I am a big fan of Middle eastern/Mediterranean foods and flavors. My first job in a what most would consider professional kitchen was in an upscale Mediterranean restaurant. I still have occasional work nightmares from my time working there because I was very green, but eventually moved up to one of the lead chefs. In the time I spent there, it introduced me to some dishes and recipes that I was familiar with so I learned a lot. Recipes using grape leaves like dolmas, tzatziki, escalivada, Spanish tapas and sauces like romesco and charmoula were new to me but became some of my favorites.
Since moving to Washington State as a child, there is one landmark that stands out above all others and that is Mt. Rainier. It is an icon on our license plates and can be seen from almost anywhere in western Washington on a clear day. Rainier is the highest prominence in the lower 48 states which means the height of a mountain or hill’s summit by the vertical distance between it and the lowest contour line encircling it.
Making your very first batch of Kombucha can be overwhelming. It was something I wanted to try for a long time but was very apprehensive. I finally pulled the trigger and decided the easiest way to jump into it was to buy a kit and after it arrived all apprehensions were gone.
This is a very easy and delicious dish to make. If you love Korean food as much as I do, this will be a recipe you make over and over again.
This is more of a review than a recipe because I used store pre-made ingredients and what’s wrong with making an easy meal? I used store bought teriyaki udon by Pulmuone which came with 2 portions of udon noodles, vegetables and sauce packets.
This recipe came about from leftovers but is a great healthy meal on its own. The salad has Asian flavors and would also go well as a side dish. This recipe is based on single serving, adjust as needed.
Like anything, when you first try SUP it can be intimidating. If you are comfortable around water or have spent any time in kayaks, canoes or just about any floating device then you should find SUP very approachable.