All posts tagged: food

WTF I’VE BEEN DOING DURING SOCIAL ISOLATION

Hello friends, how are you? ❤️ It’s been a tough time over the past few weeks, COVID-19 has literally put the whole world on pause. Nothing feels normal and there’s nothing normal about this situation (this is a daily reminder to myself, wanted to remind you too). It’s wild to think that we’re living in history and everyday people have been losing their lives, jobs, and.. well.. their sanity from social isolation. Before I get into it, below is a creative I think is important to share from @bethdrawsthings. I’ve been staying inside, trying to keep busy as much as I can but also giving myself permission to just chill TF out. Twice a week I’ll go for a run in the morning and that usually makes me feel accomplished and starts my day off on a good note. I’ve been staying with Mark at his place (my boyfriend) for the past week or so and it’s nice to have the company. We just finished watching McMillions which is a documentary series about the McDonald’s …

TOP 5 ICE CREAMS FOUND AT KOREAN CONVENIENCE STORES

After I go out for dinner, there’s a likely chance I’ll be making a b-line toward the nearest CU or 7/11 for a frozen sugar fix. In South Korea, ice cream is found at every corner shop and typically under ₩2,000. Options are bountiful, from exotic red bean to addicting classics of chocolate and vanilla. To give you the inside scoop (no pun intended), I’ve rounded my top five South Korean convenience store confectionery treats. 1. Papico I’m a chocolate fanatic, and this one perfectly satisfies my sweet tooth. Take the squishy bottle out of the wrapper and warm it up in your hands to easily eat while on the go. Also, my students can’t get enough of this stuff and I can always catch them devouring it at lunchtime. RATING: 8/10 2. Big Beads Ice – Peach & Kiwi If you’ve ever had Dippin’ Dots, this is essentially the same thing but the dots are bigger, and tastier. The refreshing circle shaped treats melt in your mouth and flavours of peach and kiwi are the perfect tang for your taste buds. RATING: 9/10 3. Vanilla Milkshake If you appreciate a McDonald’s vanilla soft …

EAT KOREAN BBQ WITH ME

Last night I met up with a friend who suggested we go to one of his favourite K-BBQ places for dinner. We made our way to PNU (Pusan National University) in Busan and thought it would be fun to take you along with us on a typical Friday night in SoKo.  Bring on the samgyupsal, banchan, and meakju! 😉 This post was created for EPIK e-Press.

TASTE TEST: KOREAN SNACKS

My friend Dev and I got together and filmed a taste test video for my Get Up & Go Girl channel. We ate/spit-out Korean snacks we’ve never tried before including the best ice cream EVERRR, a couple odd flavoured chips (tteokbokki anyone?), and whatever else the Korean convenience store had to offer. I hope you enjoy this video more than we enjoyed squid jerky.

KOREAN DISHES I ACTUALLY ENJOY

Korean food and I have had a rocky relationship. I don’t like eggs, I only eat kimchi because it’s in front of me, rice cakes make me gag, sugar on top of potatoes is weird, and anything with the words blood, intestine, or gizzard I tap out. What’s left for me to eat in Korea? Not too much. I do enjoy select Korean dishes so if there are any of you who are like me (picky AF, apparently) there is hope!!! When I go to any Korean restaurant, in front of me will be one of the seven dishes listed below. 1. Kimchi Bokkeumbap This is my all-time favourite Korean dish. I don’t looove kimchi but mixed with fried rice (bokkeumbap) the taste of kimchi is subtle and delicious. I first had this while spending a summer in NYC and became addicted, I legit had it every day. I prefer kimchi bokkeumbap with pork, no egg and MELTED CHEESE ON TOP! The cheese is key! You gotta eat this dish with a spoon because it tastes different with a fork, …

ZUCCHINI CHIPS & SAFFRON SPICE DIP

Zucchini = favourite vegetable, ever (see: Zucchini & Grape Tomato recipe). Grill it, season it, dip it and now CHIP it. Yup. Chip it. Move over kale chips (but don’t move too far, you’re still delicious), zucchini chips are all the rage. They’re simple to make and a great way to impress dinner guests to the point where you’ll be saying, “oh this recipe? I just whipped it up.” Try out my zucchini chip recipe below, featuring a saffron spice dip. HOO-HAA! Excuse me and I wipe up drool off my keyboard. Ingredients: 2 large zucchini 1 cup all purpose flour 2 cups seltzer water 1/4 cup corn starch Panko bread crumbs 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 cups olive oil (or vegetable oil) Dip ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon of saffron spice Directions: Cut zucchini into half inch slices. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, corn starch, salt, pepper and seltzer water (this is your batter). Place panko bread crumbs in a separate large bowl. Add zucchini in …

ZUCCHINI & GRAPE TOMATOES

This is good stuff right here. Zucchini & grape tomato.. pasta? Is this considered pasta? It’s not a salad, it’s technically not pasta and it can’t be a pasta salad.. I don’t know what it’s called, but this spiralled zucchini dish is simple, fresh and mega delicious so like, the name = minor details. Ingredients: 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup of grape tomatoes, cut in half Salt and pepper 2 medium-sized zucchinis, spiralled with thicker blade Dash of parmesan cheese Directions: In a large non-stick pan, heat the oil. Add the garlic and cook until golden, approx 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes,and season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, covered, until the tomatoes soften, approx 15 minutes. Put a little parmesan on top and BAM, you have dinner in under half hour.