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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...

January 18, 2020

If you have a crowd to please or simply want a nice brunch, this recipe is for you.  Seafood pancakes are popular appetizers at Korean restaurants.  Unlike most sweet pancakes served for breakfast, seafood pancakes are savory and nourishing. 

I have a vivid m...

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...

December 21, 2019

It is that time of a year.  Still thinking about simple, home-made gifts?  Here is an idea for you.  What about delicious cookies that smell like holidays?  Those loaded with healthy ingredients, but NOT with calories.  Yes.  They do exist......

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...

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