Quick and easy asparagus recipe. How to cook asparagus spears perfectly, dress with olive oil, Parmesan, and lemon zest.
A light springtime salad of grilled or roasted asparagus with marinated artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes.
Quick and easy asparagus frittata. Perfect for spring. Eggs, Gruyere or Swiss cheese, onion, and asparagus.
Classic asparagus risotto made with arborio rice, shallots, stock, fresh asparagus, and Parmesan cheese.
Elegant steamed asparagus served with a Hollandaise butter sauce.
Fresh spring asparagus, lightly sautéed in oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, fresh lime juice, and mint.
Quick and easy baby bok choy recipe. Baby bok choy sauteed in olive oil with garlic, green onions and a dash of sesame oil. Then mixed with roasted, salted cashews.
Bok choy cooked with garlic, sherry, chicken broth, and prosciutto.
Baby bok choy, stir fried with sliced yellow bell peppers, green onions, and sesame oil.
Classic sauerkraut recipe with chopped apple and juniper berries.
Delicious way to serve beet greens and other greens such as collard or kale. Beet greens recipe with bacon, garlic, onion, sugar, vinegar, and red pepper flakes.
Quick and easy. Torn cabbage leaves, blanched in salted water, tossed with butter, caraway and celery seeds.
Sweet potatoes, boiled in water, mashed and mixed with bourbon whisky, butter, and sugar.
Fennel bulbs braised until tender in anise liqueur and stock, then garnished with fennel fronds and orange zest.
Leeks trimmed and gently braised in butter and white wine and seasoned with thyme, garlic and parsley.
Pearl onions braised with butter and chicken stock, great side dish for roast beef or stews.
Sweet and sour red cabbage, cooked with bacon, apples, onions, and roasted chestnuts.
Best broccoli cheese casserole ever. Broccoli florets, blanched and baked with bacon and cheddar cheese in a milk, cream, and egg custard, spiced with black pepper.
Broccoli rabe, blanched first to take the edge off the bitterness, then sautéed with caramelized onions, garlic, and a dash of chili pepper.
Broccoli rabe, blanched then sautéed in olive oil with garlic and chili pepper flakes. Tossed with sun dried tomatoes, pasta, and Parmesan.
Broccoli salad, blanched fresh broccoli tossed with toasted almonds, bacon and peas, topped with a homemade honey vinegar dressing. A favorite picnic salad.
Quick and easy broccoli stir fry recipe with ginger and sesame. Broccoli florets, stir-fried with minced ginger and garlic, then cooked with stock, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
Simple and delicious Brussels sprouts recipe with lightly steamed or boiled sprouts, mixed with sauteed onions, butter, and toasted almonds.
Thinly sliced brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon and onions, then tossed with roasted chestnuts, thyme and a little lemon juice.
Brussels sprouts quartered and quickly sautéed with chili pepper flakes and black bean garlic sauce.
Simple and easy butternut squash, apple, and cranberry bake recipe. Perfect for a holiday feast.
Cubed butternut squash, cooked on the stovetop with browned butter and thyme.
Butternut squash with butter, ginger, walnuts, thyme, and vanilla.
Eggplant caponata, diced eggplant cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, pinenuts, olives, raisins, capers, and parsley. A great Italian relish for bread sticks.
Sliced onions and fennel, slowly cooked until lightly browned, tossed with Parmesan, lemon, and parsley.
Easy-to-make carrot soufflé with carrots, milk, saltines, cheddar cheese, butter, and eggs.
Quick and easy puréed cauliflower recipe with sour cream and butter.
Cauliflower, first boiled briefly, then sautéed with toasted pine nuts, bacon or pancetta, garlic, lemon juice and chile pepper flakes.
Celery root purée, celery root boiled until soft, then mashed with butter and cream.
Celery root salad recipe, also known as celery remoulade, with celery root, green apple, and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.
Julienned chayotes cooked with roasted tomatoes, onions, green chiles and cilantro.
Easy baked acorn squash recipe, perfect for the fall. Squash is cut in half, insides scooped out, then baked with a little butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup.
Glazed carrots, sliced carrots, sautéed in butter and sugar, then cooked in stock until sauce is reduced to a glaze.
Angel hair pasta with a butter, cream, Parmesan sauce, and plenty of fresh vegetables - broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, snow peas, tomatoes, garlic and basil.
A delightful chilled pea salad, made with smoked almonds, water chestnuts and a hint of curry.
Cold tomato vegetable soup, made with fresh, uncooked tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, red bell pepper, celery, sweet onion, and garlic. Perfect for a hot summer day.
Coleslaw with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and green onion, with or without mayonnaise. The quintessential American picnic salad.
Fresh collard greens cooked with onion, garlic, chile pepper flakes, bacon fat, and dark sesame oil.
