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Wholesome Recipes for Mindful Living

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I have put together here simple, healthy, and delicious recipes that use mostly whole grains and vegetables.


You can also find science-backed ideas that promote our well-being.


Please share your thoughts on these recipes and ideas so that we can build a mindful community around us!

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October 27, 2019

When life throws things at us, it is easy for us to focus on things that are not going well.  Because we are so busy in getting things done, we tend to take it for granted what others are willing to do for us.

When we ask someone to do us a favor, we may...

October 7, 2019

When kimchi passes its prime, it tastes too sour for us to eat as a side dish.  Don't despair.  Home-made kimchi never goes wasted.  With old kimchi, you can make savory pancakes, soup, or stir-fried rice. 

Stir-fried rice that features kimchi is one of...

September 28, 2019

Although this is a popular dish in Korea where I grew up, my first encounter with this salad was in Boston, when my friend served it for a crowd.  As I was so used to eating brown seaweed in warm soup, brown seaweed and cucumber seemed like an odd combination.  But I w...

September 21, 2019

If you are like me, who grew up eating curry as exotic food, you may have wondered what would be a minimum number of spices needed to create satisfying curry flavors that most curry powders cannot deliver.  My answer is three: cumin, coriander, and turmeric.

What are th...

September 17, 2019

What if you can make a healthy dessert or breakfast ahead of time with only 3 ingredients?

When I saw a beautiful kabocha squash at a farmer's market the other day, it gave me inspiration for a dessert menu:  porridge made of a kabocha and adzuki beans.  The idea of mak...

September 9, 2019

I know what you must be thinking.  I'm going out on a limb to say this out loud.  This granola nearly banished my craving for sweet desserts except for these oatmeal cookies.  What I like about it is that just a handful of this granola is deeply satisfying.  Not o...

August 18, 2019

If you are in your twenties or early thirties, it may never occur to you that you will stop receiving a paycheck at some point in your life. It can be temporary-like when you change your jobs. Or it can be permanent if you decide to retire.

For anyone who started their...

June 19, 2019

In his TED talk, Alain de Botton wakes us up to a seemingly brutal reality, where there is no such thing as "meant-to-be-perfect" relationship.  His logic is surprisingly intuitive.  Because everyone is a "work in progress", it is supposed to be difficult to be with an...

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