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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.