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...
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...
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
Not many people know that the basis for most delicious French and Cajun cooking is a special sauce called a Roux. In this two part video series, learn how to make a Roux and exactly how to use it. You will be cooking up delightful gumbos and soups in no time!
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.
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.
In this video, we learn how to cook home fries. The ingredients you will need are: 4-5 raw potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper. First, wash and peel your potatoes, then slice them long ways then cube the slices. Now, heat oil in a large frying pan and place your potatoes in with salt and pepper. Keep stirring so they won't stick to the bottom, then turn the heat down and place the lid on top. Let them cook for 10-15 minutes, then flip the potatoes over and then let cook for a few more minutes. No...
How to prepare bok choy for Chinese food
Mmmmmm. We all wish it was Thanksgiving every day with this delectable baked sweet potato. Betty puts a great spin on a traditional side dish with her unique toppings.
There are a lot of variations to stuffed peppers. Try this recipe for our version of peanut stuffed peppers made with mild and flavorful Anaheim peppers. They are great appetizer or snack idea. Roll one up in a Chapati and enjoy it on the go! Watch this how to video to learn how to stuff them.
Despite their prevalance in many all-American dishes (like grits with bacon and eggs), grits are actually of Native American origin. Hailing from the Southwest region, grits are made from coarsely ground corn and resemble a white porridge.
No food gets us more in happy mood than potatoes. Whether it's potatoes with sour cream, potatoes with bacon, potatoes chopped into batons and sprinkled with salt for french fries, or potatoes mashed up and sprinkled with chives, we simply love 'em!
We always cringe when we see that a recipe calls for sundried tomatoes. Not that we have anything against tomatoes, but the sundried and preserved kind is all wrinkly, odd tasting, and too sterile. These oven-dried tomatoes, however, are incredibly delicious.
Ocean Mist Farms shows you how to quickly cook fresh artichokes in a microwave. You'll learn a few simple tips and techniques to properly cook an artichoke using ingredients such as lemon, water, salt, and olive oil. After following the preparation tips, microwaving the artichoke will take approximately 18 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the artichoke and the power of the microwave. You'll be shown what to look for to know when the artichoke is ready to eat, and saving the leftovers i...
Chef's Anuja and Hetal from Show Me the Curry! teach you how to make an amazing green bean dish called Szechuan Green Beans. Carefully add beans to a medium sized pan filled with the oil contents. Make sure green beans are coated with oil and cook until for 20 minutes until soft. Use a small pan and lightly toast the sesame seeds. Place beans on plate. Place the rest of the ingredients: soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and chili sauce in sauce pan to cook. Replace the beans in pan and allow to coat...
This video shows you how to prepare a few different kinds of vegetables and fruits to cook with. The first thing that this video shows you how to do is peel a tomato. This video shows you a very simple way to do this using only a knife, a pot of boiling water, and a pot of water full of ice. The second thing this video shows you how to do is cook vegetables like broccoli without them browning and losing all of their nutrients. All you need to do this is a pot of boiling water, some salt, and ...
In this cooking how-to video celebrity Chef Jon Ashton creates three easy recipes. Watch this video lesson in cooking to learn how to prepare bruschetta, a mashed potato bar and chicken pot pie. He recommends using the help of Joy of Cooking prepared foods.
Spruce up your vegetable party trays with edible flowers! Learn how to make a vegetable flower arrangement in this free video series about unique party platters.
Chef Desireé and the kids make stir fry in grapeseed oil with peppers, zucchini, pea pods, cabbage, ginger and garlic. Follow along with this video cooking tutorial and learn how to prepare a quick and easy vegetable stir fry. This cooking project is even child friendly!
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.
In order to make Home Fries with Red Potatoes, you will need the following ingredients: 2 pounds red potatoes, 2 onions, 2 tablespoons butter, paprika, and oil.
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.
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...
Your onion deserves better. And even, parallel slices are the way to clean onion geometry. Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how to chop an onion the right way, into nice even squares.
Raw and vegan dishes often entail food that is unprocessed and uncooked. This how-to video will show you great raw recipes to make at home. Watch and learn how to prepare a raw okra recipe. All you need for this okra recipe is: okra, bell peppers, onions, purple cabbage, cilantro and lemon.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Souffles are culinary works of art. But if you've ever made one - or tried to do so - you know that achieving the perfect flaky consistency and puff is a task only the Martha Stewart cooks/bakers among us can accomplish.
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!
Buying beans in a can is fine and all, but making beans from scratch can be a healthier option and can sometimes taste better. In this video tutorial, you'll find out how to make delicoous pinto beans from scratch using some easy to follow tips. It'a healthier option that using cans, that can contain more sodium and unhealthy materials.
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.
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...
This how-to video is about how to make Paksitani style "Aaloo palak.‚" Ingredients needed: