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Tteokguk (떡국)

Before leaving a Korean friend’s home earlier last week, she handed me a bag of medallion-cut rice cakes. I found it both cute and touching that she would assume that I, too, made tteokguk, the traditional Korean food for Lunar New Year’s Day.

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Tteokguk (떡국)

Before leaving a Korean friend’s home earlier last week, she handed me a bag of medallion-cut rice cakes. I found it both cute and touching that she would assume that I, too, made tteokguk, the traditional Korean food for Lunar New Year’s Day.

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Koreanized Chicken Pho

Last Christmas Day came with a flurry of friends, board games, and of course, good food. By the day’s end, I found myself with a chicken carcass – the result of a friend’s generosity. Taking advantage of this rare treat,

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Koreanized Chicken Pho

Last Christmas Day came with a flurry of friends, board games, and of course, good food. By the day’s end, I found myself with a chicken carcass – the result of a friend’s generosity. Taking advantage of this rare treat,

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Camembert-Pesto Sauce

I first tried gnocchi at an Italian restaurant eight years ago.  Little light, fluffy potato dumplings in an herb-butter sauce, what was not to love?  A year and several more gnocchi tastings later, I tried my hand at making my

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Camembert-Pesto Sauce

I first tried gnocchi at an Italian restaurant eight years ago.  Little light, fluffy potato dumplings in an herb-butter sauce, what was not to love?  A year and several more gnocchi tastings later, I tried my hand at making my

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Johnny Apple-Flaxseed Pancakes

I enjoy eating pancakes and using food that would otherwise be thrown on the compost pile, so New Year’s Day morning I decided to combine both of these interests. Using the leftover apple pulp from my mulled cider recipe, buckwheat

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Johnny Apple-Flaxseed Pancakes

I enjoy eating pancakes and using food that would otherwise be thrown on the compost pile, so New Year’s Day morning I decided to combine both of these interests. Using the leftover apple pulp from my mulled cider recipe, buckwheat

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Mulled Cider

It’s cold. You should drink something hot. How about mulled cider? Take advantage of apple season, and make the cider from scratch before combining it with spices and letting it simmer in a slow cooker. If you find yourself stumped

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Mulled Cider

It’s cold. You should drink something hot. How about mulled cider? Take advantage of apple season, and make the cider from scratch before combining it with spices and letting it simmer in a slow cooker. If you find yourself stumped

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Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw

Because most root vegetables are roasted this time of year, this fresh side dish appears as a breath of summer on the table. Taking advantage of kohlrabi being plentiful this time of year, I put a spin on my usual

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Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw

Because most root vegetables are roasted this time of year, this fresh side dish appears as a breath of summer on the table. Taking advantage of kohlrabi being plentiful this time of year, I put a spin on my usual

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Vegan Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

This is my vegan take on kheer, Indian rice pudding. Serve it for dessert at your next curry night, or wake up early to make as a special breakfast.  For a tasty (and colorful!) variation, stir in a bit of

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Vegan Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

This is my vegan take on kheer, Indian rice pudding. Serve it for dessert at your next curry night, or wake up early to make as a special breakfast.  For a tasty (and colorful!) variation, stir in a bit of

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Vegan Avocado-Coconut Popsicles

I was elated when I found avocados priced 5 for $10 in my city.  Though I’ve never had trouble finishing off avocados, even five very ripe ones were tricky for this avocado-lover.  Luckily, I also had a can of coconut milk on

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Vegan Avocado-Coconut Popsicles

I was elated when I found avocados priced 5 for $10 in my city.  Though I’ve never had trouble finishing off avocados, even five very ripe ones were tricky for this avocado-lover.  Luckily, I also had a can of coconut milk on

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Silver Dollar Potato and Radish Latkes

I thought it was high time I did something with the large daikon radish taking up half a crisper drawer in my refrigerator, so I made these silver dollar latkes for a breakfast group we host on Sunday mornings.  They

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Silver Dollar Potato and Radish Latkes

I thought it was high time I did something with the large daikon radish taking up half a crisper drawer in my refrigerator, so I made these silver dollar latkes for a breakfast group we host on Sunday mornings.  They

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Summer Potato and Corn Chowder

An abundance of potatoes has forced my hand to make my potato and corn chowder twice this week.  Though back in Nashville I would use freshly shucked sweet corn in this soup, I have found that in Korea, a can

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Summer Potato and Corn Chowder

An abundance of potatoes has forced my hand to make my potato and corn chowder twice this week.  Though back in Nashville I would use freshly shucked sweet corn in this soup, I have found that in Korea, a can

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White Bean and Chard Soup with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Tomatoes have been coming steadily from our garden since the beginning of June. Thanks to our dehydrator, however, I’ve yet to find myself in the position I was in last summer – up to my ears in tomatoes, force feeding

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White Bean and Chard Soup with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Tomatoes have been coming steadily from our garden since the beginning of June. Thanks to our dehydrator, however, I’ve yet to find myself in the position I was in last summer – up to my ears in tomatoes, force feeding

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Blistered Peppers with Sea Salt

The Mexican restaurant in my city serves a popular side of little pan fried chilies sprinkled with sea salt with most orders.  Unfortunately, due to having the spice-tolerance of a newborn and therefore being wary of smaller chilies, I’ve never

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Blistered Peppers with Sea Salt

The Mexican restaurant in my city serves a popular side of little pan fried chilies sprinkled with sea salt with most orders.  Unfortunately, due to having the spice-tolerance of a newborn and therefore being wary of smaller chilies, I’ve never