Seaweed, cucumber salad

There are several ways to eat seaweed. You’re probably most familiar with the pressed nori sheets wrapped around sushi. Seaweed is an important part of Korean culture. It’s a Korean tradition to eat seaweed soup (miyeokguk – 미역국) for your birthday! And, I promise you, it’s delicious with beef broth. Today, I decided to make…

Sweet potato fries

Regular fries or sweet potato fries? They make an awesome snack, or a delicious addition to your lunch/dinner. It’s so simple!  It’s also oven baked so not to worry about those deep fried calories – guilt free!  What you need: 2 sweet potatoes Olive oil Salt/pepper for taste Rosemary leaves  Directions:    Chop chop chop   Slice them,…

Curry 

Lately, I’ve been so busy I haven’t been food prepping on Sundays. But curry is a dish I could eat for 2-3 consecutive days. It’s simple to make and good for 2-3 days when refrigerated properly. All around, it’s a good dish to make at the beginning of the week, as long as you don’t mind having leftovers for dinner the next…

Mushroom & bok choy 

Happy last day of March! Time is flying by and it finally feels like spring here in the NOVA/DC area. My mom was in town this past week. So I blame my mom’s excessive but yet, delicious home cooked meals for the lack of posts 😛 We went to a farmers market in Falls Church this…

Breaded, crunchy, crispy zucchini 

Super easy recipe to dress up your zucchini! It’s a good side dish for rice…obviously. Or a yummy snack 😉 So I usually use white flour but didn’t have any. Instead, I found  Panko breadcrumbs and Bob’s almond meal/flour in my pantry… So…tada! I present to you, breadcrumbs and almond flour. Let’s coooook! What you’ll…

Whole wheat banana bread

DELICIOUS! Disclosure. This is my first time baking just…whole wheat anything! I’m as skeptical as you are right now. Is it even any good?!!??! The answer is, YES! I love baking for people and especially for my boyfriend.  Because he will even devour my burnt cookies and bread, and act as if it was the…

Kimchi pork ribs 

Kimchi. That is all. But really…I could dedicate my entire blog to just kimchi. This kimchi pork ribs is so delicious, and the right amount of spicy and juicy that it’ll blow your mind! Here’s what you’ll need: 1-2 lb of pork/baby back ribs Kimchi 2 cups of your choice of white colored alcohol (I…

Berry good smoothie

…I couldnt help it. Sorry ha-ha.  So, I never got into the smoothie fads. But I just realized that I need to run 10 miles in a month or so for the D.C. Cherry Blosson 10 miler! So, I’m trying this whole eat healthy for few weeks until the race. So I’ve started to do a…

Maeuntang – Hot Spicy Fish Soup – 매운탕

I love everything about this soup. It’s seafood, hot and spicy! I took some pictures at the grocery store: I bought handful of shrimp (with heads attached) ~ 5 shrimps I bought 1 lb of cod fillet. Yum! and handful of these little clams (~10)! You could buy more if you’d like! They’re really good…

Korean seafood jeon (pancakes) – 해물전

If you think pancake is only for breakfast, think again! 전 (jeon), which translates to pancake, is one of Korean’s staple cuisine! It’s categorized under “반찬” (banchan) aka side dishes! Have you ever eaten at a Korean restaurant? Before you even get your main food, Korean restaurants usually bring out plethora of these small dishes…

Bacon wrapped asparagus

I’m actually not a huge fan of bacon. Shocking. I know. But…..it can be pretty delicious when you dress it up a bit! I present to you….bacon wrapped asparagus! What you’ll need: Bacon 1 bunch of asparagus Optional: provolone cheese, seasonings. Directions: clean and trim asparagus – usually the bottoms 2 inches and the tips….

Soy sauce, pan seared tofu 

Confession: I love tofu. You can make so many delicious foods out of it! It’s just knowing how to make it! It’s also a big part of the Korean diet. I once took my boyfriend to my favorite Korean restaurants as one of our first dates. They took our orders in Korean and he was…