Archive for the ‘Tofu’ Category

I am pretty sure that there are as many different Korean Pancake recipes as there are kinds of kimchi!  And they are all very delicious.

As usual, Dr. Tae Yun Kim takes it to another level altogether.  She starts out with the basic concept, and then goes on to “healthify” it as we like to call it.  She mixed up a basic pancake batter, where she combined a “home-grown” egg,  “a little water” and whisked until was all well combined, with some salt and garlic powder added.


Then she added flour, enough to get the consistency of regular pancake batter.  If you are gluten-free, be sure to use xanthan gum or physllium powder with your gluten free flour to make the batter hold together.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim likes to kick the heat notch up a bit and adds some grated jalapeno to the batter, or finely chopped parsley.


Then, this time, she added some carrots that had been pre-cooked just enough to be very firm but not crunchy any more.  She added sliced tofu, onions, and other veggies, along with sliced up kosher hot dogs.


Then, after the batter started to barely turn solid, here comes another surprise:


Dr. Tae Yun Kim added another thin layer of batter over the top.  After a quick and swift flipping over, the newly created art form looked like this:



Doesn’t that make you want to run in the kitchen and make on of these RIGHT NOW???


And even though there are no set amounts of ingredients for this savory pancake here on this blog yet, do go ahead and try – you really can’t go wrong!  And you will thank yourself you did!






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2016-02-04 18.22.08Birthday dish

Today was my 58th Birthday, and this is what I had for dinner.  Looks delicious and I can vouch for it that it sure was!

Dr. Tae Yun Kim has encouraged all of us Jung Suwon warriors to focus on our health this year, and that of course starts with a healthy diet.

This above warrior feast has all the good stuff in it – a mixture of veggies: brussels sprouts, broccoli, onions, garlic, red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers and mushrooms.  Of course you can use a medley of whatever you have on hand, or whatever you like.

I started by sauteing the tofu with the onions and garlic first, added some gluten-free soy sauce, and added the rest of the veggies.  I added a little water too, and covered and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, then topped it with 2 very fresh eggs and covered until the eggs were done – in this case done meant still a little runny inside.

If you either can’t have tofu or simply don’t like it, you could easily substitute boneless chicken for it, just make sure you cook it all the way through.  Or, to change it all up, you could use any meat you have left over from another meal.

Dr.  Tae Yun Kim has been encouraging my self-imposed weight loss – I set a new Year goal to get back down to 130 lbs, my ideal weight – and I enjoyed this meal without rice – although it would have been superb with some brown rice, or even noodles, for sure.

Go ahead and try it out – let me know if you like it!



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2016-01-30 11.03.20

The beauty of this great tasting dish is that it takes only a few minutes to prepare, and is very healthy!  It is low calorie and low carbohydrates, and happens to be gluten free.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim has been focusing on healthy meals, especially those that can be prepared with minimal efforts, because who has time for a lot of cooking?

To prevent us from falling back on just stopping by a fast food place or grab other ready prepared foods (that are often full of unhealthy fats, have too many carbs and are otherwise not optimal choices) Dr. Tae Yun Kim is constantly coming up with wonderful dishes that not only taste good but also please the eyes!

For this particular dish, start with a medium sized frying pan, and cover about 1/2 inch high with chicken or beef broth; or water seasoned with garlic and ginger if you don’t have broth on hand.  Add some gluten free soy sauce – how much depends on how strong a taste you like, and sliced tofu and/or sliced chicken – and let simmer and soak in.  Add some red pepper flakes, amount will depend on how spicy you can handle.  Add a small handful of sliced onion, small handful of broccoli, mushrooms and spinach.  Add an egg or two and let is set – and you are done and ready to enjoy!  You can eat this with brown rice, or plain.

For the year 2016,  Dr. Tae Yun Kim has asked her students, and all her friends to please focus on good health, and to this end, she has been creating many new recipes!  Stay in tune!




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I realize that sometimes, after hard Jung SuWon class, you just got enough energy to cook a little something.  You don’t really want to stop for junk food on the way home.  After all, Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim admonishes us to not put junk into our bodies.  She says, “Don’t treat your body like a garbage disposal!  You don’t put bad gas into your car, why would you want to put bad food into your body?”

So here is here great solution for a quick, easy and very healthy meal when you are halfway starving….

Of course you have good, firm tofu in your refrigerator by now, as a staple.  Drain the tofu, and cut into 1/2 inch slices, and then in half again so you have thin, rectangular slices.  But any shape will do, this is in case you want it to look like the picture above.

Peel a couple of potatoes and cut them into bite sized chunks.  Do the same with carrots, celery, zucchini, broccoli, and mushrooms, but whatever you have on hand will do just fine.

In a frying pan, heat up some olive oil and add some crushed garlic, perhaps a couple of tablespoons of it.   Add the potatoes, and sautee at medium heat until about halfway done, then add the rest of the vegetables.  Add a little water to prevent them from burning. 

At the same time in a seperate pan, also with some olive oil, lightly fry the tofu and set aside.  When the vegetables are just about done, arrange the tofu slices nicely on top of the vegetables and put some tofu sauce on top and add enough to the vegetable mixture as well.  You already know the recipe for this – it was in my first post on this blog!  However, if you don’t want to go back that far, here is the recap:

  • about a handful chopped green onions
  • about a tablespoon chopped garlic
  • about a tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • a little fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • a dab of honey (optional)
  • about a tablespoon ground sesame seeds
  • Naturally fermented soy sauce
  • in a bowl, put the chopped green onions and the rest of the solid ingredients.  Add enough soy sauce to make it into a thick sauce, and spoon over the drained and cut up tofu.

    Now you are ready to sit back and enjoy this healthy, and great tasting dinner.

    If you really want to do yourself a big favor, be prepared!  Cut up tofu and veggies ahead of time, and make up the sauce as well.  When you come home, ravenously hungry, it’ll take you all of 10 minutes to have something really great ready! 

    In Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s own words:  Ready any time, any place!

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