Hot Vegetable Recipes How-Tos

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 Pakistani-style crispy fried bhindi (okra)

In certain regions, the vegetable okra is known as “lady finger,” and is a common Pakistani dish. This video tutorial shows how to make crispy fried okra, also known as bhindi. Deep fry the diced onions and greens until the onions turn brown. Soak up the excess oil with a paper towel and sprinkle on the salt and Shan Chaat Masala. Squeeze on lemon juice to reach the desired taste.

How To: Make spaghetti squash with sausage for a funky dish

The Kitchen at Wolfpack Ranch shows how to make an unusual dish using spaghetti squash, brats and potato sausage. Spaghetti squashes can be difficult to open, but it is a lot easier if you cook it in the microwave for a few minutes before cutting in half with a large knife. Remove the seeds from the middle of the squash. Boil the sausages and brats in some water. Put some butter, water and a little salt in the squash and cover before microwaving. Take your sausages and brown them in a pan on ...

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 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 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: Cooked southern collard greens with turkey legs

DivasCanCook shows us how to make some delicious collard greens with turkey legs, starting with washing the greens well and stripping them from the stem. Nest she tears them up and adds olive oil, half an onion and 3 cloves of garlic. Sautéing onions and garlic is next, adding 3 cups of chicken broth and a whole smoked and salted turkey leg. This is simmered for about 30 minutes. She added one teaspoon of red pepper flakes to zip it up a little! After simmering, cut the turkey from the bone a...

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: 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: 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: Chop up an onion without tears

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...

How To: Store fresh herbs

Having a nice supply of fresh herbs from your own herb garden or from the grocery store is a great way to enhance and add flavor to virtually any meal. But, what do you do when you have a surplus of fresh herbs? This video from Food Network offers an easy way to store all those fresh herbs, so you will have them fresh and ready when you need them in the kitchen. First, dry them with a paper towel, wrap them in a paper towel, store in a Ziploc bag and place them in the fridge until you are rea...

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 dry spicy okra or sukhi bhindi

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...

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: Prepare homemade hash browns

Yes we know that there's been a huge food revolution (thanks in no small part to Jamie Oliver) championing growing your own sustainable food and eating fresh and well. However, how can you deny that your tongue doesn't salivate when you walk past an In-n-Out?

How To: Make your own delicious 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.

How To: Make roasted beets at home with olive oil, salt and pepper

Roasted beets just aren't the same without their skins, so make sure you follow this recipe for roasting beets, which are easy to make at home. Lynne Viera simply roasts local red and yellow beets with olive oil, salt and pepper. The sugars in these vibrant root vegetables concentrate during roasting, yielding a perfect, nutritional addition to any appetizers, salads or sides.

How To: Properly prepare & cook spaghetti squash

There are many ways to prepare spaghetti squash but this video takes your through a quick and easy method. First, pierce your squash with a fork and microwave it on a microwave-safe dish. Note that you should microwave the squash for an average of five minutes per pound. In this video, the cook is using a 3 pound squash so she microwaves her squash for 15 minutes. After it's done cooking, allow the squash to cool and cut it in half to remove the seeds. Now you are left with the squash flesh. ...

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 raw vegan tuna pate

JohnnyRawAppleseed demonstrates a delicious dish of raw vegan tuna pate. This is healthy and delicious. You will need some sunflower seeds, lemon, dill, oil, salt, parsley, onion, celery and pickles. Chop all of these up, throw them into a blender, add roughly one to three tablespoons of raw tuna, and you will then blend to a fine mushy substance. This is ideal for spreading or using as a topping, even throwing onto a sandwich or a salad. Crackers, toast and various chips can also be used. So...

How To: Make Pakistani tarka daal

This is a recipe for tarka daal from carepdiem43. The ingredients are clearly explained in the video. She tells us to soak the daal for one hour before cooking. Then drain it and add 2-3 cups of water along with the spices over a high flame. Cook until the water boils and cover it until the daal becomes creamier. You want the daal to become creamy. Then you add some of the final spices it you're all set! This is a great video which so clearly explains how to make a great tarka daal! Even some...

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