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...
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!
Caramelized vegetables make a great addition to any dish. In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates the caramelization process of certain vegetables. Watch and learn how to bring out the sweetness of onions, bell pepper and garlic.
Ingredients: 1 lb sweet potato, sliced crosswise about 1.5 cm thick (Asian sweet potato is preferred)
If you are in the mood for a quick dinner, check out this video. In this tutorial, learn how to eliminate all of that mess and waiting that comes along with using your oven and make a super fluffy baked potato in your microwave!
This video teaches us how to make Dry Spicy Okra Recipe (Sukhi Bhindi). It is an Indian vegetarian dish and is taught to us by Karishma P. The ingredients are clearly shown and explained. They are 2 pounds of fresh okra (not frozen), 2 medium onions, half a lemon, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and Garam Masala. Karishma goes through the steps very clearly on how to make this dish. First chop the onions, then add to pan and brown them. Then add cumin, turmeric, chili powder. Mix thoroughly an...
This is a video demonstrating how to cook corn on the cob on a grill. To cook the corn, first the husk needs to be stripped from the corn. The husk is not totally removed. The silk is removed from the corn and then the husks are pulled back up. A piece of kitchen string is then tied around the tusk and the corn is soaked in water for 30 minutes so that they won't burn quickly on the grill. The corn is opened on the husk just a little. Then she adds flavored butter to the corn, and then closes...
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.
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!
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.
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...
Intro to Camotes Older Filipinos love eating camotes, also known as sweet potato fries, for breakfast. Aside from filling your stomach completely, it also has fewer carbs than regular white rice.
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...
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.
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.
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?
Farideh Ehtesham shows you how to make a sweet and sour version of a popular Iranian dish called cabbage dolma. First, wash the whole green cabbage and put it in a pot of boiling water to soften the leaves. Next, mix together minced lamb, rice, split peas, salt, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, lemon juice, honey, tomato puree, and basil with clean hands. Carefully separate the cabbage leaves and cut away the top white part of the leaf. Place oil and the largest leaf from the cabbage in the ...
Many regions in India have their own style of cooking kadhi, a yogurt based curry (or soup). Punjabi kadhi is easily recognizable because it has pakodas, fried dumplings made of chickpea flour. Punjabi Kadhi can be enjoyed with plain white rice or chapati. Try this tangy and delicious recipe for Punjabi Kadhi.
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.
In this video from Gourmet Magazine, Ian Knauer shows us how to clean and use dried chilies. Chile de arbol is the spiciest. To make a great hot sauce, boil about 40 of these with the seeds in and blend with some garlic and water. Next is the chipotle chili. You can often find these in a can but they are more potent when fresh. The larger the chili, the less heat it contains. An ancho is like a poblano. A guajillo is often paired with an ancho in a recipe or an adobo sauce because they comple...
When you want a sweet new year this is the perfect recipe to serve! In this video learn to make kosher tzimis with Bubbe.
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.
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...
Michael Andrew, from Meals Americana, gives us some interesting tips on dicing an onion without tears.
Having a hard time to get your kids to eat vegetable? Here's a recipe that will get your kids to munch up healthy carrots with less persuasion. 1. Steam the baby carrots until they are tender. 2. In a frying pan, stir the butter and brown sugar, until they are melted. 3. Add the steamed carrots and shake the pan to completely coat the carrots with the butter and sugar mixture. 4. Set the heat to high and continue shaking the carrots. 5. Reduce the heat and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes o...
Your normally don't think as butternut squash as decadent, but this recipe will change your mind. Your tastebuds will love this divine squash casserole. Follow along and learn how to bake butternut squash gratin. This cookig how-to video is part of Everyday Italian show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. Italians are masters at transforming simple, everyday ingredients into dishes that are quick, healthy and satisfying. On Everyday Italian, Giada De Laurentiis shares updated versions of homey rec...
Foul or ful mudammas is a great Mediterranean or Middle Eastern breakfast or lunch recipe. It's full of protein, flavorful, and healthy. You will need fava beans, garbanzo beans, salt, garlic, lemon juice, tomato, parsley, radish, and olive oil. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make foul or ful mudammas.
Sooji halwa is a sweet made of semolina, suji, rava. It is a very popular Indian dessert, especially at festival time. It is also great at breakfast!
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 prepare bok choy for Chinese food
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, 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...
Learn to cook like The Naked Chef! Watch as Jamie Oliver shows you how to make his famous Pete Courgette chips. Be careful they are spicy. Make Jamie Oliver's Pete Courgette chips.
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.
If you're an asparagus newbie, this video will make you an asparagus pro! Learn how to tell if your asparagus is fresh or not. And also, find out the difference between the green and white asparagus vegetable. If you didn't know the secret behind white and green, you'll be surprised!
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.
What the heck are green tomatoes? They sound kind of weird, but really they're just unripe tomatoes. Green tomatoes are especially hard and taste unbelievable when they're fried.
Dede demonstrates a traditional Mediterranean dish known as Malfouf, or Stuffed Cabbage. In addition to cabbage, the recipe calls for white long grain rice, ground beef, minced garlic, tomato sauce, butter, lemon juice, salt and black pepper.
A marrow is also called a zucchini or a squash. Watch this how to video as our host shows you how to cook up some homegrown marrow. Stuff the zucchini with minced meat for a meal that everyone will enjoy.
It’s the chop of choice for almost any vegetable—from basic oblongs and spheroids, like garlic, onions, and potatoes, to the more irregular oddities, like mushrooms, rhubarb, and sun-dried tomatoes.