How To: Prepare leeks for soups

Leek's are related to the onion family. They are sweet like onions when they are cooked, but unlike onions make your eyes water when you cut them, they have long straight white stalks with tough green leaves. Select white fresh stalks with bright looking green leaves, and avoid damage. To prepare the soup cut the stalk of the green leaf and reserve them to make stock and trim the surface of the base.Under running water cut the leek for two halves and wash thorughly between the layers. Slice t...

How To: Cook your green beans so they keep their color

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook your green beans so they keep their color. The secret ingredient you can add to your boiling water while cooking your green beans is ice! This will help the green and yellow colors from appearing in your green beans! It will keep the color a beautiful green and not mix in any other colors. To start, put enough water to cover the green beans in a saute pan and then heat it up, put in the green beans and as you cook them add in ice cubes. When finished, ad...

How To: Prepare homemade hash browns

Yes we know that there's been a huge food revolution (thanks in no small part to Jamie Oliver) championing growing your own sustainable food and eating fresh and well. However, how can you deny that your tongue doesn't salivate when you walk past an In-n-Out?

How To: Make Indian tindora vegetable

Tindora is a green vegetable which is popular in many parts of India and is known by many names (ivy gourd, kovakai, tondli, giloda…just to name a few). It resembles a watermelon but is only the size of your little pinky. Tindora can be cooked as a subzi all by itself or mixed with other vegetables like potato. Tindora are also used in many sambar recipes. When you’re running out of vegetables to cook, don’t pass up Tindora in the grocery aisle and try this simple, yet delicious subzi recipe.

How To: Make Pakistani phalli (green beans) aaloo sabzi

How to make, Phalli Aaloo Sabzi, (or for English speakers, this translates to Green Beans), has instructions from beginning to the serving of this Pakistani vegetable dish. There are more than beans to this dish, including onion, tomato, garlic, and assorted other middle eastern spices. This is quite a spicy dish, as it includes ground red pepper as one of the seasonings. The ingredients are all cooked in one pan which makes it quite simple, and a novice cook should have no problems making th...

How To: Make an old fashioned chow-chow or pickle relish

If you're lived in the South, you may already know this next dish. If not, then prepare for a southern classic. It's called chow-chow or pickle relish. It takes a variety of different veggies (cucumbers, bell peppers, cabbage, onions) and you basically cook it to look almost like a liquid mixture, but it can be it's really fine. It's actually a great tasting dish that goes well with many meals and is something that you should try today. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Pickle jalapeno and Anaheim peppers at home

Pickled peppers are a great way to preserve your garden harvest. From spicy to sweet, this recipe will be a great treat on a cold winter day. Pickling jalapeño peppers, Anaheims, bell peppers really, any pepper is good for pickling. This how to video shows you an easy pickling recipe that requires very little time and won't keep you in the kitchen canning all day.

How To: Coal-roast potatoes wrapped in aluminum

One of the easiest ways to cook potatoes is by simply throwing them on the fire. Okay, you don' want to throw them directly in the flame, but in the coals, it cooks them perfectly. What better time to roast potatoes than when you've got something cooking on a grill or in your smoker? Mark Patuto shares his tips for foil-wrapping your spuds and tossing them on the fire. Doesn't get any easier. They'll pick up the smoky-scented goodness from whatever you've got cooking. And clean-up? None!

How To: Cut up a cabbage

This video is a demonstration of the proper way to cut up a cabbage. Large vegetables like cabbage can be hard to cut up because they are so big and tend to move around on the cutting surface. The first thing to do is to create a flat surface, so make it safer to cut. Cut the whole cabbage in half holding the end of the core on top. Cut the core out of each half in a big V shape. Cut it in half again to make quarters. Take the cabbage apart so that you can flatten it out and cut thin slices f...