Collard greens cooked until wilted with bacon, onion, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and a dash of hot sauce.
Classic creamed corn with fresh yellow corn cut straight from the cob, onion, butter, and cream.
Creamed spinach recipe with fresh spinach, a butter, flour, milk sauce, onions, and bacon.
Mashed, creamed turnips recipe with turnips, milk, butter, cream, cloves, and nutmeg.
Green beans, lightly boiled, then tossed with sautéed mushrooms and onions, held together with sour cream sauce.
Crispy hash browns recipe. Method for making perfectly browned and crispy hash brown potatoes.
Simple fresh cucumber salad with rice vinegar, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh dill or basil.
Using delicate, thin skinned, Persian cucumbers, this cucumber salad recipe includes mint, feta cheese, red onions and sliced radishes with a simple oil and vinegar dressing.
Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.
Classic potato salad recipe with boiled Russet potatoes, dill pickles, celery, parsley, red onion, scallions, hard boiled eggs and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.
Luxuriously rich, smooth, and flavorful ratatouille recipe. Vegetables are first browned, then roasted, then cooked in a tomato sauce. Includes onion, garlic, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
Dinosaur kale, also called Lacinato or black kale, sautéed with garlic and olive oil and serve with poached baby potatoes.
Eggplant and roasted red pepper terrine recipe, with sliced eggplant, roasted red bell peppers, parsley, Brie or Mozzarella, in a fresh tomato sauce.
Classic Mediterranean baba ghanouj eggplant dip. Baked eggplant pureed with tahini, garlic, and olive oil.
A classic Italian baked eggplant Parmesan casserole with fried eggplant slices layered with Mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce.
Fresh fava bean dip with green garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, and goat cheese. Great served with jicama or cucumber slices.
Baked fennel with olive oil, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, bread crumbs and fresh thyme.
Fingerling potatoes, boiled and then dressed with vermouth and an herb vinaigrette.
Fresh haricot verts, skinny green beans boiled, drained, then sautéed in butter with onions, tarragon, thyme, parsley, and chives.
Traditional fried green tomatoes. Sliced firm green tomatoes, dipped in egg and coated with flour, cornmeal and bread crumbs, fried and seasoned with salt and pepper.
Beautiful golden beet salad peppered with ruby red pomegranate seeds, served on a bed of arugula and lettuce greens.
Beautiful golden beets and Brussels sprouts. Roasted or boiled golden yellow beets with parboiled Brussels sprouts, sauteed together in olive oil, shallots and thyme, and topped with toasted almonds.
Fresh green beans, blanched and toss with a balsamic vinaigrette, red onions, basil, and Parmesan.
Recipe for green beans, boiled first, then sauteed in butter with thyme and toasted almonds.
Lightly blanched fresh green beans sautéed in bacon fat and served with a little bacon, black pepper and either vinegar or lemon juice.
An easy to prepare green beans recipe with tomato and chile salsa. A Latin twist on the classical haricots a la provencale recipe.
Quick and delicious green beans recipe with fresh green beans, shallots, and pancetta.
Tender, smokey artichoke halves, easily and beautifully grilled.
Nothing beats the flavor of asparagus, coated in olive oil, sprinkled with salt, and quickly grilled.
How to grill juicy, tender, grilled corn-on-the-cob. Grill fresh corn cobs in their husks on direct high heat.
Fresh English peas, in their pods, slathered with olive oil, sprinkled with salt, and grilled. Eat like edamame.
Grilled red onions, chilled and marinated in a rosemary herb dressing.
Have you ever had grilled radicchio? Try it! Excellent with olive oil, balsamic, and a little grated Pecorino.
Hearts of romaine lettuce, painted with a herb vinaigrette, and grilled. Served whole, or chopped for a grilled salad.
Slices of sweet potatoes grilled over a hot fire and slathered with a cilantro-lime dressing.
Quick and easy grilled tomatoes recipe for grilling over a gas or charcoal grill.
Savory grits with extra corn and green onion greens, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.
Hashed brussels sprouts made with thinly sliced brussels sprouts, tossed in lemon juice, sauteed in butter, and sprinkled with vermouth.
Garnet yam sweet potato recipe, pureed garnet yams with butter, brown sugar, and holiday spices. Perfect for Thanksgiving.
Simple and easy home fries two ways, one recipe starting with raw potatoes, another starting with cooked. Both skillet fried.
A classic Southern dish to celebrate New Year's. The black-eyed peas are for good fortune in the coming year.
How to slowly caramelize onions to bring out deep, rich, sweet flavor as the natural sugars in the onions caramelize. Video included.
How to cook and eat an artichoke, with step-by-step instructions and photos.
Simple photo tutorial on how to trim an artichoke down to its heart.
