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Korean Radish – 3 Ways & Recipes


There’s nothing quite like the magical Korean radish in my book.  It truly possesses transformative powers with its capacity to be bright and fruity at one moment then chewy and crisp the next.  There are actually several dozen ways to prepare Korean radish.  My father even enjoys them straight and raw.  It’s a testament to […]

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Healthy Meal Prep for Breakfast, Lunch and Snack


Today is all about creating satisfying and convenient meals to-go for busy adults and kids alike.  I love dedicating a portion of my weekend preparing nutritious and delicious meals like the ones I’ll be sharing with you today because not only does it prevent hunger melt downs from happening, I can feel good about grabbing […]

Easy Vegetable Fried Rice


I grew up eating my mother’s fried rice.  It was one of the best things ever.  It was always satisfying, straight-forward and arrived in a flash, steaming and piled high.  Tossed in the mix were always surprising nuggets of this or that, eager to please everyone with its variety.  My favorite ones were those stuffed […]

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Crunchy 10 Minute Homemade Chips


Whoa, that’s a mouthful but the recipe I want to share with you today is precisely that. A mouthful of crunchy homemade chips that can be whipped up in 10 minutes without a fryer or dehydrator. Better still is the fact that the same technique can be applied to any root vegetable and I even […]

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Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

  Guys, this is seriously my very favorite way to enjoy quinoa.  I’ve never been a huge fan of casseroles but one bite of this heavenly cheesy concoction swept that bias away for good.  A classic pairing for this in my house is a cedar plank salmon with its softly smoky undertones really jazzing it […]

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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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Black Eyed Peas


Happy new year, friends!  I hope that your holiday season has been bright and happy, filled with amazing people and delicious food.  Christmas morning was spent eating sweet and sticky monkey bread on our parents bed {no Christmas tree this year as they’re preparing to move into another house} as we unwrapped our homemade gifts […]

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Korean Potatoes 감자조림

Easy Korean Side Dish Potato Gorim

  I’ve expressed my love for the egg several times before but the humble potato comes in a close second.  It’s just so versatile and patient.  Weeks can go by and you won’t hear the potato grumbling to be used up or envious of your attentions elsewhere and when you need it, its applications are […]

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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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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup Panera Copycat

On this cold and rainy day, I felt like cuddling up with some warm, cheesy, and comforting soup and this broccoli cheese soup was just the trick.  Paired with some crusty bread, there’s nothing quite like dipping it into this golden ambrosia melted with thick cheesy threads with just enough broccoli for some welcomed texture […]

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