All posts tagged: asian

Asian Style Cobb Salad

This summery salad combines so much of things that I love including feeling healthy while still eating fats and noodles.  Hmmm…noodles. My take on the Cobb has no lettuce, instead the buckwheat noodles take its place as the base. They are perfect for a warm weather salad since they are served cool. The noodles also work amazingly well with the vegetables and flavor-maze dressing. You can add whatever you’d like to this salad. This one is vegetarian and I made it for Meatless Monday. The “bacon” on my Cobb is a vegan mushroom bacon I found on Healthy Happy Life. You can find the recipe here! I highly suggest the recipe, not because it tastes just like bacon, but because it’s just a really tasty mushroom dish. I ate many (many many) before putting them on my salad. Print out the recipe here: Asian Style Cobb Salad

Roasted Bok Choy & Tofu Dumplings

Oh dumplings, never change… This was only my third or fourth attempt at making dumplings (mandu if you’re in Korea) and it does get easier to get them all together but with endless possibilities for flavor, its hard to choose what to use. You need something that will make a little heft for a nice bite.  If you’re not a meat eater, I would suggest the tofu like I used here. glass noodles or more vegetables (cabbage, onions, something sturdy). The trick is the filling to dumpling wrapper ratio…it will be everything. You’re not a machine, you can’t fill up your dumpling like a store bought one unless you are really, really talented. So don’t beat yourself up if it takes a bit to figure out the ratio. Practice, fail, keep trying. That’s the way to do it. You could also just make a little half circle dumpling. There’s no shame in that shape and I’ve done it myself. They’re great for frying, actually. But, I made these in the shape of dumpling that’s good for …

Bacon + Guac Springrolls

I basically wanted to shove some salad into a spring roll but I had a bunch of things in my refrigerator that needed to be eaten.  Why not just throw it all in there? I thought.  Sure! I told myself. I can buy this really thick cut bacon in Korea and it works really well for these rolls but any bacon is going to taste great.  Depending on how many folks you have to eat this will cause the amounts you need to vary.  The ingredient list and directions are quite simple. Ingredients: green onion carrot red pepper yellow pepper sprouts guacamole: 1 avocado, juice of 1/2 a lime, 1/4 cup of diced red onion, cilantro, salt + pepper thick cut bacon spring roll wrappers Directions: Place spring roll wrapper in hot water until soft, place on a flat surface. Add your ingredients and carefully roll tight but not so tight it rips. Hint: I tried different ingredient placement to see what worked best. Put your guac on top of other ingredients and cover it …

Soba Noodles | with lemon shrimp

Soba noodles, the famous Japanese noodles, are made from buckwheat. Buckwheat is a grain called pseundocereal, the seeds are eaten, unlike wheat which is a grass. I know my variety were not organic, but it still seemed like a good choice. The Japanese eat them all the time and look at the size of them. Eventually I will buy some buckwheat flour. I’m anxious to make a traditional French galette (savory crepe made with buckwheat). Ingredients:  soba noodles {enough for 2} raw shrimp {enough for 2…this will vary with the size of your shrimp} 1 cup of cooked spinach 2 eggs poached {I follow the directions from Martha Stewart to poach.} juice of 1/2 a lemon salt and pepper olive oil for cooking/sauteing Directions: Cook soba noodles according to the package. Remember that there will be time to rinse off the noodles and you can prepare your other ingredients at that time. Meanwhile, add oil to a hot pan and add your spinach, salt + pepper. Cook until just wilted. Add your shrimp, lemon, more olive oil and …

Avocado + Tuna |Brown Rice Bowl|

This is a delicious, speedy healthy meal to make and eat for a working girl like myself. But, its not a sexist meal, its inclusive and kind…it can be for anyone! 🙂 Ingredients: 1/2 an avocado, diced 1 cup of cooked sprouted, brown rice 1/2 cup of shredded, roasted kim 1/2 cup tuna in oil 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional) sesame seeds (optional) Directions: Top all your ingredients on top of the brown rice. Mix it up. Drizzle sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds.