Tuesday, 25 December 2012
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
This is a really hard dish to make - in that it's basically impossible to stop yourself from eating it all in one sitting. Korean Beef is the whole package - sweet and sour, with crunchy and spicy toppings. My mouth is watering, and I just finished eating a couple. The best part about this recipe is how totally easy it is. Just whisk together the ingredients, throw it into a slow cooker and you're all set! Traditionally, Korean Beef is made with short ribs but I can never seem to find them at my local grocery store - so I substitute with beef chunk roast for a similarly delicious alternative.
I must give mad props to Confections of a Foodie Bride for the recipe inspiration. I made some alternations to my version, but the genius idea to make this dish happen in a slow cooker is all them. So throw it on, go watch the Star Wars trilogy (the only three Star Wars movies I will recognize) and you'll have a meal ready before you can say "Hayden Christiensen is the worst."
Friday, 7 December 2012
What a week. I've been sick as a dog, but luckily I got in this little treat before illness sneaked up and hit me like a sack of potatoes (or a sack of limes?). I know, I know - this isn't a taco. But sometimes, like your surrogate blog mother, I think it's important for you to eat your vegetables. Though I do advocate smearing cheesy goodness all over them before consumption. So alongside your daily taco, please enjoy elote - or Mexican corn on the cob. This is a great snack to serve at picnics or as a different sort of appetizer. The best way to cook it is in the husk - that way you have a natural handle when it comes time to chow down. But since it's not exactly corn season, I had to settle for half a husk (aka how corn comes packaged in plastic). So enjoy a little street food and get your daily serving of vegetables OR I WILL TURN THIS CAR AROUND (I'm basically your mother now).