pesto eggs on toast

Pesto Eggs

If you’re looking for some inspiration for a quick breakfast and you happen to have some leftover pesto from the night before, then let me introduce you to a fun new way to eat fried eggs on toast–the pesto egg! This open-faced pesto egg sandwich is full of herby, garlicky flavors, and the richness of fried eggs on top of…

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How To Use A Bamboo Steamer

Steaming is a frequently overlooked cooking technique. It is a cooking method that uses moist heat, by which water is brought to a boil and turns into steam, transferring heat to the food and cooking it. Steaming is a great way to make delicious and healthy dishes since you don’t need to use oil to help cook the food. Cooking…

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sriracha sauce bottle

What Is Sriracha Sauce? What It’s Made Of & How To Use It

It’s no secret that sriracha, a red hot sauce famous in Southeast Asian cuisine, has become a national sensation in recent years. It was made famous by Huy Fong Foods, the company that helped popularize it using sun-ripened chilies pureed into a smooth paste. Although sriracha sauce is spicy and peppery, sriracha itself is not a pepper.  To be precise,…

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How Long Does Cooked Rice Last in the Fridge?

Rice is the primary source of nourishment for more than half of the world’s population. In Asian countries, rice is so deeply ingrained that it serves as the central focus of festivities. It is a versatile ingredient that we use in both savory and sweet recipes. We can also grind it into rice flour, which we use to make various…

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Korean kimbap recipe

Kimbap Recipe (Korean Seaweed Rice ‘Sushi’ Rolls)

This Kimbap, or Korean rice rolls, recipe is one of my favorite Korean snacks. It looks like a sushi cut roll but instead of just fish inside, it’s traditionally meant to be customizable based on whatever you have on hand or want to eat. You will most often see fillings for kimbap like crunchy yellow pickled radish, fresh cucumbers, sweet…

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3 Korean BBQ dipping sauces

Three Easy Korean BBQ Dipping Sauce Recipes

There are so many elements when eating Korean food, especially Korean bbq, and dipping sauces are a big factor. For me, forgoing dipping sauce during KBBQ feels like there’s something missing with my meal–and it usually means I’m missing optimum flavor potential.  Learn how to make three popular Korean dipping sauces that are just as important as the meat. Luckily,…

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Beast Blender and infuser

Beast Blender Review: Testing the $185 Blender & Infuser

Curiosity got the better of me to find out why it’s the gotta-have appliance I can’t avoid seeing on social media. So, I plunked down $185 (without the hydration bottle, it’s $155.) for the full Beast experience to test this purportedly smoothie-blending marvel myself.

fluffed Korean purple rice

Korean Purple Rice Recipe (In a Rice Cooker)

Slightly nutty, plump, and chewy with vibrant hues of violet, this Korean purple rice recipe is satisfying to eat because of the texture, but it also has added health benefits of the black rice. If you’ve ever wondered how to make the purple-colored side dish commonly found at Korean restaurants, this recipe will show you an easy ratio to follow…

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best miso paste substitutes

Best Miso Paste Substitutes: 7 Alternative Ingredients

With its distinct flavor, miso paste is an excellent addition to any recipe. Japanese cuisine relies heavily on this ingredient, but it’s not something you’ll find in most Western kitchens. So if you don’t have miso paste on hand to use in your recipe, you’ll have to come up with an alternative.  Keep in mind that the flavor of miso…

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Is Costco Membership Worth It?

A basic Gold Star membership at Costco costs $60 annually ($120 for the Executive tier), so you would need to save at least $60 in purchases for your membership to be worth it. Costco is famous for its deep markdowns and overall lower prices on anything from mixed nuts to widescreen TVs. I compared Costco’s prices to its competitors, and…

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bunches of chives and green onions

Chives vs. Green Onions vs. Scallions: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the subtle differences between scallions, green onions, and chives can help you improve the flavor of your food. Unfortunately, it is common for these ingredients to be confused with one another because they share many similarities in appearance. I’ll show you how to identify them, as well as their uses and proper storage so that you can achieve the…

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homemade miso jar

What Is Miso Paste? What It’s Made Of & How To Use It

Miso is a fermented soybean paste that is nutritious and has a distinct umami flavor. Soups and ramen can be given a boost of flavor with just a small amount of this Japanese staple ingredient. In addition to its savory flavor, miso is also beneficial to your health. Miso paste contains probiotics which are healthy bacteria that may help boost…

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