What comes to your mind when you think about tropical cuisine? The first thing I think of is the delicious taste of coconut. Try my simple recipe for a creamy coconut garlic mushroom pasta.
This page looks at tips for preparing basmati rice, and in particular, some of the inherent dangers in doing so.
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.
Forget the pasta machine—make ravioli from scratch using a rolling pin! Taste the infinite "pasta-bilities" as you dream up unique fillings and sauces.
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.
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.
One of the only plant-based full proteins in nature, quinoa is the nutty base for this fresh, Mexican-inspired meal or side dish.
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.
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.
Quick and easy recipe for spaghetti sauce without garlic and/or onions. Flavorful recipe with delicious ingredients. Great for sulfite-free diets.
Make fried noodles or mee goreng with instant noodles, ideal if you are in a hurry. This delicious and healthy fried noodles recipe is fast and easy and I am sure you will like it.
Are you a fan of both Indian food and Italian food? Learn how I combined the tastes of these two popular cuisines into one delicious dish: spaghetti with curried tofu and mixed vegetables.
A delicious pasta recipe that is simple to make and boasts a heady mix of seasonings including shallots, garlic, olives and dried prunes.
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.
Learn how to make a delicious ham and peas spaghetti in cheesy garlic sauce. The balance of the flavors and texture will surely satisfy your craving for pasta!
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Mugi gohan is barley and rice. This simple duo is an ancient secret in Japan for its taste and health benefits. Is it a myth or does it deliver? Read and find out!
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.
Anyone who loves ramen can tell you, it's all in the broth. It's true. a good ramen soup requires a well crafted broth. It doesn't always take hours and hours, but time will only make a good broth better. Here's a look at what I do to make a delicious ramen broth.
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.
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.
If you have leftover rice and you don't know what to do with it, the best solution is fried rice. It's easy and very quick to make. Have it with fried eggs or spicy kimchi. Delicious!
Pasta comes from Italy, but in these two recipes I have added an Asian twist. The resulting dishes represent a balance between the flavors and spices of my own culture, layered on top of an Italian foundation. These dishes can be served for lunch, dinner, or any special occasion.
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 Indian-style matar pulao, or green peas and rice cooked with just a few aromatic spices. Recipe video included.
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.
I like to make my own spaghetti sauce because I avoid the chemical preservatives that are in canned or bottled sauces. This is my recipe for a vegetarian tomato sauce that everyone will think has beef in it.
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!
This Dominican-inspired dish is a healthy take on traditional cuisine. It's a good source of protein, fiber, and vegetables. It's also kosher, dairy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and suitable for Weight Watchers and 21 Day Fix. And with a few tweaks, it's good for low-carb and vegan diets, too.
A quick and easy meal perfect for busy families. Ready in just about 30 minutes you can have a great meal that tastes great.
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.
Amaranth is an edible plant that produces tasty and nutritious seeds. The seeds are gluten-free and are very useful as a grain substitute. They are suitable for people with and without celiac disease.
Lighten up your classic lasagna dinner with this delicious meatless recipe! The roasted vegetables and fresh basil add a subtle sweetness to this dish that both your family and guests will love.
Why would anyone make pasta when you could buy it at the nearest store? The answer is the velvety texture you can taste with homemade noodles. Experience a world of difference when you make your own!
Arroz con gandules is an inexpensive, perfect mix of protein, carbohydrates, veggies, and deliciousness.
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.
Oats are so much more than a bowl of cereal. They're one of the oldest grasses, ancient when they were cultivated in 1,000 B.C. Let me share with you their history and how to cook and bake with them.
There are no rules when it comes to making fried rice. The recipe is endlessly flexible, and it can be easily prepared within just a few minutes. This is my recipe for special garlic fried rice.
Carbonara in Italy is still prepared according to the traditional recipe, but elsewhere in the Western world it is almost always overcomplicated.
This quinoa recipe is simple to throw together, and the colors make for a nice presentation. Add some fried eggs on top, and you've got a hearty breakfast. Make it ahead of time, and you have a hot or cold side dish for any meal you're hosting. This dish is both versatile and tasty.
Do you love rice? I love eating rice for breakfast because it's a great source of energy to kick-start my day. This is a recipe for a simple breakfast that is packed with flavorful taste.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?!
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It's super easy to make, and it's perfect for your family dinner.
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!
Have you tried adding canned sardines to your fried rice? I tried doing this and was pleasantly surprised by the delicious results. Take your boring canned sardines to the next level.
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!
Time to take your mac and cheese to the next level? Yeah, you are! Here are 45+ toppings that'll make you go "WOW."
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!
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.
Do you like pasta and seafood? Take a look at this simple-to-prepare recipe that will have your guests begging for more.
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.
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!
Nutty, hearty, and protein packed; Quinoa taste outstanding at any meal! Find recipes, and much more for everything quinoa, the King of grains.
Loaded with protein, B vitamins, and iron, quinoa is a seed native to South America with a delicious nutty flavor. It's simple to cook if you use a couple of easy tricks, and the results are just plain terrific. In less than 20 minutes, you have this nutritional powerhouse on your table!
One of my most-asked-for recipes! This absolutely delicious pasta salad will quickly become your go-to recipe for luncheons, buffet dinners, and parties.
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.
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!
How to make fresh ramen noodles from scratch! I wouldn't call this one easy, but if you love ramen it is a must. You've got to ditch those store noodles!
Spaghetti makes a great dinner. What's not to love about toothy strands and red sauce? But when it's old and cold? Let's find a new purpose for yesterday's pasta dinner.
Enjoy the taste of tuna, lemon, and capers in one dish by simply mixing these ingredients with leftover rice. In just 15 minutes, you can prepare and cook this wonderful dish at home. Check out the recipe to learn how I made a fried rice version of a pasta recipe.
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.
This delicious sweet and spicy glazed vegetable fried rice is a great budget-friendly vegetarian entree.
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.
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.
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.
Sprouted lentils are delicious and it is easy to make your own at home. This article tells you all you need to know.
How often do you eat rice per day? In many parts of the world, rice is considered to be a staple food, and depending upon the region, rice can be cooked in many different ways. Learn the basics of how to cook fluffy rice.
Rice, caramelized onions, rich Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses--all perfectly blended in a savory side dish.
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.
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!
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.
Drunken pasta is pasta soaked or cooked in wine. Included are multiple recipes with pasta prepared with red wine and several prepared with white wine.
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.
A recipe of delicious, herby, cheese-filled meatballs served with tomato-based sauce with vegetables and your favorite pasta.
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!
Carbonara--a perfect blend of pasta, pork, pecorino romano and a 'not-so-secret' ingredient to make the most creamy, comforting Italian dish you'll ever eat. You can make it. I'll tell you how.
Recipe and steps for making strawberry oat bars. These are super yummy and can be served for dessert or at brunch.
Learn how I turned four leftovers into one delicious dish in an instant. This meal is affordable and easy to make.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
What are the possibilities (or pastabilities) of pasta? So many pasta shapes, so many sauces. Which ones work best together? I’ll show you the best combinations and share six sauce recipes.