Carrot Oat Bread

Carrot Oat Bread

I like to bake a loaf of quick sweet bread to serve for breakfast or as an afternoon snack for my family. I like a recipe that is quick to put together with a satisfying result; not too sweet, mushy, dry, or greasy. And if it is considered somewhat healthy? That recipe would be sitting in the hall of fame recipe collection box of mine. Banana bread is perhaps the most popular and common sweet bread that everyone on this planet bakes often, and I believe everyone has their best recipe for it. ...

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Cabbage with Soybean Paste

Cabbage with Soybean Paste

Korean soybean Paste (된장, doenjang) goes really well with cabbage or other type of leafy vegetables. The salty pungent flavor of fermented soybean is not for everyone, but once you are used to the flavor it quickly becomes your comfort flavor and you will crave for it. Koreans use this paste for not just in soups and stews, we use it in many salad type dishes as well. Fermented soybean offers a lot of health benefits. If you like Korean food, I hope you try using doenjang more often in ...

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Spicy Pork and Squid Stir-Fry

Spicy Pork and Squid Stir-fry, 오삼 불고기

Whoever thought of matching pork with squid in a same dish must be a brilliant cook. Here is one dish that you need to try if you like spicy Korean Pork or Stir-fried spicy squid. This is like a happily married couple of a 4 legged land animal and a 8 legged sea creature, who overcame all the obstacles from their background differences to bring their love into a victory. Oh-Sam Bulgogi (오삼 불고기) is the name of the dish. This spicy pork and squid stir-fry is quite a popular dish in recent years ...

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Panasonic Hometeam

Today's post is my son playing a game. What~??? Okay! I hear you. It is not just about a young boy playing a random game on an iPad. It is about family togetherness and bonding experiences that many families need these days. As you some of you know, my family moves quite often. We move every 2-3 years from one country to another away from each of our families. It gets hard sometimes. Well, actually, it is always hard and it takes so much time and effort to get used to a new place. Moving ...

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Grilled Fish with Soy Lime Chili Sauce

Grilled Fish with Soy Lime Chili Sauce

      What fish do you think this is? Would you believe if I say this is an anchovy? There is one seafood shop in my neighborhood where I go to buy fresh seafood. I found a fish which looked quite similar to mackerel. I asked the name and"Anchoa" was the answer I got. Since my memory in Spanish is quite limited, I had to ask him to write the name on the package so that I don't forget. I came home and looked for the name in English. To my surprise, Anchoa is a ...

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Sausage Pea Lemon Rice

Sausage Lemon Rice

Do you have some leftover rice in your fridge? How would you like to turn your rice that nobody cares for into something pretty and delicious that your family would enjoy? Let's dress up you plain rice with a touch of make-over. Here is very simple sausage pea lemon rice. It can be a simple one dish meal on it own or serve as a side dish. You will love the lemony fragrance. I used Chorizo sausage but any fresh sausage will do the job. All you need to make this delicious rice is ...

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Crispy Korean Chicken Nuggets, Dak Gang-jeong

Crispy Chicken Nuggets, Dak Gang-jeong

Who wouldn't enjoy munching on these little sticky spicy chicken nuggets that are crisp, sweet, and tangy? They are a little bit on the spicy side, but not like the kinds that kill your senses. This particular Korean chicken appetizer is called Dak ganjeong (닭강정). It is crispy and slightly spicy Korean chicken nuggets. Yes, they are deep-fried. That makes this chicken so tasty and irresistible. As long as you don't eat them by the bucketfull, a few pieces will calm your craving and won't hurt ...

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Chickpea and Lentil Salad

Chickpeas and lentil

I enjoy waking up with the splendid sunlight in the morning. It sets a great energy to start a day. I don't always think of food when I get up since I  have lots chores to take care of in the morning. I, however, had yearning of a simple salad that I can use the ingredients I already have in my kitchen - - something light and refreshing without too much work of making the fancy dressing... I always keep a few cans of beans and lentils, and I also happened to have some cucumbers, ...

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Korean Jelly Salad

Gelatin Salad

Have you heard of Korean "Mook (묵)"? Mook is basically jelly made with various type of starch. There are acorn mook (dotori-mook, 도토리묵), mung bean mook (chungpo-mook, 청포묵), and this olbangge mook (올방개묵) that I am using. If you've dine in Korean restaurant many times you provably have seen similar jelly side dish. A friend of mine, whom I got to know via online blogging in Korea, sent me some of her olbangge mook powder along with other Korean vegetable seeds that her mother sent to ...

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