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Broccoli Cheese Soup


On this cold and rainy day, I felt like cuddling up with some warm, cheesy, and comforting soup and this broccoli cheese soup was just the trick.  Paired with some crusty bread, there’s nothing quite like dipping it into this golden ambrosia melted with thick cheesy threads with just enough broccoli for some welcomed texture [...]

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Korean Soybean Sprouts Side Dish Recipe 콩나물무침


Growing up, we always had fresh soybean sprouts in the refrigerator.  So commonplace was it that I barely noticed its presence.  I figured it was as typical as the water we drank.  It wasn’t until I got older that I realized the special place that soybean sprouts reserved for the Korean table.  It’s an everyday [...]

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Seaweed Miyeokguk Soup 미역국


I didn’t always have a birthday cake but this Korean birthday soup was always at the party. Additionally, nursing mothers also swear by it because it’s so nourishing and comforting. The seaweed used here is called by several names, whether it be sea plant, sea mustard, wakame, or miyuk but despite its multi-tasking abilities, it [...]

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Kabocha Squash Porridge


Growing up, this was one of my mama’s favorite soups.  When the leaves began to fall, you could bet that a big pot of this would be simmering away on the stove top.  I didn’t really appreciate it then {opting for more conventional and boring soups of the chicken noodle variety} but now, I can’t [...]

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Soybean Rice {1 Pot Korean Dish}


Crave a one pot meal that requires little to no effort?  This recipe is for you!  You layer rice with meat and veggies and steam them altogether at the same time.  It’s one of those great set it and forget it dishes that will patiently wait for you while you do other things.  Mine waited [...]

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Watermelon Rind Kimchi


It’s no secret that my favorite fruit is watermelon.  It just screams summer to me.  This past weekend, I consumed an entire one all by myself while laying out on the beach.  If that isn’t my own little slice of Heaven, I don’t know what is.  Stack that on top of the fact that Korean [...]

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Pesto Goat Cheese Pasta

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Remember that’s what mama said but today, I’m sharing a recipe with you that not only pacifies this request, it makes it a pleasure to consume your greens.  Bursting with fresh spinach and basil, there’s nutty “butteriness” from the toasted walnuts and parmigiano-reggiano with a bit of zing from garlic and lemon to really brighten [...]

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Skate Fish Sashimi Salad


When we were itty bitty, Mama would put something on your plate and you knew not to gripe or pout and stomp.  You ate it or you didn’t eat.  An array of ruby colored salads would be paraded before us but really, as a kid, it all kind of bled together into one heap and [...]

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Poutine Gravy Cheese Fries {Baked}


One of the yummiest memories I brought back with me from my road trip to Canada were these oh-so-crispy potato planks dripping in a mess of gravy and cheese.  Me and my bestie seated ourselves in some obscure hole-in-the-wall dive and literally dove head first into a colossal basket, a remarkable feat considering we’d just [...]

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Kimchi Stew/Jjigae {with Tuna} 김치 찌개


Things I found amusing today: at a business luncheon, the gentlemen stood up for me when I went to use the restroom.  Tickled pink, I was!  It’s so rare to find organic gentlemen anymore and my friend calls a replacing phenomenon as “overt chivalry,” where now, when men display manners, they also bring with them [...]

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