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 homemade hash browns

Yes we know that there's been a huge food revolution (thanks in no small part to Jamie Oliver) championing growing your own sustainable food and eating fresh and well. However, how can you deny that your tongue doesn't salivate when you walk past an In-n-Out?

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: 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: Make oatmeal raisin asparagus cookies

Jolene Sugarbaker of The Trailer Park Cooking Show has a crazy new recipe that she wants to share with everyone. It's called oatmeal raisin asparagus cookies. Sounds interesting? Jolene insists that they are delicious. Learn how to make these oatmeal raisin asparagus cookies by watching this episode. These cookies are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients that you can't get from just any cookie. Your guests will never be the wiser that these cookies even contain asparagus in them. Alth...

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: 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 traditional sauer kraut

From VidVend we learn, in this video, how to make a traditional old style German sauerkraut. The first step, and this is the most fundamental thing with sauerkraut we are told, is to salt your cabbage. Then, with your salt and cabbage mixed into a large bowl, you must compress it, in this instance this is done by putting a plate over top the cabbage, and then adding a weight on top of that. After a few hours, the cabbage is then rinsed, and cooked for 45 minutes with white pepper, juniper ber...

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 spicy green beans

Spicy green beans are a great source of nutrition that is very delicious. Learn how to make them in this cooking how-to video. This side dish of spicy green beans goes great with an Asian style dinner. Follow along as our host shows you how to prepare the beans, the spicy sauce and how to to cook them all together.

How To: Cook asparagus, Cajun style, in a pan

In this video, we learn how to cook asparagus with Beryl Stokes. To do this, grab as much asparagus as you need and rinse it well. After this, cut the thick bottom part off of the asparagus and place into a skillet with a cup of water over high heat. Add butter and sea salt to your skillet and cover until it boils. Once it's finished, place the asparagus onto a plate and it will be steamed. This is a great side dish for any meal and is much better than the asparagus that comes out of a can.

How To: Take microwave shortcuts when cooking potatoes

Want to make your family a filling and healthy dinner but are short on time? No problem! In this tutorial, learn how to cut your cooking time in half by using the microwave. Potato expert, Patty Mastracco, shows you how to make your favorite potato dishes in less than 20 minutes using your microwave. Potatoes are delicious, healthy and filling and make great last minute dinners.

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: 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 sautéed kale with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper

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...

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: Make Indian bhel puri chaat

Sanjay Thumma teaches the secrets of making Indian bhel puri chaat. An excellent summary is given below. First take some crispy puffed rice in a bowl and poha mixed with peanuts. Now add some boondi, sev and pappadi to it which are optional. Add small pieces of boiled potatoes which is also optional. Add nicely chopped onions, tomatoes and cucumber to it. Add chopped green chili to spice it up or you can even add grated carrot and some coriander. Finally add tamarind and green chutney to it a...

How To: Quickly prepare a butternut squash

This video shows the method to quickly prepare butternut squash. Butternut squash has a tough skin which makes it difficult to peel. This has more difficulty while negotiating the curved part. First, the neck is cut off and divided into sections. After this, the skin is cut out with a knife. The sections are cut into smaller pieces and put into a food processor to further minimize the size. This is done so that it cooks in no time. Then, put the pieces into the sauce pan. Two cups of water an...

How To: Peel a broccoli stalk

When cooking broccoli everyone just throws away the stalk. Follow along with this cooking how to video to learn how to get he most out of your his green vegetable. All you need to do is grab a piece of broccoli stalk, peel away the tough outer layer and enjoy. Broccoli never tasted so good.

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