Korean Life: Basic Ingredients for Korean Cooking {Vlog}

by Ellie Betzen | from scratch, mostly in

Just recently, it dawned upon me that I'm actually really appreciative of my Korean heritage.  Like, I went from being ashamed of my background, to that crazy girl you hear screaming, "Omgnesssss you like that KPop actress?!  Me too!  Hmmm I could reaalllllyyy devour some uber spicy chicken thighs right now.  Where's the kimchi?  We should start saving up to visit Seoul" 

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Perfect and Easy Berry Cobbler {vegan+gf}

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April 10-2013 (1 of 1)-125 I don’t know if it’s stress from the recent car accident (of which I posted today down below) that has me craving sweets all the time now, or if it’s simply breastfeeding that’s making me hungrier for something extra.  Something sugary.  Something decadent and fruity…Whatever the case may be, I’m glad I was inspired to come up with this super easy, decadent, and best of all, vegan and gluten free cobbler!

I’m extremely ecstatic to share this recipe with you because I know how many of you love your gluten free and vegan desserts.  Some of you just prefer to eat those kinds of food while others have specific needs due to moral or health reasons.  I, for one, have always loved the creativity and taste that goes into gf and vegan dishes and enjoy the process of brainstorming a good recipe.  Another reason why I’m being more creative with my eats right now is that Selah seems to have a sensitivity to all dairy with the exception of eggs.

*Pumping fists*

Yes!  The eggs get to stay.

Although I’ve gone through a lot of trial and error to rule out the possible foods that make her gassy, I’m glad that it’s not coffee and that it is indeed, dairy.  I mean, who can give up coffee and tea when they’re consistently addicted to that sweet smell and nutty taste short on sleep?  Not I, my friends.  Not I.  And well, this isn’t to say that I don’t have a little bit of ice cream or yogurt here and there because I do.  But very rarely, I promise!

That’s why I bring you this decadent, healthy, and low sugar dessert today.  It’s friendly for all sorts of eaters (unless you’re allergic to nuts) and perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the bank, your clean diet, or your breastfeeding needs. Open-mouthed smile  I also shared a photo of a single serving on Instagram last night, and that’s great evidence that this recipe is easily adaptable for when you’re short on time and money.  It is important to note that while you’re more than welcome to use fresh berries, I chose to use the frozen kind instead because it’s easier and much cheaper than the alternative.

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Perfect Easy Berry Cobbler {vegan+gf}

Makes approximately 4-5 servings

Ingredients for Biscuit

  • 2/3 C almond flour
  • 1/2 C millet flour (or other gf flour like oat, rice)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 C almond milk
  • 1/4 C coconut oil (soft to hard texture is ok)***

Ingredients for Fruit Base

  • 1/2 C frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 C frozen blueberries
  • 1 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.  Fill a round baking pan with the fruit base ingredients and stir them up.
  2. In a medium-large bowl whisk together the almond, millet flour, baking powder, and salt.  Then add the wet ingredients and mix them with a wooden spoon.  The batter should be somewhat chunky and runny at the same time.  Place the batter on top of the berry mixture and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.  Serve with vegan ice cream and enjoy!  I topped it with So Delicious vanilla bean ice cream.

***Many people are wary of using coconut oil because certain brands have such a strong taste.  Some are good and some taste interesting, for lack of better term.  My favorite brands of coconut oil so far are Dr. Bronner’s and Spectrum.  They have a neutral flavor that is suitable for all kinds of dishes.

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Have a lovely day, my friends!  Seize the day and seize every moment you have with your loved ones.  With a side of cobbler, hehe.

If you eat vegan and gf food, what are your reasons?  Or do you simply enjoy them?

What’s your ultimate favorite and healthified dessert?

What food or drink would be hard for you to give up?


Ellie <33