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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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Rice Punch Korean Shikae 식혜

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This subtly sweet and milky concoction is said to help aid with digestion, alleviate hangovers and quench the thirst on a hot day.  The first authentic taste I ever had of it was at an open air market in the middle of Summer in Korea while the family dragged one very hot and tired girl..read more

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Soybean Rice {1 Pot Korean Dish}

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Crave a one pot meal that requires little to no effort?  This recipe is for you!  You layer rice with meat and veggies and steam them altogether at the same time.  It’s one of those great set it and forget it dishes that will patiently wait for you while you do other things.  Mine waited..read more

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Watermelon Rind Kimchi

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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..read more

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Squid Soup

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Daddy grew up on the water so naturally, he ate a lot of seafood growing up.  There isn’t much that he won’t consume if it comes from the sea and I followed suit and am a huge fan of seafood myself.  One of his favorites has got to be squid.  Growing up, we had a..read more

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Korean Stir Fried Chicken Dakgalbi 닭갈비

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Chicken?  Check.  Veggies?  Check.  Rice cakes?  Check.  Delicious sweet and spicy sauce?  Check. If the above sounds appealing to you at all, you’ll be in love with this Korean marinated chicken dish that offers a little bit of everything.  It totes a variety of flavors and textures and comes together as a complete meal under..read more

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Seafood Pancakes Haemul Pajeon 해물파전

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When I was little, sometimes we’d have these savory Korean pancakes for breakfast and boy was it difficult to explain to my friends that these were thin and crispy, filled with vegetables or seafood, not the fluffy variety where golden stacks required sticky syrup.  I hope that despite being unconventional, you’ll give these glorious crispy..read more

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Beef Radish Soup 무국

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I rave about soup because it’s merely broth with a jumble of this and that but somehow, when you’re bundled up in a fuzzy blanket that matches your fuzzy socks and you’re comfortably curled up in your favorite nook, it can be a phenomenal experience to sip and slurp such a soothing concoction.  Not to..read more

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Simple Sustenance

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I rave about soup because it’s merely broth with a jumble of this and that but somehow, when you’re bundled up in a fuzzy blanket that matches your fuzzy socks and you’re comfortably curled up in your favorite nook, it can be a phenomenal experience to sip and slurp such a soothing concoction.  Not to..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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