Jjigae (찌개) refers to any Korean stew-like dish. Kimchi jjigae (김치 찌개) is hence a stew comprising mainly kimchi as well as other ingredients like beancurd, meat and mushrooms. Given that kimchi is a type of pickled vegetable that opens up one’s appetite, this stew is therefore easy to digest, what with its accompanying ingredients and soup base that are mostly mild and light tasting as well....more
Summer is such an awesome season, especially here in Michigan. There's just so much to do from going to the beach, checking out farmer's markets, hiking, and the list goes on and on. While I love everything that summer brings, the heat can make it hard to want to cook or bake anything. That leaves me on the constant lookout for easy to prepare meals that involve little to no cooking....more
It was sitting idle in the fridge anyway.In any case, not only did I get the kick from stealing food out of my own fridge, it was also my first attempt taking such shots with my tripod, thanks to the untimely setting of the sun casting long shadows across the dish....more
One of my favorite budget-friendly cuts of meat is chuck eye, specifically labeled as “beef chuck eye steak—first cut” where I shop. It costs much less than choice rib-eye, sirloin strip or T-bone, but it is very flavorful and tender. In terms of where it is located, it is the cut right next to the rib-eye. I discovered this cut of beef about 10 years ago when a butcher at my grocery store ranted and raved over it. She said it was good for grilling; it was tender, economical and great for feeding a crowd. She highly recommended it.