How To: Pickle beetroot & store garlic

Jonathan Wallace demonstrates how to pickle beet root and store garlic. First, boil the beet root. Keep the root and about three to six centimeters of the stem on the beets during the boiling process. Next, create a spiced pickling vinegar by using 2 1/4 liters of vinegar, cinnamon powder, 12 cloves, two tablespoons of coriander seed, one tablespoon of mustard seed, four dried red chilies and two teaspoons of black peppercorn. Boil the ingredients together and then let it simmer for 15 minute...

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: Dice an onion the right way

Chopping an onion may seem like an easy feat, but did you know there is a proper way to cut an onion for your recipes? In this video conducted by Good To Know, learn how to chop an onion the right way and start dicing like a pro chef! Get the instruction you need to take your cooking skills to the next level.

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: 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 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 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: 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: Make vegan gluten-free samosa

This recipe from Hippy Gourmet demonstrates how to make gluten-free samosas. He peels some boiled russet potatoes. He then crumbles the potatoes and adds thawed frozen peas, coriander, cayenne, and turmeric. He mashes it up with his hands. He removes the seeds from a pomegranate by putting it in a bowl of water and letting the seeds float to the bottom. He mixes in the seeds along with some salt into the potato mixture. To make the dough, he uses gluten free garbanzo flour mixed with baking p...

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 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: Make Pakistani tarka daal

This is a recipe for tarka daal from carepdiem43. The ingredients are clearly explained in the video. She tells us to soak the daal for one hour before cooking. Then drain it and add 2-3 cups of water along with the spices over a high flame. Cook until the water boils and cover it until the daal becomes creamier. You want the daal to become creamy. Then you add some of the final spices it you're all set! This is a great video which so clearly explains how to make a great tarka daal! Even some...

How To: Cook with long stem artichokes

Oceanmist presents a way to cook with long stem artichokes, which will provide you, the customer and consumer, more bang for your buck. To begin preparing the artichokes, you want to cut off the bottom of the stem, and then peel the stem with a vegetable peeler until you reach the pale green flesh of the stem. Once done, you can choose to either cut the stem into large pieces or bite size coin pieces. Also, you can grill the stem or cut it up and use it in stir fry, salads, or stews just as r...

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 raw vegan tuna pate

JohnnyRawAppleseed demonstrates a delicious dish of raw vegan tuna pate. This is healthy and delicious. You will need some sunflower seeds, lemon, dill, oil, salt, parsley, onion, celery and pickles. Chop all of these up, throw them into a blender, add roughly one to three tablespoons of raw tuna, and you will then blend to a fine mushy substance. This is ideal for spreading or using as a topping, even throwing onto a sandwich or a salad. Crackers, toast and various chips can also be used. So...

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: 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 and cook a perfect baked potato

In cooking, making a perfect baked potato is one of the simplest and easiest dishes to prepare. Most of the people would chip the potato with a fork on its surface and cover with some silver foils and would keep in the oven. But, this should not be done as it could result in dump inside the potato when you cut it with knife. Instead of this keep the potatoes for 10-20 Minutes in an oven without foils, which could give you a better and soft layer inside the potato. But in need to get a crispy ...

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