My Husband and I moved to South Korea to teach English as a Foreign Language. In America we loved trying out lots of new recipes. When we arived in Korea I discoved that we did not have a stove and I no longer had all my spices or fun cooking gadgets I enjoyed at home. This blog is about the American recipes that we cook in Korea.
2 large potatoes, sliced thinly
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning (oregano, parsley and basil)
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Place all items except the cheese into a large bag. Shake
until coated and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are
soft. Top with cheese, heat until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
Italian Seasoning (oregano, parsley and basil)
2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
Mix all ingredients together. Press into the bottom of a baking sheet. If
the dough sticks to your hands, moisten your fingertips with water.
Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes. Then add you favorite
toppings and bake for another 10 or 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. We
like our pizza with spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, onions, and sausage, covered in
Cheddar or Provolone cheese.
Hint: To reheat left over pizza put it in a frying pan and cover with a lid, heat on low until the cheese it melted. The crust will come out crunchy and delicious
Cook chicken pieces in bacon grease. Add garlic and onion.
Cook on medium heat until the onions are clear and the chicken cooked through.
Add the bacon and frozen green beans. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the cheese
and cup of coconut milk. Mix well, and then serve.
Turn your crockpot on hot to warm it up, add a cup of water.
Set out your yogurt so it can get to room temp
Heat milk until slightly bubbly, not boiling, about 185 degrees. Stir constantly.
Cool heated milk by placing the pan into a larger pan or sink
full of cold water. Cool until you can stick your finger in it comfortably
without burning, about 110 degrees.
Measure out one cup of milk. Remove water from crockpot and
place the rest of the milk into it.
Mix the cup of milk with the yogurt. Pour into the crockpot.
Turn off the crockpot. Wrap it in a large bath towel.
Let sit untouched for 8 to 24 hours.
Place in fridge to cool for at least 1 hour. (Do not stir)
Serve with honey and/or fruit.
Set aside 2 tablespoons of yogurt in a separate
container to use as a starter for your next batch. Once you have a starter, you
do not need to buy store bought yogurt. If you don't have a crockpot you can use anything (Such as a cooler that has been warmed) to keep the yogurt slightly warm.
For my birthing class homework I was asked to write a food
journal. I thought others might be interested in what someone who is almost
8 months pregnant, gluten free, only eats
natural foods, and lives in South Korea eats. Believe it or not we do
not feel deprived of food (Just the time it takes to make it). So here is my
food journal for the week. I will try to add links to recipes where they are
On Monday, October 22, 2012 I went to the doctor and found out that I had not gained any weight in 2 weeks. Oops I tried. I ate full fat food, cookies, a chocolate bar, 2 whole avocados that week, lots of bacon and several fried pork chops.