Japchae: Korean Sweet Potato Noodle Stirfry

There is nothing like the bold umami flavors that come out of Korean dishes. Here is a quick version of the popular Japchae stir fry noodle dish. Quick tip- take your taste to the next level by adding Gochujang, for extra heat.

gochujang

 

Ingredients
Sweet Potato Noodles
Onion
Carrots
Chinese Broccoli
Green Onion
Eggs
Mushroom
Red Chili Flakes
Sesame Seeds to top

For the Sauce:
Sesame Oil
Brown Sugar
Minced Garlic
Soy Sauce
(Gochujang optional)

Omelette Avocado

Tired of that SAME old omelette? Switch it up, with this fun take on the Avocado Omelette. Perfect for brunch with friends, or a quick breakfast on the go. Try baking your omelette inside of the avocado. The avocado makes the perfect bowl.

Ingredients:
Avocado
Egg
Green Onion/Cilantro
Tomato
Salt and Pepper
Oil

Nam Wan: Mien Tapioca Dessert

Nam Wan is a special dessert made in the Mien Community, made with many Thai ingredients. If you area fan of tapioca, fruit, and coconut milk, try this delicious dessert. It’s like a pearl drink (bubble tea) you eat with a spoon.

Ingredients:
Tapioca Balls
Sugar
Brown Sugar
Coconut Milk
Canned Jack-fruit
Canned Lychee
Canned Grass Jelly
Coconut Jelly

Creamy Mushroom and Almond Penne

Try this rich and creamy pasta, without all the cream. Almonds are a great source of protein and who knew make for a creamy sauce.

Ingredients:
Penne
Mushrooms
Onion
Garlic
Almonds
Vegetable Stock
Carrot
Wine
Lemon
Parsley

Country Breakfast Part 3: Mushroom Gravy

Finally Part 3 of the Country Breakfast series is up. Enjoy this delicious mushroom gravy for breakfast over biscuits, or why not try it over mashed potatoes as well.

Ingredients:
Baby bella mushrooms
Bell pepper
Onion
Garlic
Jalapenos
Vegetable stock
Soy Sauce
Mirin
Brown sugar
Corn starch or flour

Wonton Soup

In the celebration of Chinese New Years, Wonton Soup! The easiest way to make a wonton is to buy the pre-made wrappers. The great thing about this recipe, is it’s very easy to adapt with ingredients. I took the less is more approach to just show you the basics.

Ingredients
Tofu
Mushroom
Sweet Potato
Carrot
Cabbage
Garlic
Almonds
Wonton Wrappers
Green Onion

Easy Pad Thai

Pad Thai seems like one of those exotic dishes, best served from your local restaurant. Actually it’s very easy to make. What makes Pad Thai is it’s sauce. That think orangey gooey sauce. But what’s in it? Find out below:

Ingredients:
fat rice stick noodles
2 eggs
garlic
tofu
sesame oil

For the sauce:
tamarind paste
mirin
rice vinegar
brown sugar
chili sauce

Serve with:
bean sprouts
carrot
lemon
herbs
peanuts

Super Bowl Super Chili

Just in time for the big game! Not sure what to bring to this annual grub-fest? Short on time? Here is my delicious Habañero Jalapeño Chili, ready in about an hour. (although the longer it stews the better) This chili goes great as a side, on top of a burger, or dog, or even on it’s own. Crank up the heat by adding more peppers if you want. Or leave out the peppers for a mild taste.

Ingredients
2-3 cans of black & Pinto beans
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bell pepper
2 diced tomatoes
1lb mushrooms chopped
minced garlic
Habañero pepper
Jalapeño pepper
chili powder
cumin powder
garlic powder
6oz tomato paste
32oz vegetable broth

Country Breakfast Part 2: Skillet Sweet Potatoes

In part 2 of our classic brunch, I cover how to make the perfect skillet potatoes every time. You can use any potatoes, but I enjoy the sweetness of the sweet potato, plus since they are softer, they cook a little faster. In 3 easy steps you can make these potatoes in no time. Chop, simmer for 10 minutes then add your spices.

Ingredients
Sweet Potato
Onion
Bell Pepper
Olive Oil
Fresh Rosemary
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Garlic Powder