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Fresh spinach is best but you can also find spinach in your local supermarket. Cranberries and goat cheese are in this recipe.
Pasta Carrettiera uses fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic as the base for the sauce, which is not coked.
Is there any symbol that says “Halloween” more than the traditional Jack O’Lantern pumpkin?
The secret to a good tart is in the crust. This tomato tart uses three types of cheese; Guyere, feta and mozarella.
Rutabaga is the Swedish word for turnip. Rutabagas are a cross between a cabbage and a turnip.
Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice are added to hot, cooked pasta to make this dish.
Swiss Chard is a delicious and sweet vegetable. Separate the leaves from the stalks before cooking so that it will cook evenly.
This is a new way to use cabbage besides cole slaw. Do Chua is a Vietnamese pickling dish that you can change to suit what vegetables you have.
Polish Leaf Plant Tomatoes, Keilbasa Tomatoes, Italian Sweet Tomatoes, Persimmon? Learn how to buy, plant and care for your own garden variety.
You make this Celery Root Puree just as you would mashed potatoes, using light cream.
Gnocchi is a form of soft, chewey Italian pasta made with semolina wheat, flour, egg and potato.
This potato gnocchi made by Chef Keith Pooler is served with an Oxtail Ragout.
This ia a fast, easy and healthy versian of tomato soup prepared by Barbara Lynch.
This is a homemade terrine recipe uses Kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes and goat cheese that Greg Reppucci brought back from Paris, France.
If you think that sun-dried tomatoes are too expensive, they can be made like these are in the oven.
Frank McClelland's version of the sauce uses shallots and Balsamic vinegar. Tomato coulis is generally served cold as an accompaniment to vegetable di
Many tarts or galettes look more like a pizza but this rustic version is more like a savory pie with an opening in the center.
Using jarred or even canned tomatoes is perfect for this winter dish. Just addparmesan and breadcrumbs and bake.
Canning or preserving your own vegetables is less expensive and healthier. With tomato juice you can have it anytime you want it.
Canning or preserving tomatoes is a lot easier than you probably think. Watch this video and see how to do it yourself
Basic canning or preserving techniques are very easy to do. This video shows how to prepare vegeatbles or fruits for preserving.
Poblano peppers are the standard “bell peppers” of Mexican and Central American cuisine. They are less sweet, more savory and a little ho
Mushroom Marsala Bites are a constant favorite for those interested in tried and true appetizers.
The Sicilians know how to prepare and eat extra large zucchinis. Fry the zucchini slices and serve over pasta.
Yes you can make your very own creamed corn. Shuck and cook the kernals raw.
Next time you serve a beet salad think about roasting them in the oven to maintain more of the flavor.
The fava bean is the main ingredients in this sautee. Serve this side dish with pheasant, turkey or any game bird, or with pasta or by even by itself.
Use Swiss Chard that is slightly parboiled and stuffed with some roasted squash, cranberry sauce, walnuts and goat cheese.
Olive cansarde is an Italian tradition. An assortment of raw vegetables marinated in oil and vinegar and placed in serving dishes.
Cauliflower, fava beans, and the ferns on top of the anise bulbs are the main ingredients to this traditional Italian dish for Saint Joseph's Day.
The quick version of this famous Italian side dish of corn meal still takes about 15 or 20 minutes of stirring.
Marinara sauce is a traditional Italian vegetable sauce meaning "sailor style". It is quick, easy and healthy.
This is episode 1 of a series of videos to help you plan, prepare, plant and maintain your vegetable garden.
This is a healty version of pesto pasta by using whole wheat pasta.
You want to peel and trim the vegetables into pieces of the same size, sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in the oven.
Chewy, nutty-tasting bulgur wheat, fresh vegetables, and the refreshing zing of lemon juice, make this is a cool side dish wheat salad.
This is a vegetarian and raw food recipe that makes a chocolate pudding dessert every bit as tasty as a cooked version.
This is a very light, healthy and quick pasta dish made with fresh tomatoes, basil, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil.
This “raw” recipe uses most of the same ingredients that a cooked marinara will use, and is actually warm when it comes out of the blender
This shaved fennel and radish salad is a perfect salad for hot summer days. You can serve it topped with fresh micro herbs. Another idea is to top it
This is one popular side dish, mainly because it takes so little time and cooking it on the grill will provide real smoky flavor.
Chef Victoria Bucknam shows how simple it is to prepare this delicious Greek tomato salad.
Chris Schlesinger shows the no-nonsense and easiest way to grill perfect vegetables every time.
This fritter is more similar to an Asian version of a corn fritter because it is smaller, lighter and served with a sweet soy sauce.
With a vegetable like this, the simpler the preparation the better. Roasting is simple. Olive oil, your favorite herbs, and salt and pepper.
The interesting thing about this recipe is that it allows you to not only enjoy the fresh corn flavor but you use the parts of the corn that you usu
Fresh tomato soup is a great way to enjoy your extra tomatoes. It does not take long to cook, and the taste of fresh grown onions and basil make for a
The main ingredient in this vegetarian dish are tomatoes, eggplant and basil with a ricotta filling.
Marinara sauce is a popular, robust Italian sauce made with tomatoes, onions, and herbs.
The squash works well with many different types of stuffing including and not limited to chicken, rice of all kinds, seafood and more.
Allow the pasta to fry in the oil for about 60 seconds untouched. The result was a pasta dish with crispy golden edges that contributed to a contrast
No-carve pumpkin decorating ideas are kid-safe, creative, and will get your kids excited about pumpkin decorating without all the mess.
This Thanksgiving Butternut Squash and Leek soup requires that you wash and clean fresh leeks but the results are well worth it.
If you want to save time cooking Thanskgiving dinner this is one of the recipes for that. Buy the green beans already washed and cut.
