Green salad—the start of many evening meals. Is your salad bold or boring? You can take your green salad from being a sad, forlorn afterthought to an exciting introduction to the main course. Green salad should and can be enticing, flavorful, and PERFECT.
Garlic and mushrooms are delicious together, but all too often they are served only in its simplest form as a starter or appetizer. The recipes on this page combine garlic and mushrooms in ten different and exciting ways to take them to whole new levels of tastiness and enjoyment.
Pickled onions are something of a British culinary institution. This page shows how easy it is to make chip shop style pickled onions at home.
Sour cream, cream cheese, butter, and half & half make these mashed potatoes decadent and yet versatile—the ultimate comfort food. They go well with meatloaf, milanesa, and roast chicken.
A deliciously light and fresh salad that feels like summer. Lime and mint take center stage while perfectly complimenting the corn, avocado, and other ingredients. A crowd pleaser!
This is a great recipe for using up jalapeño pepper scraps (the parts you'd normally throw away). The resulting paste is off-the-scale hot, and it's easy to make, too. Whenever you need some, just break off a frozen piece and drop it into your favorite dish. HOT!
A vegan shares her first experience with this tuber. Nutritional information, flavorings for jicama, other common names, gardening information, and history of the vegetable are given.
Learning to can fresh green beans in a pressure canner is easy and can provide a nutritious side dish with no preservatives or additives.
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.
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.
Broccoli is a food that many kids hate. The recipes on this page are specifically designed to help you get kids not only to eat broccoli but to enjoy it, obtaining the essential nutrients it contains.
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.
Caramelized onions are a thing of beauty and are easily made at home. This step-by-step breakdown of the process is sure to guide you with ease in making your very own caramelized onions.
Lots of tips for seasoning and cooking corn-on-the cob: grilling, microwaving, roasting, frying, and batter-frying.
This recipe will help you make corn broth using your leftover husks and cobs. I really like using all of the leftover parts of my food and not wasting anything. There's not much information on the web about corn broth, but corn and their husks are very healthy for you. Why not make some broth?
There is controversy over the safety of eating daylilies. This article tells you why and helps you make informed decisions about whether you should eat your daylilies.
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.
This delicious and easy gazpacho recipe makes good use of fresh garden ingredients. Also includes videos of other ways to make it.
Summer—the weather is hot, and you don't want to stand over a hot stove. Here are some main dish salad recipes that will please your family and keep you cool as a cucumber.
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!
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.
Learn how to freeze green beans and other garden vegetables and discover time-saving equipment that will make home freezing vegetables a breeze.
Here you'll find a step-by-step guide with photos that teaches you how to easily can and pickle garlic and dill green beans.
A quick and easy way to make vegetables taste great. This tasty recipe offers easy preparation and a quick clean-up for busy cooks.
In the United States, Okra is a traditional southern staple. Here are a few of the many ways to prepare and enjoy this vegetable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kale is hands down one of the most nutritious vegetables out there. This side dish featuring kale cooks in less than five minutes. What's for dinner tonight? How about anything that goes with kale?
Broccoli--gray, mushy and stinky, or bright green, crisp, and floral. It's all in how you cook it. Treat it gently. Let me show you how to coax broccoli into a treat your family will love.
Samphire is a delicious and widely available type of seaweed. This page contains a number of tasty recipes and serving suggestions.
This recipe, Cheesy Potatoes is a definate crowd pleaser. If you are having company coming over, don't hesitate to put this on the menu. Your guests will be full of compliments.
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.
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.
Garlic that unexpectedly turns blue during cooking or pickling can be quite an unpleasant surprise to both new and experienced cooks. How does garlic turn blue? Is blue garlic safe to eat?
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.
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.
After looking closely at many Caesar salad recipes, I created a recipe that includes the best features of from each one. Essentially, this recipe contains the best aspects of the Caesar salad tradition.
An old time favorite - made simple. Enjoy this quick recipe that is so delicious and tastes just like stuffed peppers.
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.
Butternut squash is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. With these delicious recipes, you can make mouthwatering dishes.
Need ideas to jazz up your mashed potatoes? Looking for a way to spice up dinner? Here are more than 150 delicious toppings that are sure to make everyone happy.
In Korea, it's kimchi; in Latin American, cortido; and in Europe (and for the ancestors who migrated to America), it is sauerkraut. Learn about this sour food that's powered by probiotics, how to make your own, and recipes that use it in imaginative ways.
