Korean Pork and Cabbage Soup

Korean Pork and Cabbage Soup

Ingredients1 Pound Ground Pork1 Onion (diced) 3 Cloves Garlic (grated) 2 Inches Ginger (grated) 2 Carrots (diced) 1 Large Tablespoon Korean Pepper Paste (gochujang) 1 Large Tablespoon Korean Bean Paste (doenjang) 2 Quarts Chicken Stock1 Cup Live Apple Cider Vinegar3/4 Head Cabbage (shredded) 1 Package Enoki Mushrooms2 Cups Korean Rice Cakes1 Package Tofu (medium firmness)…

General Tso Chicken (Gluten Free)

General Tso Chicken (Gluten Free)

Ingredients1 Egg White2 Tablespoons Tamari2 Tablespoons Shaoxing Wine2 Tablespoons Pepper Flavored Vodka1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda3 Tablespoons Cornstarch1 Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (diced into bite sized chunks) 6 Tablespoons Chickpea Flour2 Tablespoons Tapioca Flour1/2 Cup Cornstarch1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder1/2 Teaspoon Salt3 Tablespoons Tamari2 Tablespoons Shaoxing Wine2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar1 Splash Water1 Tablespoon Sugar2 Tablespoons Plum…

Green Curry Chicken Stew

Green Curry Chicken Stew

Ingredients3 Cups Water2 Onions Diced 8 Jalapenos Diced 1 Red Pepper Diced 1 Quart Chicken Stock4 Cans Coconut Milk (1600ml) 1 Whole Chicken Breast (both breasts with skin and bones) 4 Chicken Thighs (bone and skin) 1 Bunch Basil1 Bunch Cilantro1 Bunch Scallions2 Tablespoons Lemongrass Paste7 Cloves Garlic2 Thumb Sized Chunks Ginger1 Tablespoon Cumin1 Tablespoon…

Bacon Coconut Noodle

Bacon Coconut Noodle

There is always something great about making that first dish in your new kitchen. Learning the new space, finding out things that are great and not so great about it. Realizing things that you forgot to move or get at the store and making quick changes to the dish based on that. I made these bacon coconut noodles as the first dish at the place I moved into a few days ago and I am absolutely loving it. The kitchen and the noodles.

Chicken Tikka Masala Spring Rolls

Chicken Tikka Masala Spring Rolls

My entire cooking career, I have been on the lookout for these thinner spring roll wrappers. There is a bit of confusion with nomenclature on google, and in the grocery store, I could only ever find thick egg roll wrappers, wonton wrappers, or summer roll wrappers. Finally one day I asked an employee at an Asian market and he lead me to the freezer section! This is where I had gone wrong my whole life! The other wrappers are in the aisles or the refrigerator, but the nice thin spring roll wrappers are in the freezer. This was a whole new world to me and I instantly came up with some fun spring roll ideas, starting with this chicken tikka variety.

Bulgogi Ribs

Bulgogi Ribs

Everyone loves super tender ribs that come right off the bone, and I bet you think that they are really hard to make. Well guess what? You take the ribs out of the packaging, dump some liquid onto it, put it in the oven, go play some video games, and boom, ribs. The one tricky part is getting that liquid just right. I wouldn’t use just any liquid floating around your dorm room, like whey protein shakes or bong water, you need to make a really flavorful concoction with a balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. I’ve found that Korean Bulgogi marinade fits the bill just perfectly.

Korean Flavored Octopus and Gnocchi

Korean Flavored Octopus and Gnocchi

The premise of this dish was to to create a textural study between 3 different gummy ingredients, braised octopus, potato gnocchi, and korean rice cake. All 3 of these things can remind me of each other, so I thought it would be fun to put them all together in a korean flavored sauce. It came out pretty tasty in the end, but I don’t feel that I fully achieved what I was going for. The main issue was the size differences between the 3 main ingredients. I was aiming to make them all a similar size and shape but failed. Regardless, if you like octopus you will enjoy this dinner, but on a normal night I would make it with either gnocchi or rice cake, and not both.

Indian Nachos

Indian Nachos

When you go to a mexican restaurant, they bring you free chips and salsa to enjoy. When you go to an Indian restaurant, they bring you free papadum with chutney to enjoy. This similarity got me thinking, why not make some loaded nachos with all Indian ingredients instead of Mexican. So that’s what I did!