September 22, 2014

Veggie Jeon

Another name for vegetable jeon is simply vegetable pancake.
In Korean cuisine - there are many different types of pancakes.

These are different than the American, Italian or French style
pancakes or crepes- for these are not meant for dessert
for they are not sweet.  I suppose you could have them for
breakfast but typically in Korean households  or restaurants-
they are a side dish also known as  "banchan".

A very easy veggie jeon is taking some basic vegetables that
most of us have on hand- carrots, onions and potatoes and
shredding those up.

I also added some green bell peppers and zucchini simply
because I had some in the frig.  I shredded them up and
gave a loose chop as well to make them into very small pieces.

I then added  1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of water to start. 
You can add a little more water as you need it to make your mix 
easily scoop-able.  You don't want too much liquid but you are not 
making meatballs either so you don't want it too thick. 

Add a teaspoon of salt and use your ice cream scoop to mix
and scoop into your frying pan with a drizzle of oil. When each side 
has browned a little- they are done!  I prefer no sauce with these
but some are known to eat jeon with soy sauce or even ketchup.
Yes, you know about those ketchup lovers- those who put ketchup
on EVERYTHING!  Whatever floats your boat!

Zestfully Let's Cultivate Food

September 18, 2014

In-Home Class cooking for a Grandmother's Birthday!

What a great way to celebrate Grandma's birthday
or anyone's birthday for that matter!

Spend time together learning a few food, kitchen tips and tricks
while enjoying and eating the easy fruits of your labor.

We had a family---- get together to have a fully hands-on
In-Home Cooking Class cooking up a Dumplings menu.

Sometimes, more often than not- kids love to get involved 
just as much as the adults!

Learning to tuck your fingers in as we cut some shiitake mushrooms for the 
mixed mushroom and parsley dumpling.

Dicing the good 'ole onion...

"YES! We made our first dumpling!"

This family loves winning and creating things!  Winner of food trivia tonight!

Zestfully Let's Cultivate Food

September 11, 2014

Cooking the 'Tapas and Apps' menu

Another completed In-Home Cooking Class.

This wonderful group gathered  together to celebrate
a birthday. The menu that they chose was the
"Tapas and Apps" menu which consisted of:

Vietnamese summer rolls
Mozzarella cheese egg rolls w marinara sauce
Roasted garlic cheesy pull apart bread
Veggie Dumplings  and
Strawberry and basil crostinis



Zestfully Let's Cultivate Food

September 9, 2014

Enjoy lunch at work. Catered style.

Let's Cultivate Food caters lunches for offices!
Individually wrapped boxes of delicious, healthy food.

If your office or department has at least 8 people and would
like to have food delivered to you in the comforts of your work area...

just let me know!   oh!  fruit and herb drinks are included.
AND little sayings on the boxes are free of charge!  haha.
I'm proud to say that every quote thus far has been a different quote!

Zestfully Let's Cultivate Food

September 5, 2014

I come 'berrying' gifts...

Cranberry Orange bread or you can make muffins...
whatever style pan you want and have!

2 cups of all purpose flour
3/4 cup of sugar or alternative
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of orange juice (fresh squeezed if possible)
1/2 orange zest
2 TBSP of canola or veggie oil
1 egg
3/4 - 1 cup frozen cranberries (thawed)

bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes on the middle rack in the center
to get even baking heat all around these muffins or bread.

These have never disappointed anyone who has tried them.
Great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert...
what more could  you ask for..  yum!

Zestfully Let's Cultivate Food