Author and blogger Jane Ward likes to follow tradition but found this leek and pecan version of stuffing and now it is a staple for her turkey.
This recipe video shows you how to maximize the flavor of the tomatilos by roasting them to make a typical salsa.
A Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque is a typical vegetable cream soup. Combine with chicken broth and heavy cream as a finish.
Napa cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable important to your health. This cole slaw has great taste, is healthy and is low fat.
Making an omelette, often spelled omelet, is much easier when you watch this simple demonstration of the technique.
This version of a vegetable coulis gets its flavor from roasting the peppers before pureeing them.
Whole grain pilaf is not only good for you but when flavored with cooked vegetables and chicken stock it tastes delicious.
Bruschetta makes a delicious appetizer as is or an accompaniment to your pasta meal.
This Baked Leeks recipe is the one new recipe that is so delicious - and so seasonally legitimate - it is destined to become a family tradition.
Whether this is your first time, or your 50th, hosting, this Green Bean Casserole is a recipe you'll want to have on your Thanksgiving table year after year.
This is a New England version of a cole slaw using fennel and cider vinegar that works especially well with turkey or on a turkey sandwich.
There's no substitute for the taste and texture of fresh green beans! Don't ruin them by cooking them too much. Beans should never be cooked un
The essential ingredients are boursin cheese (a soft creamy cheese), a thin piece of prosciutto, and phyllo dough.
This method of preparing Napa cabbage with Apple Smoked Bacon goes perfectly with the Pan Seared Scallops, pork or any fish.
For those who love fish and chips this is a more healthy alternative. Bake both fish and the chips.
This Sweet Potato Casserole, with its creamy bright orange base, its familiar fluffy top crust of golden brown marshmallows is a tradition that resides with many families.
A puree like this one made with fresh beets that have been roasted can be served with roasted vegetables or as any condiment.
Zucca is the Italian word for squash. Stuffed squash raviolis and a brown sugar sauce makes it perfect.
Nopale cactus are one of the long standing staples of Mexico. Par boil to make into a delicious salad.
Rotolone is a classic handmade pasta dish from the Reggio Emilia area of Italy.
American Chop Suey is of course not Chinese food in any way but is a popular dish in many homes because it is quick and easy.
Bring a bit of France into your house by preparing this recipe from Jen Perry for a vibrant and flavorful Ratatouille.
Chef David Gauvin has created a recipe for a vegetable flatbread that is so good, it will give you cause to think twice before ordering for take out.
This recipe utilizes chickpeas, instead of using seafood or meat, as the main ingredient for a salad similar to tuna or chicken salad.
This Healthy Waldorf Salad with a citrus vinaigrette is a delicious twist on the classic Waldorf Salad and is a perfect way to feature your farm fresh apples this season.
Kathleen Erickson, "the Wine PhD," suggests pairing this refreshing quinoa salad with a glass of Riesling and, for dessert, a crisp apple to get the full effect of this food and wine pairing.
Home Cook and farmer Maggie Mehaffey often adapts this recipe by adding other vegetables to the stir fry such as broccoli, squash, red peppers, onions
The secret to a good stir-fry is a hot pan, cutting the vegetables into the same size and cooking the vegetables in the right order.
Guacamole made the tradional Mexican way has fresh lime juice, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and serano pepper, salted to taste.
This guacamole is made with a unique locally produced spicy dill pickle. It uses the juice for more flavor.
Making your own fresh Sangria, guacamole and fried chips is a cinch after watching this recipe video.
This cauliflower dip is not for cauliflower but made with it. Add yogourt, sour cream, curry powder, nutmeg and cayenne pepper.
Artichoke dip is good but fresh lemon adds more flavor to this classic party favorite.
Kale is considered to be close to wild cabbage. Even though it is healthy it could become an addiction as this salty, crunchy kale snack.
Break from the traditional hotdogs and hamburgers and try a healthy, tasty alternative - homemade veggie burgers that the whole family can help prepare.
We love this savory Gingered Plum Relish because it is so different yet tasty, a salty-sweet-almost smoky substitute for even the more traditional c
Almost everyone has had a pickle, but not nearly as many try to make them. For some, the task seems daunting, but Jane Ward helps demystify the pickling process and revels how easy it really is.
The process of pickling can seem daunting, but novelist and food blogger, Jane Ward, shows us that pickling is easy and fun with this kosher dill pickle recipe video.
Once you make this lentil soup you can decide whether to serve rustic style or puree the lentils for a smooth soup.
A traditional Irish dish made with three staples of Ireland's food: potatoes, cabbage and bacon.
Top this tabbouleh recipe with sliced grilled chicken and crumble fresh goat cheese over the top.
The creamy bake of green beans, condensed soup, and crunchy onion topping in this recipe for Broccoli Casserole is certainly a crowd pleaser.
Adults and kids alike will enjoy this cake. Don't worry, telling everyone they are eating vegetables is optional.
Set aside those greasy, sodium filled potato chips. This recipe video for baked Veggie Chips will reveal a whole new world of healthy snacking.
Preparing this vegetable is quite simple, once you have the proper knowhow. With a little knife work and a creative mind, fennel makes for a surprising treat on in vast assortment of meals.
Basil, chicken both and fresh lemon juice combine to make the unmatched flavor in this video recipe for Zucchini and Basil Soup with Garlic.
Breathe new life into your own life with the fresh fruits and vegetables popping out of the ground this time of year. Chef and caterer Stephanie Smith shares her recipe for an Avocado Beet Salad.
Caldo Verde, literally translated "green soup," is a staple in Portuguese cuisine.
Giving fresh taste and packed with nutrition, this recipe for Vegetarian Kale Stew won't have you straying too far outside of your culinary comfort-zone.
A slow cooker is a busy person's most useful appliance, especially around the holidays. Spend your time out of the kitchen and with your friends and loved ones.
