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.
To anyone who has grown tomatoes, the vertical metal cages that they grow in are a familiar sight. This video is here to tell you why you should throw away all of your cages. No, it isn't telling you that tomatoes cause cancer or anything. What it does describe is a technique for growing tomatoes without cages by allowing them to grow laterally, which makes them very strong and will ultimately lead to massive yields for each plant. Forget everything you thought you knew about tomato growing, ...
Don't be intimidated by the preparation of patty pan squashes. Patty pan squashes (sometimes called summer squash) look like miniature space ships, but are actually related to courgettes. This how to video tutorial will show you how to prepare patty pan squashes.
Ingredients: Assorted vegetables (I use cabbage, button and shitake mushrooms, baby corn, bean sprouts, and water chestnuts)
Always keep some cabbage handy because it has a long shelf life. It’s great for those days when you can’t think of anything else to make.
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.
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!
It's quite unfortunate, but most of us don't possess a french fry press at home (you know, the big clamping machine with square cut shapes on the bottom to produce perfectly cut french fries at fast food joints).
How to prepare bok choy for Chinese food
Vegetable kebabs are an easy and delicious way to grill your veggies. These tips will help you prepare and skewer the vegetables perfectly. Soak the bamboo skewers in water so they won't burn on the grill. It is best to put like vegetables on the same skewers and even better to double skewer them.
Forget the Indian take out tonight, watch this how to video and learn how to make a delicious Indian dish. In this video Manjula shows you how to cook green beans and peas. This dish goes great with any dal.
Leave room on the outdoor grill for some zucchini and squash, two vegetables that make a nice accompaniment to whatever you're cooking up. Watch this video to learn how to make grilled zucchini and summer squash.
Developing your knife skills are the true way to becoming a better cook, or chef, in the kitchen. And lesson 101 for developing those knife skills are dicing, slicing and mincing. In this video, chef Jason Hill shows you the techniques that he uses for dicing and slicing onions and mincing shallots.
Enjoy a delicious Korean dish called Bibimbop with a Japanese twist! Join Gwyneth Paltrow and Chef Lee Gross in Paltrow's GOOP kitchen to learn how to make bibimbap (mixed rice, or roughly translated to "mix it up").
Chef Sanjay Thumma from VahRehVah teaches how to make Samosa Chaat. Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp. channa masala, 1 tsp. chat masala, 1 bunch coriander leaves, 1 tsp. coriander powder, 1 tsp. cumin powder, 2 tsps. green chutney, 1 onion chopped, 1 tsp. red chili powder, salt, 2 number samosa, sweet chutney, 1 tomato, diced water, 1 cup White Peas/Garbanzo. Boil White peas. Set aside. In a pan, add butter, peas, onions, and tomatoes. Cook till soft. Add salt, red chili, cumin, coriander, c...
If you're cooking a wonderful Mediterranean-style meal, you can't leave these delicious potatoes out! This video recipe will show you how to make this quick and easy, oven-roasted garlic potato side dish. It's the perfect addition to any vegetarian and vegan menu.
Despite their prevalance in many all-American dishes (like grits with bacon and eggs), grits are actually of Native American origin. Hailing from the Southwest region, grits are made from coarsely ground corn and resemble a white porridge.
Sanjay Thumma teaches the secrets of making Indian dahi bhalla. An excellent summary is given below. First to make the batter soak black grams for 5 hours and grind them well. Now add some cumin seeds and salt to it and mix it with wet hands to make the batter light. Take some batter place a cashew and raisin roll and fry it in hot oil, take them out and let it to cool. After cooling soak them in warm water with some salt for 2 minutes. After soaking squeeze them and transfer it to a plate. P...
This is a cooking video on how to cook south Indian Asparagus Curry. The cook is a native Indian woman with a great deal of knowledge on how to cook authentic Indian food. She quickly and easily shows us how to cook the meal from start to finish. At the end of the video she gives the viewers suggestions on what might be the best way to serve the food. It could be eaten with on top of rice or eaten alone as a salad.
Learn how to make butternut squash compote with expert cooking tips in this free holiday recipe video series on making a butternut squash compote recipe.
Before you start whipping up dishes like profiteroles stuffed with whipped cream and raspberries, you should probably master the basics first. You can't excel - and sometimes break the rules - without learning them first, right?
I suppose it's possible that peas in a pop could be surprisingly delicious, but I'm leaning towards unappetizing. Via baby food recipe blog Weelicious:
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...
In this video, Beryl Stokes demonstrates the preparation of cajun-style turnip greens. The ingredients required for this recipe are diced bell peppers, 2 large diced turnip roots, smoked pork sausage, 2 bunches of turnip greens, diced onions, 2 chopped garlic and oil. The bell peppers, onion and garlic are sauteed for about 5 minutes in a large stock pot with 2 tablespoons of kennel oil. Vegetable stock and the turnip roots are added to the pot and boiled for about 15 minutes till the roots t...
This instructional how-to video, hosted by Simply Ming’s chef Ming Tsai, specializes in authentic Asian cuisine. Watch this cooking lesson as Ming shows you the perfect way to pan sear scallops. He recommends that scallops should be firm and dry to the touch when cooking. Enjoy.
In this tutorial, we learn how to blanch vegetables. This is great if you are going to be cooking with the vegetables or you want to freeze them to store and use later without them going bad. First, heat up some water in a pot large enough for your vegetables. Once this is boiling, add in your washed and clean veggies that have been cut up. Bring this to another boil and then drain from the water. After this, you can saute the vegetables with butter or you can store them in a bag and keep in ...
Pickles are a fantastic accompaniment to sandwiches and burgers or even just to munch on during a hot summer day, and now you can make your very own pickles at home. You can make your pickles more sour or sweet but they all use the same basic pickling process.
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...
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...
This how-to video is about how to make Paksitani style "Aaloo palak.‚" Ingredients needed:
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.
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.
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...
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...
Many regions in India have their own style of cooking kadhi, a yogurt based curry (or soup). Punjabi kadhi is easily recognizable because it has pakodas, fried dumplings made of chickpea flour. Punjabi Kadhi can be enjoyed with plain white rice or chapati. Try this tangy and delicious recipe for Punjabi Kadhi.
Radish rosettes are an elegant and beautiful way to garnish any savory dish - and fortunately, they are also easy to make! This video shows you a quick and easy method to carve a few rosettes out of large radishes, using a small paring knife. Dress up any salad or veggie platter with this technique!
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.
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...
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).
A purée is a great side dish for any dinnertime meal, because it's a healthy and creamy substance from fruit or vegetables. In this video recipe, you'll learn a vegetable variety, full of butternut squash.