Hot Vegetable Recipes How-Tos

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 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: 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: Prepare a kosher potato kugel

Preparing for Passover? Try this delicious recipe for kosher potato kugel. It uses shredded carrots to add a hint of sweetness. Ingredients you will need are potatoes, onions, carrots, eggs or egg substitute, oil, all-purpose flour or for Passover, matzo meal and potato starch, sant and pepper. To tell when kugel is done, insert a knife in the middle, it should come out clean. Enjoy!

How To: Prepare deep fried sweet banana peppers

This video from Betty's Kitchen is a demonstration of how to cook deep fried sweet banana peppers which are popular in restaurants. She shows how to clean the peppers by cutting off the top, cutting around the core from the top, and pulling out the core. Cut the pepper in half the long way and remove the seeds. To make the batter, she uses one well-beaten egg and adds one cup of skim milk, 1/4 cup of canola oil, and one cup of self-rising flour. She heats up oil in a deep fryer, dips the pepp...

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: Coal-roast potatoes wrapped in aluminum

One of the easiest ways to cook potatoes is by simply throwing them on the fire. Okay, you don' want to throw them directly in the flame, but in the coals, it cooks them perfectly. What better time to roast potatoes than when you've got something cooking on a grill or in your smoker? Mark Patuto shares his tips for foil-wrapping your spuds and tossing them on the fire. Doesn't get any easier. They'll pick up the smoky-scented goodness from whatever you've got cooking. And clean-up? None!

How To: Julienne cut vegetables

Julienne-cut vegetables is just a fancy way of saying very skinnily-cut vegetables. But chefs use the term to sound cool and professional (or at least we think so). Either way, when it comes down to food, presentation is definitely half the battle.

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 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: Make a Nepalese vegetable momo with sesame chutney

A delicious vegetarian recipe from Nepal! You will need: 16 ounces finely chopped cabbage, 4 ounces shredded cheese, 1 ounce black pepper, 2 ounces soy sauce, whole spinach leaves, 1/4 cup grated carrot, 5 spice blend, turmeric powder, vegetable oil and momo wrappers. For the sesame chutney, you will need: 2 medium tomatoes, 3 chili peppers, 1 ounce sauteed sesame seeds, 1-2 ginger slices, 10 chopped cloves of garlic, lemon juice, vegetable oil and salt. Make a Nepalese vegetable momo with se...

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?

How To: Make soul food stewed okra & tomatoes with the Neelys

The Neelys whip up a batch of stewed okra and tomatoes with bacon. This veggie recipe is sure to satisfy your sould food craving. This cooking how-to video is part of Down Home With The Neelys show hosted by Gina Neely, Pat Neely. Pat and Gina Neely and their family own and operate some of Tennessee's best - and devilishly delicious - barbecue restaurants. But when they are relaxing at home in Memphis, they love to create tasty dishes their whole family can enjoy. Now they're ready to share s...

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: 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: 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 Pakistani phalli (green beans) aaloo sabzi

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...

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: Make raw veggie burgers in a dehydrator

Raw dishes often entail food that is unprocessed and uncooked. This how-to video will show you great raw recipes to make at home in a dehydrator. Watch and learn how to prepare a raw veggie burger. All you need for this burger recipe is: sunflower seeds, flax seeds, celery, red bell peppers, salt, oregano, water and onion.

How To: Perk up wilted lettuce

No one like wilted vegetables. No need to scrap the lettuce next time it’s looking like it’s seen better days, try throwing it in a cold bath with some lemon and put back in the fridge. Your lettuce will emerge refreshed and ready for use.

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 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: 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: Make Indian pickles at home

This video demonstrates the making of mango pickle without using oil. Take a few raw mangoes and peel them, cut them into small pieces and remove the seeds. Do not throw away the peels as these can be used crushed in mint chutney. In a bowl, mix table salt, red chili powder (made fresh by grinding some dried chilies from which the seeds are removed), add a few pieces of asafoetida (hing). Put the mix in a pestle and grind them as fine as possible. Fresh grinding will give the aroma of the spi...

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