Korean Kick

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.

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