Hobak Bokkeum (Stir-fried Zucchini)

A simple Korean side dish you can make with abundant summer zucchinis!  It’s also great in bibimbpap.   This stir-fried zucchini is one of my favorite summer side dishes (banchan, 반찬)! It’s delicious with summer zucchinis and goes well with any Korean meal, especially meat dishes such as bulgogi, galbi, or jeyuk bokkeum or in bibimbap. […] The post Hobak Bokkeum (Stir-fried Zucchini) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Gochujang Jjigae (Gochujang Stew with Zucchini)

Gochujang adds lots of spicy, robust flavors to this simple stew made with summer zucchini and potatoes. You’ll love it is you like Korean stews.   This gochujang jjigae (고추장 찌개) with zucchini is especially popular in summer when zucchinis are abundant and tasty. It’s a family favorite! If you like rich and flavor packed […] The post Gochujang Jjigae (Gochujang Stew with Zucchini) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Jangajji (Vegetable Pickles)

Vegetable pickles made with a simple brine with 3 ingredients — soy sauce, vinegar and sugar! These Korean pickles are quick, delicious and crunchy! Salty, sweet, tangy and crunchy Korean pickles, anyone? Pickling is a food preservation process, and different cultures have different techniques and flavorings. In Korea, vegetables pickled in soy sauce are highly […] The post Jangajji (Vegetable Pickles) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Patbingsu (Shaved ice with Sweet Red Beans)

Bingsu is a Korean shaved ice treat. You can easily make a quick version with canned red beans, but the sweet red beans are easy to make at home. Either way, it will certainly cool you body down on hot summer days.  Nothing says summer more than bingsu (빙수) in Korea! It’s a shaved ice […] The post Patbingsu (Shaved ice with Sweet Red Beans) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Ssamjang (Sauce for Korean Lettuce Wraps)

Ssamjang is a Korean sauce for lettuce wraps. Learn how to make a basic ssam sauce and a variation made with canned tuna. What is ssamjang? Ssamjang (쌈장) is best known as a dipping sauce that accompanies lettuce wraps for Korean BBQ. In food terms, ssam (쌈) means wraps or wrapped food, and jang (장) […] The post Ssamjang (Sauce for Korean Lettuce Wraps) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Jajangmyeon (Noodles in Black Bean Sauce)

Jajangmyeon is a popular Korean-Chinese dish. Learn how to make these delicious black bean noodles at home with this easy to follow recipe! Whether you grew up on these Korean black bean noodles or learned to love them as an adult, I’m sure you get strong cravings for this beloved dish every so often. Good […] The post Jajangmyeon (Noodles in Black Bean Sauce) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Instant Pot Galbitang (Beef Short Rib Soup)

This Instant Pot galbitang recipe will give you the same delicious result with a nice and clean taste as the traditional stove top recipe.  Galbitang (갈비탕), Korean beef short rib soup, is a clear, delicate soup made by boiling beef short ribs with aromatic vegetables. It’s hearty and nourishing! Previously, I showed you how to […] The post Instant Pot Galbitang (Beef Short Rib Soup) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Kongnamul Bap (Soybean Sprout Rice Bowl)

Kongnamul bap is basically rice cooked with kongnamul (soybean sprouts). Simply cook the rice with soybean sprouts and other ingredients such as meat and kimchi for delicious Korean rice bowls! Unlike bibimbap, a better known rice bowl with various vegetable and meat toppings, kongnamul bap (콩나물밥) is basically rice cooked with kongnamul (soybean sprouts) and […] The post Kongnamul Bap (Soybean Sprout Rice Bowl) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Salmon Bulgogi

Change up your salmon preparation, and make this bulgogi flavored salmon! The marinade is easy to whip up, and the fish cooks very quickly, making this dish a perfect weeknight meal or a quick addition to you summer grilling! I absolutely love salmon! Here’s my favorite way to cook this omega-3 rich fish. I marinate […] The post Salmon Bulgogi appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Honghap Miyeok Guk (Seaweed Soup with Mussels)

This recipe is a seafood variation of Korean seaweed soup. It’s made with mussels, but you can substitute them with other seafood such as clams or shrimp.  What is miyeok guk?  Miyeok guk (미역국), or miyeokguk, is a soup made with miyeok (also known as wakame) which is a variety of sea vegetable or seaweed. […] The post Honghap Miyeok Guk (Seaweed Soup with Mussels) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Skillet Corn with Jalapeno

This Skillet Corn with Jalapeno is an easy and delicious way to enjoy fresh summer sweet corn. The perfect side dish for anything that comes off the grill! I’ve been on a sweet corn kick this summer, preparing those golden sweet kernels pretty much every possible way. Is it me or is it especially delicious... Keep Reading... The post Skillet Corn with Jalapeno appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Salmon Salad Sandwiches

