• Savory Asian Oatmeal

    Oatmeal.  Love it or hate it there’s no denying oatmeal is here to stay as being a staple health food.  For a long time I struggled figuring out a yummy way to prepare and eat it.  However, my sweet tooth always gave in and I would bombard it with brown sugar, butter, and more. Success for my sweet tooth! Epic fail in the health realm.  Enter my trip to Vegas a few weeks ago to visit my best friend Aiko.  She introduced me to a way to eat oatmeal I had never even thought of and has completely transformed my mornings! How I never thought to incorporate my Korean background into my oatmeal…

  • Lime Chicken Enchiladas

    You know how some days you want to have your food just cook itself leaving you to sit back and relax? Well, I have come to realize that a slow cooker is about as close to that as I am going to get.  The chicken in these lime chicken enchiladas comes out so flavorful, tender, and shreddable (is that even a word?) that I purposely made too much so I could use the leftovers for quesadillas the following day. All it took to make the chicken was throwing the few ingredients in the slow cooker, turning it to high, and walking away. Beautiful! Here are the 4 ingredients for the chicken in the…

  • Sriracha Mayo on Corn

    Yes, you read that right, Sriracha mayo on corn.  So, so, so GOOD! Summer for our family always means lots of corn on the cob which also equates to finding different toppings to make it taste even better.  Last night we experimented with a few different toppings and the clear winner was a combination of Sriracha and mayo, with the addition of parmesan cheese and a shredded Italian cheese mix. Just mix 2 Tbsp of Sriracha with about a cup of mayo.  Definitely adjust the ratio of Sriracha to mayo depending on your preference of heat.  You can also add some garlic powder to add even more flavor. If you prefer to just buy the…

  • Breakfast Egg and Sausage Muffins

    Mornings can be a bit hectic around our household especially if we are all trying to get out the door on time. I am a big believer in eating breakfast to start the day right but sometimes because we are rushing cereal becomes an attractive choice for a quick breakfast, even though I know it is definitely not the healthiest of food for myself, the Mr, and the kids.  Enter: Breakfast Egg and Sausage Muffins. These little muffins are simple, healthy, and best of all fun to make with the kids.  They can be made up of whatever veggies and/or meat you have left in your fridge and each person can even customize their own muffin. The kids had a…

  • Green Drink Recipe

    Hello everyone and happy Tuesday.  Last week I posted a picture of my green drink on Facebook and Instagram and got a lot of questions about what was in it, why I drink it, and how to make it.  I thought I would take the opportunity to share what it is with you! There are recipes all over the internet for this green drink and that green drink but the recipe I use is a combination of a couple different recipes I had found online.  What is great about a green drink is that you can substitute different fruits and vegetables into the drink based on your own preferences.  I warn you that it may not look pretty…

  • Easy Korean Beef Bowl

    Growing up with a Korean mom exposed me to some amazing cultural food that I think a lot of people would love if they tried it.  I know I converted my husband to loving Korean food!  The great thing about Korean food such as this easy Korean Beef Bowl is that it is typically healthy and especially yummy.  In addition most of the ingredients used are often found at your local grocery store. This Korean Beef Bowl is a play on bibimbap (rice and veggie mix) and bulgogi, a flash-grilled meat dish. What is great is that if you are short on time and/or money this dish keeps it pretty fast and cost…

  • Watermelon, Feta, and Cucumber Salad

    I LOVE FARMERS MARKETS.  There, I said it.  Who out there relates?!  There is something about the fresh fruits and vegetables at my fingertips, the energy in the air, and the hustle and bustle of people and vendors that always excites me about the farmers market.  This past weekend my family and I went to the Minneapolis Farmers Market and I came home with a bag full of fruits and veggies ready to be eaten. Here are some yummy produce waiting to be bought. I also love that there is so much more than just food at the market, such as flowers, meat, popcorn, and other things. My mom caught my baby girl Gianna…

  • Summer Black Bean Salad

    Are you all feeling the heat and humidity like I am? Here in Minnesota the storms have been hitting hard which means the humidity is high and also my hair is CRAZY a bit frizzy.  Which all (except the hair) leads me to put together quick, simple, and refreshing meals and snacks.  Enter my favorite side dish, black bean salad.  A roommate of mine in college introduced me to this dish many years ago and have loved it ever since .   The beauty of this dish is it is low cost (which is how I managed to eat it in college) and extremely healthy as well with ingredients like black beans, corn, and cilantro.  In fact, just this morning I read…

  • Red, White, and Blue Drink

    Need a last minute drink for your 4th of July party today?  I was looking for a recipe for the big holiday bash that would be easy to put together the day of the party and would be pretty inexpensive as well.  I had already baked the Firecracker Cookies but knew I needed to add something else that was quick and easy to prepare. Scrolling through some ideas online I saw a picture of a tri-colored drink.  Hmm, something I don’t have to bake or cook?  Let’s check this out!     Everything I read said it was as easy as pouring together three drinks with different sugar contents because the drink with the most sugar…

  • Red, White, and Blue Layered Cake

    Today I wanted to share the cake we baked and decorated for last year’s Independence Day celebration.  From the outside it looked like a typical cake.  My oldest frosted it himself with a homemade caramel frosting from a recipe his grandma gave to us and was delicious. Hence the light brown color. Inside the cake, however, was the surprise.  When you cut into the cake you could see the layers of the cake were red, white, and blue.  Fun!  The cake was a hit at the party, it tasted great, and was pretty simple to make. The Cake: Batter: We used a box of regular store-bought white cake mix.  We mixed the ingredients and…