5 Kitchen Moving Tips That Will Have You Back to Cooking Fast

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5 Kitchen Moving Tips That Will Have You Back to Cooking Fast

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  Packing Your Kitchen

Moving from one home to another is always stressful. It takes time to ensure that everything is carefully packed so that it is not damaged, and it requires a good sense of organization. Some great ideas can make a difference when packing up your kitchen, however, and this can make the entire process easier. Based […]


Best Korean-Inspired Boxed Meal Recipes

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  Korean Inspired Boxed Meals

This article describes two of the most popular and versatile dishes in Korean cuisine. You can easily try them anytime from boxed meal delivery services, suited to your schedule and dietary choice! If you like the first box you try, multiple flavor combinations are offered for each recipe, and you will already have an understanding the techniques needed for cooking.


1. Bibimbap – Mixed Rice Bowl

Bibimbap is a Korean dish which can be translated to mean “mixed rice.” The dish was traditionally eaten to use up leftover dishes before the lunar new year. In restaurants, it is often served in a hot stone pot coated with sesame oil that crisps the rice and adds flavor on the outer edges. You can order this variation by choosing “dolsot bibimbap” on the menu, but an at home version will also be delicious. Bibimbap has been named one of the World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods by CNN travel readers’ poll, Due to the dish’s popularity, bibimbap restaurants are opening that let buyers quickly customize their bowl in a Chipotle style walk-through.

The dish consists of hot rice covered in namul (sauteed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (traditional red chili pepper paste). Common vegetables included are mushrooms, carrots, cucumber, spinach, bean sprouts, and radish. To present the dish for serving, place vegetables separately in neat heaps on top of the rice with different colors adjacent. Stir before eating and enjoy!

Varieties of bibimbap are available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions of meal delivery services, such as the examples below:

2. Tteok-bokki – Stir Fried Rice Cakes

Tteok (Korean rice cakes) are mixed with different combinations of vegetables, meats, sauces and other starches to make the dish known as tteok-bokki (stir-fried rice cakes). The tteok has a satisfyingly chewy texture. It is a relatively newer dish, having been popularized in the 1970’s for working-class people and sold in street stalls in Seoul.

The most common variation includes tteok, fish cakes, gochujang, and scallions. Another option is gungjung-tteok-bokki (royal court tteok-bokki) which has a soy-sauce based sauce instead of the spicy base and includes sirloin, sesame oil, scallions, rock tripe, pine nuts and sesame seeds. Other choices include swaps for wheat tteok, boiled tteok, and added noodles or dumplings.

Varieties of tteok-bokki are available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions from meal delivery services, such as the examples below:

  • Spicy Korean Rice Cakes with Broccoli, Tofu & Cashews (from Blue Apron menu)
  • Sweet & Savory Korean Rice Cakes with Plum, Yu Choy & Garlic Chives (Blue Apron)
  • Spicy Pork & Korean Rice Cakes with Baby Bok Choy (Blue Apron)
  • Spicy Korean Chicken Wings with Rice Cakes and Celery (Blue Apron)
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7 Essential Health Benefits of Eating Kimchi

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  Health Benefits of Kimchi

If you’ve ever done any research on health foods, you’re probably well aware of the benefits of consuming fermented foods. But you may not realize that kimchi is one of the most beneficial foods you can start incorporating into your diet, and you can make it at home! In fact, this traditional Korean food is […]


The Basic Steps to Make Your Own Kimchi

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  Make Your Own Kimchi

Kimchi, also known as kimchee, is a traditional Korean dish that was developed in ancient times. It uses a fermentation process to preserve and pickle fresh vegetables. Initially, this process was developed for the purpose of storing vegetables year-round. However, it’s gaining popularity beyond its country of origin. Varieties There are over 200 varieties of […]

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Hi, my name is Ellen Park, and welcome to my kitchen! My blog, Ellen’s Kimchi, chronicles my kitchen adventures – from cooking traditional Korean recipes to experimenting with ethnic fusions. As you might have guessed from the name, a lot of my cooking hinges around incorporating the delicious flavors of my Korean ancestry.

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