Month: December 2019

Avocado Greens Smoothie | veg + gf + df

Avocado Greens Smoothie | veg + gf + df

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable holiday season with friends and family. I spent the week visiting family in South Carolina and indulging in some of my favorite Korean foods as well as some delicious sushi. This morning I 

Holiday Peppermint + Chocolate Ganache Mini-Bundt Cakes

Holiday Peppermint + Chocolate Ganache Mini-Bundt Cakes

You guys, this dessert is the PERFECT holiday treat (or gift) with rich dark chocolate flavors and notes of peppermint from peppermint oil. I will say that these mini-cakes are neither gluten-free nor dairy free (although substituting vegan butter should be fine). It is indulgence 

3 Ways to Add More Joy to Your Workout

3 Ways to Add More Joy to Your Workout

Recently a friend of mine invited me to an evening hot yoga class. I said yes and registered online but throughout it all my mind was trying to scare me with comments like “It’s been sooo long since you’ve done hot yoga—you’re not going to 

Winter Citrus and Fennel Salad | gf +vegan

Winter Citrus and Fennel Salad | gf +vegan

Move over kale and spinach!–Citrus fruits are the star of this salad! This refreshing dish is an unusual take on the standard salad course that balances out the tartness of the citrus with the creaminess of sliced avocado and the slight herbaciousness and bitterness of 

One Pot Pumpkin Curry with Homemade Golden Naan | gf + vegan

One Pot Pumpkin Curry with Homemade Golden Naan | gf + vegan

Have you guys had enough of pumpkin yet? I obviously haven’t. A seasonal favorite, pumpkin is such a versatile ingredient. It can be baked, sautéed, roasted or pureed; it can be a savory meal or the star of a classic dessert. The mild flavors of 

Pause. Reflect. Receive: Using the Circle of Life to Move Into 2020

Pause. Reflect. Receive: Using the Circle of Life to Move Into 2020

It’s already the start of a new month and less than a month away until the beginning of a new YEAR! That’s right–2020 (we’re in a new decade, y’all) is right around the corner. Around this time of year, I’m usually scribbling away in my 

Vegetable Fried Rice | gf

Vegetable Fried Rice | gf

Growing up in a Korean immigrant household, my daily meals often consisted of white rice, several side dishes or ban-chan such as Kimchi, and seasoned anchovies, and the occasional featured dish–a kimchi stew (or Ji-Gae) or spicy noodles with Asian pears and greens. Eating pancakes 

Maple Pumpkin Waffles | gf +df

Maple Pumpkin Waffles | gf +df

After an eventful Thanksgiving weekend, I was ready to spend the weekend relaxing. This meant catching up on sleep and starting my Sunday morning with breakfast in bed. I’ve been using pumpkin puree a lot in my cooking lately and most recipes often only use