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Healthy Korean Recipes

How to Make Healthy Spring Rolls

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.

 

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.

 

How to Make Healthy Korean Pancakes

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.

 

How to Make Rice Porridge

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.

 

How to Make Korean-Style Steamed Eggs

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?

 

How To Make Healthy Pickled Radish

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 »

 

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 »

 

Korean Tofu Recipes

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.

 

How To Make Korean Black Beans

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.

 

How To Make Korean Jello

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.

Called doh toh ree mook in Korean, these lovely jello squares can be made with a few different primary ingredients, the healthiest of which are acorn powder and green bean powder - both are readily available in Korean grocery stores. No need to add gelatin - if you follow the instructions below, it will come out just like jello without sugar.

 
 
 

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