Vegan Yogurt; Korean Non-Alcohol Makgeolli Recipe

Korean Makgeolli is well known milky white rice base alcohol beverage which has light sweet and fresh sour yogurt-ish flavor. I love the taste of it a lot but I am not very much of an alcohol drinker. If no alcohol, it’s a perfect daily probiotic drink for your gut health. Even better, it’s really…

Top Heath Benefits of Buckwheat Tea (Japanese Soba Tea)

Japanese word Soba is widely known among the world foodies as the healthy noodles from Japan made with ground Buckwheat. (Just note, Soba noodles are healthy only if buckwheat content is very high with little or non wheat flour.) My grandfather used to eat Soba for lunch everyday, he kept himself very slim and illness…

Lotus Root Veggie-Balls in Japanese Broth Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Lotus Roots are quite magical food. From its masculine figure, it’s hard to imagine how this ingredient could transform into various cooking styles and bring us the joyful surprise of different flavors and texture. My vegan no-oil veggie balls are steamed, no boiling nor stir flying involved. That is the secret of yummy chewy texture,…

Vegan Yogurt; Japanese Amazake Recipe

Amazake, the ancient Japanese fermented rice drink, is one of the top super fermented foods out there. As it’s called Amazake in Japanese, meaning sweet sake, makes you think it is an alcoholic drink but it usually not. An alcoholic version does exist in deed, and the method is a little different from the one…

Facts of Breakfast Breads

(This article was originally posted in June 2018 on old website.) What are people’s reactions when I say I bake breakfast breads everyday? “Oh that’s sweet of you” from baking lovers or who grew up with baking moms, and of course, from wonderful cooking community on IG. But majority of reactions aren’t like that in…

Which Oils to Use in Delicious Moist Muffins

(This article was originally posted in June 2018 on old website.) BLUEBERRY YOGURT MUFFINS!  Muffins muffins muffins, one of the favorite American treats for many in the world. So moist and sweet, not resistible, right?  How to make them so moist?  No doubt, thanks to oil. One third of a muffin’s ingredient is oil, regardless what…