In the name of exercising self control when it comes to eating out, I realize that it is much more economical to make my own tuna kimbap (참치 김밥) instead of making my routine drop-ins at one of my favorite Korean restaurants in Torrance. This version is my own and while I encourage you to be adventurous with your own fillings, it's essential to keep it true to the customary ratios of fibrous vegetables, a healthy dose of sodium, pickled radish (it's a must!), and of course, tuna. I hope you give this a try and if tuna isn't your protein of choice, use my recipe for beef kimbap but of course, you can make it vegetarian altogether.Read More
Dear friends, I can confidently say I've hit the jackpot with this dish. Though fancy it may sound, it is truly an easy and straightforward recipe that can feed as little as two people or as many as ten.
A luscious dish hinted with spicy peppery notes of gochujang that is oddly reminiscent of chicken tikka masala, but with Korean undertones on chewy al dente spaghetti that drips with a creamy sauce in every bite.Read More
I was reminded of that as I watched Selah and her multi-ethnic friends at preschool. No three kids are from the same background and no food was the same on that lunch table. As I connected Selah's present life and my past from when I was just a timid tween, terrified on the plane and even more so as I'd stepped foot into the most multicultural setting I'd ever been on--a rugged school in the middle of Los Angeles and a melting pot of sorts--I knew right then that a childlike spirit can get us far in this nation.Read More
When I tried their food for the first time, it was plainly love-at-first-taste. Their pork & grits dish was exactly what I had been looking for in a fusion type meal. The velvety texture of their peppery grits in complement to Dr. Pepper braised pork shank swimming in a sweet & tart cherry sauce, was perhaps one of the most peculiar yet pleasant combinations I've had in years.Read More
I want to share with you my appreciation for easy recipes which, I take the liberty to assume, is why exactly you're here; simple dishes that come together in a pinch when you have a family or a party to feed become a requirement at times. While I enjoy taking the time to knead dough from scratch and handling tedious onigiri triangles, I've also come to appreciate one-pot type meals. Pretty much making batches of food that require three steps or less.Read More
These adorable snowflake cookies are lovingly made with all kinds of aromatic spices like cloves and cardamom to name a few. My goal was to make them somewhat reminiscent of pfeffernusse (peppernuts) cookies--a traditional German cookie that I've fallen in love with eight Christmases ago while I was visiting Greg's family in Kansas.Read More