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If you enjoy California rolls but haven't ventured to make them at home, may this pictorial serve as a helpful guide. We enjoy our California rolls with avocado and cucumber - combine these fresh fruits with lightly seasoned rice, and you have the perfect mix of creamy, cool, and tangy. Absolutely mouthwatering, especially when dipped in my mom's secret dipping sauce.
To be clear, this is what you'll be creating: Read more about How to Make California-Style Avocado Rolls
Korean jello isn't sweet like most western dessert varieties. But yowsers, does it ever make for a silky smooth and healthy side dish to steaming bowls of rice and soup. To fully appreciate Korean jello, you have to drizzle on a blend of soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and green onions. Add a pinch of chilli powder to the mix and you may just have a new favourite dish for family and friends. Read more about How To Make Korean Jello
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
During our last visit to see the grandparents, my mom surprised us with a lovely plate of vegetable spring rolls. Not the kind that are deep-fried, but ones made with rice paper and filled with an assortment of fresh vegetables and avocado. Read more about How to Make Healthy Spring Rolls
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
Korean pancakes, called bin dae duk, are unique in that they aren't made with flour. Traditionally, bin dae duk includes small amounts of pork, but in the interest of healthy eating, this version is 100% plant-based - nothing but hearty beans, fresh vegetables, and a small amount of rice.
The base for traditional bin dae duk is about 2 cups of mung beans. We get ours in a package at a Korean or Chinese food market in Toronto - it's labeled as "peeled split mung beans." Read more about How to Make Healthy Korean Pancakes
I know that this post will get some members of the food police upset with me, but I've said it before and I'll say it again: in some cases, I firmly believe that cooked white rice can be a healthy food choice. Read more about How to Make Rice Porridge
My mom recently told me that this is the only Korean recipe that my older sister has ever asked her for. Quite understandable, as you won't find a lighter or fluffier egg dish anywhere.
Korean steamed eggs are similar to quiche, but without a crust, and did I mention that these eggs are amazingly light and fluffy? Read more about How to Make Korean-Style Steamed Eggs
Pickled radish has long been a staple side dish in Korean cuisine. It's sweet, sour, and crunchy, and is almost always a component of traditional sushi rolls (kim bap). It's also often served as a side dish to starch-heavy dishes like jja jjang myun, a mouthwatering dish of al dente noodles smothered in a sweet black bean sauce with sautéed chopped onions, carrots, sweet potatoes, and some type of ground meat. Read more about How To Make Healthy Pickled Radish
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