Menu: North Korea

Yesterday, during Ava’s nap, I planted 16 plants (15 of which were mums), cleaned out my bathroom cabinet, and painted my toenails. I worked up such an appetite, I finished off the rest of our Korean Sweet Pumpkin Porridge. By the end of it, the yard, my feet, and my belly were sparkling with happy color. I also got a couple of entries to our Gingerbread for Peace contest (check out the gallery and vote for your favorites). All in all, a pretty great day.

Bottom line – some days just bloom.

What sounds good to you?

Rolled Egg Omelet with Kimchi (Gyeran mali) [recipe]
This is not just any omelet. Nope. This is the mac daddy – a rolled omelet. Once you learn the technique you’ll be wondering why you didn’t think of it first. P.S. This particular rolled omelet is salty and shrimpy thanks to a spoonful of chopped kimchi.

Sweet Pumpkin porridge with rice balls & red beans [recipe]
Bite cold weather back with this sweet, warming porridge. The pumpkin is the superstar, but soft, chewy rice balls? Red beans that taste like candy? Believe it. Sweet comes in all shapes and sizes.

*All recipes and review will be up by Monday morning.


    • Sasha Martin says

      She’s getting faster and faster. Make sure you bring your sneakers at Christmas!

  1. Jessica Bennett says

    Both of those sound fascinating and oh so different from what I’m used to eating (and I have a diverse diet). Can’t wait to read more about it 🙂

    • Sasha Martin says

      Yes, Jessica! That’s exactly why these appealed to me so much. So unusual (and yet so simple). Of course now I’m curious what a typical meal is for you….

      • Jessica Bennett says

        These days I don’t have a lot of time to cook, so I try to do quick meals but still have variety. Things I have often are: hummus with pita and veggies, udon soup with tofu and veggies, sushi rice and veggie rolls, seaweed salad, cous cous or quinoa and veggies (always try with different spices), eggs and beans with hot sauce (and corn tortillas if I have the time), yogurt with honey, oatmeal with cinnamon and fruit, some kind of pasta/sauce/cheese, pita pizza, samosas, heat-and-eat Indian box dinners, buffalo or turkey burgers, cheese and crackers, matzah ball soup, potato dumplings, beans and rice. . . Now it’s getting to be my favourite cooking season, so I’ll be making a lot of things with sweet potatoes and squash.

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