Kale sautéed with Italian sausage, onions, garlic and white beans.
Wilted kale recipe with arame seaweed, garlic, sesame, and fresh minced ginger.
Easy and delicious casserole with baked kohlrabi, ham, eggs, and cream.
A French classic, whole leeks are boiled, drained, then marinated in a Dijon vinaigrette.
Rounds of carrots, sautéed in butter and glazed with maple syrup and orange juice. Perfect for the holidays!
Sliced, baked sweet potato yam recipe, with maple syrup, brown sugar, and pecans.
Red bell peppers, charred and roasted, preserved in vinegar, lemon, garlic, oil marinade. Canned roasted bell peppers.
Creamy mashed yukon gold potatoes with goat cheese, sage, and browned butter.
Mashed rutabaga with sour cream, dill, salt and pepper.
Mexican green bean salad with fresh green beans, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, cotija cheese, avocado, tomato, olive oil and lime juice.
Classic three bean salad with a Southwestern twist. Pinto beans, black beans, and green beans, with onions, jalapenos, Cotija cheese, cilantro with a sweet lime dressing.
Classic Italian pasta primavera with sauteed fresh seasonal vegetables in a marinara sauce.
Zucchini and summer squash, sauteed with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and served with melted cheddar cheese.
Peppery mustard greens simply sauteed with onions, garlic, and olive oil and a dash of sesame oil to finish.
Red skinned new potatoes recipe with a sauce of Mozarella, cream, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and oregano.
Nopalitos, chopped prickly pear cactus paddles sautéed with onions, garlic, jalapeno, and tomatoes.
Salad of thinly sliced artichoke hearts that have been slowly poached in garlic infused olive oil and tossed with herbs.
Okra, sliced and quickly seared on high heat, then cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos.
Onion potato gratin with sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, baked with onions, with heavy cream and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses.
Middle Eastern carrot salad. Shredded carrots and golden raisins dressed with honey, lemon and orange blossom water.
Wedges or slices of sweet potatoes, tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and browned. Addictive!
Oven-fried homemade potato chips recipe, made with thin slices of Russet potatoes, butter, and salt.
A vivid green soup with sauteed leeks, simmered with parsnips and stock, pureed with fresh parsley.
Italian bell pepper, onion, tomato sauté, with garlic, ground oregano, and fresh basil.
Heavenly mashed potatoes recipe using buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, cream, butter, milk, salt and pepper.
What a midwestern classic, pickled beets! Here's our favorite pickled beets recipe, easy to make with beets, cider vinegar, sugar, and olive oil.
They're crunchy, not slimy! Lightly spicy homemade pickled okra, with cider vinegar, lemon, garlic, and spices. Easy to make.
Small new potatoes, roasted with onions, garlic, tomatoes, olives, and herbes de Provence.
Caramelized roasted parsnips are pureed into a delicious mash, seasoned with butter, salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg.
Bright green and gently garlicky pesto made with parsley and spring ramps.
Quick and easy roasted asparagus recipe, with thick asparagus spears, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a little lemon juice.
Tender young carrots, roasted with red onions with rosemary, salt, and pepper, until lightly caramelized.
Ruby red beets, oven roasted, then tossed with a little orange zest and a balsamic glaze.
Broccoli, tossed in olive oil, lemon juice and salt, roasted and served with parmesan cheese and lots of black pepper.
Brussels sprouts, oven-roasted with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
Oven roasted cauliflower recipe, made with cauliflower florets, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.
Quick and easy roasted fennel recipe. Sliced fennel oven roasted in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
How to roast whole heads of garlic in the oven so you can eat warm, toasty cloves right out of the garlic head.
Oven roasted green beans, drizzled and cooked with balsamic vinegar, honey, thyme, and garlic.
Oven roasted new potatoes recipe with olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and halved new potatoes.
Roasted new potatoes recipe with caramelized onions and truffle oil. An incredibly easy way to take roasted potatoes to whole new level of deliciousness.
Parsnips roasted in butter and stock with parsley, chives, garlic, and a touch of horseradish.
Flame roasted poblano chiles, cut into strips and cooked with onions, Mexican crema, and Monterey Jack cheese. Serve with tortillas.
Roasted zucchini recipe, fresh zucchini, cut lengthwise, oven-roasted with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.
Recipe for baby artichokes, sauteed with onions and garlic, served with grated Parmesan cheese.
Sautéed kale, mustard, turnip, beet or collard greens, tossed with toasted pine nuts, golden raisins, a little red pepper and black pepper. Sicilian-style greens.
The best sautéed kale you will ever taste. Seasoned with smoked paprika and crushed chile pepper flakes.
Chopped kale sautéed with onions and garlic, mixed with a sauce of sesame tahini, sesame oil, lemon juice, and salt.