Once a basic understanding of flavor profiling is established the doors of opportunity for mixing and matching wine and food are opened to many new possibilities.
Carving a pumpkin can get a little nerve wracking for parents with small children. Try this fun and creative alternative to decorating pumpkins this Halloween.
The bright orange of the carrots and deep red of the dried cranberries make this video recipe for Carrot Salad a gorgeous side dish next to any main course.
No child will be able to resist this delicious dessert, provided you don't blow the whistle on the hidden ingredient, zucchini.
With such an easy dish to create, this summer grilling recipe featuring fresh vegetables can't be missed!
Basil and nasturtium flowers make this fresh garden salad unique yet approachable.
This is one of the most versitile tomato sauces you can make. Perfect for steak, seafood, or your favorite bag of chips.
This is a simple cod dish to prepare. This recipe will work with your favorite white fish and vegetables.
This recipe is best enjoyed with fresh ingredients, however when out of season, store bought ingredients will be just as good.
Try this as a side dish using your extra fresh, locally grown corn.
This is a good way to use your left over fresh corn, although you can also use frozen any time of year.
This is a creative and clever way to use either frozen or fresh peas to make eating them more appealing.
Marinating portabellas is a perfect way to prepare them for grilling - and you will always have them ready.
Even if you are not a big fan of cilantro you will love the combination of the cilantro and carrot top flavor in this pesto blend.
Cabbage dishes with a European origin like this are typically done with red cabbage instead of green.
Do not allow the turnip to intimidate you any longer. Follow along with Chef Andy Varela in this recipe video to unlock the many possibilities of the humble turnip.
Grill these mushrooms to a pliable texture, complement the barbecue profile with a smoky-sweet hoisin ketchup and Napa slaw.
Autumn is the time to incorporate some of the cold weather vegetables such as winter squash and carrots into this hearty, tasty and satisfying soup.
Monk's Bowls, layers of fresh greens and grains draped in a flavorful soup, and topped with anything seasonal from chopped avocado to dried cranberries.
In the middle of a sticky heat wave, when even lighting the outdoor grill adds too much heat, chilled soup makes a refreshing, almost effortless meal.
This soup actually uses wild leeks, known as ramps, but you can substitute regular leeks as well.
Simple enough for any night of the week, this video tutorial for Peppercorn Steak Salad, prepared by Chef Dave Foegely, is the perfect dish for the summer grilling season.
Part two of this Dinner Challenge features an accompaniment to any main dish: Broccoli and Escarole with Pasta. Learn how to make this side dish in no time with this dinner time cook off competition.
With such beautiful rich tones of red and a surprisingly sweet treat among leafy greens, beets are an excellent addition to any meal. Learn a simple technique for how to prepare the ever classic beet.
Elegantly balancing tangy and sweet, this how-to recipe video for Cucumber Yogurt Dip is as bright and playing as a dip can get. Serve it at your next gathering with a side of fresh vegetables or pita chips.
With warm avocado and a slightly runny egg yolk, with a toss of cilantro on top, Egg in Avocado Breakfast updates the brunch menu to health-packed and modern.
Stephanie Smith shares a creative side dish in this video recipe for Peas with Onions and Pancetta. Even the pickiest eaters will want to try these peas after they smell them.
With common ingredients and a skillet, cipollini onions are transformed into a stellar side dish. Learn how to make Caramelized Balsamic Onions in this recipe video.
Chef and farmer Andy Varela has developed an easy and simple way to put your vegetables to good use in this recipe video for Mustard Greens Salad
Learn how to create a beautiful side dish in this video recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Mushrooms in Lemon Butter Sauce. Perfect as a side for beef, chicken or seafood this recipe is easy to prepare.
Loaded with folate, fiber and vitamin C, this video recipe for Spicy Guacamole is secretly good for you. Learn how to make this recipe and other avocado and guacamole dip recipes.
Topped with a generous portion of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and sprinkled with a few homemade croutons, there truly no substitute for this easy recipe for Homemade Caesar Dressing.
In this recipe for Broccoli Caesar Salad is chopped into very small pieces, the broccoli textures hold the dressing beautifully, and the sharp flavors in the dressing slightly “cook” away the
With the use of a premade mix, this recipe video for Homemade Coleslaw Dressing shares quick and simple way to prepare this classic summertime side dish.
Fava beans are best eaten when young and tender. They are popular all over the world.
Originating from Levantine cuisine, the Fattoush salad is a wonderful way to highlight fresh vegetables in a healthy, hearty meal.
The best method for grilling pizza is to use a pizza stone directly on the grill and then cook with the grillcover closed.
A healthy alternative to anything you'll find at the movie theater or even make in the microwave, homemade Ranch Flavored Popcorn is quite easy to prepare. Learn how to make this healthy snack in minutes.
This quinoa salad recipe gets its zest from the salad dressing, which is made out of lemons and limes, olive oil, and dijon mustard.
Want to try a non-mayonnaise version of cole slaw? Diana Rodgers is a nutritional consultant and avid follower and believer in the Paleo diet. This cole slaw, which she first learned of from a friend.
In recent years, leafy green kale has blossomed into a staple ingredient in kitchens across the nation. This recipe for Kale Pesto reinvents the traditional basil pesto with only a few basic ingredients.
This is a good potato leek soup recipe made mre interesting by the Tangy Tarragon Drizzlesauce that is used as a garnish at the end.
Along with baking their own bao buns and pulling their own fresh mozzarella, Evenfall Restaurant preserves lemons for a delicious preserved lemon vinagrette.
Nick Rabar doesn't fritter his time away.......he's creating a playful vegetarian rendition of the most iconic of all Rhode Island born dishes, the clam cake.
Need last minute ideas for a 4th of July BBQ? Watch this recipe video for quick and simple grilling recipes to feed a crowd between patriotic parades and the grandeur of fireworks.