A creamy lemon and dill mixture combines with canned salmon to create these easy Salmon Salad Sandwiches. A delicious, no-fuss meal that can be prepared in just 10 minutes! With summer comes warm temps and the desire to scale down to lighter, fresher, and easier meals. These Salmon Salad Sandwiches fit the bill perfectly. I’ve... Keep Reading... The post Salmon Salad Sandwiches appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Chicken Pitas

There’s no need to order takeout next time you’re craving Greek food. These grilled Chicken Pitas are restaurant quality and easy to make at home! We crave Greek food on a regular basis here so creating an easy recipe for a Chicken Pita I could create at home has been my mission for the past... Keep Reading... The post Chicken Pitas appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Greek Potatoes

These easy lemon roasted Greek Potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside! A delicious side dish choice for a wide variety of meals. The post Greek Potatoes appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Orzo, Grape, Feta Salad

There is great texture and big flavor in this Orzo, Grape, Feta Salad with spinach and balsamic. This pretty orzo pasta salad is great side dish choice for any summer meal. I’ve been making this light, breezy, and beautiful Orzo, Grape, Feta Salad going on 7 years now and I love it just as much... Keep Reading... The post Orzo, Grape, Feta Salad appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Lemon Zucchini Coffee Cake

A burst of fresh lemon and shredded zucchini combine to create this moist and tender Lemon Zucchini Coffee Cake. This all-purpose cake is delicious with scrambled eggs in the morning or a cup of tea in the afternoon. I’ve made this Lemon Zucchini Coffee Cake three times over the course of the past month, making... Keep Reading... The post Lemon Zucchini Coffee Cake appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Basil Buttermilk Dressing

Summer fresh basil is the star of this creamy Basil Buttermilk Dressing. This versatile homemade salad dressing is a wonderful choice for your summer salads. Each year when graduation time rolls around, I find myself reminiscing. And, of course, all of my memories seem to be tied to food. Our youngest son’s graduation from UC... Keep Reading... The post Basil Buttermilk Dressing appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Pizza Pasta Casserole

Everything you love about pizza in casserole form. This Pizza Pasta Casserole is the definition of a family-friendly meal! When times get tough, the tough eat pasta! But, seriously folks, is there anything more comforting than a great big casserole dish full of cheesy pasta in a bubbling meat sauce? An easy pasta casserole like... Keep Reading... The post Pizza Pasta Casserole appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Napa Almond Chicken Salad (Panera Copycat)

This absolutely delicious chicken salad was inspired by the Napa Almond Chicken Salad at Panera. It is easy to make at home and so much like the restaurant version! I am in love with the Napa Almond Chicken Salad at Panera. No joke. So much so that I decided I had to pick apart their... Keep Reading... The post Napa Almond Chicken Salad (Panera Copycat) appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Oatmeal Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips

These rustic and substantial Oatmeal Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips are so delicious warm from the oven. This recipe is a fabulous way to make use of those overripe bananas! Have you noticed an unusual amount of banana bread while scrolling your feed on Pinterest or Instagram lately? There is definitely a banana bread baking... Keep Reading... The post Oatmeal Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

A Tale of Two Sesame Pastes

Knowing the difference between tahini and Chinese sesame paste goes a long way in the kitchen. The post A Tale of Two Sesame Pastes appeared first on TASTE.

Best Served Cold

Your freezer is a tool for improving taste and texture, from flourless cakes to peanut butter miso cookies. The post Best Served Cold appeared first on TASTE.

Figs and Feta Forever

Laurie Ellen Pellicano’s fig tart is a salty, jammy celebration of the fruit’s savory side. The post Figs and Feta Forever appeared first on TASTE.

Korean BBQ Pork Ribs

Tender, moist and flavorful Korean marinated BBQ pork ribs! Choose from two different marinades – mild and spicy. Slow cook in the oven until tender, and then finish off under the broiler or on a grill.  These Korean marinated baby back ribs are tender, moist, and flavorful! You can choose from two different marinades – […] The post Korean BBQ Pork Ribs appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Gamja Jorim (Korean Braised Potatoes)

Gamja jorim is an easy Korean side dish made with potatoes and a few basic ingredients! What is gamja jorim? Gamja jorim (감자조림) is a braised potato dish. It’s a popular side dish at home and restaurants and for home-packed lunch boxes. Jorim refers to dishes made by simmering the main ingredient in a sauce […] The post Gamja Jorim (Korean Braised Potatoes) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Steak Fajitas

This classic Steak Fajitas recipe is easy to prepare and a great choice for the grill or stovetop! A homemade spice mix adds authentic Tex-Mex flavor to strips of seared steak and colorful bell peppers and onions. There’s nothing quite like the experience of having a sizzling skillet of fajitas delivered to your table at... Keep Reading... The post Steak Fajitas appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Cook Your Cucumbers

Forget what you know, and think beyond the crisp, cold crunch. The post Cook Your Cucumbers appeared first on TASTE.

