I am starting to go down my list of things I wanted to accomplish this season. The first one is done!
I planted my organic vegetable garden! I planted it 3 and a half weeks ago, so they have grown much bigger than this picture. This was taken the first week. I planted these on June 12.
And now I am starting on my second intention of the season of learning 20 new recipes. I had to start with something simple since it's been a very, very long time since I learned and tried to make a new recipe. Since I don't have recipes in my mind when I go to the grocery store, I find that I end up just buying what I'm craving at the time and only buy what I can carry home. Lately I have just been buying tons of fruit, so I didn't have much in my pantry and fridge to create a recipe, but I was so hungry that I had to come up with something new! I have been really wanting to learn how to cook Korean recipes this summer, so I started with something super basic.
This dish is called kimbap (but this looks more like maki). Usually it has some meat, pickled radish, and other ingredients that I don't remember and is eaten just as is without any soy sauce or wasabi, but since I just used ingredients I have in my fridge (eggs, avocado, carrots, sesame seeds), I think this will taste much better as a maki with soy sauce and wasabi. I need to go out and get some today!
I just wanted to share my first dish. I'm so proud of myself for actually cooking. I've always been so busy that I've never had time to cook, but it's always something I wanted to learn to do well. One of my side hobby dreams of mine is to be able to cook gourmet meals... and I guess I'm starting with Korean dishes. I try to eat food that is clean and has the most nutrition in them, so I used soaked and sprouted brown rice instead of refined white rice and used organic ingredients and free range eggs.
1 down, 19 to go! I'm hoping that I surpass that goal by a long shot!
I don't know if any of you guys like Korean food, but I found this wonderful youtube website with a Korean lady teaching people how to cook everything in English. If you're interested, this is where I'll be hanging out for the next couple of months while I experiment with new dishes!www.youtube.com/maangchiwww.maangchi.com
Yummy! I can't wait to be able to have my own collection of dishes that I can make instead of relying on restaurant food so that I can make it clean, healthy, and organic.
The third item on my list is to alter all of my clothes. I have a huge stack, but I'm happy to report that I've managed to alter at least 2 items that I can wear. A lot more to go, but it's a start!
And my home is looking cleaner and cleaner every day. It's amazing how long it takes to settle down after a move.
Much love to all of you co-creators! Wishing you a wonderful day!