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...
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.
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.
Ingredients: 1 lb sweet potato, sliced crosswise about 1.5 cm thick (Asian sweet potato is preferred)
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!
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...
Stay tuned for the always enjoyable Cooking With Dog. This cooking show is hosted by a DOG named Francis! The show currently focuses on how to make popular Japanese dishes. This video demonstrates how to make vegetable tofu nimono (vegetable tofu stew).
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.
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.
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.
This how-to video is about how to make Paksitani style "Aaloo palak.‚" Ingredients needed:
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...
Many people consider lima beans (also known as butter beans) boring, but here’s a way to make lima beans curry that will spruce up this usually ignored vegetable. When combined with whole grains such as rice, lima beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein and a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Watch this how to video to learn how to prepare Indian style lima bean curry.
This instructional how-to video, hosted by Simply Ming’s chef Ming Tsai, specializes in authentic Asian cuisine. A large number of Asian dishes call for ginger, whether it be as an ingredients or garnish. Watch this cooking lesson as Ming shows you how to choose ginger, dice and slice fresh ginger root. Ginger adds a delicious spicy flavor to any dish, try it today.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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!
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.
Farideh Ehtesham shows you how to make a sweet and sour version of a popular Iranian dish called cabbage dolma. First, wash the whole green cabbage and put it in a pot of boiling water to soften the leaves. Next, mix together minced lamb, rice, split peas, salt, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, lemon juice, honey, tomato puree, and basil with clean hands. Carefully separate the cabbage leaves and cut away the top white part of the leaf. Place oil and the largest leaf from the cabbage in the ...
Ever worry about your breath after eating an onion? Well, follow along as food editor Ian Knauer gives us a trick on how to get rid of the dreaded onion breath.
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...
Ingredients: 1 medium sized Upo (White Squash), sliced
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.
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.
Slim stalks of asparagus just scream of spring. Blanching or steaming has long been the cooking method of choice for these tender spears, though all that moisture can leach out the bright green color and make asparagus stringy, even mushy. Roasting or grilling asparagus concentrates the sweet, green-ness of the vegetable and adds a crispy, caramelized crunch that makes it irresistible.
If you're not a fan of warm or hot carrots, it's probably because you haven't tried the right ones. These oven-roasted carrots are sure to change your mind about warmed up carrots. This recipe from Katie Barszcz is almost dessert-like, which makes it the perfect side dish for a Thanksgiving feast.
Stuffed peppers are delicious as an appetizer, side dish or even a full meal. Mix white rice, ground beef, onion and garlic together, then stuff into your peppers and simmer in tomato sauce.
Do you always burn yourself or over-steam your veggies? In this video, get free advice on how to perfectly steam your veggies so they're cooked, but not "too cooked". You will need a plate, a plastic Ziplock sandwich bag, the vegetable of your choice, and a pat of butter.
In this tutorial Maria shows how to make Mediterranean-style stuffed cabbage by just using a few simple steps. For this recipe you will need: 1 pound ground beef, 1 cup round grain rice, 4 tablespoons chopped parsley, 1 1/2 tablespoons all spice, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2 head garlic, 1 tablespoon dry mint, 1 tablespoon paprika, 3 or 4 crushed garlic, 1 medium chopped onion, salt, 15 oz of tomato sauce, 2 squeezed lemons or limes, and 1 large head of blanched cabbage cut into sections. The f...
Michael Andrew, from Meals Americana, gives us some interesting tips on dicing an onion without tears.
Boiling vegetables reduces the amount of edible nutrients. Steaming is a simple way to cook your vegetables and enjoy all their helth benefits. Just rinse whatever you wish to steam and follow the tips in this helpful video tutorial. Steamed vegetables are great alone, or as part of a whole meal. If your vegetables are improperly prepared they can be less nutritious and not as healthy to consume. This video demonstrates a way to cook your vegetables without losing important vitamins and miner...
How to make, Phalli Aaloo Sabzi, (or for English speakers, this translates to Green Beans), has instructions from beginning to the serving of this Pakistani vegetable dish. There are more than beans to this dish, including onion, tomato, garlic, and assorted other middle eastern spices. This is quite a spicy dish, as it includes ground red pepper as one of the seasonings. The ingredients are all cooked in one pan which makes it quite simple, and a novice cook should have no problems making th...
This instructional how-to video, hosted by Simply Ming chef Ming Tsai, specializes in authentic Asian cuisine. A large number of Asian dishes call for sliced bell peppers, whether it be for ingredients or garnishing. Watch this cooking lesson as Ming shows you the perfect way to dice and slice any type of bell pepper.
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...
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.
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?
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.
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.