Freezing seconds from local farmers is an easy, inexpensive way to stock up on tomatoes and NEVER BUY CANNED TOMATOES AGAIN!
Each autumn, I stand in the produce section of the grocery store puzzling over the sweet potatoes and yams. What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?
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.
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!
What is a truffle? You've seen truffles in restaurant menus or have recipes that call for them in the form of shavings, salt, or oil. Do you know the origins of this funny-looking yet gourmet food? Learn more about these underground fungi!
A great collection of my favorite vegetable salad recipes, from cucumbers to layered and fried okra, to a selection of salad fixin’.
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.
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?
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.
Learn how to cook vegetables such as cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli with these simple steps.
Chef Albert Verdeyen says chips quite definitely come from his native Belgium; perhaps they do, perhaps they don’t.
This classic picnic side dish was not invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Learn its origins, a few facts, and fun variations.
Hasselback potatoes boast crispy outsides and tender centers. These fancy potatoes are easy to prep and come out lovely every time. They're prettier and yummier than just another baked potato.
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!
Want all the goodness of rich, delicious turnip greens without the ham/ham hocks? Try this vegan- and vegetarian-friendly version of the traditional dish. all the flavor with less expense and effort!
Listeria is a bacterium that can live in animals and humans, survive in soil and water, and contaminate plants. It can cause listeriosis, which is sometimes serious.
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!
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.
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.
The best mashed potatoes do not come out of a box or a pouch. It starts will real potatoes, and in less than 30 minutes, you can enjoy the real thing!
Jerusalem artichoke, which you may know as sunchoke or sunroot, resembles ginger root in appearance. I was curious to discover what else, if anything, these two edible tubers had in common and what they didn't.
If you like eggplant a lot, and grow (or buy) more than you need, here's an easy way to preserve it for myriad uses.
America’s favourite salad has an interesting background—some of itmight even be true. Learn about the myths and the true origins of the Caesar salad.
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.
Once the bane of every child, loathed almost as much as it’s cousin the broccoli; cauliflower is now the darling of nutritionists everywhere. Learn how to make it your family’s favorite.
Fried green tomatoes, thought of as a Southern dish, actually began with Jewish immigrants in the Northeast and Midwest. This recipe for the dish and accompanying sauce is simple yet delicious.
Have you ever tried making coleslaw and ended up with a watery soup? I have a technique that will solve that problem. This coleslaw recipe shows you how to do it.
Patrode (Colocasia leaf rolls) are so delicious that words are not sufficient to explain it!! Experience eating this steamed snack to get to know the real pleasure of eating this awesome food!
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!
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.
Try some of these side dishes to turn a filet mignon into a complete meal. Recipes for salads, potatoes, and vegetables are included
Mushrooms--delicious or deadly? I don't know how to identify and collect them, but I certainly know how to find them at my farmers' market, prepare, and cook with them!
Enjoy this healthy and meatless Mexican meal tonight! Learn about its nutritious star ingredient - sweet potatoes. Also learn how to make your own quick enchilada sauce that cuts way back on sodium.
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.
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.
This low-calorie, robust, healthy, portabella mushroom vegan recipe was a hit with my family—so much so that they requested it the next day. It is quick, simple, tasty, and worthy of going into your black book of favorite vegan recipes.
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.
Nutritionists say that we should eat three to five servings of green vegetables every day. Here are tips for adding the vegetables to your diet and reasons why you should do this.
Variations of a family favorite recipe for corn relish. Ingredients for a small batch include frozen corn kernels; bagged, shredded cabbage; bell peppers; mustard; and apple cider vinegar.
All bananas were created equal right? Nope! Some are definitely better than others for making fritters. Let me share my favorites with you.
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 great fruit!
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.
Corn tops the chart as the most-produced grain throughout the world. I'll give you a brief history of this luscious food, how to find the best-tasting, and (of course) provide some recipes.
Ever heard of cooking corn in an ice chest? It works and it is awesome. Try this great recipe for cooler corn and watch the video on how to shuck corn perfectly every time.
These are the best green beans I've ever tasted: fresh, delicious beans are simmered in chicken broth with new potatoes and onion slices. My in-laws request this dish for basically every family gathering—and my mother-in-law is a terrific country cook.
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.
Historical background about the Great Depression and how families survived through frugality and food consciousness.
Read about the three steps to crispy, tender sweet potato fries. Also included: how to choose safe and healthy cooking oils and deep-frying safety tips.
In this recipe, I will show you how to cook roasted vegetables in the oven quickly and easily. I have included step-by-step instructions with my own photos and videos.