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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
My son calls this recipe "honey carrots" because after they've been roasted the carrots taste as sweet as if you had drizzled them with honey! There's actually no honey in this recipe, although you could certainly add some, if you like. Hopefully, you find this as yummy as we do!
Freezing seconds from local farmers is an easy, inexpensive way to stock up on tomatoes and NEVER BUY CANNED TOMATOES AGAIN!
I always forget how much I love asparagus and Brussels sprouts, so I decided to combine both of these vitamin-packed vegetables into one dish!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Don't let the many varieties of winter squash intimidate you! Just because they look odd doesn't mean you can't eat them.
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.
These veggies make a hearty meal that's perfect for any day of the year. I especially like to make them for Christmas dinner!
All bananas were created equal right? Nope! Some are definitely better than others for making fritters. Let me share my favorites with you.
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.
An iconic French-Canadian dish that combines delicious, artery-clogging ingredients is now popular everywhere.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Chef Albert Verdeyen says chips quite definitely come from his native Belgium; perhaps they do, perhaps they don’t.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Samphire is a delicious and widely available type of seaweed. This page contains a number of tasty recipes and serving suggestions.
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...
Lots of tips for seasoning and cooking corn-on-the cob: grilling, microwaving, roasting, frying, and batter-frying.
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.
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!
In the United States, Okra is a traditional southern staple. Here are a few of the many ways to prepare and enjoy this vegetable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
Learning to can fresh green beans in a pressure canner is easy and can provide a nutritious side dish with no preservatives or additives.
Learn how to cook vegetables such as cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli with these simple steps.
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.
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.
Learn how to freeze green beans and other garden vegetables and discover time-saving equipment that will make home freezing vegetables a breeze.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The most common color for carrots is orange. However, carrots come in several other colors, as well.
A great collection of my favorite vegetable salad recipes, from cucumbers to layered and fried okra, to a selection of salad fixin’.
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.
Try some of these side dishes to turn a filet mignon into a complete meal. Recipes for salads, potatoes, and vegetables are included
Whether looking for a main course or a simple side dish, cheesy potatoes are simple and easy to make.
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?
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.
This tomato avocado salad recipe is really tasty and the addition of omega 3-6-9 oil makes it a nutritional powerhouse. This recipe is easy to make and delivers helpful omega fatty acids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A quick and easy way to make vegetables taste great. This tasty recipe offers easy preparation and a quick clean-up for busy cooks.
Green beans are a tasty side dish that you can make fairly plain for your picky eaters—or spice up for those with a more adventurous palate. This recipe is my go-to for an easy green bean side dish; it works great for busy weeknight dinners.
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.
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!
Creamy, indulgent, over-the-top stuffed baked potatoes. A perfect side-dish for that New Years Eve dinner of prime rib—or any special meal.