50 Fun Rhubarb Recipes for Summer

rhubarb tarts

Growing up in Maine, rhubarb recipes were all the rage for summer. Stewing, baking and even freezing rhubarb for later use were common activities in many kitchens throughout our neighborhood. From Persian stew and bread pudding to rhubarb daiquiris and poultry stuffing, this giant list of ideas for enjoying rhubarb recipes represents my favorite finds… [Continue Reading]

Breakfast Casseroles

Breakfast Casserole

For sleepy Saturdays, special events and group get togethers, breakfast casseroles provide a reliable go-to option your guests are sure to enjoy. Here are a handful of flavorful options to add to your repertoire. Hearty hash brown breakfast casseroles are a popular choice. Prepared hash browns bring heft and staying power to breakfast casseroles. This… [Continue Reading]

Sassy and Simple Split Pea Recipes

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A good collection of split pea recipes goes a long way towards supporting a menu plan of cheap food thatís also hearty and nutritious. If you think soup is the only option at your disposal, think again. These fun split pea recipes take this legume out of the boring box and bring it center stage.

Cookbook Review: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites

Hearty Vegan Meals

Vegan-curious cooks often hold back from attempting the transition due to fear their new diet wonít be satisfying enough. Thatís where putting the time into a suitably deep collection of hearty recipes comes into play. Celine Stein and Joni Marie Newman have put together a comprehensive vegan resource specifically with the ďmeat and potatoesĒ crowd… [Continue Reading]

Vegan Tuna Melt

tuna melt

Finding suitable substitutes for your favorite meals can be a real challenge for those new to a plant-based diet. Thatís why having a few helpful foods for going vegan is critical in the beginning. It helps you stick to your guns during the transition period. Thatís why this recipe for a vegan tuna melt from… [Continue Reading]

Cookbook Review: A Vegan Taste of the Middle East

Vegan Middle East

Linda Majzlikís cookbook, A Vegan Taste of the Middle East, puts an Arabian spin on the plant-based diet.

Curried Vegan Meatballs with Chickpeas and Peanuts


These curried vegan meatballs are one of numerous meatless meatball recipes Iíve run across since starting the transition to a more plant-based diet. The recipe is from Robin Robertsonís savory cookbook, Vegan Fire and Spice, my go-to resource when it comes to spicy vegan recipes. With the exception of the vegan yogurt, all of the… [Continue Reading]

Cheap Food Guide: Creative Cooking Ideas for Inexpensive and Healthy Grocery Items

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Cheap food is a priority for many people these days. Finding cheap food thatís actually healthy adds an entirely separate layer of logistics.

Banana Recipes for Every Occasion

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High in potassium, one of the cheapest produce items around, and available at virtually any grocery store in North America, bananas boast a huge presence in the menu plans of most moms.†

Cooking with Brown Lentils: More to Love than You May Realize

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You may think brown lentils are something served for dinner on the boring train. And in all honesty, so did I for many years.

Tasty and Affordable Black Eyed Pea Recipes

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If youíre looking for a fiber-filled food item thatís affordable and relatively simple to prepare, consider the ages-old black eyed pea. Itís popular across a number of international cuisines, takes notably less time to cook than the frequently-used pinto, and doesnít really need to be soaked like other beans.

Black Bean Recipes for All Occasions


Popular in Caribbean food and Mexican cuisine, black beans offer flexibility, reduced cooking time and cranberry-comparable antioxidant properties. They are also a food item that is still affordable when transitioning from conventional to organic food purchases.

Cooking With Collard Greens: How to Get More of This Nutritional Powerhouse Into Your Diet

Collard Greens

Itís no secret that collard greens and other cruciferous vegetables are good for you. With an ANDI score of 1,000, theyíre pretty tough to beat when it comes to nutrition.

The Curious Cookís Guide to Cauliflower Recipes

Multicolored cauliflower

With all of the medical buzz about cruciferous vegetables these days, itís no wonder people are searching for ways to celebrate the numerous cancer-fighting and other health benefits of cauliflower.

Creative Uses for Sunflower Seed Kernels

Goat Cheese with Sunflower Kernels

A popular healthy snack in their own right, sunflower seed kernels are also a great plant-based protein substitute for those with peanut allergies. But did you know you could do much more than snack on them?