'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.
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.
A thorough, user-friendly guide to making pasta at home, complete with ingredient recommendations and detailed instructions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quick and easy recipe for spaghetti sauce without garlic and/or onions. Flavorful recipe with delicious ingredients. Great for sulfite-free diets.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?!
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.
Arroz con gandules is an inexpensive, perfect mix of protein, carbohydrates, veggies, and deliciousness.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carbonara in Italy is still prepared according to the traditional recipe, but elsewhere in the Western world it is almost always overcomplicated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This sweet and savory gnocchi dish with roasted squash and tangy blue cheese is the perfect end note to any day. It'll be the cherry on top of a perfect day, and something to cheer you up on a less-than-stellar one.
Are you craving mac 'n' cheese? Enjoy an incredibly easy three-ingredient version of meaty mac 'n' cheese.
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!
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.
Hear the story of the Anishinabe people, and how they came to harvest wild rice from canoes with push poles and hand flails in what is today NE Minnesota.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sprouted lentils are delicious and it is easy to make your own at home. This article tells you all you need to know.
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.
This page looks at tips for preparing basmati rice, and in particular, some of the inherent dangers in doing so.
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.
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's better than pasta? What about pasta filled with all of your favorite flavors? Taco, pizza, buffalo chicken? They're all here, plus more.
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.
An easy recipe for burgers that uses leftover risotto. In this recipe tasks are divided up between adults and children to make cooking with kids easy and fun! Also contains variations for anyone with allergies to gluten, nuts, dairy produce or eggs, and for vegans.
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.
Memories of an incredible pasta and pesto dinner in Vernaza and how you can create this northern Italian specialty in your own kitchen.
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
Try my moma's red beans and rice recipe, and you will wonder how you could have overlooked the hearty red bean before. Small red beans are not only tasty, but are packed with incredible health benefits. Come taste some!
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!
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?
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!
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.
Delicious, juicy and succulent baked chicken breast incorporated in a tasty salad with cooled conchiglie pasta, vegetables and balsamic herb dressing.
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."
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!
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!
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.
Amaranth is an edible plant that produces nutritious seeds. The seeds are gluten-free and are a useful grain substitute for those with and without celiac disease.
Here's my recipe for mushroom risotto—tasty, healthy and cheap. Quick and easy, it only takes 20 minutes to make and is suitable for vegetarians, beginner cooks or students leaving home for the first time.
Do you like pasta and seafood? Take a look at this simple-to-prepare recipe that will have your guests begging for more.
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.
Let me guide you through a very simple yet delicious pasta recipe that will bring joy to you and the hungry people around you.
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.
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.
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!
Step-by-step instructions on how to cook basmati rice using the stove-top method or the rice cooker.
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.
Nutty, hearty, and protein packed; Quinoa taste outstanding at any meal! Find recipes, and much more for everything quinoa, the King of grains.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
It is not always easy to get your kids to eat more vegetables and healthy foods. This recipe is a go to in my house to bring more flavor and nutrition to a household favorite.