With just some chicken thighs and five vegetables, Mary Poehnelt, the Butcher of Belchertown, shows you how to make a quick, easy and healthy stir-fry meal.
These Grilled Stuffed Portobellos are almost like your own personal portobello pizza, minus the extra calories from a doughy crust. Learn how to prepare these personal "portobello pizzas" in this recipe video tutorial.
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, best known for her role as a judge on the Food Network’s show Chopped as well as an Iron Chef, charmed audiences at this year’s Newport Wine & Food show with her quick wit and impeccable flavors, preparing Grilled Radicchio in Honey Sauce.
Fresh is best when preparing a holiday meal for your family, and fresh also means simple and elegant with this succulent Mushroom Cream Sauce creation.
The holidays conjure up visions of family, fun, and food….and green bean casseroles, of course. Why not treat your family and guests to a mini gourmet green bean casserole appetizer?
Create a sophisticated, better dressed, tastier Brussels spout! A combination of cranberry, bacon, honey and maple syrup soothes and coaxes a flavor you never imagined from this baby cabbage.
Offer your family this new world version of this classic casserole fit for an original Pilgrim! Fresh is the name of the game here: fresh mushrooms, fresh green beans, fresh cream and shallots.
This simple potato appetizer boasts the soothing and aromatic flavor of dill, a perennial favorite. Enjoy these delectable balls of creamy mashed potatoes covered delicately with panko crumbs. So good and so easy!
This Brussels Sprout and Cranberry appetizer, which doubles as a centerpiece, is a wealth of vitamins and nutrients, and combined with the anti-oxidant qualities of the cranberries, is not only delicious, but healthy too.
Marinating and grilling the eggplant slices before placing them into the tortilla is what takes this fantastic eggplant fajita recipe to the next level.
Along with pumpkin, the vegetables in this chili are onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, stalk celery, stewed tomatoes and red kidney beans.
This Pasta Primavera recipe, created at Sirio Maccioni's Le Cirque restaurant in New York City, uses mascarpone or ricotta cheese, is very popular.
For a refreshing greens stir-fry delight, cook up this Yow Choy Sum With Ginger & Lemon. If you can't find Yow Choy, substitute broccoli rabe or collard greens.
For all you corn lovers, this easy side dish recipe for wine and butter steamed corn-on-the-cob is a flavorful alternative to plain boiled corn.
This exotic Wild Rice With Jerusalem Artichokes and Papaya recipe combination also makes a tasty stuffing for chicken or pork chops.
This recipe for Wild Bill's Nearly Famous Pork Tenderloin is loaded with roast vegetables which cook along with the pork.
This tasty Whipped Sweet Potatoes recipe is easy to make and may even be prepared a day ahead.
Savor this exotic, easy, and healthy recipe for fresh Watermelon and Chicken Salad.
Fresh broccoli, red bell peppers, olive oil and balsamic vinegar salad dressing are the main ingredients to this warm salad.
Moussaka is a layered oven casserole dish usually made with vegetables and meat. This is a vegetarian version using tofu.
Serve sour cream and guacamole on the side of these veggie burger fajitas. It's a wonderful vegetarian recipe.
A vegetable side dish with eggplant, zucchini, red, yellow and and orange bell peppers, portobello mushrooms, and shredded Jarlsberg cheese and tomato juice.
This hearty Vegetable and Lentil Stew is a recipe that can be made a day ahead of time.
The colorful red peper and zucchini stuffing make these grilled portabellas look interesting and taste good too.
Honey-glazed baby carrots are a quick, easy, tasty and some might say healthy way to make a side dish of vegetables for dinner.
This recipe is a vegetable only version of a tamale pie as typically served in the Southwestern area of the U.S.
Jacques Pepin creates an unusual hot sandwich with layers of eggplant, cheese, and tomato. It is a perfect sandwich for your vegetarian guests.
You can serve Jacques Pepin's Braised Sour Cabbage vegetable side dish with your favorite roasts.
If you are blessed with an abundance of fresh porcini, double the recipe and serve the zucchini with porcini mushrooms as a main course spooned over polenta.
This zucchini and carrot muffins recipe gets a boost from spices such as allspice and nutmeg - a perfect companion for your morning coffee.
This quick, colorful recipe for Fall Sweet Onion Sauté makes use of fall's bounty of sweet onions and sweet potatoes.
Quick, simple and low-calorie, this Asian Cole Slaw recipe can be fortified with chicken.
Serve this watermelon salsa as a bed for grilled fish or chicken or mix with canned black beans for a quick bean salad.
Light and simple, this Asian Cucumber Salad recipe is a cool delight. If Japanese cucumbers are unavailable, substitute 1 English cucumber.
This Tofu and Vegetable Salad recipe can be made with any leftover raw or cooked vegetables you might have, including broccoli, cauliflower or mushrooms.
Mushroom lovers will love this Wilted Cabbage Salad recipe with an Asian twist. You can use any type of dried mushrooms, but shiitakes would work particularly well.
Savor the flavor in these dumplings in this Mushroom and Spinach Potstickers recipe.
Mushroom lovers will savor this Asian recipe for Porcini-Stuffed Ravioli.
For a succulent Asian style meat dish, enjoy this Vegetable-Topped Flank Steak recipe.
As comfort for your palate, serve this Squash and Plantain Puree as a side dish recipe to roast chicken or pork. Use plantains that have ripened to brownish-black for this recipe.
Vegetable lovers will enjoy this tasty recipe for Broccolini Pasta. You could also use regular broccoli to make this dish, just cut into 1 inch florets.
Adorn your broccolini with this delicious sauce. This recipe for Broccolini With Three-Cheese Sauce can also be served over cut, cooked florets of regular broccoli or cauliflower.
Vegetable lovers will enjoy this recipe for Belgian Endive Swiss Gratin. Keep the endive wrapped in dry paper towels in the refrigerator until ready to cook, as they discolor when exposed to light.