Feta Bruschetta

Toasted baguette topped with a mixture of summer fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, and feta cheese. Feta Bruschetta is a savory, irresistible appetizer choice! I originally published this recipe over 8 years ago but I’m bringing it front and center as we near the peak of tomato season. I’ll never forget the first time I made... Keep Reading... The post Feta Bruschetta appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Dubu Jorim (Braised Tofu)

Dubu jorim is a tofu dish that’s braised in a simple sauce. With this simple recipe, you can easily turn your tofu into a flavorful side dish.  Dubu jorim (두부조림) is a Korean braised tofu dish that’s highly popular as a side dish. Growing up as a child in Korea, this dish was one of […] The post Dubu Jorim (Braised Tofu) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

California Coleslaw

Colorful vegetables and a creamy, lightened up dressing turn a bag of coleslaw mix into this quick and easy California Coleslaw. Coleslaw, in a variety of forms, makes a frequent appearance on my menus all year long. It’s fun to dress it up with different ingredients and dressings to make it unique and interesting. This... Keep Reading... The post California Coleslaw appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Quick Dongchimi (Radish Water Kimchi)

Dongchimi is a mild water-based radish kimchi. During fermentation, acidity and sweetness develop, producing a tangy, refreshing broth. What is dongchimi? Dongchimi (동치미) is a mild water-based kimchi. It’s typically made in late fall with a small variety of white radish called dongchimi mu during kimjang (kimchi making season) and eaten during winter. The word […] The post Quick Dongchimi (Radish Water Kimchi) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

A flavorful marinade creates the most delicious Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad topped with easy homemade Focaccia Croutons. This is a salad you will crave on a regular basis! Before we head into all things fall, I just had to bring you one more “summer-ish” recipe. There’s plenty of soups and cozy holiday fare on the... Keep Reading... The post Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

This easy Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing is super fresh and creamy with that familiar briny kick and takes just 5 minutes to make! It turns a basic Caesar salad into something amazing. Chopped romaine, Parmesan cheese, and croutons make up the basis of a classic Caesar salad. When you break it down, there’s really nothing... Keep Reading... The post Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Simple, easy to stock ingredients create this tasty one-pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta. A quick, family-friendly meal perfect for a busy day. As summer turns to fall and household routines change, easy one-pot meals become a vital component to getting dinner on the table. This Chicken Parmesan Pasta is not only incredibly easy to prepare, it’s... Keep Reading... The post Chicken Parmesan Pasta appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Classic Fudge Walnut Brownies

These Classic Fudge Walnut Brownies are deliciously rich with a fabulous dense texture. They are quick and easy to make and SO much better than a boxed mix! As we head into the long weekend I can’t help but think back to holiday weekends in past summers. It’s got me feeling pretty nostalgic and I... Keep Reading... The post Classic Fudge Walnut Brownies appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

15 Chuseok Recipes

Chuseok (추석) is coming up! It’s a major traditional holiday in Korea, which is celebrated over 3 days. Also referred to as Hangawi (한가위), it falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Outside Korea, Chuseok is also known as a Mid-Autumn Festival or Korean Thanksgiving. Families gather and celebrate the year’s harvest, […] The post 15 Chuseok Recipes appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Jangjorim (Soy Braised Beef)

Jangjorim is a soy-braised beef dish. It’s a slightly sweet, salty side dish that goes well with any Korean meal! Jangjorim (장조림) is a soy-braised beef dish. It’s a slightly sweet and salty dish that’s meant to be eaten in small amounts as a basic side dish, mitbanchan (밑반찬).  As such, a little bit of […] The post Jangjorim (Soy Braised Beef) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Easy Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

This Easy Red Beans and Rice with Sausage is a quick version of this classic dish that is prepared in a fraction of the time of traditional methods. This flavorful meal is a fabulous weekday family dinner choice. This post has been sponsored by Johnsonville®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Traditional red beans... Keep Reading... The post Easy Red Beans and Rice with Sausage appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Can Chicken Soup Save Us?

Great versions exist around the world, but it’s not the only soul-satisfying tonic in the pot. The post Can Chicken Soup Save Us? appeared first on TASTE.

