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 Make Indian food: Arvee

This video teaches you to make a vegan Indian dish, Arvee. In English, Arvee is called "Tara Root." First peel the tara root, then slice thinly, wash and drain for an hour. For the spices, you will need a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of Achar Masala spice mixture, a quarter-teaspoon of turmeric, a quarter-teaspoon of grated ginger, two green chillies, thinly sliced, and a pinch of dried cumin seeds. You will also need canola oil. Take a large pressure-cooker and add 4 tablespoons of canola oi...

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: Microwave an artichoke

Ocean Mist Farms shows you how to quickly cook fresh artichokes in a microwave. You'll learn a few simple tips and techniques to properly cook an artichoke using ingredients such as lemon, water, salt, and olive oil. After following the preparation tips, microwaving the artichoke will take approximately 18 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the artichoke and the power of the microwave. You'll be shown what to look for to know when the artichoke is ready to eat, and saving the leftovers i...

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: Cook yellow summer squash

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook yellow summer squash. You will need: yellow squash, zucchini, bacon, and salt to make this recipe. now, you will cut your bacon into strips and then cook it over medium heat in a large skillet. Once the bacon is fried and crispy, you will need to take it out along with most of the drippings, unless you like a lot of it in your recipe. After this, cut your vegetables up into thin slices. Then, add these along with some salt to the pot you cooked the bacon...

How To: Make cauliflower au gratin

In this tutorial, we learn how to make cauliflower au gratin. First, cut the cauliflower into large florets, removing most of the stem to maximize the flavor. Wash out the vegetable thoroughly, then soak in vinegar and water overnight. After this, cook in boiling water for a few minutes, until it's slightly soft. Pour melted butter into a casserole dish, then drain your cauliflower and place it into the dish. Now, sprinkle parmesan cheese, bŽchamel sauce, and lots of cheese onto the cauliflow...

How To: Cook sautéed kale with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper

When you sauté kale, it tends to retain all of its nutritional value, whereas boiling and steaming kale will kill the vitamin-enriched goodness. So, this simple kale side dish should be in every cook's recipe box. Kale by itself has a rather bitter flavor, but when cooked in soup or even just briefly with garlic and oil, it's delicious. Harvard University's Martin Breslin shares a quick side dish that's good for you, goes with fish or meats, uses only one pan, and clean-up is a breeze. Best o...

How To: Fry squash and zucchini

In this tutorial, we learn how to fry squash and zucchini. Start out by washing your vegetables, then cutting them into thin slices. After this, beat a couple of eggs in a bowl and then pour this mixture over your vegetables so that each piece is coated with it. Sprinkle in salt and pepper then keep mixing up the vegetables. Now, heat up a pan with grease and olive oil until it's hot. Now, dip your vegetables into a flour bath and set them in the grease. Fry them for a few minutes until they ...

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: Steam vegetables in the microwave

Do you always burn yourself or over-steam your veggies? In this video, get free advice on how to perfectly steam your veggies so they're cooked, but not "too cooked". You will need a plate, a plastic Ziplock sandwich bag, the vegetable of your choice, and a pat of butter.

How To: Take microwave shortcuts when cooking potatoes

Want to make your family a filling and healthy dinner but are short on time? No problem! In this tutorial, learn how to cut your cooking time in half by using the microwave. Potato expert, Patty Mastracco, shows you how to make your favorite potato dishes in less than 20 minutes using your microwave. Potatoes are delicious, healthy and filling and make great last minute dinners.

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: Prepare deep fried sweet banana peppers

This video from Betty's Kitchen is a demonstration of how to cook deep fried sweet banana peppers which are popular in restaurants. She shows how to clean the peppers by cutting off the top, cutting around the core from the top, and pulling out the core. Cut the pepper in half the long way and remove the seeds. To make the batter, she uses one well-beaten egg and adds one cup of skim milk, 1/4 cup of canola oil, and one cup of self-rising flour. She heats up oil in a deep fryer, dips the pepp...

How To: Make artichoke chips

Adrienne shows how to quickly make a delicious snack using one of the most nutritious foods around in this video. Wash large and fresh ocean artichoke with water. Trim its stem and snip its leaves with kitchen knife or scissors. Trim the top part with knife. Microwave about 3 cups of water with the artichoke until boiling. After 5 minutes, cover it with Pyrex bowl and microwave it for about 15 minutes. Let it cool and separate leaves from the choke and place it in a food storage bag. Put butt...

How To: Cook fresh pumpkin flowers

To cook pumpkin flowers you need some pumpkin flowers and some of the smaller more tender leaves from the pumpkin patch. First thing is to take off the little spiny things from the base of the flower. Then you want to pop the top of the flower off at base of the stem. Remember to save the stems, open up the flower gently and pluck out the thing in the middle. You want to pick off the spinets on the back of leaves, wash them rubbing them to soften the leaves up. Then you would take the stem an...

How To: Remove the fuzzy center of a fresh artichoke

See a quick and easy presentation on how to remove the fuzzy center of a freshly cooked artichoke. After you have cooked the artichoke, spread the petals of the artichoke to show the center petals. Take hold of the center petals with your fingers and then twist this to remove the choke. Take a spoon and scoop out the fuzzy center. You can use the middle of the cooked artichoke to serve a meal and the artichoke will add another dimension of flavor.

How To: Make raw marinated vegetables

The Raw Food Coach, Karen Knowler, shows us a very simple marinated vegetables recipe that makes a good alternative to salads or steamed vegetables. The raw vegetables used for this recipe are leeks, broccoli, zucchini (also known as courgette), and tomatoes. Suggestions for substitute vegetables, such as bell peppers and cauliflower, are also given. First we're shown us how to properly chop these vegetables and mix them together in a way that is pleasing to all the senses, including the eyes...

How To: Make a Pakistani-style samosa

This cooking video is of a Pakistani recipe showing you how to make a Pakistani style samosa. You will need a boiled potato, onion, coriander, red chili powder, zeera, salt, lemon juice, oil, four and onion seeds. (Amounts mentioned on video). Make the dough by adding the flour, oil and the herbs into a bowl and mix thoroughly as shown. Add water to get the right consistency. Mash the potato and add the remaining ingredients for the filling. Mix well. Make the samosa sheet using a piece of do...

How To: Buy vegetables at the grocery store

Vegetables are the foundation of a healthy, balanced diet, many experts recommending 3-5 servings a day. When choosing your vegetables, it's always best to choose fresh; although, frozen and canned still have nutritional value and benefits as well. Also, look for vegetables that are bright in color like this red pepper, also carrots that are brightly orange and brightly-colored green broccoli. The brighter the color, the more nutrients that are in it. Try these tips for buying vegetables in t...

How To: Make Laotian stuffed bell pepper with Kai

Bell pepper can be cook in many ways: stuffed, grilled, steamed, deep fried. This Laotian bell pepper dish has a quick and easy recipe. You will need, ground pork, thread noodles, garlic powder, sugar, chili, MSG, fish sauce, green onion, egg, and bell peppers. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to prepare Laotian stuffed bell peppers from Thai chef Kai.

How To: Make Baked Zucchini Chips

Don't you just love snack food? Me too! but as I get older I notice how the small food choices I make affect my belly. So how do we get over this potato chip world? Easy make your own chips. This recipe with Zucchini is not only a healthier option but also delicious.

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