Gluten-free Dinner Challenge: Collard Spring Rolls

collard greens vietnamese style spring rolls

I think I’m finally starting to like dinner parties. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no Martha Stewart — I hate tidying the house for company — but I love creating menus for family and friends. I go into a sort of Sherlock frenzy as I attempt to recall food-related conversations and piece together known preferences and dietary restrictions. It’s exciting having an excuse to cook things you wouldn’t normally prepare for yourself. Continue reading

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Demystified: Bibimbap Recipe

bibimbap in a bowl

You love bibimbap. I love bibimbap. We all do. It’s spicy, salty, tangy heaven in a bowl. My mom made it for us growing up, but I never really learned to appreciate it until I was an adult and started buying my own groceries. I hate throwing food away; it makes me feel like a total failure. “I couldn’t even eat the food I bought, and now I have to buy more?” Ugh. I’m getting anxious just thinking about it. But, then I started making bibimbap as a way to use up those veggies, and it is a blessing, folks. Continue reading