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: 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: 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: 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: Cook soul food style string beans

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook soul food style string beans. First, drain all the water out of the can of green beans. Then, leave half the liquid in another can of green beans. Put them all into a pan, then add 2 tbsp olive oil along with salt, pepper, garlic powder, seasoned salt, onion powder, and soy sauce. Then, add in 2 tbsp of butter to the string beans. Add as much or as little of the seasoning to the beans as you'd like and just let it heat up. When finished and hot, serve an...

How To: Make artichokes braised in a lemon-butter sauce

Many starlets like Amanda Seyfried and Cameron Diaz swear by artichokes, claiming they help to eliminate bloat and water retention for red carpet premieres. Whether or not these claims are true, we do know that artichokes, when eaten in a diet full of fruits and vegetables, definitely does calm down inflammation and whittle down your belly.

How To: Make mashed potatoes with sausage (bangers & mash)

In this tutorial, we learn how to make mashed potatoes and sausages. To start, peel your potatoes and then cut them into quarters. Now, place them into a large pot filled with water and salt, then place the lid on and simmer for 15 minutes. While these are cooking, cook your sausages in a pan with oil cooking until brown on both sides. While these are cooking, heat up a frying pan and chop up your onions, then throw them inside the pan. Cook these until the caramelize, then set aside. Now, dr...

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 a fast, healthy sauerkraut

On this episode of The Renegade Health Show, our host Kevin and his guest Rene Oswald present us with a recipe and demonstration for how to make delicious, healthy sauerkraut quickly. They discuss many alternative healthy ingredients in addition to the ones they use, so that you can customize your meal to your heart's content!

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: Cook a portabello mushroom

Rob Endelman shows us a quick and easy way to create a delicious dish out of a Portobello Mushroom. He explains to you that Portobello Mushrooms are high and potassium and a delicious treat to enjoy whenever you might be hungry. From preparing it by taking the cap off and removing the inside gills to cooking on a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil cap side up for to cooking for only 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Dirty mushrooms can be cleaned with a moist paper towel to be cleaned up. If you ...

How To: Deep fry kimchi (aka kimchee & gimchi)

This video is about how to deep fry kimchi. The first step that you will have to do is to pour 1/2 cup bread crumbs in a bowl. Then just simply add 1/4 cup flour. After adding the flour, the next step is to add 1/4 cup corn meal. Then after adding corn meal, just add 2 teaspoons of cayenne, 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper and a teaspoon of Korean red pepper. After adding all the ingredients, you have to do some mixing. After mixing, the next step is to make some egg wash in a separate bowl. In the...

How To: Make Asian vegetables with soy sauce gravy with Betty

Chinese food is delicious, but it isn't very healthy and can be quite expensive. In this video, Betty adds a Southern touch to a traditional Asian dish and makes vegetables with a soy sauce gravy. The veggies are good for you and filling, and the gravy gives them a nice, hearty texture. Enjoy this dish anytime, and if veggies aren't enough for you - toss in some chicken or seafood, or even noodles and create your own delicious meal!

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: Clean and used dried chiles

In this video from Gourmet Magazine, Ian Knauer shows us how to clean and use dried chilies. Chile de arbol is the spiciest. To make a great hot sauce, boil about 40 of these with the seeds in and blend with some garlic and water. Next is the chipotle chili. You can often find these in a can but they are more potent when fresh. The larger the chili, the less heat it contains. An ancho is like a poblano. A guajillo is often paired with an ancho in a recipe or an adobo sauce because they comple...

How To: Make dry spicy okra or sukhi bhindi

This video teaches us how to make Dry Spicy Okra Recipe (Sukhi Bhindi). It is an Indian vegetarian dish and is taught to us by Karishma P. The ingredients are clearly shown and explained. They are 2 pounds of fresh okra (not frozen), 2 medium onions, half a lemon, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and Garam Masala. Karishma goes through the steps very clearly on how to make this dish. First chop the onions, then add to pan and brown them. Then add cumin, turmeric, chili powder. Mix thoroughly an...

How To: Keep okra from getting slimy

Poppy Tooker, author of the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook, says that the secret to preventing slimy okra is to slice it thinly and cook it in quick batches in very hot oil. Prepare your okra first by slicing it into thin pieces. Prepare a large frying pan with just a fine coating of oil. Put the frying pan on a stove and turn up the temperature so that the pan is hot. Once the pan is at the desired temperature, add your thinly sliced okra. Once the okra has a brown edge, you can stop ...

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: Make Indian vegetable biryani rice

Vegetable biryani is an Indian rice dish bursting with flavor. With so many layers of delicious spiced vegetables and rice and so many levels of flavor, it is definitely a satisfying meal all by itself. Watch this how to video and try this vegetable rice recipe for a very popular and widely recognized Indian dish.

How To: Make minty sweet and sour eggplant

Chef Madhur Jaffrey demonstrates how to make minty sweet and sour eggplant. Eggplant, prepared with cumin seeds, cayenne pepper and fresh mint leaves, makes an ideal appetizer or side dish. This Middle Eastern dish is best served a side dish. Make minty sweet and sour eggplant.

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