About The Squishy Monster
Who are you?
I’m Angela Kim aka The Squishy Monster which is an endearment from my friends and a nod to the cookie monster whose insatiable appetite I can most appreciate. I began blogging on 11-11-11 to chronicle my journey through food. I create cooking tutorials with my original, tested and from-scratch recipes. Each video is a labor of love (at current time, taking approximately 9-12 hours from start to finish).
April, 2016 Update: I recently moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands and have been loving and living the simple life. I wrote all about our move in my e-book, “Moving to Paradise.” Catch up with my adventures on Instagram & Facebook.
What’s it all about?
The .com is where I share my love and passion for food with you. As a second generation Korean American, my recipe index and video tutorials reflect both spheres of who I am. Here, I’ll whittle down classic Korean cuisine for you one day and guide you through baking cookies the next.
Are you a Chef by trade?
I was not classically trained and hold a degree in psychology. Helping others is still a very important facet in my life and I share what I can through my “Pack Away Hunger” project. Before I began pursuing my passion, I worked a boring job as a legal clerk and then, worked as talent for Wilhelmina-Evolution.
What inspires you?
My family provides an endless source of unconditional love, support, and inspiration. 7 year old me had to make do with what she could for two baby brothers and it was by the kind and gentle guidance of my mama where I learned how humble Napa cabbage could transform into kimchi which could then morph into a bright ruby stew, bubbling away to fill a home and a persons belly with warmth, pleasure, and comfort.
What are some of your favorite things?
The ocean, Chopin,The Walking Dead and traveling.
What are some staples for Korean cooking?
What are some of your essential tools?
Winner of Charlotte’s “top 30 under 30” future leaders