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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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February 1, 2020

If you are adventurous, yet intolerant of spicy food, I have some suggestion for you: Ancho chili.  In this recipe, I use Ancho chili powder and avocado to add a small dose of Mexican flavors to the traditional bibimbap.  Seemingly small changes can bring fresh ex...

December 28, 2019

Occasionally, we run into something great by accident.  I have recently had such a eureka moment when I intended to cook bibimbap on a weekend, using a different combination of vegetables.  New ingredients were cauliflower and mini napa cabbages. 

When I tasted thi...

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 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 and almond cookies.  What I like about it is that just a handful of this granola is deeply satisfy...

May 16, 2019

When you want to cook something special on a whim, try this dish.  It is a popular, savory snack in Korea.  Koreans enjoy the chewy texture of rice cake and fiery spiciness of this dish "떡볶이".

Having a chewy texture, rice cakes can be regarded as somewhat exot...

January 27, 2019

What is your favorite dish to order at a Korean restaurant?  Last month, I visited one in New York and it took me by surprise how crowded the place was on a weekday evening.  This restaurant is known for its spicy tofu soup and most customers, who were not Koreans, wer...