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Garlic, Parmesan and almonds roasted green beans

11/26/2013

Garlic Parmesan almonds roasted green beans

 

In Korea, we don’t have green beans. Maybe we have, but it is not a common vegetable that we can buy from markets. I have never had green beans before I came to the U.S. Here, I have tasted several versions of green bean dishes: steamed, boiled, stir fried, casseroled, and roasted. My favorite way to cook green beans is roasted in the oven!! I think anything roasted is good ^^

 

Today, I present my recipe for Garlic, Parmesan and almonds roasted green beans! Sound good, right?! ^^ I like to cook this dish not only because it is delicious but also because it fills my home with amazing aromas while it’s cooking!

 

If you are planning to cook green beans for a thanksgiving side, try this! Enjoy!

 

Garlic, Parmesan and almonds roasted green beans

Things you need

  • 1/2 pound green beans (trimmed end)
  • 1 garlic clove (sliced)
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 2 TBS almonds (unsalted, finely chopped)
  • 2 TBS Parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • In a bowl, mix olive oil, chopped almonds, Parmesan, salt, and green beans.
  • Place the green beans on a baking plate and put sliced garlic on the green beans.
  • Bake the green beans for 15 mins at 415 F

 

 

Garlic Parmesan almonds roasted green beans

 

Garlic Parmesan almonds roasted green beans

 

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Sweet Potato Cheese Balls

11/23/2013

Sweet Potato Cheese Balls

 

Did you go grocery shopping and bought sweet potatoes? I did it! October is sweet potato harvest time in North Carolina, and I can buy local grown fresh harvested sweet potatoes this time of the year! I usually bake sweet potatoes in the oven with cinnamon, and serve as a side dish. This time I tried something else! I steamed sweet potatoes and made a little snack with fresh mozzarella. This is perfect for a weekend snack! It is also good for a thanksgiving dinner appetizer/snack! Enjoy!

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Spicy Asian Pasta with Kale and Mushrooms

11/20/2013

Spicy Asian Pasta

 

I love spaghetti and I love most western style dishes. But from time to time, I really want to have some kind of Asian flavors. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Asia, and my body is programmed to seek for Asian food! This Asian pasta is perfect for that kind of day^^ It is easy and quick! You can make this dish with any vegetables in your fridge. I usually make this pasta with Tuscan kale, but my husband doesn’t like most kale dishes because of its bitter taste. This time, I used BABY kale for him. Baby kale is still healthy and it is not bitter like matured one. Here I share my recipe for spicy Asian pasta with kale and mushrooms. Enjoy!

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Caribbean Pulled Chicken Mini Burgers

11/17/2013

Caribbean Chicken Mini Burgers

 

We both like Caribbean flavors very much. We went to Florida a couple times, and we had Caribbean style chicken! It is a little bit sweet, has lime and a good blending of spices. I cooked it at home with a quarter cut bone-in chicken, and my husband loved the sauce! He suggested that we try to make chicken burgers with the same sauce. So I used bone-less chicken breast and cooked it in a slow cooker. Here is my recipe for Caribbean pulled chicken mini burgers! Enjoy!

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Grilled halloumi with dates

11/13/2013

Grilled halloumi with dates

 

A couple years ago, we went to a Lebanese restaurant in town, and my husband ordered grilled halloumi cheese. It is a goat and sheep milk cheese. Wow! it was so good! Since then, we always order halloumi when we go to that place. Halloumi cheese has a very unique taste and texture. We both love this dish, and I tried to make it at home so we can have it more often! Whole Foods usually has a good selection of imported cheese, but they didn’t have halloumi last week because of a goat milk shortage in Greece. So I went to a local Mediterranean market and voila, I found some!

 

Grilled halloumi is easy and quick to prepare, and it is really delicious! You can serve it as appetizer, or it can be a complete meal with salads and pita bread.

 

It has a very high melting point so you can grill it! I used a small indoor electric grill, and served the cheese with dried dates and homemade pita bread. By the way, I will post a pita bread recipe sometime later ^^ Halloumi is a little bit salty, and it goes really well with sweet dried dates! Enjoy!

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Oven Baked Korean Pork Belly

11/10/2013

Korean Porc

 

Pork belly is the most popular pork part in Korea. Everybody loves pork belly! Especially me! Here, in the States, pork belly is relatively cheap compared to other parts, but in Korea it is the most expensive pork cut because of high demands. If you’ve been to Korea or Korean restaurants, you might know grilled pork belly called samgyeopsal. Grilling is the most popular way to cook pork belly in Korea, and it is actually my favorite way! However, in Korean restaurants, they use a complex vent system to suck the smoke out. So, I prefer the oven baked method when I cook it at home. Today, I would like to share my oven baked pork belly recipe! Enjoy!

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Garlic Chicken (The Easiest Chicken)!

11/04/2013

Garlic Chicken

 

Sometimes, you need a recipe that is easy to prepare and delicious! This Garlic Chicken is a perfect dish for a busy weekday dinner. I have lots of school stuff going on the weekdays. I still have to feed my lovely husband even if it is a busy night. ^^ I am sure some of you also have busy nights, but you have a mouth to feed at home!

Here we go, you can use the easiest chicken recipe on the busy weekday night!

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Kale Soup with Acorn Squash

11/01/2013

Kale Soup with Acorn Squash

 

I’m a soup lover! Especially, when weather is getting cold, I’m craving for soup. Today, I would like to share my kale soup with acorn squash recipe. It has a fall taste from acorn squash, and it gives you little spicy kick with cayenne pepper. Most importantly, it is really a healthy soup. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables. It’s a good source of dietary fiber, protein, thiamine, riboflavin, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamins A, C, K, and B6, as well as calcium, potassium, copper, and manganese. I thought this list would never end!

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Easy Korean Beef Bulgogi

10/29/2013

Easy Korean Beef Bulgogi

 

Bulgogi is one of the most famous Korean dishes, and it is one of my favorites. Traditionally, we use paper thin sliced beef to make Bulgogi, and marinate it in the sauce for several hours, or even overnight.

Today, I would like to share a simple version of Beef Bulgogi with you! Instead of thin sliced beef, you can use grounded beef. It saves a lot of cooking time and it is still totally delicious ^^ When I use grounded beef, I don’t need to marinate the beef for several hours. Here, I share an easy version of Beef Bulgogi, and I hope you enjoy it!

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Pumpkin Creme Brulee

10/26/2013

Pumpkin Creme Brulee

 

Creme Brulee is one of my favorite deserts. One day, I visited my friend, and she made it for me. It was the first time I tasted it. Since then, I’ve fell in love with Creme Brulee.

A few days ago, I started feeling fresh cool air in the morning. I knew fall has arrived. It is a good time to make a fall theme desert, so I made pumpkin Creme Brulee. Hope you enjoy it!

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