Posts in Food
Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs

I’ve shared this one with friends throughout the years and it truly is a charmer. All you have to do is marinate the meat and pop it into the crock pot and go about your day. Then when you come home, your house smells so good ands it’s quite comforting. I don’t break out my crock pot very often but when I do it’s normally for this recipe.

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Cashews + Bananas Smoothie Bowl

We all know how important breakfast is for our bodies. However, I’ll be the first to admit that I am terrible at being consistent with breakfast but on the flip side, I’m stellar when it’s time for brunch! :) This smoothie bowl is a go-to recipe for me, it’s super easy to make and it leaves me feeling full for hours. I typically will bust this recipe out when I’m on a health kick or after a hard work out or a long run. I find it to be incredibly fueling and yummy. I pack in a ton of superfoods such as Tumeric, Goji Berries and Chia Seeds.

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College Kimchi

Right before I left for college. My Korean mother ushered me into the kitchen to learn first hand how to make kimchi. Looking back, i'm always so touched by mother's gesture. Don't get me wrong, kimchi is by far one of my favorite side dishes. But being this was my first time away from home, it wasn't the first thing on my mind. But, at the time my Mom wanted to prepare me with a traditional dish that she knew would instantly comfort me. You see, I wasn't going to college a few hours away, or even half way across the country! I was going across the globe back to America where I had never really lived at past the age of 3! 

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Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Consider this to be your warning! I can be a bit heavy handed when it comes to spicy foods! I was groomed for the heat that comes with spice so if you find my recipes to be a bit firey, please absolutely adjust! With that said, I introduce you to my spicy garlic shrimp recipe. Random fact, I have this weird allergy that was inherited from my grandmother where if I touch shellfish my hands will get itchy and puffy. I have no idea why but it doesn't bother me to eat it.

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Pork Chops + Gravy

My Dad didn't always eat Korean food and my Mom vice versa with American food so making two meals and giving us kids an option was their way of meeting in the middle. I know, looking back it's kind of crazy but really it's the breeding ground and foundation for my appreciation for cooking. My favorite memory about this dish is that it was on a weekly rotation. I knew that at some point during the weeknight, after I finished up practice and made my way home that I would be greeted with the comforting sizzling sound of pork chops on the stove.

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Oven Baked Kalbi (Korean Beef Short Ribs)

We all know how popular Korean BBQ is. It's probably one of the most social dining experiences you can ever experience. Think about it, you aren't going to a Korean BBQ spot and grubbing on your own, not normally but if you are i'm totally not judging! Korean BBQ for me has always been at the center of social occasions with friends and families. Whether it was at home in our backyard, or at a picnic or pot luck...it's a nostalgic dish for me. All my childhood memories come flooding back when I smell the smoke and char of the meat.

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Creamy Grits with Sauteed Kimchi and Spicy Pork Belly Bowl

My mother refused to let food go to waste but she always cooked more than what we could eat. That’s a simple equation for leftovers, right? I’m sure many of you can relate to that. On the weekends, my mom would always prepare a traditional, hearty southern style breakfast. I would wake up to the sound of bacon crackling, sausage crisping and  the smell of eggs. The star on the menu was always a silent but warm dish...grits.

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Korean Pepper + Buttermilk Soaked Fried Chicken aka Blasian Chicken

Blasian Chicken is a new recipe of mine. Fried chicken was one of the first meat dishes my mom taught me how to make but it's not something I frequently prepare...gotta check my waist line, you know? Fried chicken is such a savory treat for me and I hope you feel the same! For this recipe, I really wanted to fuse my Korean side with my Black side. This recipe is so crunchy and very flavorful and although I use spice, it is pretty mild. 

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