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.
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!
I freeze greens from my garden every year -- they taste as delicious as fresh-from-the-garden. It's an easy process to learn. Read on for all the details.
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!
Easy photo directions for quick cooking white beans from scratch without soaking, plus recipes, tips and nutritional information.
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...
Portobello, or breakfast mushrooms, are the best mushrooms for stuffing due to their size. This page includes a number of very different tasty recipes for stuffings, as well as serving suggestions.
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.
The spices in this recipe will have your house smelling like the fall season in no time. Enjoy this tasty side dish that is simple to make and uses only a few ingredients.
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.
This delicious and easy gazpacho recipe makes good use of fresh garden ingredients. Also includes videos of other ways to make it.
Corn spinach soup is a delectable winter soup. On cold evenings, my family enjoys this mildly spicy soup that features solid vegetable chunks in a clear liquid base.
Weekly routine of freezing keeps the household in pinto beans for all the recipes that need them. A few decades later and one has probably saved money and practiced good eco green habits.
An iconic French-Canadian dish that combines delicious, artery-clogging ingredients is now popular everywhere.
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.
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.
Learning to can fresh green beans in a pressure canner is easy and can provide a nutritious side dish with no preservatives or additives.
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.
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.
Green beans--crisp, flavorful, available all year-round, and worthy of so much more than to be buried in creamed soup. Let me show you how to grow, cook, and enjoy them to their fullest.
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.
Discover how easy it is to make a healthy side dish with water spinach. Absolutely affordable, and ready to eat in less than 10 minutes.
Dried beans are a healthy, inexpensive food. Read how to prepare and cook them properly. This recipe works for just about any type of dried bean.
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.
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.
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?
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 (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.
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!
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.
These spaghetti squash boats are a great healthy side or main dish. When the spaghetti squash is cooked it looks almost like spaghetti, hence the name for the squash! With added veggies and cheese, this can be a filling main dish or even a fun side dish for a weeknight meal.
A deliciously light and fresh salad that feels like summer. Lime and mint take center stage while perfectly complimenting the corn, avocado, and other ingredients. A crowd pleaser!
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!
Sweet potato mash is a fantastic alternative to regular mashed potatoes and goes very well with a number of accompaniments. I'll provide several delicious variations of ideas on how you can prepare and serve mashed sweet potatoes.
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.
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.
What can I tell you about Brussels sprouts? They are good for you, they are not baby cabbages, they don't have to smell bad, and, if you give me a chance, I might even convince you to love them.
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.
Each summer we discover who our friends (or enemies) are. They gift us zucchini from their overly-bountiful gardens. Here are some innovative ways to deal with too much zucchini.
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!
Yellow pumpkins are a tasty vegetable that are available throughout the year. As the name suggests, they are bright yellow. Using its soft flesh, you can prepare many different dishes, including this delectable pumpkin soup.
An old time favorite - made simple. Enjoy this quick recipe that is so delicious and tastes just like stuffed peppers.
Text and photos teach you step-by-step how to preserve winter squashes or pumpkins by pressure canning.
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!
Don't be puzzled by this prickly produce. Join me in exploring the fascinating history of the artichoke, learning some fun facts, and gaining some new recipes to add to your repertoire.
Whip up this easy, low-sodium salad for your next cookout or potluck! It's delicious and packs a nice nutritional punch with its black beans, red pepper, and cilantro.
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.
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.
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!
Homemade vegetable stock can be as unique as you like. It needs only a few basic ingredients, and it's super simple to make with very little prep. Unlike a broth that is made with meat, there is no need to skim any fat off the top, since this is made with only veggies.
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.
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!
How to make a traditional Spanish omelette with potatoes and onions, as an entree, appetizer, or for tapas.
Recipe for homemade potato pancakes with broccoli. A new spin on a tradition and great for cooking with leftover vegetables. These latkes are perfect for holidays or weeknight dinner side dish ideas.
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.
Lots of tips for seasoning and cooking corn-on-the cob: grilling, microwaving, roasting, frying, and batter-frying.
Chef Albert Verdeyen says chips quite definitely come from his native Belgium; perhaps they do, perhaps they don’t.
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.
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.
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.
This recipe for steamed cauliflower is simple and delicious. It requires just a few ingredients and can be made in advance. You can use any type of cauliflower; I just like how pretty the purple cauliflower looks!
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.
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.
Historical background about the Great Depression and how families survived through frugality and food consciousness.
Aloo baingan sabzi, a potato and eggplant vegetable dish, is a popular North Indian side dish that is often eaten with roti, or Indian flatbread. My recipe is Punjabi-style. Easy-to-follow instructions and video included.
Six great potato recipes, including baked, roasted, mashed, and fried (fries or chips). Step-by-step instructions with videos and photos so that you can easily follow the recipes.
All bananas were created equal right? Nope! Some are definitely better than others for making fritters. Let me share my favorites with you.
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.
Turning a bag of dry pinto beans into a hearty meal does not have to be daunting! Beans make a cheap, nutrient dense meal. Find out how to make it easy.
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.
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.
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!
Crockpots make cooking beans a total breeze. I've included step-by-step instructions and serving suggestions.
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.
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.
A delicious and nutritious recipe for fresh vegetable soup with cannellini beans, including variations to make it vegetarian or vegan.
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.
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!
Pumpkin Bisque--How many ways can we make you? Sweet, savory, vegetarian? I have something for everyone--even carnivores will love these recipes.
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.
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.
Baked beans don't have to be boring. Here are some recipe ideas which let baked beans achieve their maximum potential.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A quick and easy way to make vegetables taste great. This tasty recipe offers easy preparation and a quick clean-up for busy cooks.
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 hub.
In the United States, Okra is a traditional southern staple. Here are a few of the many ways to prepare and enjoy this vegetable.
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.
Freezing seconds from local farmers is an easy, inexpensive way to stock up on tomatoes and NEVER BUY CANNED TOMATOES AGAIN!
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!