King Oyster Mushroom and Pistachio Salad
Appetizer / Vegetables / Western

King Oyster Mushroom and Pistachio Salad

Something great about the supermarkets here in Seoul is that you can often find fresh vegetables relatively inexpensive.  Going to the market, I saw a package of assorted mushrooms that had my favorite king oyster mushrooms, bundled along with shitake and enoki.  There are different textures to these mushrooms: king oyster are quite meaty, shitake … Continue reading

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Appetizer / Cooking / Italian / Vegetables

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

When it comes to making Caprese Insalata, the salad is only based on a limited number of ingredients, so it’s all about selecting the freshest ones you could find- moist mozzarella cheese, meaty and juicy tomatoes, and fragrant basil.  The simplicity of the salad is its beauty, as it perfectly combines textures, flavors, and freshness … Continue reading

Tofu with Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce
Chinese / Cooking / Indian / Vegetables

Tofu with Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce

Here’s another healthy recipe from Grandma!  It’s a Chinese- Indian fusion recipe of tofu and mixed vegetables in a Madras curry sauce.  Madras curry is a blend of spices and herbs, including chili peppers, turmeric, coriander, cumin, and cloves, from southern India.  This curry is named after a city in Chennai, which due to the … Continue reading