapted to be dairy-free or vegan.
Time to take your mac and cheese to the next level? Yeah, you are! Here are 45+ toppings that'll make you go "WOW."
Ramen is so much more than just the cheap packets of flavoring and noodles you get at the grocery store. Real ramen is full of flavor and surprisingly simple to make at home.
Did you know that it's SUPER easy to make peanut butter at home - even if you've never done it before! Sans the preservatives, white sugar and hydrogenated oils found in store bought peanut butter?!
Fenugreek has few calories, little fat, and lots of fiber. Many people love its distinct flavor. This rice is made with cooked rice, fresh peas, and various aromatic spices.
Discover cooking tips and unconventional ingredients that take macaroni and cheese to a new level of delicious. As a lifelong macaroni and cheese enthusiast, I am confident this recipe will create the most delicious version of this classic you've ever tasted.
Arroz con gandules is an inexpensive, perfect mix of protein, carbohydrates, veggies, and deliciousness.
Bisi bele bath is a rice-based dish that originates in Karnataka, India. It is a hot lentil rice made of vegetables, pigeon peas, rice, and many spices. It has awesome taste and should be eaten hot.
Do you love pie? Do you love cheese and spaghetti? Then this is the recipe for you. This recipe combines ingredients like cheese, spaghetti, spices, and beef and turns it into a pie.
This is a super quick and easy recipe. The ingredients are rich and the result is a meal that everyone in my family enjoys.
Health gurus recommend whole grains nowadays, but quinoa isn't really a grain; it's a seed. It's more nutritious than grains, with: amino acids, fibre, vitamins and minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Quinoa has the nine essential amino acids the body needs for muscle building protein, and fibre for a healthy colon. Quinoa has minerals like magnesium for relaxing your muscles and blood vessels, manganese and copper antioxidants, which protect against cancer, and it has more cal
I like to make healthy one-pot meals. Fenugreek black chickpea pulav is one such easy recipe that you can make fast. Serve this awesome pulav with a yogurt-based cucumber and onion raita.
Craving for some baked macaroni, but you don't have an oven? This recipe is for you! Read on to learn how to make your own baked mac without an oven.
What's the best rice for paella, and how is it different from other kinds of rice? Find out where to get it and some handy substitutes.
A delicious pasta recipe that's very easy to prepare. It uses eggs, bacon, and Parmesan cheese as the main ingredients. Yum! Good with spaghetti, linguine, penne, or your favorite noodles.
Tagliatelle pasta comes in thick ribbons making it ideal for serving with rich sauces. The recipes featured here, however, show a number of different and non-traditional ways to enjoy tagliatelle.
What is taboule? It is also spelled "tabbouleh" and is a Middle Eastern, whole-wheat salad made with uncooked bulgur wheat. It pairs well with cucumbers, tomatoes, and spices on top of romaine.
Casseroles are an ideal way to stretch food budget dollars. A package of lasagna noodles, Ricotta, Mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce makes into a filling dish for a hearty family meal. Here's how.
Recipe and steps for making strawberry oat bars. These are super yummy and can be served for dessert or at brunch.
Here you can learn everything you need to know about making New Orleans-style red beans and rice. If you want the best recipe ever you will find it here.
There are lots of recipes for pressure cookers, but this one is my favorite. In less than 15 minutes, you will have a creamy, delicious, perfectly cooked macaroni and cheese dinner.
What makes a perfect plate of spaghetti and meatballs? Rich sauce, tender meatballs, and perfect al dente pasta—but not from a can or a jar. Your kitchen. You can do this. Let me show you how.
It's amazing how many people do not know how to eat muesli correctly. Don't be one of them. Read this and find out how muesli can be much more delicious when you eat it properly.
Fried rice can be made in many ways, using vegetables, chicken, eggs, etc. The recipe here is for a restaurant-style vegetable fried rice. This is made Chinese-style using soya (soy) sauce.
Combine wild and brown rices and spinach with a drizzle of heart-healthy olive oil and maybe some low-fat proteins for a surprisingly savory main dish salad.
Traditionally eaten during the Christmas season in the Philippines, bibingka is a rice cake with a soft and spongy texture, round shape, and is slightly sweet and salty.
Sprouted lentils are delicious and it is easy to make your own at home. This article tells you all you need to know.
Take one bag of frozen tortellini--and you'd be amazed at how many different dinners you can make. It's not just about the spaghetti sauce anymore. Let's get creative.
With rice being the main food source for over half of the world's population, it's pretty important to know how to cook it. Here are simple cooking directions for 10 commonly found varieties of rice.
The Seminole Nation is traditionally from Florida and enjoyed many of the foods found naturally in the area. One unique aspect of the Seminole community is that it was made up of different nations, especially Creek Nation, that welcomed Africans and the descendants of original Southern slaves into their group as well. This made for interesting fusion cuisine.
A hearty and savory yet somehow subtle Lebanese-adapted soup, which is more than enough for a complete meal in of itself—complete with noodles, a host of vegetables, and hard-boiled egg.
Carbonara in Italy is still prepared according to the traditional recipe, but elsewhere in the Western world it is almost always overcomplicated.
This is an incredibly easy lasagna recipe that I have been making for my family for nearly 30 years! I found it originally in the Better Homes and Garden cookbook, but since then have made my own simple variations.
What is in rice pilaf and how do you make it? Really, it's an easy recipe and you can choose from our ingredient suggestions or vary ours to suit your own taste buds. Read on for the simple recipe.
A step by step guide on how to make the traditional Jamaican rice and peas dish. This dish is made with red kidney beans and very tasty!
In this article you will learn the difference between steel cut oats VS rolled oats. What is the steel cut oats nutrition? Which oatmeal taste better and is healthier?
Looking for an easy meal to make for dinner? Make some yummy lasagna. Preparation is minimal and you can get on to other things while it's baking in the oven. Pair it with spring mix baby greens and some vinaigrette dressing and your dinner is sure to be a hit!