From Cupcakes to Traditional Korean Food and Everything in Between


Bacon Jerky

Bacon Jerky

J is the biggest bacon lover I’ve ever met.  I thought I was a fan of bacon until I met him.  When we first started dating, we swapped silly stories and his was about that time he consumed a pound of bacon every day for a week.  Can you imagine my dramatic jaw drop?  In […]

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Rabokki Recipe Ramen + Tteokbokki 라볶이

Korean Rabokki Ramen

  What is it? A fiery ruby stew that combines buttery ramen noodles and chewy rice cakes, bubbling in a delicious Korean sauce. It is a quintessential comfort staple for bachelor/rettes in Korea and it really is like a hug and kick all at the same time.       5.0 from 4 reviews Rabokki […]

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Easy Traditional Kimchi + FAQ


What is kimchi?  Spicy fermented napa cabbage.  It is a living food, preserving the nutrients of the vegetables going into it while self generating other health benefits.   What is in kimchi?  It primarily consists of cabbage and salt but you can also include Korean radish/mu, scallions, sesame seeds, onions, garlic, ginger, Korean pepper flakes, […]

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Kimchi Pancakes 김치전

Korean Kimchi Pancakes How to Recipe

I love how versatile kimchi is.  As it’s something that’s always in my fridge, I enjoy discovering new and old ways to turn it into something different.  These Korean pancakes aren’t of your fluffy variety.  They’re delicately light and crisp on the edges and ever so slightly chewy and tender in the center with the […]

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Jerk Shrimp

Authentic Jerk Marinade Recipe

This time last year, I was in the Caribbean dining on the most delicious jerk-everything.  As a lover of all things rich and spicy, I was all over this deeply pungent and spiced tangle of flavors.  This recipe is a culmination of a years endeavors to match that food memory and I hope you enjoy! […]

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Chicken Wings, Baked Not Fried

Crispy baked wings

Despite never touching a fryer, this method ensures a deep golden brown crunch every time.  My two favorite flavors I like to rotate are my honey sriracha and these mango habanero wings. 5.0 from 5 reviews Chicken Wings, Baked Not Fried   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 […]

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Korean Army Base Soup


Called “Boo-deh ji-geh,” this stew is perfect for cold days when you want something hot but quick.  It’s essentially a “leftovers soup” and was traditionally served by the peasants in Korea from what they could gather at US Army bases, hence the name.  Though, this soup doesn’t play as necessary of a role as it […]

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Korean Style Meatballs


I know, I know.  Another spicy recipe but before you shake your head at me, realize that there’s juice and honey to mellow out the heat imparted by the gochujang {Korean pepper paste} and if you’re still not crazy about it, you can substitute the gochujang for tomato paste and you’ll still have yourself a […]

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Sriracha, Homemade

Homemade Sriracha with CookingWithKarma

People stare at me in awe when they see just how much spicy food I devour.  Random fact 147: spicy is not actually regarded as a “taste” and does not belong to salty, sweet, sour, bitter, or umami.  A bottle of heat is inextricably tied to my side to satisfy my spicy addiction.  If I […]

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Watermelon Rind Kimchi


It’s no secret that my favorite fruit is watermelon.  It just screams summer to me.  This past weekend, I consumed an entire one all by myself while laying out on the beach.  If that isn’t my own little slice of Heaven, I don’t know what is.  Stack that on top of the fact that Korean […]

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