Teriyaki Chicken Skewers and Livart Orange BBQ Grill Giveaway

Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Teriyaki Chicken on a skewer... is there anyone who would not take a bite? I posted a teriyaki chicken recipe using pineapple juice a few years ago and got a great feedback from my readers. This time, I used the same recipe (plus one more ingredient to make a glaze) and adapted it for skewers. Skewers are great to cook on a grill. However, not everyone has the access to an outdoor grill. Here I used a indoor tabletop grill to cook my skewers. It is called Orange Barbecue Grill from ...

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Green Cabbage Kimchi

Green Cabbage Kimchi

I spent nearly one month in U.S and came back home in Buenos Aires just a few days ago. Summer fun was gone and the cold winter was waiting in the southern hemisphere. After a long journey, I was craving my comfort food. Yes, Korean food! The first dish I planned to make was my ordinary everyday easy cabbage kimchi. But alas~! Nappa cabbage was nowhere to be found in my friendly neighborhood grocery stores. So, instead, I picked up a piece green cabbage and made kimchi with it; the green ...

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Avocado Cilantro Pesto Sauce

Avocado Cilantro Pesto Sauce

I used to hate avocados. I didn't understand why some people were crazy about them. I almost threw up when I first tasted them. They were mushy and couldn't stand the raw flavor.  The same goes to the cilantro as well. The fragrance was too strong, that I felt like it overpowered the entire dish. There are many Koreans, including my own brother, who can't stand the cilantro. Taste bud changes. I now enjoy avocados more than I need to, and I can't get enough cilantro. Funny, isn't ...

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Steamed Chilies

Steamed Chillies

There are many different Korean side dishes made with seasonal summer produces. Out of all those, these steamed chilies are one of my favorites. My mother used to make this quite often when there were a bounty of these little wrinkled chilies available in a local market. I could literally empty a bowl of rice with this side dish alone. It is full of flavor and nor overly spicy, just tender and so good! So these are the specific type of chilies that you have to use for this recipe. If ...

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Egg and Vegetable Frittata, my way

Egg and vegetable Frittata

My family is quite picky on eggs. Each one has their preference on how their egg should be. My husband likes his scrambled eggs somewhat dry. He hates runny scrambled eggs. My son doesn't care for scrambled eggs but loves sunny side up eggs. My daughter prefers egg whites since she entered high school and started to pay more attention on her diet (?). Well, being a kitchen goddess in my household, I often ignore what they order. I don't want to make 3 different styles of eggs for ...

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Spicy Tuna and Potato Stew

Spicy Tuna and Potato Stew

I had been extremely busy these past few weeks. Sometimes life throws you something that you don't want to catch. This time it has to do with moving. I had to move to another house in Buenos Aires. To make the long story short, the moving went well and everything is in the right place now. I had been neglecting with cooking and I apologize for not posting new recipes as often as I should. However, here is one quick recipe that you can turn a can of tuna into a delicious stew in a very short ...

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Korean Chicken and Potato Dumplings

Korean Chicken and Potato Dumpling

   There is a dish called Soojebi (수제비) in Korea. It is a humble soup-like dish made with simple flour dumplings. Some soojebi has chicken, some has sea food or kimchi along with potato and zucchini. The dumpling itself is made with plain flour, salt and water. Quite simple and humble. I don't think I had soojebi that often when I was growing up in Korea. Mainly because...,  my father hated it. He hated it because he ate it so often and so much as he was growing up in the ...

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Beef and Cucumber Stir-Fry

Beef and Cucumber Stir-fry

You might think it is weird to stir-fry cucumbers but the stir-fried cucumbers are quite tasty and still remains its crunch texture. I made a simple beef and cucumber stir-fry the other day. I seasoned the thin beef slices with Korean flavored sauce, then stir-fried with cucumbers and some red chillies. In order to maintain the crunch texture of cucumber, toss with salt for a few minutes before you add to the stir-frying. That will extract some moisture out of cucumbers and help retain its ...

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Green Onion Kimchi

Green Onion Kimchi

One of my favorite kimchi in spring days has to be the green onion kimchi. Yes, you can make kimchi with green onions (aka scallions). This green onion kimchi is called Pa-kimchi (파김치) in Korea. For some reason cabbage kimchi is not as tasty as it should be for me during warm season, mainly because cabbages taste better in cold weather. Koreans look for different vegetables to make kimchi with during spring and summer. Cucumber kimchi, bean sprout kimchi, and perilla leaf kimchi are some ...

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