If your kids go "ick" when you tell them you're serving up green beans for dinner, then clearly you're preparing them all wrong. Bland vegetables equals bland taste, so all you have to do to spice up your green bean dishes is add some pizzazz through spices and oils.
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.
There is nothing tastier and simpler than roasted cherry tomatoes. Follow along in this cooking how-to video to learn how to roast cheery tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. Start by seasoning the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Drizzle the cherry tomatoes with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Bake them at 200 degrees centigrade for 6 to ten minutes or until soft.
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...
This how-to video is about how to make Paksitani style "Aaloo palak.‚" Ingredients needed:
Ingredients: 1 lb sweet potato, sliced crosswise about 1.5 cm thick (Asian sweet potato is preferred)
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).
Watch as Manjula prepares a delicious Indian side dish. This spicy potato recipe serves four. You will need:
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.
This is a great instructional video on how to make raw veggie wraps and onion crisps. You should chop onions into round pieces. Now put them into frying pan. You can add pepper and a little salt to it. Now fry them by adding a small quantity of oil. Fry it until it is just adequately fried. You can take three or four vegetables and chop them to small pieces. You can add pepper and salt to it. You can add the green leaves too. You can use cabbage. Now you can roll the vegetables with the green...
Do you use bell peppers in your cooking? Do you hate having to pull out the seeds? Watch this simple trick that removes all the pain and suffering from getting rid of the seeds. This is an essential skill for anyone who doesn't already know it and likes to cook.
The Brussels sprout has gotten a bad rap over the years. Try this unusual technique to bring out the vegetable's natural sweetness and great flavor.
In part this tutorial video, Lee Gray takes you out to a swamp to pick cattail shoots in the wilds of the Oregon coast. Cattails have a wonderful variety of uses.
A typical, tasty vegetable dish from the south of France. Served either hot or cold, as a main course, or to garnish grilled meat or fish dishes. It's equally delicious with some fresh basil. Make classic southern French vegetable ratatouille.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Onion rings or French fries? The debate for which American-food side dish is superior will rage on until the end of cooking. This video makes a very convincing argument for the supremacy of the onion ring, presenting a recipe for them using unconventional ingredients to create what the chef in the video insists are the most delicious onion rings on Earth.
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.
How to prepare bok choy for Chinese food
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...
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!
Watch this how to video and try this fire and ice pickle recipe. These pickles make a great side dish to any sandwich or serve alone as a snack. Learn why they are called fire and ice.
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 gives a brief description of how to prepare and cook baby artichokes. Baby artichokes vary in size based on the season, may being the best month to get them. To avoid getting a bitter flavor from your artichokes be sure to remove the skin, this is best accomplishes by brushing,rinsing, peeling, and cutting all of the green outer layer until you can see the pale yellow inside. To preserve the color of your allow them to sit in lemon or vinegar water and drain completely when done. C...
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 ...
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.
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.
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!
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.
Can we get enough of bell peppers? We think not. Satisfying on their own and offering a slightly sweet, crunchy texture when tossed with other foods, bell peppers are one of those rare foods which are both delicious and healthy.
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.
Caramelized vegetables make a great addition to any dish. In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates the caramelization process of certain vegetables. Watch and learn how to bring out the sweetness of onions, bell pepper and garlic.
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...
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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut an onion without crying. Users will need to cut out the bulb of the onion. Begin by cutting out about 1/3 of the entire diameter of the onion. Cut it around the root part of the onion and take out the bulb part of the onion. Then remove the brown layer of the onion and cut down from the end point to the root point of the onion. Continue cutting the onion to your desired cut. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in cooking, a...
Seasoned urad daal aka sukhi (dry) daal is a very unusual dal so think outside the box and give it a try. Just another fantastic and tasty way of getting your share of proteins. Watch this how-to video to get the recipe and instructions on how to make urad dal.
Ingredients: Assorted vegetables (I use cabbage, button and shitake mushrooms, baby corn, bean sprouts, and water chestnuts)