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How To: Steam vegetables for nutrient retention

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 "Eat" Your Sunscreen: 10 Nutrient-Rich Foods That Will Increase Your Sun Tolerance

Even as someone with super pale skin that burns instead of tanning, I don't use sunscreen nearly as often as I should. Or, uh...ever. My skin cancer prevention routine mostly involves hiding from the sun as much as humanly possible. If you're like me and hate the greasy feeling of sunscreen, there are other ways you can protect your skin by increasing your sun tolerance. Your diet actually has a lot to do with how easily you burn, so by getting enough of a few key nutrients, you can decrease ...

How To: Braid a ficus tree & grow a miniture rose

In this video, a man answer questions sent in by viewers, about various plants. First he covers how to braid a ficus tree trunk. To do that you must grow the trees close together, then trim off the bottom limbs, and braid the trunks. Next he talks about growing miniature roses indoors. Miniature roses must be carefully watches for mold, insects, and over-exposure to sunlight when grown indoors. Then he answers a question about carnivorous plants. He covers the Venus fly trap, and demonstrates...

How To: Plant garlic in your garden for a plentiful harvest

David Epstein provides tips and shows garlic lovers how to plant garlic in their very own garden. It is best to grow garlic in the fall season from the months of September to November when the temperatures are cooler. Some people grow garlic in the spring, but it’s been found that growing garlic in the fall time will give a better crop. To begin, gather some plantable garlic bulbs making sure that you find ones that are either organic or from a seed catalog. At all cost, avoid conventional ...

How To: Reuse Old Coffee Grounds

Many people start their day with a fresh, hot cup of coffee. They purchase their coffee with care and enjoy it greatly. But what do you do with those grounds once you’ve drunk your coffee? Here are some uses for those used coffee grounds! Note: It's always easiest to handle coffee grounds when they're cool, so wait a couple of hours after you've switched off the coffee pot to try any of these!

How To: Teach kids how to eat right

In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to teach kids how to eat right. First you got to educate your children. Robin from greensmoothiegirl.com presents this video along with her kids. The 1st step is to educate the kids. For example, in the video, she explains the functions of the parts of a wheat kernel. She tells them that the white bread is made up of only the glue from the kernel which carries no nutrients. Whereas, the brown bread is made out of the whole kernel and it carries...

How To: Grow Brussels sprouts

If you plant brussels sprouts you have to be prepared to wait a long time before the plant produces anything for you. It takes roughly five months for the plant to produce brussels sprouts. The brussels sprouts grow at the intersection where the the leaf meets the main stem of the plant. When the brussels sprouts are near the end of the growth cycle you can break the tops of the plants off to help force nutrients down into the plant.

How To: Make spicy kale with Emily Richards

Get some more green on your plate with a very underappreciated veggie - Kale! In this video, Emily Richards of Foodland Ontario shows you how to make spicy kale for a great dinnertime side dish. If you've never had kale before, this is the perfect time to try it out! This veggie is yummy, good for you, easy to cook and full of fiber and nutrients! Give it a try!

How To: Make compost from homehold kitchen scraps

This video shows you how to make compost from organic debris in the garden and leftover food.To make compost, you must add organic debris or scraps of food to such as pine needles, leaves or fruits to your compost bin. You should use horse or cow manure to speed up the process. You can also use nitrogen fertilizers as long as they do not contain herbicides. Then add water to the whole mixture.It is recommended that the compost bin should be about 3 feet high and 3 feet wide in order to insula...

How To: Care for house plants growing in water

Growing plants in the Southwest is different then other climates. We learn how to grow plants in water. Salt is a factor that we need to be cautious of. Salt is in soil and in water. Water, once absorbed leaves a layer of salt. It can be avoided by watering in a certain way. Changing the water frequently, a dish underneath a potted plant to drain the water and flushing out the salt and re-potting periodically. Sometimes extremes measures must be taken to hydrate a plant. In this case putting ...

How To: Peel a tomato, blanch vegetables, & cut carrots

This video shows you how to prepare a few different kinds of vegetables and fruits to cook with. The first thing that this video shows you how to do is peel a tomato. This video shows you a very simple way to do this using only a knife, a pot of boiling water, and a pot of water full of ice. The second thing this video shows you how to do is cook vegetables like broccoli without them browning and losing all of their nutrients. All you need to do this is a pot of boiling water, some salt, and ...

How To: Turn a steep backyard into a terraced garden

First of all you have to start by terracing all the lands. Now select the varieties of trees that you want and start planting them in your garden. These trees shall help you in checking soil erosion. You may also use rocks fro land scalping and also checking soil erosion. Now you can plant ‘daisies’ all around the garden. These grow very fast and then they help to bind all the soil together. However you have to check their growth because they compete with other plants for the nutrients. They ...

How To: Identify fruit tree problems

This video describes problems with fruit trees and how to deal with them. One problem is Chlorosis, identified by yellowing leaves with green veins between the sections of the leaf. This is caused by a micronutrient deficiency (usually iron) that results when the tree roots are unable to absorb all the nutrients from the soil. This problem can be temporarily treated with a foliar spray of iron. Another problem is pruning wounds with decay that results when trees are not pruned correctly. They...

