Posts tagged home cooking
Posts tagged home cooking
From this to THIS!
Cherry Tomato Salad!
Who appreciates a perfectly poached egg? I know I sure do! It’s heaven in its simplicity straight from my kitchen.
Home-Made Meals :
Spicy Tuna and Crab Party with all the trimmings. :)
Home-Cooked Meals : Seafood bake!
Live Crystal Crab, 2 types of clams, Mussels, Periwinkles, Shitake Mushrooms, Garlic, Onion, Potatoes, Carrots, 1/2 bottle of Chardonnay, some butter, and a touch of sea salt makes for a wonderful Seafood Bake out on the rooftop patio!
Home-Cooked Meals : Grapefruit Tuna Salad Slaw
Low calories with a refreshing taste!
Home-Cooked Meals : Tofu & Arugula Salad w/grapes and home-grown organic Apple Mint.
Healthy home-cooked lunches anyone?
Home Cooking : Tomato & Home-Grown Apple Mint sprinkled with Fleur de Sel and some Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette.
A simple yet harmonic union.
Home-Cooked Meals : Korean dinner
My mom decided to cook dinner for the family. I was in hand in help as the sous chef. Our 2 day long ordeal produced the following…
-Braised Perilla Leaves
-Home-made cabbage kimchee
-Fried Dumplings (Beef & Leek)
-Korean Leek Pancake
-Seasoned Soy Bean Sprouts
-Seasoned Knife-Cut Radish
-Seasoned Anchovy Fillets with Bell Pepper
-Braised Raw Peanuts
-Stir-Fried Anchovy Fillets
-Stir-Fried Small Whole Anchovies
-Grilled Teriyaki Ginger Chicken (not pictured)
-Sauteed Green Beans
-Kimchee that mom brought over from Korea; strong, spicy, and potent.
I wish I could have taken better pictures. I was able to take a few quick snaps while helping mom in the kitchen and these are what I was able to salvage.
Home-Cooked Meals : Korean lunch
What is the best thing about mom visiting…um, aside from her presence? Why it’s the home-cooked meals that she prepares that are so near and dear to the heart. Mom brings back the tastes and smells of childhood while creating new culinary memories. She always serves her meals with a dollop of her love and exquisite care which I’m always grateful for.
Myulchi Moochim : dried anchovies marinated along with bell peppers, garlic, sesame seeds. Mom gutted and removed the heads off of every single little fish herself.
DaenJang Jigae : Mom smuggled in some DaenJang from Korea. A woman from her church makes it for her in the old tradition starting from scratch! It’s so good it almost made me cry.
Gim Moochim : seasoned dried Gim (laver) with green onions. This has always been a favorite of mine and mom’s is truly the best I’ve ever had.
Miyuk Gook : Korean Seaweed Soup. We’re seafood lovers so mom makes hers with mussels. It’s absolute perfection. This particular soup is made from partially dried seaweed that she acquired from Jeju-do. I’ve never had anything like it. It was fat, meaty and it slipped right down my throat (in a good way).
Home-Cooked Meals : Hainan Chicken Breast
This is my healthy version of Hainan Chicken made with steamed chicken breast and no skin served with brown rice. But Hainan Chicken is not Hainan Chicken without the ginger accompaniment. I used grape seed oil and fresh ground ginger and scallions with some ground sea salt.
My version may look a bit boring in comparison but I have to say that it was juicy, delicious and guilt free!
Home-Cooked Meals : BibimBap
The joys of Bibimbap…Whatever veggies you have, cook it up and throw it in. Whatever you’re in the mood for, just throw it in. Drizzled with some real sesame seed oil, slap an egg on top, with some gochujang, it’s delicious and ready to consume.
In mine I used sauteed Gosari (commonly known as baby ferns), spicy sauteed onions, grilled tofu, sauteed ground beef, baby spinach, and potato salad! The key is the organic sesame oil that my mom had fresh pressed and brought over from Korea. It’s so rich and fragrant, nothing else compares. I also used gochujang that I sauteed with some meat (bokum gochujang).
Home-Cooked Meals : Grilled Chicken Breast served with Cheesy Rice Pilaf and Sauteed Green Beans.
I try to eat healthy especially when I’m at home. Grilled chicken breast is always a good scenario. I first seared the chicken on high heat on a pan then stuck it in the oven for a few minutes to cook the inside. I tossed some green beans in the same pan with some minced garlic, salt and pepper.
The rice was cooked on the stove-top with a tiny bit of butter and sauteed chopped onions. I added broccoli then stirred in some shredded cheddar off the heat. Season.
Okay, Okay, so the rice wasn’t so health conscious but it was good!
Home-Cooked Meals : Korean Rice-Cake & Dumpling Soup.
We got invited over for a simple home cooked meal for lunch today. This is “Dduk Mandoo Gook” translated to Rice-Cake Dumpling Soup. It’s made from boiling beef bones all day long until you extract all the marrow and the soup turns a milky white. Remove the bones then throw in some sliced rice cakes and dumplings in it. Add minced garlic and green onions. You can even break in an egg and seaweed as options. Season with salt and pepper and you’re done! Served with a couple of Kimchee options, it’s a simple but delcious Korean meal.
Note: “Dduk Gook” (Rice Cake Soup) is eaten on New Years as a traditional must. It is served with or without the “Mandoo” (Dumpling) part. It symbolizes a pure and long life. In ancient Korea with its caste system, EVERYBODY used to partake in this tradition whether it be royalty or servants.
Home-Cooked Meals : Teri Beef Donburi
I wanted to make a Donburi today for lunch. This is Teriyaki Beef and Macaroni Salad with an Egg on a bed of Buttered Broccoli Rice. Of course it’s accompanied by some Sriracha. :)It was tasty, but pretty heavy and not that healthy. You give and take, give and take…
Home-Cooked Meals : Hot Pot!
I LOVE Hot Pot at home. It’s healthy, yet bountiful so you can really get your grub on. And you can change up your ingredients and soup depending on what’s in your fridge and what you’re in the mood for. This time I used a Dashima and Shiitake Mushroom broth. Cooking some noodles at the end of the meal in the flavorful broth ties everything together and makes me really happy. :)