Rice Cakes with Roasted Mini Peppers and Tomatoes, and It’s Gluten Free!

Rice Cakes with Roasted Peppers and Tomatoes

Rice cakes are so versatile and there are so many things you can create with. They are gluten free, fat free, and somewhat flavor free, so that you can mingle them with many flavors and satisfy serious carb cravings. When I saw bags of mini sweet peppers on sale at the store, I was instantly inspired to create something with rice cakes. I made Rice Cakes with Roasted Mini Peppers and Tomatoes. You can certainly use regular bell peppers instead if that's what you have. ...

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Blueberry Tart

Blueberry Tart

Ahhh...., blueberries! One of the most powerful anti-oxidant food that can keep our life young and beautiful... There are so many things you can do with these little tiny jewels. Out of all the choices I can make, I chose to make a Blueberry Tart with them, but not in the traditional tart form. I used store-bought frozen pastries and it was a great success. I found this recipe in Real Simple Recipes and adapted a little. It turned out beautifully. This blueberry tart makes a very light ...

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Easy Rice Cake Soup, Miryang style Tteok-gook

Easy Rice Cake Soup

If you are a Korean or familiar with Korean culture, you will know that Koreans enjoy rice cake soup for a New Year's day.  The whiteness of rice cakes symbolizes the bright new beginning and the elongated log-like shape of the cake (tteok garae-떡가래) represents the upcoming prosperity of the New Year. Having a bowl of rice cake soup also means you are gaining one more year of wisdom and the life experience. ...

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Curry Kimchi Pancakes

Curry Kimchi Pancakes

카레 김치전 [ karae kimchi jeon ] If you are a kimchi fan, I am sure you have tried kimchi pancakes already. The recipe itself is pretty much no brainier kind. It is simple delicious savory pancakes to enjoy as an appetizer or snack. You can find many recipes floating in online and they are all pretty similar; Kimchi + pancake mix or flour mixed in water. ...

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Tofu and Egg Pudding

Tofu and Egg Pudding

연두부 달걀찜 [  yeondubu dalgyal jjim ] Haven't had enough tofu in your life? Here is another soft tofu recipe that you might like. I mixed with eggs and pour some chicken stock and turn them into savory custard-like pudding dish that you can serve warm. This Tofu and Egg Pudding is a protein packed winter comfort food, and the good news? You can make this in your microwave. ...

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Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

고구마 맛탕 [ goguma mat-tang ] I wish..., I really really wish that my kids would eat "sweet potatoes". What's wrong with sweet potatoes that they would not like about? They love their potatoes... and sweet potatoes are like potatoes but only sweeter, right? Don't kids usually love anything sweet? My kids like their sweet corns or sweet peas. Then why not sweet potatoes? I just don't get it. ...

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Steamed Soft Tofu with Soy Chili Sauce

steamed soft tofu with soy chili sauce

연두부 양념반찬 [ yeon-dubu yangnyum banchan ]  When I was hospitalized after my surgery in Korea this past summer, I had to live with hospital food for a few days. Maybe because of all the trauma I had to go through, I lost my appetite big time. I am not a picky eater. I usually eat everything served in front of my nose. But for some reason I just couldn't eat anything in the hospital. I lost 10 lbs in 10 days. (unfortunately I gained all back plus a little extra now as I am recovering... urgh!!!) ...

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Spinach Pancakes

Spinach Pancakes

If I have to pick one green vegetable that I have to stick with rest of my life time (I know it sounds very extreme), if just one..., it would be spinach. No need to think twice! I am sure there are quite a number of people in this world who hates spinach. But for me and my house? We serve the spinach. Spinach is very versatile vegetable. You can eat raw in the salad or boil in the soup. You can stir-fry or even grind up to make healthy smoothies. ...

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Pakistani Potato Cakes

Pakistani Potato Cakes

I've never imagined I would post a Pakistani recipe on my blog, but here it is. Living in overseas as an expat offers me many wonderful cultural experiences. I live in Malaysia; one of the beautiful SE Asian countries where so many cultures intertwine. My family got to know a Pakistani family here and learned a lot about their culture and "the Food". Fouzia, a Pakistani mother of three young handsome boys and an amazing cook, showed me how to make chicken biryani, butter chicken, chapati, ...

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