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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

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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How to Make the Easiest Kettle Corn Recipe At Home

As much as we like to dine out, we actually enjoy cooking at home a lot.  Typically, I like to make as much of our meals and snacks from scratch as possible, including pastas, pickles (and even kimchi, coming soon), yogurt, and more. 
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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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Jalapeno Compressed Watermelon Salad Recipe and a Quick Bonus Appetizer

I love a good watermelon salad, especially for summer dinner parties.  Not only are they juicy and refreshing, they’re also economical and easy to throw together. The obvious challenge of serving watermelon is that it’s watery.  If I served the watermelon as-is on a plate, it’ll get weepy and dilute the other flavours. 
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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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Coconut Black Forbidden Thai Rice Dessert with Mangoes Recipe

It’s mango season again so I thought I’d sneak in a simple tropical dessert recipe. Using sweetened rice or beans in desserts is very common in many Asian cultures, especially in the Southeastern region. Here, a deeply purple, long grain rice is the star.
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Simple Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip Recipe

After a long day of photographing food in Austin on Wednesday, the last thing I wanted to do was cook.  So I whipped this hearty hummus up in no time, plopped my butt on the couch, and caught up with Top Chef Texas.
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Japanese Miso Salad Dressing Recipe

Every Thanksgiving dinner table needs a salad but it doesn’t have to be another boring field salad or an overdressed Caesar. 
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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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