This article is about how to make the best tossed salad. It includes step-by-step directions, recipe, helpful hints, and lots of photos. You will love this tossed salad.
Crockpots make cooking beans a total breeze. I've included step-by-step instructions and serving suggestions.
A no fuss and easy to follow, step by step method on how to make falafels. A healthy falafel recipe which you can complete in 30 minutes. Great for brunch, lunch, dinner or for a snack.
Step by step instructions for preparing potato pancakes using a store bought mix. This is great for first-timers or cooks looking for helpful tips and fresh ideas. Goes with any meal all year long.
Butternut squash is a delicious winter staple, but it's difficult to work with. By using the microwave, you can cut preparation time down to almost nothing.
Learn how to make a traditional Russian potato salad "Olivier" with this step-by-step recipe. Pictures, tips and the healthiest way to make it.
This guide shows you how to buy, store, cook, and measure any bean you decide to make. Beans can be as gourmet as anything else we cook.
All I can say is "AWESOME"! These fried green tomatoes were simply amazing. The best I've EVER had. We do fried green tomatoes every year for my birthday/4th of July dinner. I decided to find a new recipe because the ones we made were only so-so. I'm a believer and a lover of your technique and recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with us!
In the United States, Okra is a traditional southern staple. Here are a few of the many ways to prepare and enjoy this vegetable.
What can I tell you about Brussels sprouts? They are good for you, they are not baby cabbages, they don't have to smell bad, and, if you give me a chance, I might even convince you to love them.
Baked beans don't have to be boring. Here are some recipe ideas which let baked beans achieve their maximum potential.
Stay healthy with this mouth-watering vegetable soup recipe chock full of antioxidants. Easy to make, and cooks in about 45 minutes. The longer you let this soup simmer, the more flavor it gives.
Many people have never heard of the Morel Mushroom so I would like to give you a brief background on this delicious fungal creature. Mind you, my research has not gone in depth because I would much rather hunt for these wonderful little morsels than...
Zucchini squash is a popular vegetable to grow in backyard gardens. With the right growing conditions, you can get a large crop from just a few plants. Here are 10 suggestions if you have more zucchini than you know what to do with.
Great recipes for cold lunches to take to work or serve at home. Includes several salads: black bean, corn, and avocado; three amigos; reimagined caprese; cantaloupe and corn; Greek pasta; macaroni slaw; and Panzanella tomato.
Learn how to freeze green beans and other garden vegetables and discover time-saving equipment that will make home freezing vegetables a breeze.
Does "stuffed vegetables" cause you to think back to the sad greasy, collapsed green bell peppers you had as a child? We can do better. Here are 10 recipes to add to your repertoire.
A new spin on a traditional potato pancake recipe, incorporating fresh veggies. Super easy to make and deliciously yummy. Serve this side dish just in time for summer or at your next holiday dinner.
A recipe for the best green beans you've ever tasted: fresh, delicious green beans simmered in chicken broth with new potatoes and onion slivers.
Lithuanian cuisine is known for its simple and hearty dishes; our traditional fare tends to be naturally filling, made from local ingredients, and only lightly seasoned with salt and herbs.
Historical background about the Great Depression and how families survived through frugality and food consciousness.
Packing a lunch for work or school every day saves significant dollars every month- here are some ideas for easy-to-make, healthy lunches for each day of the week!
Swede turnips (also called rutabaga) are sometimes hugely under rated as a cooking and eating vegetable. This page explores different recipes and serving suggestions for swede turnips or rutabaga, perhaps helping you sell their taste benefits and versatility to your family.
Green peppers provide a number of nutrients and benefits to your body and health. They also taste great whether they are in your spaghetti sauce, or fresh on a salad. These are a great fruit!
Raw radicchio is a bold, assertive, and somewhat bitter green, but cook gently and it melts into sweet, creamy bliss. I’ll tell you how to grow, select, and use this beautiful vegetable.
Bored of your average salad offerings at barbecues and picnics? Want to avoid unhealthy salad dressings? This tomato salad is naturally fat-free, and super-tasty!
Chip shop style potato fritters make an excellent variation on potato based meal accompaniments. This page shows you how to easily make potato fritters at home, every bit as good as you will get from a fish and chip shop.
A delicious and nutritious recipe for fresh vegetable soup with cannellini beans, including variations to make it vegetarian or vegan.
I have learned much from my Polish American friends about the important of Easter in their culture, friendships, families, and faith. Please enjoy the recipes and information.
If you're anything like I am, then you look for an excuse to put mushrooms into anything possible. This is one of my favorite go-to mushroom dishes.
Create your own pizza at home with recipes for a healthy whole wheat crust and a delicious low-sodium sauce. Vegetarian topping ideas are included!
When harvest brings in the butternut squash, it's time fire up the oven and bake this delicious vegetable in pies or serve it as a simple, nutritious side dish.