Savor the taste with this recipe for Braised Fennel with Pancetta. Pancetta is the Italian version of bacon, although less smoky.
Mushroom lovers will savor this recipe for Braised Fennel With Shallots and Mushrooms. You can use just about any type of dried mushrooms for this dish.
Tangy and healthy, this recipe for Celery Root, Green Bean & Roasted Red Pepper Salad will wake up your taste buds. Celery, also called celeriac, discolors as soon as it is cut, so do not skip the step of placing it in lemon juice.
Colorful and healthy, this meatless Chopped Salad With Black-Eyed Peas is a refreshing recipe.
Onion lovers will relish this recipe for Cipolline Onion and Green Bean Salad.
You can substitute an equal amount of another type of mushrooms, such as porcini, crimini or white in this fresh mushroom fondue recipe.
Enjoy a broiled vegetarian main dish with this recipe for broiled vegetable kebabs. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for about 20 minutes before adding the vegetables to avoid flameups under the broiler.
Tantalize your tastebuds with this recipe for garlic and dried tomato bruschetta. To soak the sun-dried tomatoes, place in a bowl with boiling water to cover and let soak until softened.
This recipe for grilled asparagus with camembert sauce is a cheesy delight. The original recipe called for purple asparagus, but you could also use green or white.
Served as a tangy side dish to roast beef or grilled steaks, this horseradish mashed potatoes recipe will delight your taste buds.
For an exotic Asian flavor, savor this mushroom salad dish. This hot salad could be a first course or a side dish to chicken or fish.
For a delicious appetizer, enjoy this recipe for Japanese vegetable tempura. Serve with soy sauce or purchased tempura sauce for dipping. Make sure all the vegetables are cut in bite-sized pieces for quick frying and easy eating.
For a warm, healthy dish, try this recipe for vegetable minestrone. When buying broccoli rabe for this soup, look for full green heads with no yellow buds.
This minted Swiss chard dish would make a great accompaniment to roast leg of lamb or lamb chops.
For a unique salad, try this recipe for parsley root salad with lemon vinaigrette. Parsley root looks like a cream-colored carrot and is usually sold with the parsley leaves still attached.
Served alone as a first course or with some grilled chicken to make a luncheon main course, this recipe for radicchio and greens salad with orange-sage vinaigrette is delicious.
A delightful combination of flavors, this recipe for red onion and sugar snap pea salad is sure to please.
Tantalize your taste buds when you stir up this recipe for sauteed Jerusalem artichoke medley. Jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes, discolor quickly after cutting so keep them in the water-lemon juice mixture until you're ready.
Serve this recipe for steamed dandelion greens as a side dish to ham or roast pork. Dandelion greens have a sharp flavor similar to mustard greens or collard greens.
Serve this steamed kohlrabi recipe with lemon butter as a side dish recipe to chicken or pork. Kohlrabi have a sweet, cabbage-like flavor and are generally available in summer and fall.
Served with roast pork or another favorite, this recipe for salsify with curry sauce will salsify. Salify has a light brown skin with a creamy interior and is slightly larger than a carrot. If unavailable, this recipe could be made with parsnips.
A garden delight, this recipe for sweet and sour rhubarb and spinach salad will delight your senses: lightly cooked slices of rhubarb are spooned atop spinach leaves and veiled with a warm sweet-and-sour dressing
For an Asian flavor, enjoy this recipe for Chinese long bean and spinach salad. Chinese long beans can be a foot in length or longer. For an interesting presentation, cut in slightly longer pieces and tie in knots once cooked.
Appaloosa beans are a relative of the kidney bean. They have a deep burgundy surface with white spots, but the spots fade when cooked. Served as a side dish to pork or chicken, this recipe for Appaloosa beans and corn will please the palate.
Comfort your taste buds when you prepare this recipe for broccoli and wild rice casserole.
This Chilaquiles recipe is Mexican comfort food. It can be served as a main course at lunch or dinner.
This recipe for yuca and chayote saute will tempt the palate. If the chayote is small, the skin does not need to peeled. Larger chayote with tougher skin can be peeled with a vegetable peeler
For a special touch in this recipe for Gazpacho, garnish with some cooked shrimp or crabmeat.
Serve these Chick-Pea Tostadas with small bowls of salsa, sour cream and guacamole - a satisfying recipe.
Served as a side to chicken or fish, this jicama salad with cilantro dressing is an exotic and spicy salad. Choose jicama that are uniformly light brown and firm with no blemishes.
Serve this roasted corn and chile relish recipe as a vegetable, side salad, or as an accompaniment to meat or chicken.
Malanga, also known as yautia, is a starchy tuber found in Latin markets. It has a brown exterior with creamy white or yellow flesh. Serve this casserole as a side dish to roast pork or chicken.
The Sweet Dumpling squash is about 8 ounces, with a ridged exterior and a sweet, creamy, orange flesh. For sweet and satisfying individual treats, this recipe for baked Sweet Dumpling squash with herb butter is a keeper.
Use half of a 3 to 4 pound Hubbard squash for this hearty autumn recipe. Bake the other half of the squash and use later in the week for a puree or soup.
Served as a side dish to pork, chicken or your Thanksgiving turkey, this recipe for Corn Pudding-Stuffed Acorn Squash is sure to please.
Maui onions add a wonderfully rich, sweet flavor to this savory Fresh Mushroom-Onion Tart recipe. Cut the pie into thin wedges for an appetizer, or serve as a sensational first course.
The aromatic flavor of ginger and orange add an exotic flavor to this recipe for gingered squash and carrot soup.
Kabocha squash are a winter squash variety, with a dark green to black skin and weigh about 3 pounds. Try this easy recipe for Kabocha Squash topped with tomato, olives and mozzarella.
