When I cook bibimbap at home, I like to double the recipe. That is because I can use the same ingredients to make Gimbap or Onigirazu. Using one recipe and serving it 3 ways allows me to present the same foods to Mr. Chau without worrying that the meals are too repetitive. That’s because each presentation is slightly different.
I love looking at bento boxes on Pinterest and Instagram. Photos of delicious and creative bento always make me want to create my own. So during my chemo days, I decided to give it a try and made this simple Korean bibimbap bento box. Surprisingly it turned out to be one of Mr. Chau’s favourite dishes!
If you’re not familiar with bibmibap, it’s a Korean rice bowl dish where steamed rice is topped with various sautéed and seasoned vegetables and/or protein. Usually, hot pepper paste or hot sauce is added, but you can omit this if you don’t like spicy food. Before you eat, you’re supposed to mix all everything together. So every bite will have a little bit of everything. Yum!
Hubby and I usually eat more meat at home. So recently I’ve been trying to get more fish into our diet. While salmon is usually my go-to fish for cooking at home, I’m exploring others that are affordable and easy to make. After trying different recipes, this one which uses basa fillets made it to the top of my list. This basa fillet recipe is delicious, quick to make, and the ingredients are likely all in your pantry!
Back in my university days, I did a co-op term in Ottawa. It was my first time living away from home for an extended period. During this time, I learned how to cook simple meals for one. But making breakfast is not easy for me as I’d prefer to get sleep more instead. So my coworker shared with me this apple cinnamon bran muffins recipe for a grab-and-go breakfast. At first, I was a bit skeptical because I hated bran cereal. In my mind, I had imagined these would be dry and taste like cardboard. However, I ended up loving these muffins! They were moist, with chunks of apples and cinnamony flavours. Even the picky Mr. Chau likes them for breakfast or snack! This recipe is definitely a keeper so I hope you’d give it a try too.
I prefer drinking Matcha (Green Tea) Latte over coffee. Some days, I’d pick up a cup from Starbucks on the way to work. But the money adds up. So I try to find an easy way to make frothy matcha lattes at home to save a few bucks. It turns out making this at home is really easy even if you don’t have a matcha whisk! All you need is a mason jar (or any lidded jar) to make a simple matcha latte.
Hey there, I’m Jan, a food and travel enthusiast based in Burnaby, BC. I enjoy cooking because I believe food brings people together. Plus, I think the best way to experience different cultures is through the belly! Here you’ll find easy to make and hubby approved recipes, with a side of my travel and dine out adventures.