Beet Songpyeon

Songpyeon, half-moon shaped rice cake, is a must-have Chuseok delicacy. The sweet, earthy flavor of beets, and their vibrant red color works beautifully with the songpyeon dough. The weather has cooled down, the trees are changing colors, and the persimmons in my backyard are ripening. I absolutely love this time of year! Over the last couple of […] The post Beet Songpyeon appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Make-Ahead Manicotti

With a little advance prep this Make-Ahead Manicotti will be ready to pop in the oven when you’re ready for dinner. This no-boil, make-ahead method is a real lifesaver on busy days! Long before the scores of one-pot pasta dishes started hitting all the recipe sites, I came across this make-ahead method for preparing manicotti.... Keep Reading... The post Make-Ahead Manicotti appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Apple Banana Bread

Apples and cinnamon add a cozy fall twist to this Apple Banana Bread. This easy quick bread recipe is a delicious way to welcome the fall season! Many recipes require several rounds of testing with little tweaks made each time to get them just right, but not this one. It was one and done! The... Keep Reading... The post Apple Banana Bread appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Yaksik (Sweet Rice with Dried Fruits and Nuts)

Yaksik is a popular rice cake that’s made with sweet rice (aka glutinous rice), dried fruits and nuts. It’s easy to make with your Instant Pot or electric rice cooker.  What is yaksik? Yaksik (약식) is a type of rice cake that’s made with sweet rice (aka glutinous rice) as well as nuts and dried […] The post Yaksik (Sweet Rice with Dried Fruits and Nuts) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

The New Internet Pantry

Home cooks buying specialty ingredients online want to be conscious consumers. But can we also be critical ones? The post The New Internet Pantry appeared first on TASTE.

Hobakjuk (Pumpkin Porridge)

Hobakjuk is a golden-yellow and velvety porridge made with pumpkin and glutinous rice! Make this delicious comfort food with this easy recipe! Fall is in full swing! The leaves are turning colors, and pumpkins are everywhere. With the weather getting cool, we all crave some warm comfort food. For Koreans, juk (porridge) is a popular […] The post Hobakjuk (Pumpkin Porridge) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Spanish Rice with Ground Beef

This easy one-pot Spanish Rice with Ground Beef is an excellent side dish choice or add your favorite toppings for an economical, family-friendly meal. This recipe exceeded all of my expectations. The ingredient list is simple, the one-pot method is fast and easy, and the result is seriously delicious. Uncooked rice cooks in a skillet... Keep Reading... The post Spanish Rice with Ground Beef appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

You will want to have a jar of this Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix in your pantry at all times. It is a staple in so many Mexican-inspired recipes and so much better than the store bought variety! It has been well over 20 years since I mixed up my first batch of this Homemade Taco... Keep Reading... The post Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Beoseot Gangjeong (Sweet Crispy Mushrooms)

Beoseot gangjeong is deep-fried crispy mushrooms glazed in a slightly sweet and sour with a spicy kick.  The lightly coated mushrooms are deep-fried in shallow oil. The sauce only takes a few minutes! On one of my recent trips to Korea, a friend and I dined at Balwoo Gongyang, a Michelin starred restaurant serving up […] The post Beoseot Gangjeong (Sweet Crispy Mushrooms) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe is so rich and creamy you won’t believe it’s dairy free. It’s a super wholesome and irresistibly delicious soup to enjoy on a chilly autumn day. Pull on a sweater, light a fire, and get a big pot of this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup going on the stove. There... Keep Reading... The post Roasted Butternut Squash Soup appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Yukgaejang (Spicy Beef Soup with Vegetables)

Yukgaejang is a hearty, spicy beef soup made with shredded beef, lots of scallions and other vegetables. Perfect soup to keep you and your family warm and nourished during cold months!   Yukgaejang (육개장) is a hearty, spicy beef soup that’s highly popular in Korea. Made with shredded beef, lots of scallions (pa, 파) and […] The post Yukgaejang (Spicy Beef Soup with Vegetables) appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

15 Korean Soup Recipes

A collection of 15 delicious and comforting Korean soups to help you stay warm and cozy this fall and winter!   It’s November and getting quite cold around here. We all need more delicious warming soup recipes! For you Korean food lovers, I’ve collected my 15 most popular soup recipes here. While these soups will definitely […] The post 15 Korean Soup Recipes appeared first on Korean Bapsang.

Buttermilk Cornbread Waffles

Cornmeal adds a bit of crunch and rich golden color to these sweet Buttermilk Cornbread Waffles. Top them with Maple Honey Cinnamon Butter, maple syrup and fresh berries for an award winning breakfast! Going out to breakfast on the weekend is one of the routines I’ve been missing most these past months. After a long... Keep Reading... The post Buttermilk Cornbread Waffles appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.

Honey Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

These Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Brussels Sprouts will steal the spotlight on your holiday table. They’re roasted with honey and a delicious seasoning blend until tender and caramelized. If there was ever a vegetable side dish to get more “ooohs” and “ahhhs” than the entrée, these Honey Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts are it!... Keep Reading... The post Honey Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts appeared first on Valerie's Kitchen.