I was totally out of commission for over a week due to a terrible cold. I’ve been going nonstop since my California vacation in June. And getting eight hours of sleep was nothing but a feint memory. I was doing relatively OK, albeit a little tired, until a couple of weeks ago. Then… ugh. It’s funny how you are forced to find the time to rest once your body feels like it’s been hit by a mac truck.
I love nuts: almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc. I get this from my mom. My mom used to have them all over the house when I was growing up. Even now, she has them in the cabinets, in the fridge, on the coffee table, and even in her car.
I used to make fun of her when I was little, but now, I get it. They are good with just about anything and good for just about any occasion. And I especially love candied nuts. I used to buy tons from Trader Joe’s. My husband used to joke that I keep them in business. I rarely buy them now, because they are so easy to make at home.
Yup. It’s another quick and easy meal. I wish I could say that I whip up elaborately fancy meals often, but that would be a total lie. Most of my meals for the past few months have two things in common. You guessed it: quick and easy. I’m hoping things will slow down soon, but I’m not holding my breath. And I’m quite enjoying my quick and easy meals, especially my multitude of bibimbap. This week, it was bibimbap with maple-glazed edamame.
I made some simple but super delectable Kimchi Avocado Rolls last week, all thanks to a subpar experience at a restaurant. And it’s become my (new) favorite way to enjoy kimchi. Let me explain. A few weeks ago, I tried a kimchi roll (Gimchi Gimbap) at a restaurant at the urging of the server. He called it “fantastic” and “probably the most popular item” on the menu. You don’t have to twist my arm to try a kimchi dish, but I was a little trepidatious about trying it at a non-Korean restaurant. But we tried it anyway. I’ll say that the dish had a lot of potential. It, however, left me confused.
I always have kimchi in my fridge. ALWAYS. I don’t eat it everyday, but I need to know that it’s within reach. I have to admit, it’s often store-bought. But there is nothing like a good homemade kimchi.