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 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: Store roasted red peppers in olive oil

Roasted red peppers are easy to store with this recipe treat from Rita Heikenfeld. Rita shows you how to prepare, roast and store red peppers for up to a year in your freezer. These peppers are great for pizza or pasta with their sweet taste and great red color. Watch this how-to video to learn how.

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: 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: Microwave a baked potato

Healthy and low in calories, baked potatoes are easy to prepare if you have the right techniques. With this quick microwave recipe, you'll have your baked potato ready in no time! Watch the video and let us know what you think. Enjoy!

How To: Make stir fried collard greens

Check out this awesome recipe for a healthy, fast and delicious soul food meal! In this tutorial, learn how to make stir fried collard greens that your entire family will appreciate! This video, led by Soul Food Chef Pamela Holmes, will show you everything you need to know to get those greens started.

How To: Prepare and cook artichokes

In this video, Gwen Schoen of the Sacramento Bee shows you how to prepare and cook artichokes for delicious meals. Artichokes are great for year round meals and are very fun to eat. These Italian classics are delicious when cooked properly. Gwen will show you how to choose an artichoke at the store, cut up, prepare and cook these yummy veggies. Enjoy!

How To: Cook Indian potatoes in a creamy yogurt sauce

This recipe for potatoes in a creamy yogurt sauce is just perfect for those times when you haven’t had a chance to get to the grocery store for fresh vegetables. The hardest part out of the entire recipe is boiling the potatoes. With the red of the tomatoes in the gravy and the green of the cilantro garnish, it is a visual treat. Watch this how to video to learn how to cook Indian style potatoes in a creamy yogurt sauce. This potato dish is also commonly known as dahi wale aloo.

How To: Make Homemade Potato Knish

Knish is a very popular Yiddish snack made from deep fried dough. Usually a filling such as ground meat, onions, fruit, or cheese can be inserted into the knish for a super sweet bite. Feel free to use any filling you'd like - you are going to be the one eating it, after all.

How To: Bake 30 minute simple scalloped potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are a comfort food dish enjoyed by many families during Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season, but that time period tends to be the only time period in which this dish gets any play. That's because, delicious as they are, scalloped potatoes take an awful lot of work and time to prepare, and no one wants to slave away at the oven for hours.

How To: Make vegetarian dolma or stuffed grape leaves

Perhaps best known as the stuffed grape leaf, which is more precisely called warak areesh, yaprak dolma or sarma. This is a great vegetarian recipe. You will need grape leaves, long grain rice, parsley, tomato, mint, green onion, yellow onion, cayenne pepper, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make Mediterranean stuffed grape leaves.

How To: Make vegetable 65

Chef Sanjay shows you how to make vegetable 65 which is mixed vegetables cooked 65 style. What's 65 style? It's an Indian style originally meaning it has 65 ingredients! But have no fear, Sanjay has made it a bit simpler for you.

How To: Cook vegetarian black bean burgers

Just because you're a vegetarian that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the glory that is a juicy hamburger in the summer. Substitute black beans for ground beef and you can prepare a hearty, delicious burger that's completely meat free. This video will show you how to cook black bean burgers.

How To: Cook with baby artichokes

This video gives a brief description of how to prepare and cook baby artichokes. Baby artichokes vary in size based on the season, may being the best month to get them. To avoid getting a bitter flavor from your artichokes be sure to remove the skin, this is best accomplishes by brushing,rinsing, peeling, and cutting all of the green outer layer until you can see the pale yellow inside. To preserve the color of your allow them to sit in lemon or vinegar water and drain completely when done. C...

How To: Make sun-dried tomatoes

In this cooking how-to video, Dave moves into the kitchen to show you how to make sun dried tomatoes from plum tomatoes. Follow along and learn how make tomatoes that will last you all winter long. Making these sun-dried tomatoes doesn't require you to lay them out in the sun, just dry them in your oven. Before you know it you'll have tasty sun-dried tomatoes.

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: 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.

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