Typically made with white rice, Spanish rice can be easily made with whole grain brown rice. Adapted from my mother's recipe, this recipe for Spanish brown rice is simple and delicious!
This stir-fry is delicious, beautiful, and quick. Red cabbage works best, but any kind will do. The recipe contains bacon, but you can easily leave it out to make it vegetarian.
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!
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.
This recipe started with an idea and has become one of my favorite recipes. It's perfect for a snack, side dish, or even a main dish. The veggies can be switched up, but the dressing is just amazing no matter which veggies you choose. Sometimes the simple things are the tastiest!
Lighten up your classic lasagna dinner with this delicious vegan and gluten-free recipe! The roasted vegetables and fresh basil add a subtle sweetness to this dish that both your family and guests will love.
Sprouted lentils are delicious and it is easy to make your own at home. This article tells you all you need to know.
Whole grains are not just another food fad. Research proves that they are nutritional dynamite and should be a part of your daily diet. Here's information on how to cook and make them the focus of your meal plan.
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.
This quick and easy Asian-style stir-fry is gluten-free, dairy-free, and can easily be modified for a low-carb, AIP, vegetarian, or vegan diet. Plus it's delicious!
It's so easy to make stuffed manicotti in the slow cooker. Just prepare your filling, stuff the uncooked manicotti noodles, and cover in tomato sauce. You don't even have to boil the noodles first.
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!
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.
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!
Are you craving mac 'n' cheese? Enjoy an incredibly easy three-ingredient version of meaty mac 'n' cheese.
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!
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 is barley and how can you cook with it? There are many different kinds of barley and some forms are more nutritious than others.
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.
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.
Spinach is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. You can make spinach pesto to freeze for pizzas, bruchetta, or dips. I show you how to make a spinach pesto pasta dish.
This page looks at tips for preparing basmati rice, and in particular, some of the inherent dangers in doing so.
Nutty, hearty, and protein packed; Quinoa taste outstanding at any meal! Find recipes, and much more for everything quinoa, the King of grains.
Is there anything more sad or uninviting than a cold bowl of rice? It makes great stir-fry (I have 2 recipes here). But there's even more that you can do. Let's explore.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
This creamy avocado spaghetti is just what you need for an easy but delicious dinner! The avocado sauce is flavorful, and the veggies make the dish both pretty and tasty. The basil and lemon bring out really bright flavors in the sauce, making it a meal you'll definitely want to try!
Vodka Penne Pasta is a favorite family recipe from my Italian grandmother. It can be a main or side dish, and it incorporates vodka as an unusual ingredient. Serve as a meatless meal or with Italian sausage.
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?
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.
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.
Like many of the best Italian dishes, an authentic arrabbiata is extremely simple and requires only a few ingredients to make. But when all things are considered, can there be any doubt that penne al'arrabbiata truly is the finest of all tomato pasta dishes?
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.
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.
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.
Memories of an incredible pasta and pesto dinner in Vernaza and how you can create this northern Italian specialty in your own kitchen.
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.
This recipe will teach you how to make a yummy, quick and easy chicken broccoli Alfredo pasta for your family tonight. With just a few easy steps, you can have a delicious, healthy dinner on the table, made from scratch in a mere 30 minutes with hardly any work on your part.
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!
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!
A delicious pasta recipe that is simple to make and boasts a heady mix of seasonings including shallots, garlic, olives and dried prunes.
A pasta salad is delicious with a creamy or an vinaigrette dressing. This recipe for creamy cheesy rotini salad is so flavorful. Make for a salad or a meal. Make it to your taste!
Impress the whole family on taco night with this traditional Mexican rice recipe! It's easy to prepare, and the biggest secret is to brown the rice.
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.
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.
Arroz con gandules is an inexpensive, perfect mix of protein, carbohydrates, veggies, and deliciousness.
This veggie fried rice is easy to throw together and has just a few ingredients. You can use it as a side dish or even a main dish. This recipe is egg free since we have allergies in our home, but you could easily adjust the recipe to include eggs.
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.
Carbonara in Italy is still prepared according to the traditional recipe, but elsewhere in the Western world it is almost always overcomplicated.
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.
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.
Add an exciting delicious twist to your fried rice using Chinese preserved duck eggs. This fried rice can be eaten as is or with your favorite dish. Best served during the breakfast meal.
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.
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.
Quick and easy recipe for spaghetti sauce without garlic and/or onions. Flavorful recipe with delicious ingredients. Great for sulfite-free diets.
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.
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.
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.
Bulgur, semolina, and spelt are three different types of wheat. How do these grains differ historically and nutritionally from each other? What about food preparation? This article answers those questions.
Homemade ravioli? Yes, you can make it at home with fresh dough, filling, and sauce. Learn how to make this tasty parmesan cauliflower ravioli.
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.
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!
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.
Pasta is perfect for a snack, side dish, or main dish. Learn how to make a creamy and cheesy carbonara using my favorite local ingredient - Angel KremQueso.
Pasta fagioli is more than mere pasta and beans; it's rich "love in a dish" comfort food. Learn how to make the best in your own kitchen.
My vegetarian tomato sauce is perfect for your spaghetti if your New Years resolution for 2019 is to be more health-conscious. Everyone will think it has beef in it.
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.
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!
Do you like pasta and seafood? Take a look at this simple-to-prepare recipe that will have your guests begging for more.
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 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.
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.
A thorough, user-friendly guide to making pasta at home, complete with ingredient recommendations and detailed instructions.
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.
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.
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."
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?
Who wants to spend two hours making lasagna? With this recipe, you can make a meal that tastes the same but can be made in a fraction of the time. Try "lazy lasagna" instead!
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.
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.
Risotto is a Northern Italian rice dish. It began as a peasant meal but with a few additions can be changed to a spectacular, luxurious dinner. Let me share with you the origins of this wonderful, flavorful, adaptable 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."
Quinoa salad is a delicious, easy-to-make, and nutritious meal or side dish. I recently learned about this wholesome protein-rich grain and will share my recipe, other information, and bonus videos.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Rice, caramelized onions, rich Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses--all perfectly blended in a savory side dish.