A documentation of my food obsessions with a focus on restaurant raves, cooking classes and my own delightful creations...Because I'm obsessed with food.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I've been on a Korean Food kick and I like it. I ripped two pages out of Women's Health a while ago and they were recipes for 2 dishes I wanted to try. The first was Japchae. It looked like yummy, lo-mein-y stir fried noodles. It was super easy, and Honey had 3 servings and basically housed the whole wok. I used napa cabb, soba noodles, peppers, green onions & enoki mushrooms. Even though it was all "fried" per say, it was just stir-fried at a high temp so everything was properly caramelized. YUM.
Bi Bim Bop
The next dish is super popular and called Bi Bim Bop. Its like a decomposed stir fry. You cook everything separately and them portion into little neat categories on your dish. Its a fun presentation and I am a big fan of lots of options and varieties and tastes when I eat so it was the best thing ever to me. I used asparagus instead of the called-for zucchini, spinach, carrots, onion, enoki, egg, brown rice and I made the bulgogi from hormone-free, humanely raised sirloin steak. Yummers. And Healthy!
Salad with asian vinaigrette & fried brown rice
Ok, so three days in a row, can you believe? I guess this has been my form of pregnancy cravings because when I eat something I like, I'll crave it for 3 days in a row. This is one of my fave salads. I use Trader Joe's Organic Spring mix, avocado, cuke, tomato and make an asian vinaigrette like this one. I love Alicia Silverstone's recipe for fried brown rice. The flavors are just simple and good. I used the leftover rice and just added my own flair (translation - what I had laying around) with frozen peas, carrots, orange pepper & green onion. It was satisfying a healthy and I felt all cleansed and happy. Just wanted to share that with you. Now go make some.