An easy recipe for delicious and healthy roasted vegetables, as well as a video showcasing more roasting techniques. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
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 great collection of my favorite vegetable salad recipes, from cucumbers to layered and fried okra, to a selection of salad fixin’.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Learn how to freeze green beans and other garden vegetables and discover time-saving equipment that will make home freezing vegetables a breeze.
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.
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.
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 was a new asparagus recipe for me. The addition of three citrus fruits makes the dish tasty and different, and I will certainly be making it again and again.
Chef Albert Verdeyen says chips quite definitely come from his native Belgium; perhaps they do, perhaps they don’t.
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.
Try some of these side dishes to turn a filet mignon into a complete meal. Recipes for salads, potatoes, and vegetables are included.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
How to cook an artichoke, not to mention how to eat it, can sometimes seem a little daunting. But once you've made this recipe, you'll want to make it again and again. My (Sicilian Italian) mother taught me how to make this recipe as a kid, and it's a keeper! Hope you enjoy!
This delicious and easy gazpacho recipe makes good use of fresh garden ingredients. Also includes videos of other ways to make it.
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.
Nutritionists say that we should eat three to five servings of green vegetables every day. Here are tips for adding vegetables to your diet and reasons why you should do this.
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 the United States, Okra is a traditional southern staple. Here are a few of the many ways to prepare and enjoy this 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.
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!
Historical background about the Great Depression and how families survived through frugality and food consciousness.
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.
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.
This classic picnic side dish was not invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Learn its origins, a few facts, and fun variations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Samphire is a delicious and widely available type of seaweed. This page contains a number of tasty recipes and serving suggestions.
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!
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.
Learn how to cook vegetables such as cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli with these simple steps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Potato pancakes are also known as latkes. You needn't be Jewish to make or enjoy them. Let's look at their origins, and then try some fun recipes.
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.
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.
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.
Learn the history of cucumbers, how to grow them, how to use them in cooking and baking, and why “cool as a cucumber” is not just a figure of speech.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's not necessarily quick, but it's easy to turn raw potatoes into a batch of delicious French fries
Freezing seconds from local farmers is an easy, inexpensive way to stock up on tomatoes and NEVER BUY CANNED TOMATOES AGAIN!
Lots of tips for seasoning and cooking corn-on-the cob: grilling, microwaving, roasting, frying, and batter-frying.
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.
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.
All bananas were created equal right? Nope! Some are definitely better than others for making fritters. Let me share my favorites with you.
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!
Butternut squash is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. With these delicious recipes, you can make mouthwatering dishes.
A Middle Eastern dish of complex flavours, combining health-promoting butternut squash with sweet apricots, 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 or crusty bread.
A quick and easy way to make vegetables taste great. This tasty recipe offers easy preparation and a quick clean-up for busy cooks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.