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Seafood Stir-Fry Korean Style

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Moving to the coast has provided me with the most idyllic food-scape as seafood is my favorite food.  Pair that with Korean flavors and a sweet and spicy kick, I’m swooning.  This dish is very reminiscent of the ones my parents used to whip up for us.  You can easily swap the seafood out for..read more

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A Collection of 5 Minute Fixes

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Banchan aka side dish, and to begin our collection, here are a few Korean side dishes, that along with this beautiful crunchy broccoli salad comes up in mere minutes. Squid Jerky Stir Fried Anchovies Whelk Salad Drinks that can be whipped up in 5 minutes: ‘Otai, Tropical Drink Blueberry Kale Smoothie, my favorite! Even Rice..read more

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Korean Style Meatballs

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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..read more

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Shrimp Tacos with Gochujang & FAQ

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Q: What is Gochujang? A: Fermented red chili paste used for everything from Bibimbap to Meuntang or Pizza…(as well as dips, marinades, stocks…) It primarily consists of Gochugaru (red chili powder), glutinous rice/powder, a bit of cultured soybeans, salt, and sometimes sweetener. Q: Where can I purchase it? A: Everywhere from Asian markets to Amazon…read more

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Gochujang FAQ

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Q: What is Gochujang? A: Fermented red chili paste used for everything from Bibimbap to Meuntang or Pizza…(as well as dips, marinades, stocks…) It primarily consists of Gochugaru (red chili powder), glutinous rice/powder, a bit of cultured soybeans, salt, and sometimes sweetener. Q: Where can I purchase it? A: Everywhere from Asian Markets to Amazon…read more

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Korean BBQ Pizza

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The last time I went to Korea, my cousins took me to “Pizza Hut.”  It seemed like everything had corn on it.  It bothered me then, but I’ve really latched onto the concept since.  It echoes my childhood breakfasts of canned beans and corn.  Now this “pizza” doesn’t have corn on it, (but it could)! ..read more

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Korean Spicy Rice Cakes Tteokbokki 떡볶이

I’ve always thought of this classic staple dish as the Korean version of a mac and cheese after-school snack.  Though it’s both spicy and hot, we were served this as kids and one any street corner, you’ll find this being served being enjoyed by children and grownups alike.  It’s definitely comfort food.  Though it may..read more

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