With fresh vegetables and the flavors of the mediterranean, this Cucumber and Tomato Couscous salad is easy and delicious and perfect for your next dinner or lunch.
Boxty, or Irish potato pancakes, are simple to make and delicious to eat. Crusty golden brown outside and fluffy and tender inside, these are economical and just plain delicious.
I freeze greens from my garden every year -- they taste as delicious as fresh-from-the-garden. It's an easy process to learn. Read on for all the details.
If you are looking for a vibrant, smooth, warm, and palatable soup, consider making this Mexican potato soup. It is truly yummy and classic. It has all the goodness of tomatoes, potatoes, and spices.
Sweet potato mash is a fantastic alternative to regular mashed potatoes and goes very well with a number of accompaniments. I'll provide several delicious variations of ideas on how you can prepare and serve mashed sweet potatoes.
What's the secret to crispy, restaurant-style french fries? Learn how to choose the best potato for frying. Also included, step-by-step instructions and photographs for making tender, unforgettable fries.
Freezing seconds from local farmers is an easy, inexpensive way to stock up on tomatoes and NEVER BUY CANNED TOMATOES AGAIN!
Tofu: eaten by millions but so misunderstood. If you love it, you'll love this article. If you're unsure, I know I can convince you to try it. And haters, I hope you keep reading. I might convert you.
Portobello, or breakfast mushrooms, are the best mushrooms for stuffing due to their size. This page includes a number of very different tasty recipes for stuffings, as well as serving suggestions.
Learning to can fresh green beans in a pressure canner is easy and can provide a nutritious side dish with no preservatives or additives.
Beets' ruby red color is attractive. Added to that, they offer many health benefits. Beetroot kootu is a delicious, mild side dish made with beetroot and moong dal. Make this easy curry and serve it with steamed rice or chapati, poori, etc.
Samphire is a delicious and widely available type of seaweed. This page contains a number of tasty recipes and serving suggestions.
Listeria is a bacterium that can live in animals and humans but also survives in soil and water, where it contaminates plants. It causes a disease called listeriosis. Not everyone gets sick from a Listeria infection, but in some people the infection is deadly.
Celtuce is a variety of cabbage with both the leaves and the stem suitable for eating and cooking. This page features a variety of raw and cooked serving recipes and suggestions.
Loose-leaf lettuce is a garden staple and reproduces at a phenomenal rate. Cooks have created wonderful dishes to use it up. This recipe is one I loved when I was a child growing up in Kentucky.
Don't like cabbage? Want to find out how to take it to new levels of tastiness? This page includes several recipes for sauteed sweetheart or pointed cabbage, helping you to enjoy cabbage at its best.
Learn about Oregon's natural wild mushrooms and truffles. Learn about their seasons and environments and how to collect them to be used in your food.
A cool-weather super-food, kale is packed with vitamins. Enjoy it raw in salads, braised or stir-fried as a side dish, or incorporate it into a fantastic vegetable pie.
Tomato onion chutney is a spicy and tangy side dish that pairs well with idli, dosa, and plain rice. You can make this chutney in a jiffy. It is a treat for your taste buds and a savior when you need a quick side dish.
Baked potatoes—Fifteen ideas for how to turn this easy side dish into an inexpensive meal for one or an easy family weeknight dinner. Ingredient lists, recipes, and helpful hints—they're all here!
An easy step-by-step guide on how to make vegetable soup from scratch. A simple vegetable soup recipe you can complete in less than 50 minutes. Cumin adds a little spice, but is optional.
Green beans--crisp, flavorful, available all year-round, and worthy of so much more than to be buried in creamed soup. Let me show you how to grow, cook, and enjoy them to their fullest.
Make this easy potato pancake recipe using your blender. Your potato pancakes will be just as good as Mother used to make. Serve with applesauce and sour cream for a delicious meatless dinner.
Radishes get a bad rap and are usually only added to salads for color. Radishes aren't just for salads! Here is a simple, yummy recipe for pickling radishes that I promise you'll love.
Don't let the many varieties of winter squash intimidate you! Just because they look odd doesn't mean you can't eat them.
This delicious vegetable pie is a hearty combination of various vegetables crowned with a not-quite-crunchy and definitely tasty, flaky crust.
All bananas were created equal right? Nope! Some are definitely better than others for making fritters. Let me share my favorites with you.
Stuffed cabbage is one of the many traditional, frugal, and absolutely delicious recipes from Limousin, the rural heart of France. This recipe transforms regular ingredients into a feast!
Find out here. Four methods were tested, and one came out on top. Using the winning method, you'll get perfect mashed potatoes every time.
Get a taste of Germany with these four easy and delicious German salad recipes! You'll find recipes for German Beet Salad, German Celery Root Salad, German Carrot Salad and German Cucumber Salad.
