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...
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.
Watch this how to video to learn how to make a delicious okra stew. For this recipe you will need:
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...
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.
Spinach and pie aren't two words you'd usually see in the same sentence, but they sure are when you're referencing Greek cuisine. Spanakopita, or Greek spinach pie, is almost a dessert in the way it's constructed, with thin sheets of pastray wrapped around spinach and other ingredients.
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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple Caesar salad. First, cut up some romaine lettuce and then wash it thoroughly. Now make your own croutons by slicing bread in 1/4" slices and making them into cubes. Next, place olive oil, parsley, salt, and pepper into a bowl and add in freshly grated parmesan cheese. Now toss your croutons into the bowl and soak in the oil, then lay on a baking sheet and cook until golden brown. Now, take one egg yolk and add it in with minced garlic and olive ...
Watercress is an extremely healthy plant when consumed, however it can also be deadly if you select the wrong plant! How exciting. This video will teach you how to recognize the good and bad kinds of Watercress in the wild and use them as an effective wilderness food source.
Baingan Bartha is eggplant mashed and cooked Indian style. Watch as Chef Sanjay shows you how to make this wonderful vegetarian dish. The best part? You get to burn the eggplant!
Not many people know that the basis for most delicious French and Cajun cooking is a special sauce called a Roux. In this two part video series, learn how to make a Roux and exactly how to use it. You will be cooking up delightful gumbos and soups in no time!
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...
Mmmmmm. We all wish it was Thanksgiving every day with this delectable baked sweet potato. Betty puts a great spin on a traditional side dish with her unique toppings.
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!
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.
A classic side dish for any hearty meal is roasted potatoes. Works for breakfast too for home fries! (kinda) If you've been trying but haven't quite found the right way to cook your potatoes then you're in luck! In this video, chef Jason Hill goes into detail on his methods of making perfect roasted potatoes every time and it all starts with the right cooking method.
Want to have fresh produce year-round? Extend the life of garden vegetables by freezing your green beans or string beans. This is an easy cooking technique you can use, all you need is a pot, some water and a few plastic bags to keep your vegetables fresh for a long period of time.
Need to know how to mince garlic without having it stick to your knife? Then you need this quick guide from The Kitchn. With the proper technique, chopping garlic can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes. For more information, and to get started mincing garlic yourself, take a look.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cook cook kale, collard, mustard or turnip greens. The ingredients required are: frozen greens, chopped onion, chopped carrot, chopped celery, 2 cloves of garlic and 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock. Begin by putting the frozen greens into a pan and then add all the ingredients into the pan. To add flavor, add in 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/4 tsp of pepper, 1/4 tsp of freshly grounded nutmeg and 1/2 tsp of grounded mustard. Then cook it at low heat for 3 hours. ...
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...
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...
In this video, you will be taught how to cook a butternut squash. Before the demonstration, you will learn a bit about the nutrition of the squash itself. You will learn how to cut, clean and prepare the squash, which is actually a lot easier than it seems. Then, you will be guided through a demonstration of how to cook the squash. After it is cooked, you will see one way to prepare the squash for eating, in this case with butter and cinnamon. Tips and ideas are given on other ways you can pr...
Ingredients: 1 medium sized Upo (White Squash), sliced
Join chef Sarabjit Singh of Side Wok in Malcha Marg, New Delhi, as he prepares a nice and tasty spicy starter dish. Learn how to make Thingming mushroom starters.
Chef Elliot Prag of the Natural Gourmet Institute shows Sunita Reed how to make shiitake mushrooms taste like bacon and bring out their Umami flavor. All you need is olive oil and sea salt. Learn how to make shitake mushrooms taste like bacon - the concentrated umami flavor is key.
This is perfect when you feel like eating something healthy, but don't have the courage to slave away in the kitchen! Just follow the easy steps in this video and that's it!
Radish rosettes are an elegant and beautiful way to garnish any savory dish - and fortunately, they are also easy to make! This video shows you a quick and easy method to carve a few rosettes out of large radishes, using a small paring knife. Dress up any salad or veggie platter with this technique!
This is a good dish to serve with pasta and it is easy to prepare. Ingredients you will need:
Can we get enough of bell peppers? We think not. Satisfying on their own and offering a slightly sweet, crunchy texture when tossed with other foods, bell peppers are one of those rare foods which are both delicious and healthy.
Swiss chard is definitely not one of the best known leafy green vegetables. Far overshadowed by its cousin, spinach, and its distant relative, arugula, swiss chard often gets overlooked but the teeming green leaves promise incredible flavor if you add them to your cooking.
In this video, we learn how to serve fresh artichoke. The first way to use artichoke tips is to make artichoke chips! This is a great alternative to tortilla chips, and you can serve these by cooking the artichoke then removing the leaves and serving with some parmesan cheese on top and guacamole or salsa to dip it in. Next, the artichoke petals can be served with salsa and sour cream for a low calorie nacho. You can also cook the vegetable and remove the middle, then replace with soup or ste...
In order to make Home Fries with Red Potatoes, you will need the following ingredients: 2 pounds red potatoes, 2 onions, 2 tablespoons butter, paprika, and oil.
Who said barbecue was only for meat? Put on a new take on acorn squash with this refreshing recipe. You can really put some depth into an acorn squash by taking it out of the oven and smoking it instead. This video will show you how to make smoked squash.
In order to make Collard Greens, you will need the following: greens, salt, bacon, minced garlic, and hot pepper flakes. You can substitute other types of greens (e.g. kale, mustard, etc.), if you prefer. In a pan over medium high heat, add chopped bacon.
Michael Andrew, from Meals Americana, gives us some interesting tips on dicing an onion without tears.
In this tutorial, learn how to make a traditional Indian Phulki Ka Salan, or chickpea curry with Sheba.
In this video, the people of Red Rock Restaurants show you how they make caramelized onions. Step by step you'll learn exactly how to properly cut your onions, what you need, and how exactly how to cook those seared sweet onions. Perfectly caramelized and ready to serve on any dish you desire.
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...
Mmm..red peppers, delicious! Roasted peppers can be used in everything from stir fry to pasta sauce. In this two part tutorial, learn how to roast your own tasty peppers and can them for future use to save a few minutes next time.
Ever worry about your breath after eating an onion? Well, follow along as food editor Ian Knauer gives us a trick on how to get rid of the dreaded onion breath.