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: 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: Serve fresh artichoke

In this video, we learn how to serve fresh artichoke. The first way to use artichoke tips is to make artichoke chips! This is a great alternative to tortilla chips, and you can serve these by cooking the artichoke then removing the leaves and serving with some parmesan cheese on top and guacamole or salsa to dip it in. Next, the artichoke petals can be served with salsa and sour cream for a low calorie nacho. You can also cook the vegetable and remove the middle, then replace with soup or ste...

How To: Prepare a fresh artichoke for cooking

In this video, we learn how to prepare a fresh artichoke for cooking. The first step is to decide how many artichokes you want to cook. Take them and cook them well under cold water, and brush with a kitchen brush if you have one nearby. Now, top and tail your artichoke with a sharp knife. You can also rub the top of the vegetable with lemon to stop the artichoke from browning. Now, you can bake, steam, microwave, or boil your artichoke any way you would like. After cooking, you can store in ...

How To: Prepare an artichoke to cook it

Step by step guide to preparing a raw artichoke for cooking. Using a knife, take a washed artichoke and trim the top part and stem around 1 inch up from each side. Using a kitchen scissors, trim the leaves. Rub some lemon juice onto the leaves and stem to prevent it from turning brown. The artichoke is now ready to be cooked.

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 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.

How To: Make Pakistani phalli (green beans) aaloo sabzi

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...

How To: Make vegan gluten-free samosa

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...

How To: Make hash browns with tomatoes

Nicko demonstrates how to make hash browns using tomatoes. The ingredients used are potatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. The potatoes first must be grated while the spinach and tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper are combined and fried so they are wilted down. The excess moisture in the grated potatoes must be squeezed out in order to allow them to be easily fried. A flat, palm-sized lump of hash browns must be put into the oil to help seal them together unti...

How To: Cook glazed baby carrots

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...

How To: Make candied yams like a pro

Learn to make candied yams with Professional Chef Gordon Drysdale. Weirdly, candied yams aren't usually made with yams, but with sweet potatoes. In any case they're delicious. You'll need sweet potatoes, tin foil, butter, brown sugar, walnuts, and spices of your choice. Learn how to bake candied yams by watching this video cooking tutorial.

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: Make crispy cassava chips

These are way better than normal potato chips, big chunky cassava chips is one of the simplest recipes you can do with the cassava root. This is a delicious and simple to make Brazilian Cuisine recipe. Cassavacan be used as a replacement for potatoes, into the dough of several kinds of bread, it makes great moist cakes other desserts. And the fresh cassava is only the start. A lot of Brazilian recipes also used the dried roast cassava flour. Cassava is one of the only plants cultivated by Bra...

How To: Make Pakistani moong ki fry daal

In the video, the narrator went over how to make a dish called Moong ki fry daal. The first thing she did was go over all of the ingredients that would go into the dish. After she went over the ingredients, she combined the first ones needed into a pan with boiling water. After this was well mixed, she added all of the other ingredients slowly. Eventually all of her ingredients went into the pan, and the narrator had a tasty meal. By watching this video, a person would be benefited with knowi...

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: 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: 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...

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