How To: Make granola bars with a quick, easy recipe

HealthyCook teaches viewers how to make healthy but easy granola cereal bars! You can use oatmeal oats, grains and all different types of oats (You don't only have to use just one kind). Choices range from jumbo oats, barley flakes, rye flakes and ordinary oatmeal oats. Gluten free choices are barley flakes, brown rice flakes (in small quantity), millet flakes and finally quinoa flakes. Use 100 grams of softened butter and mix it in a large bowl. Add in 75 grams of dark molasses sugar and mix...

How to Make Indian food: Mooli (raddish)

This video describes how easy to make a pure vegetarian Indian food called Mooli. For this, take 2 bunches of red radish cleaned and washed. The other ingredients are 2 garlic pieces, about 5 green chillies, 2 big tomatoes, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Then put the pressure cooker on the stove with a little bit of water in it and put the steamer in the pressure cooker. Put the radish, tomatoes, green chillies to the steamer and then cook them for 8 minutes. Remembe...

How To: Choose plant fertilizer

To grow beautiful flowers and plants in an outdoor garden, you need to feed your soil the right plant food – a fertilizer that will help your plants thrive. Watch this video to learn how to choose plant fertilizer.

How To: Prepare soil for planting irises

Southwest Yard and Garden shows viewers how to prepare the soil in order to plant Irises. You can see if your oil needs to be prepared because it would look like it need nutrients. Irises deplete the oil they are in so you need to restore their nutrients to the soil. First, you should get your soil tested to see what nutrient should be added to the soil. First loosen the soil. Next, add in the nutrients. Start with alfalfa pellets to add Nitrogen. Add a little bit of sand to loosen soil - don...

How To: Sprout nuts and seeds

Wants to add more nuts and seeds to your diet but don't know the best way to incorporate them? With this video tutorial, let Kardena from Kardena's Kitchen show you how to get the most out of a variety of nuts and seeds for maximum flavor and nutritional value.

How To: Aerate your lawn for a healthy result

If you're looking for a great way to get the proper nutrients to your yard, you're about to find out. Aerating a yard is an easy task that involves you placing holes in your yard on purpose. This may make your yard look a bit ugly, but it helps with getting the proper nutrients and oxygen into the ground.

How To: Make Hello Dolly dessert bars

Sprinkle chocolate chips, butterscotch morsels, coconut, and pecans over graham cracker mixture to make delicious bars. These delicious dessert bars will melt in your mouth. Plus they are packed with nuts and coconut that provides essential nutrients to your diet.

How To: Cook mixed vegetable stir fry with Kai

Are you eating enough vegetables? This easy recipe makes a tasty dish that'll make sure you're getting all those nutrients you're probably missing. You will need mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, carrots, chicken stock, wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, cornstarch, and cooking oil. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to prepare stir fried vegetables with Thai chef Kai.

How To: Practice good skin care for men

It's not only women that need to worry about their skin. A couple minutes a day of proper skin care will have a men's skin looking and feeling great. In this video, learn how to take good care & maintain healthy, fresh looking skin.

How To: Buy vegetables at the grocery store

Vegetables are the foundation of a healthy, balanced diet, many experts recommending 3-5 servings a day. When choosing your vegetables, it's always best to choose fresh; although, frozen and canned still have nutritional value and benefits as well. Also, look for vegetables that are bright in color like this red pepper, also carrots that are brightly orange and brightly-colored green broccoli. The brighter the color, the more nutrients that are in it. Try these tips for buying vegetables in t...

How To: Make roasted kale

Looking to add some unique greens to your diet? Why not try some kale? Kale is a delicious, leafy veggie that can add some much needed fiber and nutrients to your meal. Kale tastes great prepared in many different ways and in this video, you will learn how to roast it for a yummy cooked flavor.

How To: Identify problems with heat scorch on roses

John White and Rosemary Maddox address garden problems concerning heat and sun damage on their plants. Rosemary grows tomatoes that grow healthily, but are dry and cracked at the top. John identifies the problem as an excessive exposure to heat and sunlight, and recommends putting a netting over the plants to filter and moderate the sunlight. Rosemary also has a similar problem with her roses. The leaves on her rose plants become yellow and brown and eventually die off. John calls it "heat sc...

How To: Become a fruitarian and eat a healthy raw fruit diet

Fruitarians eat only raw fruit and seeds, both for their health—they think cooked food is toxic—and for the environment’s, since they believe that eating vegetables “kills” the plant. This is similar to raw foodist idealogy of eating all live vegan diet. Try it out and you might find you have more energy and lose weight. It's also high in anti-oxidants. They also eat primarily organic and non- GMO (genetically modified foods). This is an eco-friendly diet that uses less energy to get nutrients.

How To: Easily prune roses

When it comes to taking care of plants, specifically flowers, pruning is an important task that must done be done. This will help ensure that the plant gets the right nutrients needed and prevents any kind of decay or disease from killing it. In this video tutorial, you'll find out how to prune roses in your garden to help ensure they last for a long time. Enjoy!

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