Golden and crispy, these delicious hash browns are easy to prepare and crowd-pleasing. A recipe video is also included.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Butternut squash is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. With these delicious recipes, you can make mouthwatering dishes.
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.
Samphire is a delicious and widely available type of seaweed. This page contains a number of tasty recipes and serving suggestions.
Broccoli is a food that many kids hate. The recipes in this article are specifically designed to help you get kids not only to eat broccoli but to enjoy it, obtaining the essential nutrients it contains.
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.
Learn how to make a traditional Spanish omelette with potatoes and onions. You can serve this dish as an entree or appetizer. It's also good for tapas.
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.
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!
An old time favorite made simple. Enjoy this quick recipe that is so delicious and tastes just like stuffed peppers.
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.
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?)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
Try some of these side dishes to turn a filet mignon into a complete meal. Recipes for salads, potatoes, and vegetables are included.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Summer sun caught and served in a Mediterranean recipe for stuffed zucchini (with anchovies and fennel flowers) in a tomato and wine sauce. It's a summery meal that makes a perfect year-round dish for any party or buffet table.
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.
Don't let the many varieties of winter squash intimidate you! Just because they look odd doesn't mean you can't eat them.
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?
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.
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.
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!
Normally filled with meat, Bierocks are a tasty treat. If you're out of meat, veggie buns will fulfill the craving.
Here is a zucchini cobbler recipe that will surely become a favorite summertime dessert! As a bonus feature, you'll find 25 other ways to use up your bumper crop of zucchini.
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.
Freezing seconds from local farmers is an easy, inexpensive way to stock up on tomatoes. Never buy canned tomatoes again!
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.
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!
Learn the history of dill pickles, how to make them, and recipes that feature these tangy treats in creative ways.
Lots of tips for seasoning and cooking corn-on-the cob: grilling, microwaving, roasting, frying, and batter-frying.
All bananas were created equal, right? Nope! Some are definitely better than others for making fritters. Let me share my favorites with you.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to freeze green beans and other garden vegetables and discover time-saving equipment that will make home freezing vegetables a breeze.
This classic picnic side dish was not invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Learn its origins, a few facts, and fun variations.
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!
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!
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.
From artichokes to zucchini, this is a list of different types of vegetables, including general information and a buying and storing guide.
Learning to can fresh green beans in a pressure canner is easy and can provide a nutritious side dish with no preservatives or additives.
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.
In the United States, okra is a traditional Southern staple. Here are a few of the many ways to prepare and enjoy this vegetable.
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.
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.
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.
This is a healthy, vegan dish that can be endlessly customized to suit your tastes. It's easy to make, gluten-free, filling, and delicious.
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.
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!
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.
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!
This healthy and easy strawberry and spinach salad also contains sliced almonds and crumbled blue cheese, topped off with a simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
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.
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.
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.
This sweet and simple broccoli and mandarin orange salad also contains red onions and cheddar cheese, topped off with a light dressing. Packed with nutrition, it will keep you wanting second servings all summer long!
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.
Historical background about the Great Depression and how families survived through frugality and food consciousness.
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.
Chef Albert Verdeyen says chips quite definitely come from his native Belgium; perhaps they do, perhaps they don’t.
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.
I have revised this recipe over the years. This potato latke recipe is simple and seems to be a favorite with family and friends.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Nutritionists say that we should eat 3 to 5 servings of green vegetables a day. Here are tips for adding vegetables to every meal and snack and facts about their benefits.
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!