Hi! I’m Eunice, a full-time teacher, wife, mom, and wannabe minimalist. I know most food bloggers love to cook, but I actually HATE it. I don’t like the prep (miss you Trader Joe’s), babysitting the stove, or any of the cleanup! But, I have a family to feed and we try to eat as healthy as possible. We used to eat out all the time, and we started feeling gross, not to mention that the money really adds up. I always thought eating out saved time, but it really doesn’t. With just a little prep at the beginning of the week buying groceries and planning the next 2-3 meals (so much easier than a week’s worth!), I realized it was totally doable to eat more at home. Chrissy Teigen also says it’s the easiest way to lose weight 😉 My husband and I are both Korean, and grew up on a lot of Korean food, so it’s always been our family’s go-to comfort food. We don’t like to eat it everyday, though, hence the mostly Korean recipes on this site.
So a year and a half ago, after reading about it online, I convinced my husband I NEEDED an Instant Pot. I’ve been in love with it ever since, and am constantly tweaking things in it so I don’t ever have to use the stove again! I had always been in love with my slow cooker – I mean, dump a bunch of stuff and 8 hours later, you have a meal ready to eat! But when I saw the instant pot had a slow cook feature, I thought, why not just get the instant pot? It saves me so much time and once I set the button, I don’t have to worry about it boiling over, burning to a crisp or stand over it. It does take a little getting used to in the beginning, but stick it out. A good rule of thumb is that it takes 1/3 of the time it takes on the stove to cook under pressure. It’s hard to mess up foods, too. If it comes out too tough, cook it longer. I always try to err on the side of it being undercooked because once it’s overcooked, there isn’t too much you can do.
Recently, Korean food has gotten trendy, which is great, because now we can eat kimchi in peace 🙂 But with all the paleo/vegan/whole30/clean-eating trends, I’ve come to realize that Korean food really is one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Koreans eat such a wide variety of plant-based foods (fernbrake, anyone?) and it is so easy to prepare. Want to hear a dirty but delicious secret? You can make almost any Korean dish using some ratio of soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, vinegar, green onion, and chili pepper flakes. Ha. Yet, a lot of the Korean food blogs I visited included a lot of complicated ingredients or steps, which I just didn’t have the time or energy for. So, I decided to start this blog because I wanted to share the recipes that help me put a yummy Korean dinner on the table as soon as possible, with as little effort as possible. Lazy or Efficient? You decide 🙂
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