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Cheonggukjang Jjigae–Revisited

Cheonggukjang Jjigae–Revisited

It’s been years since I’ve been allowed to cook Cheonggukjang Jjigae in the house. Actually, I’ve never been allowed to cook it since EJ and I moved in together in 2006. She actually wasn’t a fan of it until this past year when I started...
Yukgejang (Korean Shredded Beef Soup)

Yukgejang (Korean Shredded Beef Soup)

The Korean phrase ‘ulken hada’ (얼큰하다), which means ‘it is refreshingly spicy’, is a phrase appropriate for any season. In summertime, Koreans enjoy bowls of hot spicy soup to sweat out the heat. And in the winter, hot spicy soup is consumed to warm up the body....
Recipes: Three ways to make Korean beef broth

Recipes: Three ways to make Korean beef broth

The base to any soup or stew, Korean or otherwise, is a good broth or stock. This article will discuss three methods for adding beef flavor, from the easiest to the most complex. Debra Boutin, M.S., R.D., chairwoman of Bastyr University’s Department of Nutrition...

Mushroom Hot Pot

It is often the case where I should just let the ingredients speak for themselves.  Gather together a few seasonal ingredients in a pot and boil down with water.  Season with soy sauce.  One spoonful with a piece of vegetable and hot, earthy broth, you will see how...

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