Nov 12, 2011  •  In Food, Guest Posts, Recipes

Guest Post: Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

The following guest post touches on a subject that is dear to my heart. And that, of course, is food.  😀 I currently have both my own mother and my MIL cooking up storms of healthy, post-partum food for me but I can’t deny that I miss having the occasional treat. And these brownies look […]

Mar 23, 2011  •  In Asian, Food, Personal, Recipes, Web

The 31st Way to Upgrade Your Ramen

Yesterday, the foodie site Serious Eats wrote about the 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles. And while I certainly wouldn’t call every method “easy” (just reading about the Ramepherd’s Pie gave me a headache), nor did all the modifications actually look that tasty in this blogger’s opinion (Ramacos and Ramac & Cheese look…interesting), I […]

Sep 26, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Food, Home, Photography, Recipes

IKEA: Homemade is Best [Food Photography]

Our favorite Swedish furniture establishment IKEA has just released a cookbook titled “Hembakat är Bäst,” or “Homemade is Best.” Following the company’s minimalist yet fun philosophy and assemble-it-yourself attitude, almost all the photographs in the book are of the finished product’s ingredients. LOVE IT. Not to mention, photographer Carl Kleiner did a heckuva job composing and capturing […]

Jul 28, 2010  •  In Food, Recipes

An Easy Beef & Mushroom Dish

My mother “invented” this dish one night and it has since become one of my favorites to make on lazy summer evenings. The best part? It is so easy that anyone can make it. Ingredients: thinly sliced beef, sukiyaki-style mushrooms (I used king oyster, portobello, shiitake, and enoki mushrooms in this example but feel free to […]

Nov 12, 2008  •  In Recipes

Crabmeat Pancakes

Today I will show you how to make one of J’s favorite dishes: crabmeat pancakes! This is actually a dish that my mother invented one day while goofing around in the kitchen…and it’s become quite popular in our family. It’s very simple but can take some time to make. The three main ingredients are: artificial […]

Oct 20, 2008  •  In Recipes

회덮밥 (hwe dup bap)

Over the weekend, J and I went to visit our friend who just had a baby. As she was talking about all the food she can have now, she mentioned that she was craving 회덮밥 (hwe dup bap, or rice with leafy veggies and sashimi) the most. On our way home, J said, “Great, now […]

Oct 16, 2008  •  In Recipes

돌솥비빔밥 (dolsot bibimbap), The Easy Way

I had a very busy but fabulous day today! For details, please check my private blog. (For access to my private blog, please register – I promise I’ll never spam you or share your name/email…this is just to know who’s reading my personal posts. Be warned, though, that I periodically go through the list and […]

Sep 25, 2008  •  In Food, Personal, Recipes


I’ve been cooking a lot more in the past few months in order to save money. Many women say that they do not have the time or energy to cook dinner after a hard day at the office, so I guess I’m lucky in the sense that I work for a non-profit and get to […]