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: 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: 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: 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 Indian style gobi manchurian

Dry gobi manchurian, aka Cauliflower manchurian, is a tantalizing Indian Chinese appetizer and very different from the gravy version. The cauliflower has a crispy coating and is tossed with a mouth-watering spicy sauce. It can be picked up with a toothpick or fork and enjoyed with cocktails or before a meal. Watch this how-to video and try this absolutely delicious recipe!

How To: Make candied baby carrots with Tyler Florence

Candy your baby carrots and make them reborn. Candied baby carrots go great with a ham or a rib roast. This cooking how-to video is part of Tyler's Ultimate Holiday Menu Planner show hosted by Tyler Florence. Tyler works his magic for the holidays by creating an indulgent spread that is sure to become your go-to special occasion meal for years to come. Follow along and learn how to make candied baby carrots as a side dish.

How To: Peel a broccoli stalk

When cooking broccoli everyone just throws away the stalk. Follow along with this cooking how to video to learn how to get he most out of your his green vegetable. All you need to do is grab a piece of broccoli stalk, peel away the tough outer layer and enjoy. Broccoli never tasted so good.

How To: Steam cook broccoli

Steamed broccoli is an easy vegetable to prepare. Thoroughly wash the broccoli. Cut off the florets. You will be able to see where to cut as they are attached to little stems. Take the florets are break apart so you have smaller pieces.

How To: Prepare and cook artichokes

In this video, Gwen Schoen of the Sacramento Bee shows you how to prepare and cook artichokes for delicious meals. Artichokes are great for year round meals and are very fun to eat. These Italian classics are delicious when cooked properly. Gwen will show you how to choose an artichoke at the store, cut up, prepare and cook these yummy veggies. Enjoy!

How To: Cook fresh asparagus in a pan

Beryl Stokes, from Cajun Cooking TV teaches you, how to cook fresh steam asparagus. Some people only think of asparagus in the canned form, but fresh asparagus has a completely different taste. Beryl shows you, how to cook an asparagus side dish by using a really simple technique.

How To: Make mashed potatoes from a box

This video goes through the basic step by step process of preparing Betty Crocker instant potatoes. It shows all the ingredients you will need as well as all of the utensils. This video also provide additional information on alternative methods of heating, such as using a microwave. This is a very informational, step by step video of the preparation process of these potatoes, and would be very helpful for someone wanting to better understand the process of preparing this dish.

How To: Make simple potato wedges

In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make simple potato wedges. Get potatoes depending on how many people are going to eat. Wash them and brush them so that they are clean. Then dry them up. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Now cut the potatoes in to wedges. Take a cookie tray, spread aluminum foil over it and spread olive oil on the foil. Spread out the wedges on the foil and sprinkle salt and pepper. Put the tray in the oven and after about 45 minutes the potato wedges are rea...

How To: Clean and used dried chiles

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...

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: 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 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...

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