How To: Cook Czech potato pancakes (bramborák)

Bramborak is a very tasty traditional Czech dish. Follow along with this cooking how to video to learn how to make potato pancakes. Check potato pancakes are more commonly known as bramborak. Watch these two Czech boys as they show you how to prepare it. The ingredients you need for potato pancakes are: potatoes, egg, milk, garlic, rosemary, pepper, salt, salmon, flour, and oil.

How To: Roast peppers on the burner of a gas stove

In this tutorial, we learn how to roast peppers on the burner of a gas stove. All you need to do this is a gas range and a pepper. First turn your gas range onto high, then set your paper right in the middle of the burner. As the pepper starts to char, it will infuse the flavor into the entire pepper. Keep the pepper on the heat until it is black on the side, then you can use it to add into different recipes! After once side is black, make sure you use tongs to turn it on different sides, so ...

How To: Make Korean apple kimchi

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish that is as tasty as it is spicy. This video tutorial demonstrates how to make apple kimchi in your own kitchen. Follow the provided guidelines or add a few delicious changes to suit your taste.

How To: Store ginger, garlic & green chili paste

Bhavna shows us how to store ginger, garlic and green chili paste. The demonstration is done with ginger. Cut the ginger into small pieces. Skin can be left on or if you prefer you can remove the skin. Put the pieces of ginger into the food processor and blend. After the ginger has blended, remove and put into a bowl. Add lots of salt for freezing. Fold the salt into the ginger. Place into plastic containers for freezing. The same process is done for garlic and green chilies. When you are rea...

How To: Make scalloped potatoes with onions and green peppers

This video shows you how to prepare Scalloped Potatoes with Onions and Green Peppers. For this recipe you will need the following ingredients: 4-5 potatoes sliced thinly, one whole onion sliced thinly, half green pepper (chopped), flour, salt, olive oil spray, pepper, Parmesan cheese, 2 cups medium cheddar cheese, ¼ cup of butter, and 4 cups of cream of mushroom soup.

How To: Make crispy cassava chips

These are way better than normal potato chips, big chunky cassava chips is one of the simplest recipes you can do with the cassava root. This is a delicious and simple to make Brazilian Cuisine recipe. Cassavacan be used as a replacement for potatoes, into the dough of several kinds of bread, it makes great moist cakes other desserts. And the fresh cassava is only the start. A lot of Brazilian recipes also used the dried roast cassava flour. Cassava is one of the only plants cultivated by Bra...

How To: Steam broccoli in the microwave

Do you not have a steamer? Or time to wait as your vegetables steam? In this video you'll learn how to steam your broccoli in the microwave. Quick and easy in the microwave to immediately serve and enjoy on their own or with any meal. Yes, the microwave will produce some perfectly steamed greens, with a pinch of salt and maybe some butter.

How To: Blanch & Shock Vegetables

Chef Stephen Gibbs shows you a good cooking technique: blanching and shocking vegetables. Blanching is letting vegetables in hot, boiling water for a short period of time. Shocking is putting hot vegetables in ice cold water. These methods are used together in order to precook certain vegetables or even take the skin off.

How To: Cooked southern collard greens with turkey legs

DivasCanCook shows us how to make some delicious collard greens with turkey legs, starting with washing the greens well and stripping them from the stem. Nest she tears them up and adds olive oil, half an onion and 3 cloves of garlic. Sautéing onions and garlic is next, adding 3 cups of chicken broth and a whole smoked and salted turkey leg. This is simmered for about 30 minutes. She added one teaspoon of red pepper flakes to zip it up a little! After simmering, cut the turkey from the bone a...

How To: Make Indo Chinese szechuan green beans

Chef's Anuja and Hetal from Show Me the Curry! teach you how to make an amazing green bean dish called Szechuan Green Beans. Carefully add beans to a medium sized pan filled with the oil contents. Make sure green beans are coated with oil and cook until for 20 minutes until soft. Use a small pan and lightly toast the sesame seeds. Place beans on plate. Place the rest of the ingredients: soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and chili sauce in sauce pan to cook. Replace the beans in pan and allow to coat...

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