Samphire is a delicious and widely available type of seaweed. This page contains a number of tasty recipes and serving suggestions.
Learn how to freeze green beans and other garden vegetables and discover time-saving equipment that will make home freezing vegetables a breeze.
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.
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.
Lots of tips for seasoning and cooking corn-on-the cob: grilling, microwaving, roasting, frying, and batter-frying.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
This is a unique side dish. In this, split chickpea paste is sautéed with fresh coriander, green peas, capsicum, and spices. This mildly-spicy curry goes well with rice, roti, flatbread, etc.
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.
German food is known for its richness and heartiness, but less known are the side dishes that accompany those dishes. Here are the most popular side dishes in German cuisine.
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.
Learn how to make cauliflower rice: a great rice substitute for those on a low carb or Paleo diet. What is the best method for cooking cauliflower rice?
Baked beans don't have to be boring. Here are some recipe ideas which let baked beans achieve their maximum potential.
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 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.
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).
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.
Mung sprouts are an excellent source of fiber and protein. They are low-fat and high in calories. These sprouts taste awesome when they are blended with spices and cooked. Try this scrumptious snack!
Spinach (palak) and green peas make a good combo. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins, fiber, protein, and iron. Green peas also have similar nutrients. This winter soup is garlicky and tasty.
Peanut butter: the soul of PBJ sandwiches, and so much more. Let me tell you how it began, and how to use it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
A delightfully sweet yet tart honey-mustard sauce combines with spinach, orange, and bacon to make a hearty and filling salad.
Crockpots make cooking beans a total breeze. I've included step-by-step instructions and serving suggestions.
We've all been there - you've cut open an avocado thinking it was ripe, only to discover it's still too hard to eat. Don't despair! There are many great ways you can use unripe avocados.
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.
Simple enough for every day, but luxurious enough for special occasions, this simple Southern fried corn recipe is just amazing. Crispy bacon, cream, and scallions elevate simple corn to rock star!
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.
This is a great version of a fantastically delicious quiche: spinach quiche. This is a favorite offering on breakfast and brunch menus and one of my personal favorites.
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.
Freezing seconds from local farmers is an easy, inexpensive way to stock up on tomatoes and NEVER BUY CANNED TOMATOES AGAIN!
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.
Looking for an easy sweet potato casserole recipe? Try this delicious recipe that's yummy enough for a side dish or a dessert. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any day in between!
This recipe is so easy to make. If you love the flavors of rosemary and garlic, you need to make this rustic side dish that is the perfect side dish for lamb, chicken, steak and pork.
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!
Learning to can fresh green beans in a pressure canner is easy and can provide a nutritious side dish with no preservatives or additives.
On a hot summer day, nothing beats a chilled meal that you don't have to cook on a stove. Gazpacho and cucumber gazpacho are two of my favorite cold soups to have in the summer. They are nutritious and delicious and great to have if you know any vegetarians.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Historical background about the Great Depression and how families survived through frugality and food consciousness.
Oven-roasted tomatoes are healthy and delicious! Follow these easy instructions using your home oven and get suggestions on how to use these gems in meals, appetizers, or snacks.
A quick and easy way to make vegetables taste great. This tasty recipe offers easy preparation and a quick clean-up for busy cooks.
Easy photo directions for quick cooking white beans from scratch without soaking, plus recipes, tips and nutritional information.
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.
Text and photos teach you step-by-step how to preserve winter squashes or pumpkins by pressure canning.
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!
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.
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.
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!
A delicious soup recipe that will quickly become a Fall favorite in your kitchen. Soup is the ultimate comfort food and this one's the sweetest! It's a life-saver, time-saver and money-saver too!
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.
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.
Chickpeas are high in protein. They contain vitamins and minerals that help maintain good health. Chickpea and vegetable fritters are scrumptious and filling. These cakes are made with fresh spices.
This is a delicious and simple Sweet Potato recipe sure to please even the pickiest of crowds! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Cauliflower is a much underrated and commonly over-cooked vegetable. These recipes show different ways of cooking cauliflower to perfection and how to include it in a variety of tasty meals.
This bean and tomato soup is spicy and flavorful. Making it was easy. Garlic, ginger, pepper corns, and onions give this soup an intoxicating aroma. Garnish it with sauteed leafy greens. Enjoy!
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.
Butternut squash is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. With these delicious recipes, you can make mouthwatering dishes.
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!
This creamy and spicy soup is a winter starter. Boiled chickpeas and tomato puree blend with natural spices to make this dish a winner. Try this appetizing, nutritious soup on a chilly day.
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.
Great recipes for yellow squash and zucchini, all with low carb counts - even fried squash and fried zucchini. You won’t miss the carbs! Photos included.
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.
An old time favorite - made simple. Enjoy this quick recipe that is so delicious and tastes just like stuffed peppers.
Don't let the many varieties of winter squash intimidate you! Just because they look odd doesn't mean you can't eat them.
Photos and information on types of banana that is suitable for frying as banana fritters. There are many varieties of bananas to choose from, so check it out here
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!
Can you eat radish greens? Yes! Learn about the health benefits of radish leaves and try these two recipes using radish tops for your next meal.
Cooking fresh broccoli takes only minutes using a metal steamer and the taste, texture and nutritional value is well worth the time invested.
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.
Homemade pinto beans that you throw together in minutes, then simmer to perfection. Perfectly seasoned with an all-in-one product!
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.
This delicious and easy gazpacho recipe makes good use of fresh garden ingredients. Also includes videos of other ways to make it.
Bombay sagu is an excellent side dish that can be eaten with flatbread. It is a mildly spicy potato curry. Fresh peas, gram flour, onions, tomatoes, and ginger also go into this mouthwatering gravy.
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.
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.
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.
Leeks are an incredibly under rated vegetable and can be used in cooking for a lot more than soup. This page looks at some different ways to cook leeks and provides appropriate tasty recipes.
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.
Warm up this season with this healthy and hearty meatless chili recipe. Your family and friends will love it! The pumpkin adds rich color, flavor and nutrition to this tasty meal.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ever wanted to try the popular Southern dish poke salad, often spelled "poke sallet"? I'm a native of the South and am here to show you how to detoxify and prepare this delicious dish.
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.
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.
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.
Zucchini Sweet Relish is a perfect way to use zucchini from your garden. The sweet sour flavor is perfect with hot dogs, hamburgers, tuna salad or on sandwiches.Try my best zucchini sweet relish recipe!