For a unique appetizer or side dish, enjoy and share this recipe for marinated pearl onions. Make this recipe fancier by serving the marinated onions on skewers.
For a succulent pizza option, try this recipe for potato and artichoke pizza. Cut the potatoes lengthwise to get long, oval slices to top this pizza.
Use a heartier winter squash to pair with the robust flavor of the blue cheese in this roasted squash recipe.
For a sweet and satisfying side dish or snack, savor this recipe for sauteed plantains and sweet potatoes. Use plantains with skins that are mostly black, with some yellow spots remaining.
Combine these favorite fall comfort flavors with this scalloped squash and potatoes recipe. Serve as a side dish to chicken or pork, or as a main course with a green salad.
A delightful variation on a favorite pie, enjoy this creamy and delicious recipe for Southern Squash Pie. Serve as a finale to a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. The pie can be made earlier in the day, but make the topping at the last minute.
Mushroom lovers will enjoy this recipe for spaghetti squash with creamy mushroom sauce. Serve as a vegetarian main course with a green salad.
Serve squash-stuffed peppers as a light vegetarian main course or as a side dish recipe to roast chicken.
This recipe for Butternut Squash Fritters can be made with any type of sweet winter squash including acorn, Kabocha, Hubbard or sugar pumpkin. Serve with spicy chutney for dipping.
Each squash is an individual serving for a vegetarian main course in this Squash Provencal recipe. You could also serve half a squash for a side roast chicken or pork.
You can use any type of pureed winter squash for this squash souffle recipe, including Butternut, Acorn or a more unusual variety, such as Delicata or Carnival. Serve as a side dish to an elegant holiday meal or as a light dinner entree.
Cucuzza is an Italian variety of winter squash. If you can't find it, substitute another firm squash. Serve this stewed cucuzza squash as a side recipe to a hearty fall meal like pork chops, roast chicken or turkey.
Serve this a side to a hearty fall meal like pork chops or roast chicken. Jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes, do not need to be peeled before cooking, but scrub them well. This can be made up to a day ahead and reheated in a microwave.
For a tangy alternative to traditional potatoes, enjoy this recipe for horseradish twice-baked potatoes. Fresh horseradish is quite pungent. You can substitute drained, bottled horseradish, but double the amount called for here.
Serve this Stir-Fried Eggplant, Tomatoes and Shallots recipe as a side to fish or chicken or toss with pasta for a quick dinner.
For a colorful and delicious dish, enjoy this Thai Eggplant Stir-Fry recipe. Thai eggplant are about the size of a small plum and can be a variety of colors, including green, red or white.
Enjoy a refreshing stir-fry vegetable delight with this Chinese Broccoli With Ginger and Lime recipe. If Chinese broccoli is unavailable, substitute broccoli rabe instead.
For a savory vegetarian main dish, serve your family and friends this Ginger Vegetable Stir-Fry recipe.
Savor the flavors over rice or couscous with this Soy Nut, Shrimp & Broccoli Stir-Fry recipe. If you can't find soy nuts, substitute unsalted cashews or pecans.
For a vegetarian delight, serve this recipe for Squash Stew Picante as you would ratatouille.
Vegetarians will savor this recipe for a stew with yellow-eye beans and squash. Serve it with warm tortillas or cornbread.
Serve this savory vegetarian recipe for eggplant tofu casserole as a main course with a green salad and crusty bread.
A ground meat substitute enriches this meatless recipe for four cheese vegetarian lasagne.
These small mushroom and polenta sandwiches make perfect appetizers. You can also prepare these open-face; one recipe of filling will use half a roll of polenta. Enjoy and share this recipe with your friends and family.
Serve these delicious morsels of spinach-stuffed polenta as a first course, or an unusual side dish recipe with a meat, poultry or fish entree. If serving as a first course, you can make it more elegant by spooning some heated marinara sauce.
Using prepared veggie burger patties cuts down the preparation time for this recipe for quick vegetarian potstickers.
You can make creative substitutes when you enjoy this recipe for Sweet Corn and Pork Skewers.
Create a tangy spin on a tradition with this recipe for corn on the cob with barbeque butter.
This one-dish meal recipe for corn-sausage skillet dinner can be as mild or spicy as you like. For extra heat, add a diced jalapeno pepper and use hot salsa. Serve the dish with warm flour tortillas.
Try this recipe for Spicy Corn Tomato Relish for an easy way to dress up prepared pickle relish. Serve the relish with grilled meats and poultry.
Our updated corn succotash uses black instead of lima beans, and zucchini cooked just until crisp tender. For succotash with a Southwestern accent, garnish the finished dish with some chopped, fresh cilantro.
Use your favorite herbs to flavor the butter in this recipe for herbed butter. Use the butter compound on freshly cooked ears of corn for a classic summer side.
This one-dish Mexican corn and shrimp skillet dinner recipe can be ready in under 15 minutes.
Serve this quick seafood stew recipe for a clambake with fresh corn with plenty of crusty French bread to mop up the sauce.
Bring your senses alive with this recipe for Asparagus Frittata with Parmesan and Mint. You can serve the frittata warm or at room temperature.
A hearty and tasty treat, this recipe for butternut squash soup with amaretti and prosciutto will please the taste buds. The richness of this soup comes from slowly roasting the squash and then cooking it in a small amount of chicken stock.
Nick Stellino notes that you may also cover this dish and refrigerate overnight, but don’t add the extra virgin olive oil until serving time. Before serving, bring to room temperature and stir in the olive oil.
Serve this recipe for sweet pepper salad as a quick lunch with some crusty bread or warm pitas or as a first course for an Italian-themed dinner party.
Taleggio is an Italian dessert cheese, but here Nancy Harmon Jenkins uses it to make a rich sauce for a savory three onion tart.
