2018 Favorites – Food

Arguably the very best category!

Korean Food

Okay, so why didn’t any of you tell me that Korean food is the best? We had kimchi for the first time, and it’s awesome. W learned how to make bulgogi and bibimbap, and I made dak-bokkeumtang last week! The internet has a ton of fun ways to cook with gochujang, and we want to try them all because it’s our new favorite thing.

Delicious

Simple Breakfasts

Amidst some health challenges and lifestyle changes this year, we found an easy breakfast that we both like. Oatmeal with chia seeds and ground flaxseeds. Sometimes we get the Bob’s Red Mill preportioned kind in individual cups with chia and flax already added, and sometimes W takes regular old Quaker and adds the other ingredients himself. It sounds plain and boring, and it was in the beginning! Once I got used to it, I missed it when I didn’t have it. I also got used to decaf coffee after I quit caffeine to help my anxiety. Plain oatmeal and black decaf coffee! Breakfast of champions!

Delicious, surprisingly

Hello Fresh

We’ve been using Hello Fresh off and on for a few years now, and W loves it. He’s the cook of the family and finds it therapeutic to have directions and exactly portioned ingredients ready to go. Big hits this year were risottos (a scallop truffle risotto and a butternut squash and sage risotto), lime-based fruit salsas, and “grilling cheese” AKA halloumi cheese.

Delicious also

Every Food In Disney World

Bury me in a large basket of gluten free Mickey waffles and freshly baked gluten free dinner rolls. Make it a basket MADE of waffle. More about our delicious trip here.

Delicious in a castle

Comfort Foods

I love me a good comfort food, and this year we had them around a lot. W is an Instant Pot evangelist and makes a tasty chicken soup in it that’s perfect for cold weather. We keep batches of this soup’s ingredients frozen at all times in case someone starts feeling sick. For cookies, I’ve talked about Sweet Loren’s Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough here, and I love that we can bake one or two at a time. One of those and a cup of a lavender chamomile tea I bought this year = perfect evening. Not a new discovery, but chocolate chips on top of hot popcorn is something I eat pretty much every night.

Delicious delicious delicious

Whole 30

Even though we didn’t follow through with the Whole 30 (let me live my life), we did come away from it with new recipes under our belts that we might not have tried otherwise. The balsamic strawberry chicken was my favorite, followed closely by a pork roast with sweet potatoes, apples, and onions.

Delicious in any form

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