Monday, April 5, 2010

Samgak Kimbap


I feel in love with these little babies when I went to Osaka Japan about two years ago. And lucky me, they also sell them here in Korea. They're rice triangles, wrapped in seaweed and come with different fillings. Many of them meat but you can also find them with pickled radish and other various veggies inside. :) The Japanese call them onigiri. In Korean, samgak kimbap.

They come carefully wrapped and with instructions...


1. pull down from plastic on the tip of the triangle

2. pull from the right

3. pull from the left

Ta-da! You've got your self a delicious snack. I'm going to miss these when I'm back in the states!

Food, Inc.

This is a great documentary about food and how a few corporations are now controlling the majority of the food supply in America. It has a great message, that every consumer has an opportunity to change how food is being processed and what is being offered and they can affect these things simply by what they choose to purchase at the supermarket.

Here is the trailer...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kimchi Diet

I've made a goal to start working out more and eating healthier. It makes it slightly more difficult because I'm currently residing in South Korea. Being out of my regular element makes me more inclined to grab what is simple, easy, familiar and comforting. But I'm resisting and making a lot of my own food in an effort to eat healthier. Something that is simple, easy and fast here in Korea is kimchi. So, I've decided to go on an all kimchi diet.

Ha. Just kidding. So, while I definately won't be eating kimchi for every one of my meals, I will be enjoying it quite often. I decided to look up the health benefits of the Korean food and these are some things I found....

Kimchi is loaded with vitamins A, B, and C. It also has healthy bacteria called lactobacilli, found in fermented foods like kimchi and yogurt. The bacteria helps with digestion and I read that fermented cabbage has compounds that may prevent the growth of cancer. Health magazine even put kimchi in their list of top five healthiest foods in the world.


Friday, April 2, 2010

Things I eat, things I learn and things I love

I thought a lot about making a food blog. I've been vegetarian for well over 10 years and I'm quite passionate about it. I love eating food, making food, reading about food and where it comes from. It's all quite interesting to me how little the majority of people know about what they put into their bodies. The more I learn the more I am surprised at what I didn't know before. So, I plan to post lots of random things about food on this blog. The things I eat, the things I learn and the things I love. :)


I hope people will enjoy reading this blog as much as I'll enjoy sharing the things about my food life!