sweet potato lentil soup and tea culture

Lentils are hard to come by in South Korea. Unfortunately for me, I normally eat lentils about once or twice a week. However, I was very lucky to have my pal Kaz visit me about a month ago and bring me an ample supply of split red lentils and toothpaste with fluoride (OK, I knowContinue reading “sweet potato lentil soup and tea culture”

a very hummus sunday

To me, there is no food more satisfying and delicious as the chickpea. The recipe variations endless and it is both filling and nutritious. Like lentils, chickpeas provide plenty of protein, are tasty and are satisfying. At home, chickpeas and lentils are a staple in my diet. Of course at home, it is easy toContinue reading “a very hummus sunday”

the curried persimmon soup of cultural dissonance

The past week has been a challenge, but I’ve decided to stop being a hermit, make a batch of soup and then write about it. I will start by saying I have had a cold (most likely sinus infection) for over a week and a half now. This, of course, has not slowed down myContinue reading “the curried persimmon soup of cultural dissonance”

Can I bring my juicer to South Korea? Life and other musings…

I finally did it. I took the leap. I jumped off the existential cliff into the great unknown. Why all this drama, you ask? I quit my job, accepted a job in South Korea and am going to travel the world and write about my experiences. Basically I’m living the dream. To back it upContinue reading “Can I bring my juicer to South Korea? Life and other musings…”

me encanta postres de frutas!

This week the CSA fairy brought cantaloupe, nectarines and peaches along with some beautiful green veggies. I love CSA day, however, my biggest problem is that I get so much food, but I can’t seem to eat it fast enough. Or I try to make the whole box last two weeks, a feat I amContinue reading “me encanta postres de frutas!”

Eggplant, lima beans, food bank, oh my!

I am going to start out by thanking the Bellingham Food Bank, without whom this blog would not have been possible. Let me back up. Anyone, yes, anyone can go to the Food Bank. It’s a really awesome place with fresh, locally grown veggies and kind friendly people. I’ll admit juicing was the main reasonContinue reading “Eggplant, lima beans, food bank, oh my!”

carrot, shallot and spinach omcakes

I have a really hard time understanding why anyone would eat anything but breakfast foods. I suppose if you’re eating breakfast foods for every meal, the food ceases to be breakfast. Case in point: pancakes. I love pancakes. After feeling sick Monday night and only eating a bowl of soup, I decided I wanted some rich carbohydrates and protein.Continue reading “carrot, shallot and spinach omcakes”

zucchini and leek galette des hommes

On a fine Sunday afternoon in Bellingham, I found myself casually stolling around the quiet downtown streets with my arms full of records. We had wandered downtown with the hopes of scoring big in the free piles, and score we did. Anyway, we happened to walk past a restaurant called MANPIES on the way home.Continue reading “zucchini and leek galette des hommes”