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!
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...
In this tutorial, Nancy shows us how to prepare a pumpkin to use in recipes. First, take a pumpkin and put it into a pan, then cut a hole into any part of the pumpkin. Now, position the pumpkin into the pan with the hole facing downwards. Now place the pan into the oven on 350 and cook until it's soft. There should be a lot of water in the pan, so be careful when you take it out of the oven. You can nose use this pumpkin to use into any different recipe, such as fresh pumpkin pie, pumpkin bre...
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ever try and make french fries at home? How did they turn out? In this tutorial, I will show you how to make amazing french fries at home.
Roasted beets just aren't the same without their skins, so make sure you follow this recipe for roasting beets, which are easy to make at home. Lynne Viera simply roasts local red and yellow beets with olive oil, salt and pepper. The sugars in these vibrant root vegetables concentrate during roasting, yielding a perfect, nutritional addition to any appetizers, salads or sides.
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. ...
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...
Randy, from The Simple Chef, demonstrates the simple method of how to cook buttercup squash. Randy is looking for something particularly simple to make, as he has promised dinner to a special girl, however it is obvious that he has recently been injured in an accident. He begins by quartering the squash, and hollowing it. He suggests scoring the remaining inside to allow the ingredients to get deeper into the squash. This technique of cooking squash can be used for any of the hard shelled win...
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!
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.
Your onion deserves better. And even, parallel slices are the way to clean onion geometry. Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how to chop an onion the right way, into nice even squares.
Ingredients 1/3 cup loosely packed parsley leaves
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.
Preserving lemons can sometimes take weeks to accomplish, especially if you want the marinade to absorb well. But what if you want to make preserved lemons as a gift for a hostess in a few days and you simply lack the time?
A purée is a great side dish for any dinnertime meal, because it's a healthy and creamy substance from fruit or vegetables. In this video recipe, you'll learn a vegetable variety, full of butternut squash.
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.
It's quite unfortunate, but most of us don't possess a french fry press at home (you know, the big clamping machine with square cut shapes on the bottom to produce perfectly cut french fries at fast food joints).
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.
You've made mashed potatoes before, but we can bet you haven't made them like Martha Stewart makes them.
Rebecca from OffWhiteLiving shows a quick, easy way to cook collard greens. First remove the ribs from the leaves and chop them into bite-size pieces. Heat some butter and olive oil in the skillet. The greens need to be cooked in some type of fat since they have a lot of fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamin K, which is an important anti-clotting vitamin. Not to mention it makes them tastier. Put the greens into the pan and coat them with the butter and oil. Keep the heat low. A little know...
How to prepare bok choy for Chinese food
For an easy one pot dish, try double stuffed potatoes. This recipe uses ham, cheese and pineapple. Begin with preparing the potatoes, using three large which will make six servings. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork and put on a baking tray. Spray with the oil of your choice and season lightly with salt. Cook for one hour at 375 degrees or until crispy outside and soft inside. Slice in half lengthwise, scoop potato out and mash in bowl along with margarine. Add diced, shaved ham or bacon a...
Preheat oven to 170¬8C. Brush a 2.5L (10-cup) capacity ovenproof dish with melted butter to lightly grease. Combine the cream and milk in a saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until heated through.
A very easy to make recipe using simple ingredients like salt, butter, potatoes (of course), etc. Learn how to make mashed potatoes in a step wise way using by viewing this video. The different part about this video is that the entire recipe involves no gravy. If, for some reason you don't like gravy or you want to try a different method of cooking potatoes just for experiments sake, see this video.
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...
CHOW member Eric Higgins uses whole canned tomatoes to cook. As their seeds spoil the food by giving a bitter taste, he gives us step-by-step instructions to remove them using a salad spinner.
The Neelys whip up a batch of stewed okra and tomatoes with bacon. This veggie recipe is sure to satisfy your sould food craving. This cooking how-to video is part of Down Home With The Neelys show hosted by Gina Neely, Pat Neely. Pat and Gina Neely and their family own and operate some of Tennessee's best - and devilishly delicious - barbecue restaurants. But when they are relaxing at home in Memphis, they love to create tasty dishes their whole family can enjoy. Now they're ready to share s...
In this episode of Jenna's Healthy Kitchen, Jenna's guest chef Evona Poplawski demonstrates how to prepare a marinated kale cole slaw recipe that is delicious and very nutritious. Evona is a raw (living) food chef who trained at the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. She's also the co-founder of Veggie Magic Foods based in Sarasota, Florida. Watch this cooking how to video to learn how to make this raw food recipe.
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.
There are a lot of variations to stuffed peppers. Try this recipe for our version of peanut stuffed peppers made with mild and flavorful Anaheim peppers. They are great appetizer or snack idea. Roll one up in a Chapati and enjoy it on the go! Watch this how to video to learn how to stuff them.
Many people consider lima beans (also known as butter beans) boring, but here’s a way to make lima beans curry that will spruce up this usually ignored vegetable. When combined with whole grains such as rice, lima beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein and a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Watch this how to video to learn how to prepare Indian style lima bean curry.
Other than eating your beets, carrots, and spinach raw (which many of us health-conscious people would like to do, but realistically know it would make us gag), steaming is the absolute best way to prepare your vegetables for consumption.
Sautéed mushrooms and boiled green peas simmered in creamy, spicy onion-tomato gravy. Mushroom mutter gravy is typical a North Indian gravy. It is made from onion and tomato. it is spiced up with regular spices. Just like other vegetables, these mushrooms are also healthy and nutritious, good for our body.
This recipe is inspired by Francis Mallmann's book "seven fires" Creating a simple and elegant dish on the grill, cooked over coals.