Nothing says springtime like fresh asparagus, and nothing is easier or prettier than this platter of bright green asparagus with yellow and white egg. Enjoy this recipe for Asparagus with Cooked Egg.
Although a recipe well suited to accompany a summer barbecue meal, the aroma of these Smoky Baked Beans baking will welcome anyone coming in from the winter chill.
Have some leftover pork roast? Dice and stir into this warming recipe for Pork and Lentil Soup. Serve with green salad and sourdough bread.
Vegetables will never be the same when you savor this recipe for Roast Broccoli with Lemon Garlic Butter and Toasted Pine Nuts.
This Graham Kerr recipe for Roasted Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Broiled Tomatoes adds color and texture to any roast meat, poultry or fish.
Graham Kerr bakes potatoes in an onion gravy to create a healthy side dish for your roast meats.
This is a classic shepherds' pie complete with mashed potato topping. Since it is a Graham Kerr recipe, you know it is going to be good and healthy.
This healthy Graham Kerr recipe for Creamy Peas is a wonderful accompaniment to roast meats and poultry.
Healthy vegetables are a great side dish to meats and poultry with this delicious Graham Kerr recipe for Broccoli and Cauliflower au Gratin.
This Graham Kerr vegetarian entrèe recipe for Whole-Grain Island on a Parsnip Sea is a wonderful combination of grains served with a light puree.
Enjoy the wide-spaced eyes and nutty flavor of a special cheese when you enjoy this recipe for Warm Spinach Salad with Jarlsberg Cheese.
This easy and low-fat recipe for JoAnna Lund's Shrimp Caesar Salad only has 9 ingredients.
This JoAnna Lund side dish recipe for Breezy Green Beans is creamy and low-fat too.
You'll never miss the fat from the traditional dip when you prepare this delicious JoAnna Lund recipe for Vegetable Dip.
Enjoy a “a garden in a glass” when you savor this JoAnna Lund recipe for Almost Instant Gazpacho.
If you like kidney beans and pasta, you will love this JoAnna Lund quick recipe for Italian Kidney Bean Salad.
The smoke from the grill gives the garlic added flavor in this recipe for Caramelized Garlic.
This easy George Hirsch spinach side recipe for Garlic Spinach with Pine Nuts is great to serve with your favorite grilled meats and vegetables.
George Hirsch uses cilantro for this recipe for Grilled Tomatoes, but you can use any fresh herb.
This George Hirsch mock Thai recipe for Thai Noodles With Tofu is chockfull of vegetables.
This George Hirsch recipe for Stuffed Eggplant is a great way to use up left over baked or mashed potatoes.
A combination of grilled, fresh and dried mushrooms are cooked together to form a hearty and healthy stew in this George Hirsch recipe for Mushroom Chowder.
Use a variety of mushrooms to savor the flavor of this earthy stew recipe-George Hirsch's Mushroom Stew.
The addition of beer to this classic George Hirsch recipe for Beer and Onion Soup adds another dimension of flavor which compliments the caramelized onion.
Spices and tomatoes combine for wonderful flavor in this George Hirsch recipe for Risotto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes.
Jacques Pepin suggests mashing the apples and potatoes by hand for a chunky texture in this recipe for Apple and Potato Puree.
George Hirsch uses peppers, mushrooms and eggplant to fill this pizza but you can use your own veggie and meat combinations in this recipe for Grilled Vegetable Pizza.
This simple recipe for Haricots Verts with Red Pepper and Mint from George Hirsch showcases the flavors of the tender French green beans, red pepper and mint by heating them briefly in a dash of white wine.
For a special salad or light lunch, this George Hirsch recipe for Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms with Cream over Arugula will entice mushroom lovers.
Using leftover cooked rice and canned beans makes this classic dish doable in just 20 minutes.
Leftover mashed potatoes make a convenient base for crisp-one-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside potato pancakes in this recipe for George Hirsch’s Mashed Potato Patties .
Nick Stellino serves this Potato and Garlic Soup for dinner. It's a wonderful recipe accompanied by a green salad and a glass of hearty red wine.
This Kaiso Toybox Seaweed Salad is presented in a box created with white asparagus - a unique recipe.
This recipe for Caprese Antipasto is a perfect appetizer or side salad when you have fresh tomatoes from the garden or from the store.
This Recipe for Canning Tomatoes & Tomato Juices makes Raw-Packed Tomatoes with No Added Liquid.
The secret to this recipe for Chile Rellenos is choosing a good poblano pepper and preparing it properly.
This quick and easy recipe for Easy Pumpkin Bisque is a thick version, almost “a pumpkin pie filling in a soup form.” Very seasonal and hearty for the cold days of fall. It will also work well for a fall dinner party, a Halloween party or Thanksgiving
This simple recipe for Rustic Vegetable Tart makes a delicious appetizer or side dish and for vegetarians a meal. Garden fresh vegetables would be superb. It uses zucchini, plum tomatoes, sweet onions, pesto and goat cheese.
This recipe for Fresh Pumpkin Bread with Homemade Honey Butter is from Sheree DeLorenzo’s mother, who learned it from a chef at a restaurant many years ago. The Honey Butter that can be whipped up in no time at all with honey and brown sugar.
Making your own pumpkin pie filling is easier than you think, as you will find when you try this recipe for Pumpkin Pie from Scratch.
This recipe for Tomato, Olive, Goat Cheese Terrine uses only four main ingredients but makes for a great tasting side dish. The goat cheese, olives and tomatoes compliment each other perfectly.
This delightful recipe for Apple Fennel Cole Slaw is a version of cole slaw that uses cider vinegar and fennel with apples and cabbage for an unconventional twist - use as a fall replacement for your normal cole slaw or as a topping for a barbecue sandwic
This salad is perfect for the fall and winter seasons and can be modified for other times of the year by using raisins or currants instead of cranberries. You can also use walnuts, pistachios or pine nuts instead of almonds to suit your taste. Experiment
You can top this delicious recipe for Green Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette with grilled chicken, steak or salmon, and it also goes really good with crab cakes.
