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

Red Potato with Bacon and Thyme
Cooking / Pork / Vegetables / Western

Red Potato with Bacon and Thyme

Red potatoes (also known as new potatoes) have a smooth, creamy texture when cooked.  They have an ability to absorb accompanying flavors well, which is why red potatoes are absolutely delicious when paired with savory bacon and fragrant thyme! Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 red potatoes, diced 1″ chunks 2 slices of nitrate-free bacon, … Continue reading