Vegetables are the foundation of a healthy, balanced diet, many experts recommending 3-5 servings a day. When choosing your vegetables, it's always best to choose fresh; although, frozen and canned still have nutritional value and benefits as well. Also, look for vegetables that are bright in color like this red pepper, also carrots that are brightly orange and brightly-colored green broccoli. The brighter the color, the more nutrients that are in it. Try these tips for buying vegetables in t...
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!
Love asparagus but don't know how to prepare them? This how to video will show you how to peel, truss, blanch and shock asparagus. Learn these simple techniques to make great asparagus recipes.
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.
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.
Sprouted mung curry is such a simple and easy to make recipe with a wonderful, unique coconut flavor. This Konkani (region in India) dish is one that you will remember for a long time. Watch this how to video and learn how to make sprouted mung curry Indian style.
Do away with the boring breakfast of toast and cereals and jazz up with some spice and flavor. This quick and easy suji upma recipe is traditionally served for breakfast but then there is no rule that you can’t enjoy it any other time of the day. Don't be intimidate by the ingredient list, watch this how to video and learn how easy is to prepare suji upma for your family.
Watch this how to video to learn how to make a delicious okra stew. For this recipe you will need:
Mujaddara has always been considered poor man's dish throughout the ages in the Middle East but currently it is considered a very healthy dish that provides a balanced healthy meal , with healthy fat, protein and carbohydrates. This dish is a very flavorful dish too.
Watch as Manjula shows you how to prepare a delicious potato curry with yogurt gravy. For this recipe you will need:
Sautéed mushrooms and boiled green peas simmered in creamy, spicy onion-tomato gravy. Mushroom mutter gravy is typical a North Indian gravy. It is made from onion and tomato. it is spiced up with regular spices. Just like other vegetables, these mushrooms are also healthy and nutritious, good for our body.
This recipe is inspired by Francis Mallmann's book "seven fires" Creating a simple and elegant dish on the grill, cooked over coals.
Ever try and make french fries at home? How did they turn out? In this tutorial, I will show you how to make amazing french fries at home.
This is perfect when you feel like eating something healthy, but don't have the courage to slave away in the kitchen! Just follow the easy steps in this video and that's it!
Don't you just love snack food? Me too! but as I get older I notice how the small food choices I make affect my belly. So how do we get over this potato chip world? Easy make your own chips. This recipe with Zucchini is not only a healthier option but also delicious.
Learn how to prepare and make a great broccoli with bread crumbs side dish. This is a fast easy way to bring some life to your broccoli.
I had such a hard time making black beans until I met the slow cooker. With this magic device I was able to make the deliciousness I was after. In this post I look to show you how to make black beans perfect every time
This is a new type of sweet dish that tastes really good, created by a simple Indian women named Mrs. Uma Verma.
Just in time for Hanukkah! my easy vegan latke recipe (potato pancakes). You can find the full printable recipe here or you can watch me make them on YouTube in the video below. You'll find the ingredient list below the video.
Make your own cream of carrot and red lentil soup, it's easy to make!
Avocados are awesome and delicious, especially when you make guacamole out of them. But to take off the skin, chop, and cut it up, preparing an avocado can get tedious. So with this tutorial, I hope that I can provide you with a simple and easy way to peel and cut your avocados in the future.
This is another video on the right way to cut and prepare vegetables and fruits. In this one I outline what is the best way to cut, dice, and chop an onion before you cook it. It will definitely help you prepare a delicious meal. Hope you enjoy it as well.
Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in 1/4-inch cubes, divided
Ingredients 4 pounds Yukon gold or russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
Ingredients 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed, cut to fit feed tube horizontally
These cheesy mixture of vegetables and couscous complement the just barely blackened bell peppers for an absolutely divine meal. These are a must-try.
Try this recipe for roasted asparagus drizzled in lemon, shallots, and toasted pistachios. It's a healthy and delicious side dish to any main meal, you won't be disappointed!
Buy some delicious fresh kale from your local grocer or farmer's market. Rip the kale into bite-sized, potato-chip-style pieces.
This meal has become one of my favorites among stir-fried vegetables, since I first tasted it from one of my friend's recipe. But his original recipe consists only of oil, baguio beans and soy sauce. So, I experimented with it to improve its taste further, which brings us to my recipe for stir-fried baguio beans with kalamansi twist.
Most recipes usually don't call for whole vegetables, which means that if you're learning to cook, you'll eventually have to learn how to cut vegetables.
A perfect vegetarian version of a delicious stew! For this recipe, you will need: 1 large chopped onion, 1 large chopped leek, 3 chopped carrots, 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 minced garlic cloves, 14 ounces diced tomatoes, 4 tablespoons tomato paste, 3/4 pound white beans, 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar + 1/2 cup water (or 1 cup dry white wine), thyme, vegetable stock, 1 cup breadcrumbs and 1 sliced baguette. Make a delicious vegetarian cassoulet stew.
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.
Potatoes and cheese, a match made in heaven! For this recipe, you will need: 2 medium peeled russet potatoes, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 4 ounces of cubed cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste and canola oil for frying. Make cheddar stuffed tater tots at home.
A perennial kid's favorite, the tater tot! Why buy overprocessed food when it's so easy to make your own at home? All you need is: 10 peeled and diced potatoes, 8 cups of water, 1 pound of butter, 4 cups of flour, 4 whole eggs, 4 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 cup of potato flakes. Make your own delicious tater tots at home.
All you need for this recipe are some fresh trimmed artichokes, melted butter, a steamer basket and some scissors. Steam your artichokes until they are deliciously tender, then enjoy peeling the leaves off one by one and eating them with the butter. Make restaurant style steamed artichokes.
Sunflowers are more edible than just the seeds! This is a delicious, unique summertime salad. Apart from 4 large sunflowers, you will also need: dry white wine, lemon juice, lemon zest, bay leaves, olive oil, garlic, thyme, basil, parsley, mint, salt, white pepper, ricotta, lemon zest, nutmeg, unseasoned breadcrumbs, gold raisins, rinsed capers, anchovy filets and honey. Make braised sunflowers with herbed ricotta salad.
What makes this recipe different is the egg and lemon sauce that gives it a bit of zing. You will also need one jar of grape leaves, 1 pound of ground beef, beef stock, rice, olive oil, onion, parsley, salt and pepper. Make fresh and delicious traditional dolmades (Greek stuffed grape leaves).
A delicious alternative to the traditional duck liver pate, this one uses mushrooms and Parmesan cheese to achieve the pate texture and flavor. You will also need olive oil, garlic, onion, thyme, parsley, heavy cream, butter, sherry, salt, pepper and rounds of bread to serve it on. Make a vegetarian pate out of mushrooms and Parmesan cheese.
If you love Swedish meatballs, but are trying to cut down on your red meat or go vegetarian, this recipe is for you! Use the Morningstar meat substitute to make this delicious dish. Serve as an appetizer, a side dish or even an entree!
This recipe is hearty enough to serve as the main dish or entree for any dinner, but it's completely vegetarian! It also uses mostly Italian vegetables, such as zucchini, peppers and tomatoes. Add a few potatoes, use a white pasta sauce as your gravy and then bake!