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Korean Tofu Recipes

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I think for most people, organic tofu is a healthy food choice. It's rich in healthy protein, and unlike flesh meats like beef, chicken, and pork, tofu doesn't tend to create inflammation in the body, which is why I generally recommend it to people with chronic, degenerative health challenges. Read more about Korean Tofu Recipes

 

How to Make Your Own Soy Milk

Contrary to popular belief, soy can be a healthy food choice for the masses. In Korea and Japan, most households enjoy soy in many forms daily. The key is knowing how to prepare it for optimal digestion and nutritional benefit.

If you've never made your own soy milk, I highly recommend that you give it a try. Freshly made soy milk provides flavor and richness that I've yet to find in any store-bought variety. Plus, when you make your own, you can have an entire pitcher of rich, creamy soy milk for about 20 cents. Read more about How to Make Your Own Soy Milk

 

How to Make Cucumber Kim Chi

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Updated on July 21, 2011: Please note: Cucumber kim chi is best refrigerated and enjoyed right after making it. You can allow it to ferment before refrigerating as you would with cabbage kim chi, but because cucumbers tend to go soft a lot quicker than cabbage, it's best to think of this dish as a crisp, refreshing salad/side dish. Enjoy! Read more about How to Make Cucumber Kim Chi

 

How to Make Jap Chae - Korean Glass Noodles with Vegetables Recipe

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The star of this dish is a highly unique Korean food product: glass noodles that are made with sweet potato starch.

These gluten-free noodles are often called glass noodles because when cooked, they take on a brilliant, translucent look.

In Korean, these noodles are called dang myung, and they look like this right out of the package: Read more about How to Make Jap Chae - Korean Glass Noodles with Vegetables Recipe

 

How to Make Vegetarian Sushi Rolls

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If you enjoy sushi/maki rolls but haven't ventured to make your own, I hope this pictorial encourages you to give it a try. It's a lot easier than you might imagine, and the cost is minimal compared to buying sushi at a store or restaurant.

Called kim bap in Korea, sushi/maki comes in countless varieties. Once you learn how to make a basic sushi roll, it's a snap to churn out all sorts to suit varying tastes and setttings. Read more about How to Make Vegetarian Sushi Rolls

 

How To Make Korean Black Beans

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Per ounce, few foods on this planet can stand toe to toe with black beans and come out on top in overall health value. When prepared as a traditional Korean side dish to be eaten alongside steaming bowls of rice and soup, black beans are a longtime favourite in our home. Read more about How To Make Korean Black Beans

 

Shiitake Mushrooms Glazed in Miso Reduction Recipe - Jeong Kwan, Chef's Table

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In season 3 of Chef's Table on Netflix, episode one features the life and culinary creations of Jeong Kwan, a nun who is inspiring top chefs around the world with her mindful and compassionate approach to nourishing the body and spirit with plant foods.

Toward the end of this feature on Jeong Kwan and Korean temple cuisine, she recounts the story of her elderly father who came to stay with her at the ChunJiNam hermitage in southwest Korea, wanting to see for himself how his daughter could choose such an ascetic life for decades. Read more about Shiitake Mushrooms Glazed in Miso Reduction Recipe - Jeong Kwan, Chef's Table

 

How To Make Korean Bean Sprouts Salad

Go to any authentic Korean restaurant and you will likely be greeted with a glorious assortment of side dishes of seasoned and pickled vegetables (called bahn chahn). The assortment will vary depending on the restaurant and season, but wherever and whenever you go, chances are good that you will receive a dish of seasoned bean sprouts (called Sook Joo Na Mool or Kohng Na Mool). Read more about How To Make Korean Bean Sprouts Salad

 

Kim Chi Fried Rice Recipe

Ingredients:

4 cups cooked calrose rice (2 cups uncooked calrose rice, 2 cups water)
1.5 to 2 cups of kim chi
1 medium to large yellow onion, sliced
1-2 green onions, thinly chopped
1 tablespoon go choo jang (fermented red chili paste)
1 tablespoon minced garlic (optional)
1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
Roasted sesame seeds (optional)

Directions:

1. Begin sautéing your yellow onion slices in olive oil over medium heat in a large pan. Read more about Kim Chi Fried Rice Recipe

 

Korean Miso Stew Recipe Pictorial

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Snapshot of Korean miso stew made with enoki mushrooms and green pea shoots on August 3, 2016. Once you are comfortable with miso, you should feel free to include any vegetables you like.

Every once in a while, I feel the need for some authentic Soon Doo Boo JiGae, a hearty, miso-based stew that's chock full of fresh vegetables and silky soft tofu. If you grew up in a Korean home or have had the pleasure of trying Soon Doo Boo Jigae at a Korean restaurant, you probably know exactly what I'm talking about - it's a need that cannot be defined. Read more about Korean Miso Stew Recipe Pictorial

 

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