Chopped fresh kale, lightly sautéed in olive oil with onions and red pepper flakes. Tossed with toasted cashews.
Swiss chard ribs, sautee in butter and cream, served with pasta.
Swiss chard, quickly sautéed with shallots and mustard seeds, seasoned with salt and rice vinegar.
Simple sauteed zucchini recipe with onion, garlic, fresh tarragon, basil, and Gruyere Swiss cheese.
Delicious scalloped potatoes, thinly sliced potatoes baked with butter, bacon, onion, chives, parsely, Gruyere, Parmesan and cream.
Baked scalloped turnips. Sliced turnips and onions baked in milk and cream with salt and pepper.
Sugar snap peas seared in olive oil with green onions, mint, lemon zest and black pepper.
Sherry potatoes, thinly sliced russet potatoes baked in the oven with butter and dry sherry.
Eggplant cooked Sichuan-style with plenty of garlic, ginger, scallions, and lots of heat! Perfect for all you fire eaters out there.
Long and crunchy Chinese green beans, quickly stir-fried Sichuan style with red chilies, Sichuan peppercorns, and sesame oil.
Quick and easy peas and onions, a go-to side for almost any meal.
New potatoes oven-roasted in butter, smashed with garlic and minced chives.
Snow peas lightly sauteed and tossed with toasted pine nuts, mint, garlic, olive oil, and sesame oil.
Thinly sliced cabbage, carrots, radishes, green onion, and cilantro, tossed with olive oil and rice vinegar dressing. Great for TexMex and Southwestern dishes.
Zesty, spicy corn fritters, served with a sweet chili sauce. Step-by-step instructions with photos.
Vegetarian chili with eggplant, plum tomatoes, onion, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, jalapenos, white beans, kidney beans, and cilantro.
Classic spinach recipe. The best way to cook delicious fresh spinach, with olive oil and garlic. Step-by-step instructions and photographs.
Spinach gratin made with chopped blanched spinach, mixed with nutmeg infused béchamel, with hard boiled eggs and gruyere cheese. Gratin d'epinard aux oeufs.
Asian spinach recipe with sesame and garlic. A simple Korean method for cooking spinach.
Springtime succotash with medley of corn, carrots, ham, spring onions, and fava beans.
Delicious basic steamed broccoli recipe, the easiest way to cook this wonderful vegetable.
Stewed tomatoes with basil and freshly made toasted buttered croutons.
Japanese eggplant slices, gently stir fried with red chilies, ginger, and miso.
A richly flavored stove top baked bean recipe combining molasses, bacon, ketchup and vinegar - a great addition to hot dogs too.
Large zucchini stuffed with mushrooms, ham, bread crumbs, and Gruyere or Parmesan cheese.
Large zucchini stuffed with ground turkey, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, rosemary, and Parmesan cheese.
Summer squash salad. Zucchini carpaccio. Thinly sliced summer squash served with olive oil, lemon juice, mint, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts.
Sweet and sour braised pearl or boiling onions flavored with vinegar and honey.
Traditional German and Austrian sweet and sour red cabbage. Shredded red cabbage cooked with vinegar, sugar, and butter.
Sweet potatoes cooked and mashed with onions, mint, cilantro, garlic, and olive oil. Puerto Rican boniato recipe.
Swiss chard recipe, sautéed in olive oil with garlic and crushed red pepper.
Swiss chard, or other leafy green, sautéed with green olives, capers, green onions, and rosemary.
Fresh corn kernels, poached slowly with shallots in butter and ouzo, with fresh tarragon stirred in to serve.
Are you a turnip lover? If so, you must try this delicious turnip and potato patties recipe. A cross between pancakes and fritters, but made with turnips and potatoes.
Turnip gratin with thinly sliced turnips, bread, onions, and Gruyere cheese baked until bubbly and browned.
Twice baked potato recipes. One with a cheddar cheese and bacon stuffing, the other with a blue cheese and chives stuffing.
Easy to make, Vietnamese Do Chua, slightly sweet pickled carrots and daikon radishes.
Warm green bean salad with pancetta, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
Simple wax beans recipe with wax, or yellow green beans, chopped mint, olive oil, and salt. Delicious combination of mint with the beans.
White bean and cherry tomato salad with a dressing of rosemary infused olive oil, garlic, Parmesan, anchovies, and lemon.
Simple wilted watercress salad with fresh peppery watercress and a hot bacon apple cider dressing.
Grated zucchini and chopped blanched spinach, mixed with onions sautéed with bacon, parsley, and garlic, bound with eggs, topped with grated Parmesan, and baked.
Favorite zucchini fritters recipe, similar to potato latkes-but with zucchini.
Simple zucchini recipe, zucchini strips cooked with butter, onion, parsley, bouillon, and thyme.