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 patty pan squashes

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.

How To: Clean and used dried chiles

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...

How To: Cook a Persian-style cabbage dolma (dolme kalam)

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 ...

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: 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: 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 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: 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: Remove corn kernels from the cobb easily

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?

How To: Steam broccoli in the microwave

Do you not have a steamer? Or time to wait as your vegetables steam? In this video you'll learn how to steam your broccoli in the microwave. Quick and easy in the microwave to immediately serve and enjoy on their own or with any meal. Yes, the microwave will produce some perfectly steamed greens, with a pinch of salt and maybe some butter.

How To: Properly skewer vegetables for grilling

Vegetable kebabs are an easy and delicious way to grill your veggies. These tips will help you prepare and skewer the vegetables perfectly. Soak the bamboo skewers in water so they won't burn on the grill. It is best to put like vegetables on the same skewers and even better to double skewer them.

How To: Make an old fashioned chow-chow or pickle relish

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!

How To: Make Indian style pickled jalapenos

For all the pickle-lovers out there….this one is for you!! This ‘pickled jalapenos’ recipe is quick to make and can spruce up any meal. You will forget about those other "Nacho Style" peppers. Try adding a couple of pieces to sandwiches or rolls to get that extra kick! Make Indian style pickled jalapenos.

How To: Cut up a cabbage

This video is a demonstration of the proper way to cut up a cabbage. Large vegetables like cabbage can be hard to cut up because they are so big and tend to move around on the cutting surface. The first thing to do is to create a flat surface, so make it safer to cut. Cut the whole cabbage in half holding the end of the core on top. Cut the core out of each half in a big V shape. Cut it in half again to make quarters. Take the cabbage apart so that you can flatten it out and cut thin slices f...

How To: Cook spaghetti squash in your microwave

This video shows the method to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave. Take a winter squash and punch some holes in it with a knife. Put it in the microwave for 20 minutes. After every five minutes, take the squash out and turn it after checking whether it is cooked or not. You can also take a crock pot with couple of cups of water and put the squash in it for 6 to 9 hours. After this, cut the squash along its length. Use the spaghetti lifter and remove the seeds. Now take out the spaghetti w...

How To: Microwave corn on the cob

Corn is everywhere, and there are a large amount of methods for preparing it. If you're a corn on the cob kind of guy, you may be fascinated to know that a microwave is all you need to cook it. Bring the fresh taste of summer to the dinner table in a few short minutes by using your microwave to cook corn on the cob.

How To: Cook green beans with lemon juice

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cook a green bean recipe. Begin by heating a pan on an oven in medium heat. Then add some olive oil into the pan. Now place the green beans into the pan and slowly simmer it to let it cook the beans. Then cut a lemon in half and squeeze it onto the green beans to add some lemon juice. Mix it together with the green beans and turn the heat to medium-low. Finally, add some salt, lemon pepper and crushed garlic. Mix it together with the beans and let ...

How To: Make street vendor style Thai veggie stir fry

Thai street vendor food can be quiet inexpensive, not to mention absolutely delicious! But what is their secret to these sidewalk dishes? Follow along with this cooking how to video as a Thai food vendor shows you how to make a super quick Thai veggie stir fry. Stir fry veggies are more commonly knows as pad pak ruam mit in Thailand. Follow closely and you’ll be cooking like a professional street food vendor in no time. You'll love this recipe for Thai stir fry veggies the way street vendors ...

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.

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