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What I’ve Cooked in 2015 So Far

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 | 0 comments

What I’ve Cooked in 2015 So Far

Cooking more is one of our goals for 2015, partially for health (hm, 20%?) but mostly because we want to budget wiser.  We love to cook and create recipes so it doesn’t really phase us.  Finding time is the greater issue.

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Brussels Sprout Kimchi Recipe from The Everyday Fermentation Handbook

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 | 2 comments

Brussels Sprout Kimchi Recipe from The Everyday Fermentation Handbook

I can eat kimchi on pretty much everything. On eggs, sandwiches, in soups, pizza, pasta, you name it. One of my favourite ways to eat kimchi is in stir-fried udon with butter,  tobiko (flying fish roe), and a sprinkling of seaweed – a Guu Izakaya classic.

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Quick and Easy Recipe: Chilled Miso Tofu Appetizer, It’s Vegan Too!

Posted by on May 18, 2013 | 3 comments

Quick and Easy Recipe: Chilled Miso Tofu Appetizer, It’s Vegan Too!

Last weekend, we grilled up some beef short ribs, Korean galbi style.  On the side, we also grilled some sugar snap peas, okra, and mushrooms.  A peanut sauce accompanied the snap peas, while I tossed the mushrooms and okra in two chili dressings.

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Easy Recipe for the Best Chinese Radish or Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go 蘿蔔糕)

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 | 8 comments

Easy Recipe for the Best Chinese Radish or Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go 蘿蔔糕)

I posted a photo on Instagram earlier and did not expect the overwhelming number of recipe requests.  I shouldn’t be surprised, as lo bak go (蘿蔔糕) is a well loved dim sum item.  Moreover, it’s a Chinese New Year staple.

Savoury meat-studded steamed cakes (e.g. made with radish or taro root) and dessert steamed cakes (e.g. red bean, water chestnut, sticky brown sugar coconut) represent optimism towards a more prosperous year.  (“Cake” in Chinese is homonymic with “rising up”).

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The Best, Simple Recipe for a Spicy and Smoky Tomato Salsa

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 | 5 comments

The Best, Simple Recipe for a Spicy and Smoky Tomato Salsa

For once, I don’t have much to say.  This post is little more than a recipe for my best salsa recipe.  It’s so utterly simple that it’d be silly not to make it – right now.

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Pan Seared Polenta Appetizer with Anchovies and Olives Recipe

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 | 6 comments

Pan Seared Polenta Appetizer with Anchovies and Olives Recipe

My blog has been put on hold as of late because I’ve been scrambling around for my wedding, which is happening in just 7 days. It’s hard to believe that it’s finally happening!

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