Hearts of Palm Dip

Hearts of Palm Dip

Creamy, cheesy, and rich flavored dip to serve with French baguette slices... that's my kind of finger food for parties. Here is one recipe I would like to present - Hearts of palm dip!!! If you like artichoke dip, you'll like this one. You can get heart of palm in a can in many grocery stores these days and you can whip up some warm delicious dip with other ingredients you already have in your refrigerator within a few minutes before you put it into oven. Chop the hearts of palm ...

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Seaweed Salad with Radish

Seaweed Radish Salad

No, this is not a Christmas tree!!! But I love how it mimics the 'winter wonderland' feeling. This is a simple Korean style seaweed salad with radish (파래 무 무침, parae moo muchim). There are several different types of seaweed in Korea. I think most people know of the dried form of seaweed which you can easily find in many Asian stores. However, during the wintertime you might be able to find fresh kind, if you are lucky. This particular seaweed is like threads, quite thin. In fact, the ...

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Steak and Spinach Bibimbap

Steak and Spinach Bibimbap

It seems that I tend to eat (or feed) steak quite often these days. Can't deny that I currently live in a beef loving country. I had some leftover beef lomo cut (beef tenderloin) and decide to use it up on a Korean flavored meal. By the way, I love the sound of the Spanish word "lomo". I am one of the lomo lovers. Anyway, I am not sure if I can call this a recipe, but you might like what I did.  My kids and I devoured the entire skillet of this lovely bibimbap within 5 ...

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Radish Pancakes

Radish Pancakes

I found a piece of Korean radish in the back of vegetables tray of my refrigerator. I don't even remember how long it has been sitting there. I always love the surprises I find when it's time to clean up the refrigerator. It still looked decent although it didn't have all its fresh glory. I thought of making Korean Mackerel stew with radish but soon realized that I didn't have any mackerel, not even a can. So that left me thinking of what I could do with this half century old "Radishbob ...

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Swiss Chard Fritters

Swiss Chard Fritters

I do cook with Swiss chard often; Swiss chard soup or Swiss chard with brown rice are some of the dishes that I make on the regular basis. Here is another recipe that I made that turned out great. It is Swiss chard fritters with Parmesan cheese.  Very simple to make and enjoyable to munch as snack, these fritters will be the perfect finger food or side dish for everyone. Even the little people who hasn't developed the taste bud for the goodness of greens would like them. Mine ...

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Spicy Pork and Zucchini Stew

Spicy Pork and Zucchini Stew

It is a scorching hot summer here in Argentina and I am cooking a pot of spicy stew on my stove. What's wrong with me? Well, it's because I found some gorgeous summer zucchinis in a Korean grocery store. I haven't seen these zucchinis for many years and I was so excited to meet them again. See the vibrant gorgeous green color on their skin! I purchased 4 pieces and made several different dishes with them. Here is one recipe I'd like to introduce to you. This spicy pork and ...

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Strawberry Kiwi Tiramisu, without the alcohol

Strawberry Kiwi Tiramisu

Christmas is just around the corner and my kids are excited. I have been busy making cookies, cakes, and all sorts of finger foods under the heaven for parties I held in my home or at friend's. One dessert I made that stand out has to be this strawberry kiwi tiramisu. The red and green color combination of strawberries and kiwis offers a Christmas-worthy presentation. You can use strawberries only or mix with other fruits like blueberries or raspberries. They will all look gorgeous on a ...

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Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

Living in Argentina, I get to enjoy juicy and succulent beef all the time. The Argentine steak (called "Parrilla") is available anywhere. Most homes have a Parrilla grill called a "Quincho" in their backyard. I have one in my house, too, but I don't use it much. It takes several hours to grill the chunk of meat, which requires a degree of patience that I lack. However, meat grilled in a Quincho tastes so good. You can't beat the flavor of charcoal grilled meat over gas grilled ...

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Watercress Tofu Salad

Watercress Tofu Salad

My mother is a devoted Buddhist. As a kid I occasionally accompanied her to one of the Buddhist temples she often visited. I saw her vowing hundreds of times down to the floor in front of Buddha statue asking for mercy and compassion. She had many wishes to pray to Buddha and all of her wishes were for her children. One of the fond memories of visiting a Buddhist temple is the FOOD. Like other millions of kids around the world, I wasn't a vegetable lover as a child. (Were you?) However, it ...

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