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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: 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: 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 a cappuccino on a home espresso machine

In order to prepare Cappuccino with your home espresso machine, you will need the following: milk, coffee, an espresso machine. Fill steamed milk container 2/3 full of milk. Submerge the milk underneath the spinner, before you turn it on. Allow it to steam the milk, until it is warm and frothy. Keep an eye on it, judging the consistency for your self. Remove, when the milk is warm and frothy. Turn the machine off, before you remove the cup. Clean your wand.

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: Boil milk

First, find yourself a very large pot with a thick base that will distribute the heat evenly, preferably a stock pot. If the bottom is thin, consider some sort of diffuser. If you don't have one, buy one. They are cheap and you'll be glad you did. They even have them in the grocery store sometimes, for less than $10. Pour in your milk and turn on the heat to medium/high. Bring the milk to a boil over high heat stirring constantly, controlling the foam against boiling over.

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: 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: Make delicious orangeade with orange, lemon and lime juice

Orangeade is exactly what it sounds like: "Orange-ade". Which means it's not just your standard orange juice. It's that and so much more! In this video recipe, you'll learn just how to make this refreshing summer cool drink. Chloe Rosen pays tribute to her grandfather with this refreshing citrus beverage. Fresh-squeezed lemon and lime juice kick up the main ingredient of orange juice. Seltzer water for that necessary fizz, and just the right amount of sugar are added to the mix. Ribbons of mi...

How To: Open a bottle of wine with proper etiquette

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly open a bottle of wine with Jorge Cornet. To start, choose your type of wine and grab two wine glasses. The first thing you will need is a wine opener that has a blade on it. Now, cut off some of the tip of the bottle right around where the edge is. You should now be able to twist and peel the top off, then throw that away. After this, point the corkscrew down into the center of the cork. Now, slowly screw the corkscrew in making sure the cork goes in...

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 seltzer water

Sick of spending your hard earned money on the bourgeois bubbly water? Why spend extra money on bottled seltzer when you can make it at home? Plus, by using fewer plastic bottles, you can reduce your carbon footprint.

How To: Make a smooth and creamy Irish car bomb

In this video, we learn how to make a smooth and creamy Irish car bomb. First, take a Guinness glass and put a half pint of Guinness into it. After this, let it set and grab a shot glass. Fill it with half Bailey's and half Buchlums. After this, drop the shot into the glass and drink up! Drink the entire thing until you have the shot. This should be creamy and very smooth as you drink it through. Make sure you drink it all, then you will have the full taste of it and it will be fresh in your ...

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: 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 non-alcoholic piña colada

Trying to stay away from alcohol but miss the fruity coconut-y sensation of a piña colada? Don't sweat. There are dozens of ways to make your favorite alocholic drinks, non-alcoholic. In this video, learn how to make a delicious non-alcoholic piña colada!

How To: Buy fresh ginger and brew a pot of ginger tea

This video illustrates the quick and easy method to Buy fresh ginger and brew a pot of ginger tea . The process is comprised of the following steps:Step 1: Visit a local store or a vegetable shop and buy some ginger. Identifying whether the ginger is fresh or not is a easy job. Just smell it and judge if the odor is strong. A strong odor indicates that the ginger is fresh.Step 2: Mesh the ginger pieces and peel off it's skin.Step 3: Take small pieces of ginger and add them to boiling tea.Step...

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 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: Make ginger tea from fresh ginger

This video tutorial is going to show you how to make ginger tea from fresh ginger. It tastes much better than the packaged ginger. It is very good for colds and stomach. Wash the ginger properly, remove all the skin and cut the ginger into thin individual slices. Ginger being very fibrous, it is difficult for the hot water to penetrate. So, the thinner the pieces the better. Now take the ginger slices, put them in a cup and pour in the required quantity of hot water. Let it stand for about fi...

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 Low Fat and High Protein Apple Cinnamon Soya Shake

Many of you may already know that Soy milk is low on fat but at the same naturally high in proteins, essential fatty acids, and fibers. But if you're like me and can't stand the taste of Soy milk alone then I'll show you how to make it delicious by adding apples and cinnamon powder in this Apple Cinnamon Soya Shake recipe. Average preparation time: 10 Minutes

How To: Make Delicious Horchata

You know how you can go to those little Mexican restaurants that have the refreshing drink machines full of that sweet rice drink, horchata? Did it ever seem like some kind of arcane powdered mix or a secret recipe you would never know? If you've ever found a recipe, did you imagine it needing all these crazy ingredients that you can't find for cheap at your local supermarket?

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