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How To: Prepare Moringa Tea

Moringa oleifera is one of the most rich sources of nutrients and vitamins that our body needs. It is rich in calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, and iron. Moringa can be prepared as a vegetable or included in soups, but mostly just the leaves and fruits are used. Others prefer to drink it as tea.

How To: Don't Buy Vitamin Water—Make Your Own Healthier Version at Home Without All That Sugar

How many of us actually drink enough water? It's one of the easiest ways to improve your health, but most people don't get nearly as much as they should. We've grown so accustomed to soda, coffee, and sugary juices that water just seems bland by comparison. That's why drinks like VitaminWater are so popular. They're marketed as being just like water, but better tasting and with even more vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Who wouldn't want all the benefits of drinking water a...

How To: Make the perfect cafe cortado

Love espresso but don't feel like giving your arm and leg to Starbucks? Well, your prayers have been answered! This great video details the steps needed to make an amazing Cafe' Cortado. I can see it now, you're salivating, and your wallet is thanking you too!

How To: Make Indian butter milk from curd

Sanjay Thumma teaches the secret of making north and south Indian buttermilk from curd. For the south Indian type finely chop down some green chilies, curry leaves, coriander and a crushed piece of ginger. Use some roasted cumin and roll it down to powder it as shown. Blend a cup of curd with 2 cups of water and add a pinch of salt to it. Finally add all other ingredients to the buttermilk to complete it in south Indian style. Now for the north Indian style add some cumin powder and chaat mas...

How To: Use salt to make milk stay fresh for longer

Milk has a notoriously short shelf life, but you need it for so many things! How can you make sure that it stay fresh for as long as you need it to? Well, you can only buy as much milk as you need as you need it, or you can do like they do in this video and put salt in it, which will make it last longer.

How To: Make a chai latte with milk and chai powder

Want to make a chai latte like a champion barista? There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Set Up a Coffee Station at Your Buffet

When having a large dinner party or family gathering, having a coffee station set up saves the Host/hostess a lot of busy work. Guests like getting their own beverages rather than having to ask for one, and the coffee station is the key solution. Plus, one can serve several kinds of coffee and even tea at the same station.

How To: Program your DirecTV remote to work with your XBox

To program your DirecTV remote for your XBox you will need to find your programming codes. Press menu on your remote and scroll down to parental fav's and setups, then system setup, select remote control, and program remote. You can use either AV1 or AV2 both should work. Then you will choose DVD, and then select the brand for your 360 and your program codes will come up. Put your TV in AVI mode and press your menu and select button at the same time. The lights at the top of the remote should...

How To: Make the Victorian cocktail

In this tutorial, we learn how to make the Victorian cocktail. To start, you will first need a martini glass, mandarin-infused vodka, St. Germain, and bitter juice. Pour an ounce of each of these into the shaker with some cubed ice. Then, use a spoon to mix this together instead of shaking it. Do this until the sorbet comes out of it and then strain it into the martini glass. From here, add a bit of food coloring to the glass in the middle. From here, garnish with a blood orange peel and you ...

How To: Make Ethiopian coffee at home

Place your coffee beans in a metal plate over a heating source. Push the beans around with a utensil. Push them continuously so they do not burn. After a while, they should begin to change color from hay yellow to a more blackish color. Once the coffee beans are mostly black (a few dark brown are ok) grind your beans into a powder. Separately boil some water in a kettle. After the water begins to boil, add desired amount of sugar and coffee powder. The more coffee you use the stronger it will...

How To: Make distilled water on the stove

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make distilled water. Begin by pouring some water into a kettle pot and heat it at medium temperature. Then make a hole in the side of a plastic cup and insert a tube into the hole. Now cover the top of the cup with plastic wrap and insert the tube from the cup to the kettle pot spout. Seal the gaps in the spout with some paper towels. Leave the cup for several minutes to steam. Then take off the plastic wrap and wait 10-15 minutes for the water. T...

How To: Make Spanish fly sangria

Jessie Pray shares her recipe for her famous "Spanish Fly Sangria". To make Spanish Fly Sangria, do the following: Nothing will be measured. Put some ice in a pitcher or bowl. Add some oranges slices, lemon and lime wedges and some apples to the pitcher. Add about a half bottle of cheap red wine. Add some brandy, Triple Sec, and Grand Marnier to the mix. Add some lemon-lime soda, or even some fruit juice. Shake, pour into a glass and do a quick taste test.

How To: Make Vietnamese coffee in a French press

Coffee helps make the world go round. Well not exactly, but it does help add a bit of energy to those who are finding an eight hour work day to be a tad bit overwhelming. Out of all the different types of coffee out there, this particular video will focus on Vietnamese coffee. It will show you how to make it by using a French press. Enjoy!

