How to make the perfect omelette

I love omelettes!  They are delicious, healthy and the perfect way to use up random veggies, meat and cheese that you might have lingering in your fridge.  You can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  I learned how to make a perfect one from Jamie Oliver, although I must confess that mine are not as beautiful as his.

Organic Spring Salad

photoIn the organic box this week, I got lots of delicious veggies, so I made a quick salad for dinner.

From the organic box: cucumber, lettuce, broccoli, an unidentified Korean spring veg of some sort.

From the regular mart: chicken which I roasted the night before.

For the dressing (from Iherb/regular mart): White vinegar, canola oil, ground black pepper, salt, dijon mustard, brown sugar, fresh garlic.

Easy….just mix the veggies and chicken.  Shake up the dressing and taste test.  Adjust seasonings and then pour it over the salad.  You could add some more stuff if you want, such as some tomatoes or carrots (to brighten if up), some fruit for a bit more sweetness, or an avocado/eggs/nuts for something a bit more filling.

Eggs and Spinach on Toast

Eggs and Spinach on ToastThis is one of my favorite weekend breakfast meals.  It’s delicious, pretty easy to make and quite healthy.  It’s ideal for after you go to Costco and you have good cheese and bread.  Here are the ingredients:

From IherbFresh Ground Black Pepper, Basil

From the Organic Box (Wwoof CSA), Costco, or the regular supermarket: Cheddar cheese, good bread (add on with the organic box), eggs, garlic, onion, spinach, salt, oil

It will take about 15 minutes to make.  Toast the bread and put the piece of cheese on top.  Fry up the onion and garlic in a bit of oil.  Add the spinach, salt, pepper and basil and cook until the spinach is just wilted.  Put on top of the toast and then fry up an egg or two (I like mine easy-over).  Enjoy with your hands if brave, or a fork and knife it not!

 

Beans and Rice

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Beans and Rice is my go-to meal for lunch or dinner on the go.  On Monday and Tuesday, I quite literally spend 12 hours at work and because I generally try to avoid restaurants for health and financial reasons, I’ll use make up a big pot of beans on Saturday or Sunday so I can eat healthy at work.  Here’s how I do it:

Get yourself some Kidney Beans or Black Beans from the most fabulous Iherb.  Soak them overnight and then the next day, boil them for about an hour, until soft.  Then, in a separate pot, fry up some onion and garlic and whatever other veggies you want (peppers or zucchini work well), add the spices (salt/pepper/chili powder, etc), a can of canned tomatoes and the beans.  Boil together for 15 or 20 minutes.

Serve other rice and you can put some cheese, sour cream or salsa on top.  It’s delicious cold as well as hot.

Welcome to Home Cooking in Korea

It really is easy to cook delicious meals at home in Korea, even Western style ones if you know where to look for ingredients.  It ends up being much cheaper and healthier than eating out all the time.  My secrets are:

1. Gmarket– anything and everything can be found here, including convection ovens.

2. Iherb– this is the site for all things healthy, and vegan or vegetarian in Korea.  Plus, you can find a few hard to find treats like organic chocolate or Salt & Vinegar chips.

3. Costco–  This should be your go to source for meat, cheese, wine and processed Western food.  And, they have outrageously delicious food in their food-court.

4. Wwoof Csa– Who doesn’t love organic food delivered straight to your door?  I sure do.  It comes once/week and contains all the vegetables and eggs that I need for the week.  Healthy eating at a good price.

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