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.
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.
Potatoes make for a great addition to vegetarian curries as they work well with most other ingredients and help make the dish more filling. This article features 10 tasty recipes for vegetarian potato curries with serving accompaniment 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, along with tips on storing and eating them.
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?
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.
Vegetable pakora is a dish from the Indian sub-continent that 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.
Learn how to freeze green beans and other garden vegetables and discover time-saving equipment that will make home freezing vegetables a breeze.
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 article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What do you do with leftover mashed potatoes? It is, after all, incredibly difficult to prepare just the right quantity of mash for a family meal. The recipes featured on this page give you a wide and wonderful choice of delicious ideas to help prevent your leftover mash going to waste.
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.
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.
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 delicious and easy gazpacho recipe makes good use of fresh garden ingredients. Also includes videos of other ways to make it.
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!
This is a tasty vegan main course that is both warming and satisfying. A twist on the traditional cottage pie, its sweet potato topping is sure to appeal to all the family.
You don't have to halve or quarter your squash in order to cook it in an Instant Pot or oven. It's easy to cook a squash whole; I'll show you how!
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.
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.
How can you tell if your mushrooms have gone bad? Since they're not fruits or vegetables, it can be difficult to know what to look for. This article covers some of the most common signs of foul fungi and outlines a few mushroom storage techniques that can help prolong your shiitakes' shelf-life.
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.
This simple recipe will show you how to create a colorful, flavorful, and oil-free roasted root vegetable dish. Perfect as a side dish or delicious by itself.
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.
Historical background about the Great Depression and how families survived through frugality and food consciousness.
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.
This article features a great collection of my favorite vegetable salad recipes, from cucumbers to layered and fried okra salads. It also includes a selection of salad fixin’s.
Chip shop–style potato fritters make an excellent variation on potato-based meal accompaniments. This article shows you how to easily make potato fritters at home that are every bit as good as those you get from a fish and chip shop.
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 9 suggestions if you have more zucchini than you know what to do with.
This article features zucchini (courgette) recipes of a number of different types to suit a wide variety of tastes. It includes baked, griddled and roasted zucchini recipe ideas and more.
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.
This is a quick and easy way to make vegetables taste great. This tasty recipe offers easy preparation and a quick cleanup for busy cooks.
Learn the history of dill pickles, how to make them, and recipes that feature these tangy treats in creative ways.
The Lebanese salad known as tabbouleh was created more than 4,000 years ago. Learn its story as well as seven different ways to make it.
An old time favorite made simple. Enjoy this quick recipe that is so delicious and tastes just like stuffed peppers.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
For years I thought I knew how to make potato gnocchi, but now I have found the ultimate recipe—one that is easy, fun, and authentically Italian.
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.
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.
I love anything stuffed, and this recipe was hearty and delicious enough to serve on its own, which is what I did.
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.
Bored of your average salad offerings at barbecues and picnics? Want to avoid unhealthy salad dressings? This tomato salad is naturally fat-free, and it's super-tasty!
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. (Not only that, did you know that it's possible to ripen an avocado after it's already been cut?)
This potato salad takes on a delicious twist with the addition of deviled egg ingredients. It's a great side dish for summer picnics and barbecues—or for any time of year.
All bananas were created equal, right? Nope! Some are definitely better than others for making fritters. Let me share my favorites with you.
Swede turnips (also called rutabaga) are sometimes hugely underrated for both cooking and eating. This article explores different recipes and serving suggestions for this vegetable, perhaps helping you sell their taste benefits and versatility to your family.
Chef Albert Verdeyen says chips quite definitely come from his native Belgium; perhaps they do, perhaps they don’t.
Samphire is a delicious and widely available type of seaweed. This page contains a number of tasty recipes and serving suggestions.
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, and I'm happy to share our technique.
Don't let the many varieties of winter squash intimidate you! Just because they look odd doesn't mean you can't eat them.
Don't like cabbage? Want to find out how to take it to new levels of tastiness? This article includes several recipes for sauteed sweetheart or pointed cabbage, helping you to enjoy cabbage at its best.
Learn how to make a traditional Russian potato salad "Olivier" with this step-by-step recipe. This article has pictures, tips and the healthiest way to make it.
Freezing seconds from local farmers is an easy, inexpensive way to stock up on tomatoes. Never buy canned tomatoes again!
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.
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!
Loose leaf lettuce is a garden staple that reproduces at a phenomenal rate—it's no surprise that cooks have created wonderful dishes to use it up. This recipe is one I loved when I was a child growing up in Kentucky.
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!
Celery—once you were special, a luxury food of the rich and famous, but now you're no more than a flavoring for soup or a bit of green on the veggie platter. Let's discover the folklore and learn some fun recipes to respect celery once again.
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!
Potatoes are an incredibly versatile cooking ingredient. This article is devoted to exploring a number of less obvious ways in which potatoes can be cooked and enjoyed to perfection.
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.
In the United States, okra is a traditional Southern staple. Here are a few of the many ways to prepare and enjoy this vegetable.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Try some of these side dishes to turn a filet mignon into a complete meal. Recipes for salads, potatoes, and vegetables are included.
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!
This is a recipe for homemade potato pancakes with broccoli—a new spin on a tradition and a great way to cook with leftover vegetables. These latkes are perfect for holidays or weeknight dinner side dish ideas.
Zucchini sweet relish is a perfect way to use zucchini from your garden. The sweet and sour flavor is perfect with hot dogs, hamburgers, tuna salad, or on sandwiches. Try my best zucchini sweet relish recipe!
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!
What's the secret to crispy, restaurant-style French fries? Learn how to choose the best potato for frying. I've also included step-by-step instructions and photographs for making tender, unforgettable fries.
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.
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.
Truly a rainbow in a bowl, this salad boasts seven different vegetables to help you achieve your daily intake goals. Served with quinoa, tofu, and a luscious peanut dressing, this is the most well-rounded and scrumptious salad you will ever eat.
This classic picnic side dish was not invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Learn its origins, a few facts, and fun variations.
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.
Cauliflower cheese is a traditional English dish that is both delicious and nourishing. It's cheap, as well as easy to make, and it makes a good vegetarian meal. The main ingredients are cheese and cauliflower.
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.
While we might think of salad as a side dish, it can actually be a full meal on its own. After all, it's packed with veggies and protein, and some feature fruit, as well. Below are some of our favorite salad recipes, with the approval of even my three-year-old son!
America’s favourite salad has an interesting background—some of it might even be true. Learn about the myths and the true origins of the Caesar salad.
This article provides 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. This side dish goes with any meal, all year long.
Got a can of peas lying in the back of your cupboard? Make canned peas great again with this vegan store-cupboard side dish recipe that uses kitchen leftovers.
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!
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.
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.