How To: Make cinnamon ginger tea

In this video, we learn how to make homemade cinnamon ginger tea. You will need cinnamon, ginger root, a cutting board, knife, potato peeler, saucepan, water and pitcher. First, heat saucepan up and boil water (a water bottle full). Next, throw in your cinnamon stick. Leave this simmering and then grab your ginger root and potato peeler. Peel your ginger root and slice it into thin slices (like an onion). Once your water and cinnamon is boiling, add in your ginger slices and let it boil until...

How To: Blend a raw aloe vera smoothie

Raw dishes often entail food that is unprocessed and uncooked. This how-to video will show you great raw recipes to make at home. Watch and learn how to prepare a raw aloe smoothie. All you need for this refreshingly raw drink is: aloe, banana, water, agave, cacao powder, chocolate bliss powder, coconut oil, and cinnamon. Try this healthy alternative to any other type of smoothie.

How To: Make a caffè breve latte coffee drink with milk and espresso

Want to brew a caffè (or cafe) breve like a champion barista? This clip will show you how it's done. There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Pour a perfect pint with the makers of Guinness

In this tutorial, we learn how to pour a perfect pint. This beer is the beer of Ireland that is served most popular at the pubs in Ireland. To pour the perfect pint, first grab a clean glass and pour the beer in at a 45 degree angle until you almost reach the top, then pour the beer straight. Let the beer sit for a couple seconds, then pour the beer with the tap away from the glass. Pour until you reach the very top, then serve the beer to friends or family. After this, drink your delicious b...

How To: Make a flavorful and spicy chai tea latte

Go above and beyond tea bags and enjoy the spicy taste of a chai tea latte. It's a combination of spiced chai tea with milk that's usually steamed from an expresso machine, but there's no reason to get all fancy with your chai. This video will show you how to make some flavorful chai tea lattes without special equipment. You can easily adjust the spices to suit your taste buds.

How To: Steam milk for latte art using soap and water

Latte art is a fun, creative way to spice up your average cup of joe. Watch this video to practice your latte art with steamed soapy water. First, pour a drop of dish soap into a latte making cup. then using the espresso machine fill it with hot water. Use the espresso machine to help steam and mix the soap, as if it were a latte. It will turn into a white, frothy substance. Then pour the soapy water into a coffee mug. Use the latte cup's guide to make sure you pour at the right angle. Watch ...

How To: Make a café au lait coffee drink with espresso and steamed milk

Want to brew a café au lait like a champion barista? This clip will show you how it's done. There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Prepare mate tea

This is a very useful instructional video on how to prepare mate tea. To prepare mate tea you need a mate straw as you see on the video. You also need mate cups and mate tea powder. First you need to have almost boiling water in a kettle. Now you have to put about half a mate cup of mate tea into mate cup. You can close your palm and invert the cup so that the unwanted tea power will stick to your palm. Now you can pour the water into the mate cup from the kettle. Now you can insert the straw...

How To: Make apple cider lemonade

In this video, we learn from Food Network mixologist Miguel Aranda how to put a delicious spin on two classic juice drinks. Not quite as simple as Apple Cider Lemonade sounds, Miguel takes us through each ingredient (the expected, the cider and lemonade, but also lots of nice touches, like star fruit for an extra zing, and fresh ginger and tea to round out the flavor). Miguel takes us through the thought process, and explains to us the intricate taste. This video will have you all set for you...

How To: Make a layered latte

Bob Doyle shows how to make a layered latte at home. You need an espresso machine, any brand, and milk. Skim milk foams better but whole milk tastes better, so choose which you prefer. First, steam about 3 ounces of milk until your glass is about full. Set it aside. Start the espresso. Plan for about 6 ounces of espresso. Use a container with a lip to control how you pour because the key to a layered espresso is how fast you pour your espresso into your milk. Pour slowly, alternating with a f...

How To: Make a caffè mocha with espresso, milk and chocolate

Want to brew a caffè (or cafe) mocha like a champion barista? This clip will show you how it's done. There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Make homemade frozen lemonade

Every kid has had a lemonade stand. It's a child's first glimpse at responsibility and making a living, but the lemonade in this video isn't your typical lemonade stand variety. This is more like a slushy than a drink. This is a great summertime treat your guests will love, but remind them to drink it slowly to avoid that inevitable “cold headache.” John Verlinden of Mucho Gusto shares a favorite pitcher-style drink with plenty to go around. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice is the star with just a ...

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