How To: Make minty sweet and sour eggplant

Chef Madhur Jaffrey demonstrates how to make minty sweet and sour eggplant. Eggplant, prepared with cumin seeds, cayenne pepper and fresh mint leaves, makes an ideal appetizer or side dish. This Middle Eastern dish is best served a side dish. Make minty sweet and sour eggplant.

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: 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: Make Korean apple kimchi

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.

How To: Make a Nepalese vegetable momo with sesame chutney

A delicious vegetarian recipe from Nepal! You will need: 16 ounces finely chopped cabbage, 4 ounces shredded cheese, 1 ounce black pepper, 2 ounces soy sauce, whole spinach leaves, 1/4 cup grated carrot, 5 spice blend, turmeric powder, vegetable oil and momo wrappers. For the sesame chutney, you will need: 2 medium tomatoes, 3 chili peppers, 1 ounce sauteed sesame seeds, 1-2 ginger slices, 10 chopped cloves of garlic, lemon juice, vegetable oil and salt. Make a Nepalese vegetable momo with se...

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: 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: 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 scalloped potatoes with onions and green peppers

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.

How To: Prepare carrots

In this video Skinny and Mini teach us how to prepare carrots. First, take a peeler and peel the carrot from the top to the bottom all the way around the carrot. After this, you will cut the carrot. To julienne the carrot you will cut the carrot into small pieces. Do this by cutting the ends off and then cutting it in half. After this, hold the carrot from the top and slice down. After this, stack it and work all the way down. You can also slice the carrots into small slices or cube it if you...

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 buttercup squash

Randy, from The Simple Chef, demonstrates the simple method of how to cook buttercup squash. Randy is looking for something particularly simple to make, as he has promised dinner to a special girl, however it is obvious that he has recently been injured in an accident. He begins by quartering the squash, and hollowing it. He suggests scoring the remaining inside to allow the ingredients to get deeper into the squash. This technique of cooking squash can be used for any of the hard shelled win...

How To: Keep okra from getting slimy

Poppy Tooker, author of the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook, says that the secret to preventing slimy okra is to slice it thinly and cook it in quick batches in very hot oil. Prepare your okra first by slicing it into thin pieces. Prepare a large frying pan with just a fine coating of oil. Put the frying pan on a stove and turn up the temperature so that the pan is hot. Once the pan is at the desired temperature, add your thinly sliced okra. Once the okra has a brown edge, you can stop ...

How To: Make crispy and seasoned hash browns

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.

How To: Core and cut tomatoes

In this video, we learn how to core and cut tomatoes with Skinny and Mini. First, you will need to rinse off your tomatoes and then pop the tomato corer into the core of the tomato. Give it a twist, then the core will pop right out of it. Once you do this, you will cut the tomato into slices. First, cut off the top of it to throw away, then use your knife to cut additional slices out of the tomato. This will make the perfect slices for a sandwich or a dish. From here, you can cut the rest int...

How To: Cook sautéed kale with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper

When you sauté kale, it tends to retain all of its nutritional value, whereas boiling and steaming kale will kill the vitamin-enriched goodness. So, this simple kale side dish should be in every cook's recipe box. Kale by itself has a rather bitter flavor, but when cooked in soup or even just briefly with garlic and oil, it's delicious. Harvard University's Martin Breslin shares a quick side dish that's good for you, goes with fish or meats, uses only one pan, and clean-up is a breeze. Best o...

How To: Make fried okra

In this tutorial, we learn how to make fried okra. You will need: okra, corn meal, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, eggs, and vegetable oil to make this recipe. First, cut up your okra into small pieces then place into a bowl and cover with the egg. Next, let this sit for five minutes, then put the corn meal inside of this and fry it. Fry it in a pan filled with oil and keep grilling until it's golden brown. Add in your seasonings while it's cooking, then enjoy when it's finished! Y...

How To: Make eggplant parmesan

In this tutorial, we learn how to make eggplant parmesan. You will need: mozzarella, red pepper paste, diced tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, mushrooms. First, chop up the garlic and add it to a hot pan with olive oil. After this, add in thick slices of eggplant and cook on both sides. Now, cut your mushrooms into quarters and then toss into the pan. After this, dice two tomatoes and place them into the pan as well. Add in your canned diced tomatoes and cover the pan. After a few minutes, spread y...

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