Serve any leftovers for this recipe for Provencal Zucchini Fans the next day, cold with vinaigrette. Herbes de Provence are available at gourmet stores or you can make a blend used by Jacques Pepin (see link).
Nick Stellino created this recipe for Eggplant Timbales as a soufflé side dish for his Lamb Meatballs with Girgento Sauce, but they could also be served as a side dish to leg of lamb or a pork roast.
The fragrance of tomato makes this Nick Stellino recipe for Green Beans With Tomato and Garlic delicious even for children.
This recipe for Deli Coleslaw is Joanna Lund's version of an American delicatessen favorite, made lighter with fat-free mayonnaise.
JoAnna Lund offers this quick and easy recipe for Southwestern vegetable soup that can be spiced up with a little added cayenne pepper, if you wish.
This healthy and delicious recipe for Gazpacho with Shrimp can be prepared up to a day ahead of time, but add garnishes right before serving.
You can have this recipe for Winter Vegetable and Cashews on the table in the time it takes to cook the rice--even faster if you purchase prewashed vegetables from the produce section or salad bar.
Savor the best of Asian flavor when you enjoy this easy recipe for One-Wok Vegetable and Noodle Stir Fry.
Use your favorite tofu sausage all the time or, for variety, try a different one each time you make this easy crowd-pleasing casserole recipe for Tofu-Vegetable-Chesse Strata.
This recipe for Vegetarian Choucroute is a version of the famous Alsacian specialty that provides 4 hearty servings of vegetables and your favorite soy frankfurters.
When you enjoy this recipe for Quick Vegetable Pot Pie, a colorful combination of vegetables simmers to tenderness as the crisp pastry crust browns and you go on to other things.
Shepherds would even enjoy this flavorful recipe for Gardener's Savory Pie for a change. And making it meatless cuts preparation time in half.
Serve this heathy and hearty recipe for Black Bean and Lentil Stew as a main dish, with corn bread or flour tortillas on the side.
You may use this lime vinaigrette recipe on a salad of leafy greens and citrus segments. It could also be used as a sauce for grilled fish or seafood.
You may serve this sweet and tasty recipe for Orange-Glazed Carrots and Asparagus as a side dish to white fish fillets or grilled chicken breasts.
Enjoy this recipe for Papaya and Avocado Salad as a cool treat on a warm day.
Cherry tomatoes, blanched green beans or mushroom slices would all work well in this recipe for Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Salad.
This delicious Tuna, Black Bean and Mango Salad is a recipe that could also be made with shrimp or sliced grilled chicken instead of the tuna.
This Walla Walla Sweet Pepper Relish is a perfect relish for hamburgers.
This fresh salsa has a unique flavor that comes from Walla Walla onions. This recipe for Walla Walla Salsa Salsa may be prepared up to 6 hours in advance.
This zippy recipe for relish can be served warm, cold or at room temperature with grilled meat, poultry, or seafood.
Serve this tasty accompaniment recipe for Sweet Onion and Kiwi Relish with grilled meat, poultry or seafood; scoop it up with crackers or chips or layer it on sandwiches to set off cold cuts and cheese.
Serve this tasty accompaniment recipe for Sweet Onion, Avocado and Orange Relish with grilled meat, poultry or seafood; scoop it up with crackers or chips or layer it on sandwiches to set off cold cuts and cheese. This relish is best when served the day i
Serve this tasty accompaniment recipe for Sweet Onion and Pear Relish with grilled meat, poultry or seafood; scoop it up with crackers or chips or layer it on sandwiches to set off cold cuts and cheese.
Onion marmalade is a great accompaniment to roasted meats. This Quick Onion Marmalade recipe is quick and easy.
The combination of slowly caramelized onions and fresh, flavorful asparagus makes this recipe for Caramelized Onion, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart a favorite.
Serve this recipe for Eggplant and Chick Pea Stew as a side dish or a vegetarian main course over rice or couscous.
Serve this jazzy recipe for Stewed Black Beans as a side dish to roast pork or chicken.
On a warm day, treat your tastebuds to a cool, healthy soup when you enjoy this recipe for Quick Chunky Gazpacho.
Make a healthy pasta yourself. This recipe is adapted from The New Doubleday Cookbook, by Jean Anderson and Elaine Hanna.
Serve this delicious sauce in place of tartar sauce with seafood or as a cold sauce for grilled or poached poultry.
This tangy and delicious recipe for Grilled Turkey and Pepper Salad is hearty enough to be a main course for lunch or dinner.
Enjoy a colorful, tasty and healthy meal or side dish when you prepare this recipe for Winter Vegetable Medley.
Because it's made with peas instead of the traditional avocados, this version of guacamole is lower in fat.
Enjoy heaps of healthy ingredients when you prepare this tasty recipe for Turkey and Eggplant Pizza.
For a delicious main dish or appetizer, treat your guests to this recipe for Turkey-Stuffed Eggplant.
For a delicious appetizer or main dish, treat your guests to this recipe for Microwave Turkey-Stuffed Eggplants.
Stellino credits this recipe for Nick Stellino's Caponata of caponata, a classic Sicilian eggplant condiment, to his mother Massimilliana, a North Italian who moved to Sicily to marry Stellino senior.
Baker/Co-owner of Puff Tarts Vito Aluia shows how to make one of his signature savory tarts in this fabulous recipe for Savory Tomato Tart.
The herbs and spices liven up the flavors and add an interesting spin on basic roasted corn in this delicious recipe for Hirsch's Grilled Corn On The Cob.
This tasty George Hirsch recipe for George Hirsch's Quick Broccoli Slaw makes a nice alternative to the usual shredded cabbage slaws.