Green beans are an all-American favorite. I experimented and came up with a fruit and nut variation that I had not seen before. The flavors of apricot and almonds compliment the flavor of every-day green beans.
How do you cook parsnips? Are you looking for ideas a little bit different from the norm? On this page, among other ideas, you will find recipes for parsnip mash, parsnips roasted with chicken and other root vegetables and even parsnips roasted in Scotch whisky marmalade!
Salads can be kid-friendly, and this article includes recipes for salad that even a baby will enjoy, as well as suggestions for how to make 2 regular salads more appealing to children.
Cabbage Soup from the past is both a recipe and the story of the history of the recipe that so many have sought and tried to re-create over the years.
Whether you prefer smooth and creamy or a rustic smash, here is everything you need to know to make your perfect pot of mashed potatoes.
Potatoes are an incredibloy versatile cooking ingredient. This page is devoted to exploring a number of less obvious ways in which potatoes can be cooked and enjoyed to perfection.
Describe your idea of perfect potato salad. Tangy with vinegar, bright with mustard, a contrast of creamy potatoes and crunchy vegetables, or perhaps something even more exotic? Let me show you how.
Don't kill your weeds, eat them! Have fun learning to identify the weeds in your yard, then picking the edible varieties to make a salad. You'll also find a yummy vinaigrette recipe in this hub.
This is an easy way to spruce up your asparagus. The spears are shaved to reduce the woody texture, making them softer, more tender, and much more enjoyable. Baking the shaved spears crisps them up.
This magical beet salad recipe can be multiplied to feed as many people as you'd like. Includes nutritional information and a video of the author preparing it.
Lots of tips for seasoning and cooking corn-on-the cob: grilling, microwaving, roasting, frying, and batter-frying.
Dozens of chefs have given this classic their own personal spin; however, “more” is not necessarily "better." Let's get back to basics and find the perfect salade niçoise.
California cuisine is a rapidly evolving food trend with a wide range of meaning and many different approaches. Let's find out how it came to exist and what makes it so unique.
Turning a bag of dry pinto beans into a hearty meal does not have to be daunting! Beans make a cheap, nutrient dense meal. Find out how to make it easy.
Ever wanted to try the popular Southern dish poke sallet, often called "poke salad"? I'm a native of the rural United States and am here to show you how to detoxify and prepare this delicious dish.
Green peas are loaded with nutrients and are a very healthy food. There are many ways to prepare peas and many foods that are improved by their addition.
Looking for a delicious Brussels sprouts recipe? This Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe will have your mouth watering and begging for more! It's also a delicious fat burning food!
Dandelion greens have been a food source for centuries. This tasty salad recipe shows how you can put these 'weeds' to use on your table!
Healthy salads can be delicious and are fun to create. Purslane, mizuna and tatsoi are tasty and nutritious greens that are great additions to a salad.
Easy photo directions for quick cooking white beans from scratch without soaking, plus recipes, tips and nutritional information.
Ever wondered why some Italian soups are called Zuppa and others called Minestra? This is a tale of class distinctions. Recipe for Sicilian Zuppa Di Asparagi (asparagus soup).
Do you like guacamole? Well, this is like the salad version of guacamole. The combination of avocado, tomato and lime gives it that 'tropical' taste. Hope you enjoy!
Nutritionists say that we should eat three to five servings of green vegetables every day. Here are some tips for adding more vegetables to your diet.
Weekly routine of freezing keeps the household in pinto beans for all the recipes that need them. A few decades later and one has probably saved money and practiced good eco green habits.
An iconic French-Canadian dish that combines delicious, artery-clogging ingredients is now popular everywhere.
Pizza Margherita with basil and tomato is easy to make on a gas grill. Easy homemade pizza dough recipe included.
Not only is this classic Italian recipe light and delicious, it's also low in sodium. See how this Eggplant Parmesan measures up to the restaurant version nutritional scorecard.
Healthy eating can be delicious. This is an authentic Greek salad recipe and contains no lettuce. It is even better the second day.
Read about the 3 steps to crispy, tender sweet potato fries. Also included: how to choose safe and healthy cooking oils and deep frying safety tips.
This recipe for chunky gazpacho soup gets its bright flavors from fresh tomatoes, crisp bell peppers, cucumbers, and sweet onions with the ideal seasonings including fresh cilantro and/or basil.
Dried beans are a healthy, inexpensive food. Read how to prepare and cook them properly. This recipe works for just about any type of dried bean.
Zucchini (courgette) recipes of a number of different types to suit a wide variety of tastes. Includes baked, griddled and roasted zucchini recipe ideas and more.
For such an unassuming vegetable the carrot certainly has an amazing history; carrots are as old as time, multi-cultural, and did you know that they were part of World War II propaganda?