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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Cook with eggplant

In this video, we learn how to cook with eggplant. A good eggplant has smooth skin and is firm, but slightly soft. Different types of eggplants will taste differently, so you can cook them in different recipes. First, peel and salt your eggplant, then let it drain and press it for 90 minutes before you cook it. Add olive oil onto the top of it, then cook the eggplant on a hot grill. When it's finished, this makes a great side to any meal. You can incorporate eggplant into a number of differen...

How To: Make a vegan tamale pie

Jason Gaskins, Executive Chef with Roots Restaurant, and James Ehrlich with Hippy Gourmet demonstrate how to make a vegan tamale pie. First, dice an onion and add it to a pan of hot oil. Then, dice a tomato. Add de-skinned, freshly stewed tomatoes to the onion. Add roasted pepper and the fresh tomato to the pan. Next, add black trumpet mushroom or a mushroom of your choosing to the pan. Stir in fresh garlic, pepper, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper and cumin. Dice up cornbread and place it on an...

How To: Make samosa chaat

Chef Sanjay Thumma from VahRehVah teaches how to make Samosa Chaat. Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp. channa masala, 1 tsp. chat masala, 1 bunch coriander leaves, 1 tsp. coriander powder, 1 tsp. cumin powder, 2 tsps. green chutney, 1 onion chopped, 1 tsp. red chili powder, salt, 2 number samosa, sweet chutney, 1 tomato, diced water, 1 cup White Peas/Garbanzo. Boil White peas. Set aside. In a pan, add butter, peas, onions, and tomatoes. Cook till soft. Add salt, red chili, cumin, coriander, c...

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: 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 hash browns with tomatoes

Nicko demonstrates how to make hash browns using tomatoes. The ingredients used are potatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. The potatoes first must be grated while the spinach and tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper are combined and fried so they are wilted down. The excess moisture in the grated potatoes must be squeezed out in order to allow them to be easily fried. A flat, palm-sized lump of hash browns must be put into the oil to help seal them together unti...

How To: Make bulgar wheat vegetarian tacos

If you're not a vegetarian, but one of your family members is, or perhaps a dinner guest, you're going to have to give in a little. Realize that they eat vegetables, you eat vegetables, so it's not that big of deal to exclude the meat for one sitting. Something easy to make is something common, that everyone eats, like pizza or a taco! Exclude the beef base and keep the veggies.

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 Italian style stuffed artichokes

This video will show you how to make Italian Stuffed Artichokes. Follow these directions to stuff an artichoke in the classic Italian way: In a large bowl add Parmesan cheese to Italian Style breadcrumbs and chopped garlic. Mix well. Gently open up the leaves of a washed and trimmed artichoke. Drizzle with olive oil. Open up the petals and spoon the stuffing inside each petal. Put the artichokes into a steaming basket and steam for 30-40 minutes. Drizzle with melted butter and Parmesan cheese.

How To: Make marinated live greens with raw vegetables, lemon juice and olive oil

This video will show you how to make greens, but more importantly, it will show you how to make "live" greens, the perfect vegetable dish for vegans! These greens aren't just raw veggies though. This recipe marinates them with lemon juice and olive oil which actually cooks the greens, tenderizing them while it marinades. Also included in this vegan recipe is tomatoes, bell peppers, green onions, scallions, garlic and soy sauce.

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 cajun-style turnip greens

In this video, Beryl Stokes demonstrates the preparation of cajun-style turnip greens. The ingredients required for this recipe are diced bell peppers, 2 large diced turnip roots, smoked pork sausage, 2 bunches of turnip greens, diced onions, 2 chopped garlic and oil. The bell peppers, onion and garlic are sauteed for about 5 minutes in a large stock pot with 2 tablespoons of kennel oil. Vegetable stock and the turnip roots are added to the pot and boiled for about 15 minutes till the roots t...

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: 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 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...

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