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!
All bananas were created equal right? Nope! Some are definitely better than others for making fritters. Let me share my favorites with you.
A Middle Eastern dish of complex flavours, combining health-promoting butternut squash with sweet apricots and honey, intense and piquant preserved lemon, tomatoes and fragrant spices. Quick and easy to prepare and keeps well in the fridge for up to four days. Serve with herby couscous.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Okra and potato hash can be served as a side dish or as an appetizer. This lip-smacking veggie delight is peppery and crunchy. Try this easy and quick recipe.
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.
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!
Historical background about the Great Depression and how families survived through frugality and food consciousness.
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.
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.
What do you do when your garden is loaded with zucchini? Gadzukes! Head to the kitchen with all the little squashes and fill your freezer with great zucchini dishes for those days when your garden has been iced over with frost.
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!
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!
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.
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?
Try some of these side dishes to turn a filet mignon into a complete meal. Recipes for salads, potatoes, and vegetables are included
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!
Freezing seconds from local farmers is an easy, inexpensive way to stock up on tomatoes and NEVER BUY CANNED TOMATOES AGAIN!
A great collection of my favorite vegetable salad recipes, from cucumbers to layered and fried okra, to a selection of salad fixin’.
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!
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.
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.
Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables, and I make many different snacks with them. But these savory eggplant fritters are special. Crunchy on the outside and spongy on the inside, they have an amazing texture and aroma.
Learn how to cook vegetables such as cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli with these simple steps.
Lots of tips for seasoning and cooking corn-on-the cob: grilling, microwaving, roasting, frying, and batter-frying.
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?
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
Don't let the many varieties of winter squash intimidate you! Just because they look odd doesn't mean you can't eat them.
Chef Albert Verdeyen says chips quite definitely come from his native Belgium; perhaps they do, perhaps they don’t.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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!
Golden-fried baby corn is a delectable appetizer that you can make in a jiffy. This is one of my favorite snacks, and I love to make it during the holidays or when guests come to visit.
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.
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 strawberry blueberry chicken salad has a medley of flavors to treat the palate: the crunch and sweetness of almonds; fresh, crisp lettuce; blueberries; strawberries; and pungent bleu cheese.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on which extra ingredients you add.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the United States, Okra is a traditional southern staple. Here are a few of the many ways to prepare and enjoy this vegetable.
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?
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.
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.
These veggies make a hearty meal that's perfect for any day of the year. I especially like to make them for Christmas dinner!
You might be surprised that you can also plan dinner while stopping to smell the roses! Here you'll find ten easy-to-find (or grow), edible flowers to spice up your cooking game.
America’s favourite salad has an interesting background—some of which might even be true. Learn about the myths, as well as the true origins, of the Caesar salad.
An easy recipe for crispy, aromatic, baked stuffed aubergine—a delicious vegetarian dish that you can use for a starter, a main course, or as an accompaniment to meat.
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 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.
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.
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.
This sweet potato recipe is super easy to make. Serve them as a snack while watching the big game, or as a side dish with dinner.
Are you looking for a filling side dish that fits your budget? If so, then this is the one for you. It's easy to make and customize, and you'll find yourself making this dish more and more.
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.
Spinach can appear in every meal of the day. Let's explore where it came from, how to grow it, the health benefits, why some people hate it (it's not their fault), and creative recipes.
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.
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.
Asparagus is a beautiful vegetable with numerous health benefits, but sadly it gets a bad rap as gross, slimy, and even stinky. Let me show you how to cook this wonderful vegetable to bring out its sweet side and help you appreciate just how tasty it can be.
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.
Learning to can fresh green beans in a pressure canner is easy and can provide a nutritious side dish with no preservatives or additives.
This delicious and easy gazpacho recipe makes good use of fresh garden ingredients. Also includes videos of other ways to make it.
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.
Learn how to freeze green beans and other garden vegetables and discover time-saving equipment that will make home freezing vegetables a breeze.
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 ingredients in this easy-to-make side dish are readily available, visually appealing, and so very tasty! Make this corn, black bean, and fresh tomato side dish at your next gathering and watch it disappear in record time. Your friends and family will request it again and again.
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.
Vegetable pakora is a dish from the Indian sub-continent which knows huge popularity in the UK, either as the first course of a meal or as a simple tasty snack. This recipe is for a simple vegetarian pakora which can be prepared even where you don't have access to the proper gram flour.
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.
Olives—These ancient trees are perhaps the oldest living things on Earth. Learn their history, facts, and enjoy some new recipes.
You can make a delicious chicken Caesar salad in a Mason jar and take it to work or school for lunch. Here is a quick and easy recipe.
This article provides recipes for 10 delicious green salads that feature fruits, including apples, oranges, strawberries, watermelon, pears, and mangoes. Salad greens include spinach, arugula, and Spring Mix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These little potato dumplings are light and soft and can be served with almost any sauce you enjoy: Tomato sauce, as shown, a buttery sauce, or even pesto sauce.
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.