Kale is a very misunderstood vegetable, isn't it? People are afraid of veggies they've never had before. But, remember how terrified you were of peas and brussel sprouts as a kid? They're not as scary once you really try them, right?
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...
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.
If you're not a fan of warm or hot carrots, it's probably because you haven't tried the right ones. These oven-roasted carrots are sure to change your mind about warmed up carrots. This recipe from Katie Barszcz is almost dessert-like, which makes it the perfect side dish for a Thanksgiving feast.
Eggplant is a great summer vegetable that's hearty enough to replace meat in some dishes! They are big and odd-looking though, and most people don't know how to tell if they're ripe and delicious. Watch this video to find out how.
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...
We all love nomming on fresh corn in the summer. But despite the heavenly, sweet taste of freshly cooked corn, we always get a bit ticked off at getting the stuff stuck in our teeth from chewing at it from left to right like one of those old typewriters. So how do you saw off the corn kernels without also sawing off a finger in turn to make the eating experience easier?
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...
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!
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).
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.
In certain regions, the vegetable okra is known as “lady finger,” and is a common Pakistani dish. This video tutorial shows how to make crispy fried okra, also known as bhindi. Deep fry the diced onions and greens until the onions turn brown. Soak up the excess oil with a paper towel and sprinkle on the salt and Shan Chaat Masala. Squeeze on lemon juice to reach the desired taste.
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!
Love those delicious pickles you get at your local Japanese restaurant? Well, you don't have to save your craving for a night of local Japanese cuisine, you can make these delicious Japanese pickles in your own kitchen! In this video, Chef Keith Pooler shows you how to make tasty, tangy, crunchy zucchini pickles.
Watch this how to video to learn how to make a delicious okra stew. For this recipe you will need:
Chinese food is delicious, but it isn't very healthy and can be quite expensive. In this video, Betty adds a Southern touch to a traditional Asian dish and makes vegetables with a soy sauce gravy. The veggies are good for you and filling, and the gravy gives them a nice, hearty texture. Enjoy this dish anytime, and if veggies aren't enough for you - toss in some chicken or seafood, or even noodles and create your own delicious meal!
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...
All you need for this recipe are some fresh trimmed artichokes, melted butter, a steamer basket and some scissors. Steam your artichokes until they are deliciously tender, then enjoy peeling the leaves off one by one and eating them with the butter. Make restaurant style steamed artichokes.
Preparing butternut squash can be intimidating but it shouldn't be. Watch this how to video and learn how to prepare butternut squash in just a couple of minutes. Open, peel, and cut butternut squash to create great recipes.
Bhavna shows us how to store ginger, garlic and green chili paste. The demonstration is done with ginger. Cut the ginger into small pieces. Skin can be left on or if you prefer you can remove the skin. Put the pieces of ginger into the food processor and blend. After the ginger has blended, remove and put into a bowl. Add lots of salt for freezing. Fold the salt into the ginger. Place into plastic containers for freezing. The same process is done for garlic and green chilies. When you are rea...
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...
Stay tuned for the always enjoyable Cooking With Dog. This cooking show is hosted by a DOG named Francis! The show currently focuses on how to make popular Japanese dishes. This video demonstrates how to make vegetable tofu nimono (vegetable tofu stew).
For an interesting twist on the ordinary fried potato, try this Indian dish called Aloo Pakora. Its a tasty snack or side dish for any meal.
Yes we said vegetable cutlet and not chicken or meat cutlets. Watch Chef Sanjay and learn how to make vegetable cutlets (mashed mixed vegetables formed into cutlets). This is a great Indian dish that will surely add some variety to your dinner menu.
Liven up the classic British staple with just an apple corer, paprika and a kitchen knife. Learn how to make a more elegant plate with these improved potatoes. Make mushroom shaped potatoes with this how to video from The Bowmore Way.
Just like you can get in a diner! Perfect to serve with eggs. For this recipe, you will need: 1 medium peeled russet potato, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon dried garlic, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, a box grater and some butter for frying. Make crispy and seasoned hash browns.
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 ...
Don't be intimidated by the preparation of patty pan squashes. Patty pan squashes (sometimes called summer squash) look like miniature space ships, but are actually related to courgettes. This how to video tutorial will show you how to prepare patty pan squashes.
Hetal and Anuja of Show Me The Curry think we are wasting too much asparagus. They give us tips on what to do with all the leftovers. -First make sure the tips are nice. -Wash it. -Take the thicker end at the bottom and simply snap it off. -Peel the outer edge of this piece. The outside is rough and chewy, but the inside is still good. -You can save this piece for later use, or throw it in soup. Follow these instructions to save asparagus and money!
Stop stuffin' your mouth and start stuffin' your avocado. This healthy and simple Cool-A-Cado will change the way you think about snackin' with a fantastic avocado recipe. Shaka-Zulu!
Mujaddara has always been considered poor man's dish throughout the ages in the Middle East but currently it is considered a very healthy dish that provides a balanced healthy meal , with healthy fat, protein and carbohydrates. This dish is a very flavorful dish too.
It's time to cook beans! Our vegan bountiful black bean burrito bundles are bucking bawesome, and you can tell your mom I said that.
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.
This how-to video is about how to make Paksitani style "Aaloo palak.‚" Ingredients needed:
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...
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.
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...
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...
Julienne-cut vegetables is just a fancy way of saying very skinnily-cut vegetables. But chefs use the term to sound cool and professional (or at least we think so). Either way, when it comes down to food, presentation is definitely half the battle.
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.