Hot Vegetable Recipes How-Tos

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: 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: 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 Asian vegetables with soy sauce gravy with Betty

Chinese food is delicious, but it isn't very healthy and can be quite expensive. In this video, Betty adds a Southern touch to a traditional Asian dish and makes vegetables with a soy sauce gravy. The veggies are good for you and filling, and the gravy gives them a nice, hearty texture. Enjoy this dish anytime, and if veggies aren't enough for you - toss in some chicken or seafood, or even noodles and create your own delicious meal!

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: 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: 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: 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: Steam broccoli in the microwave

Do you not have a steamer? Or time to wait as your vegetables steam? In this video you'll learn how to steam your broccoli in the microwave. Quick and easy in the microwave to immediately serve and enjoy on their own or with any meal. Yes, the microwave will produce some perfectly steamed greens, with a pinch of salt and maybe some butter.

How To: Blanch & Shock Vegetables

Chef Stephen Gibbs shows you a good cooking technique: blanching and shocking vegetables. Blanching is letting vegetables in hot, boiling water for a short period of time. Shocking is putting hot vegetables in ice cold water. These methods are used together in order to precook certain vegetables or even take the skin off.

How To: Deep fry kimchi (aka kimchee & gimchi)

This video is about how to deep fry kimchi. The first step that you will have to do is to pour 1/2 cup bread crumbs in a bowl. Then just simply add 1/4 cup flour. After adding the flour, the next step is to add 1/4 cup corn meal. Then after adding corn meal, just add 2 teaspoons of cayenne, 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper and a teaspoon of Korean red pepper. After adding all the ingredients, you have to do some mixing. After mixing, the next step is to make some egg wash in a separate bowl. In the...

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: Prep an artichoke

Michele Knaus, from EatLikeAChef, shows how to prep an artichoke. 1. Remove thorny pieces on the ends with kitchen shears. 2. Remove out-most layer of artichoke leaves. 3. Prep the stem by peeling with a peeler. Peel like a carrot. It is good to leave the stem on because it has a nice taste and it is a good way to tell if an artichoke is done. The stem will bend when tender. 4. To get inside of the artichoke, take the entire top off. Use a large, sharp knife to do this. 5. Gently slide open w...

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: Make Pakistani moong ki fry daal

In the video, the narrator went over how to make a dish called Moong ki fry daal. The first thing she did was go over all of the ingredients that would go into the dish. After she went over the ingredients, she combined the first ones needed into a pan with boiling water. After this was well mixed, she added all of the other ingredients slowly. Eventually all of her ingredients went into the pan, and the narrator had a tasty meal. By watching this video, a person would be benefited with knowi...

How To: Make mashed potatoes without gravy

A very easy to make recipe using simple ingredients like salt, butter, potatoes (of course), etc. Learn how to make mashed potatoes in a step wise way using by viewing this video. The different part about this video is that the entire recipe involves no gravy. If, for some reason you don't like gravy or you want to try a different method of cooking potatoes just for experiments sake, see this video.

How To: Make raw marinated vegetables

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...

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: Remove corn kernels from the cobb easily

We all love nomming on fresh corn in the summer. But despite the heavenly, sweet taste of freshly cooked corn, we always get a bit ticked off at getting the stuff stuck in our teeth from chewing at it from left to right like one of those old typewriters. So how do you saw off the corn kernels without also sawing off a finger in turn to make the eating experience easier?

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