Easy Kimchi Recipe

Easy Kimchi Recipe Learning to make kimchi at home was a necessity Easy Kimchi Recipe was the best recipe I have ventured out to attempt to create in my entire life!  To help you fully understand just know that it’s considered shameful or disgraceful to claim that you are Korean but you don’t know how to make a basic kimchi at home.  It would be the equivalent of saying I am an American but I have no idea how to grill hamburgers and hotdogs. Every Continue reading →

Korean Beef and Radish Soup Recipe

Korean Beef and Radish Soup Recipe Korean Beef and Radish Soup Recipe is one of my favorite go-to comfort soup recipes.  I grew up eating homemade soups and my love for soup has not diminished as an adult. I love making my own simple soups at home because I know exactly what is going into it as well as controlling the amount of sodium and there are no additives, stabilizers or artificial crap to make it last forever.  I am eating all of it the Continue reading →

Korean Wakame Seaweed Salad

Korean Wakame Seaweed Salad Korean Wakame Seaweed Salad is yet another gluten free super food that I simply cannot live without.  I also eat Wakame seaweed in my Korean Seaweed Soup Recipe (Miyeok Guk) which is another one of my favorite recipes!  Okay, let’s just say that I am really loving my Korean Cuisine and having any excuse at all to eat it all the time is perfectly fine with me! Sea vegetables like Wakame seaweed, Nori seaweed(think sushi rolls) and Kombu seaweed (used with anchovies Continue reading →

My Accidental Gluten Free Diet

My Accidental Gluten Free Diet My Accidental Gluten Free Diet happened when I decided to go back to my roots and eat nothing but Korean Cuisine from here on out!  Note that I wrote gluten free not glutton free!!  Haha!!  I also have a few free apps and resources to share with you that I am currently using and loving for fitness, nutrition and good health! I never intended to go gluten free I’ve always wanted to be physically fit with a flat belly but Continue reading →

Canned Tuna Sushi Rolls

Canned Tuna Sushi Rolls Canned Tuna Sushi Rolls are fun to make and give you a chance to try making something new for your family.  Buying sushi from a Japanese Restaurant can be very expensive and buying it from the local grocery store isn’t necessarily a cheaper alternative. One San Antonio or California Roll from my local H-E-B Sushiya Sushi Bar is priced at $9.99 per roll.  I do understand their price point though, it takes work to make these rolls but it’s not quite Continue reading →

Spam Eggs and Rice

From the Money Saving Recipe Series Spam Eggs and Rice is one of my most favorite meals of all time!  It has been a staple in my home growing up with a Korean mother and will be a staple for me and my family today. My kids love the flavors of the fried crispy spam, fried eggs, brown rice, kimchi and roasted seaweed.  I also use Gojuchang which is a spicy red pepper paste that is a perfect spicy condiment to spread on my rice Continue reading →

Korean Seaweed Soup

From the Money Saving Coupon Recipes Series My favorite Korean soup of all time is Korean Seaweed Soup Miyeok guk is a Korean soup made from the sea vegetable known as wakame or “sea mustard” in English. It comprises two words: miyeok, the Korean word for wakame; and guk, meaning “soup“.” -Source cited Wikipedia – Click here to read the summary. It is surprisingly easy and fast to make this Korean Seaweed Soup and I make it at least 2-3 times a month for my family.  I am restricting my diet with the Weight Continue reading →

Hoddeok (Korean Sweet Filled Pancake) Recipe

 Hoddeok (Korean Sweet Filled Pancake) Recipe From the Money Saving Recipes Series Hoddeok is a Korean sweet pancake filled with brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts.  It is usually eaten in the winter and considered a fast food since it is quickly cooked, portable and served warm.  It is called a pancake but it is not a true pancake since it is not poured onto a griddle or hot surface and fried.  It is actually begins as a yeast bread dough so I would say it’s Continue reading →

Korean Perilla Leaf (Ggaennip) Kimchi

Korean Perilla Leaf (Ggaennip) Kimchi From the Money Saving Recipes Series Perilla Magilla-Leaves, color and texture, Christine Majul CC 2.0 Aren’t these colorful leaves just gorgeous? Korean Perilla Leaf (Ggaennip) Kimchi is so good but a bit difficult to describe.  You are literally eating leaves that have been seasoned with a kimchi paste.  You eat it with the stem and basically wrap the leaf around the sticky rice in a bowl and get it all down in one bite. We don’t eat a whole lot of leafy Continue reading →

Quick Cucumber Kimchi

Quick Cucumber Kimchi From the Money Saving Recipes Series Quick Cucumber Kimchi is by far the favorite for most Westerners who didn’t grow up eating the smelly and pungent spicy cabbage condiment.  My husband still complains when I open up the fridge and the fermented smell wafts out into the air.  Luckily we now have a new refrigerator and the old one in is in our garage, happily housing my smelly fermented kimchis and everyone is happy! Quick Cucumber Kimchi also doesn’t have the offensive Continue reading →

Easy Korean Onion Pickles

Easy Korean Onion Pickles From the Money Saving Recipes Series Easy Korean Onion Pickles are perfect for topping grilled steaks, salmon, salads or to eat as a condiment with rice and fried eggs.  It has a sweet and sour briny flavor with a punch from the raw onion.  You can omit the soy sauce if you are monitoring your sodium intake and the brine will turn a beautiful purple hue from the red onion. Brine ingredients 1 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbs. salt Continue reading →

Omurice Recipe

Omurice recipe is super fast and allows you to use up all of your leftover veggies and rice and turn it into a no-fuss tasty and delicious meal!  It is basically an egg omelette stuffed with Korean style fried rice and then covered with an interesting and unusual ingredient which is the ketchup.  Yes…I said ketchup.  It’s sweet and tangy punch adds just the perfect element that makes me want to devour this dish by the bucket loads.  If you aren’t a fan of ketchup Continue reading →

The History of Kimchi

The History of Kimchi Kimchi by Craig Nagy CC 2.0 If you want the long version of The History of Kimchi then click this link from the Korea Tourism Organization.  They have plenty of useful tidbits such as the origin, use of main ingredients, photo gallery and numerous resources for information on Korean culture. Kimchi is is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. It is often described as spicy and sour. (source Wikipedia) My short version of the history of kimchi is Continue reading →

Hoddeok Recipe

From the Money Saving Coupon Recipes Series Hoddeok Recipe is Korean sweet pancakes filled with brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts.  It is usually eaten in the winter and considered a fast food since it is quickly cooked, portable and served warm.  It is called a pancake but it is not a true pancake since it is not poured onto a griddle or hot surface and fried. It is actually begins as a yeast bread dough so I would say it’s actually a fried bread but Continue reading →