Three Easy Korean BBQ Dipping Sauce Recipes

There are so many elements when eating Korean food, especially Korean bbq, and dipping sauces are a big factor. For me, forgoing dipping sauce during KBBQ feels like there’s something missing with my meal–and it usually means I’m missing optimum flavor potential.  Learn how to make three popular Korean dipping sauces that are just as important as the meat. Luckily,…

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Beast Blender Review: Testing the $185 Blender & Infuser

Colin Spire is the former CEO and co-founder of Capital Brands and developed and launched the popular Nutribullet, one of the first personal blenders on the market. A self-admitted health and fitness nut, Spire sold his shares in Capital Brands and incorporated Beast Health, the mission statement for which is to inspire people “to be more proactive about getting nutrients…

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With its distinct flavor, miso paste is an excellent addition to any recipe. Japanese cuisine relies heavily on this ingredient, but it’s not something you’ll find in most Western kitchens. So if you don’t have miso paste on hand to use in your recipe, you’ll have to come up with an alternative.  Keep in mind that the flavor of miso…

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Is Costco Membership Worth It?

A basic Gold Star membership at Costco costs $60 annually ($120 for the Executive tier), so you would need to save at least $60 in purchases for your membership to be worth it. Costco is famous for its deep markdowns and overall lower prices on anything from mixed nuts to widescreen TVs. I compared Costco’s prices to its competitors, and…

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Chives vs. Green Onions vs. Scallions: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the subtle differences between scallions, green onions, and chives can help you improve the flavor of your food. Unfortunately, it is common for these ingredients to be confused with one another because they share many similarities in appearance. I’ll show you how to identify them, as well as their uses and proper storage so that you can achieve the…

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What Is Miso Paste? What It’s Made Of & How To Use It

Miso is a fermented soybean paste that is nutritious and has a distinct umami flavor. Soups and ramen can be given a boost of flavor with just a small amount of this Japanese staple ingredient. In addition to its savory flavor, miso is also beneficial to your health. Miso paste contains probiotics which are healthy bacteria that may help boost…

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The 8 Best Cheese Graters

One of the kitchen tools that everybody thinks they need is a box grater. You’ve seen it in your mom’s kitchen, your grandma’s kitchen, and it’s been passed down anecdotally for ages as a must-have since – believe it or not – the 1540’s when a wily Frenchman invented it for shredding rock-hard cheese. Box graters are often simply called…

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Rice Flour vs. Glutinous Rice Flour: Key Differences

Rice flour and glutinous rice flour are often mistaken for each other by many people. It could be due to similarities in the names of the ingredients, leading to an incorrect assumption about the ingredients. We’ll go over each type of clour, how they’re used in cooking, and when each can be substituted when you’re running low. Also, I’m sharing…

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Best Wood for Smoking Meat: Chicken, Beef, Fish & More

If you’re a diehard bbq or smoked brisket lover, smoking your own food at home can open up all sorts of doors to customization, and make for a really fun way to host.  I hear you, it sounds a bit daunting especially if you’ve never smoked meat before, but this guide will help you learn which types of wood to…

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Balmuda “The Toaster” Review

Balmuda is a Japanese company that emulates Western technical innovators, and in 2015, they launched their steam toaster oven, simply called The Toaster. It wasn’t even marketed to consumers, but it sold out almost instantly, and Tokyo toast fanatics had to wait three months before they got their hands on one. Fans got the word out that the Balmuda toaster…

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Bánh Cuốn / Bánh Ướt Recipe (Vietnamese Rice Rolls)

Bánh cuốn alwats gets me more EXCITED than anyone I know. Trust me there’s something really fun about polishing a plate of these. Perhaps its the little individual rolls and unlimited combination of sides you can do that make each bite fun to craft and slightly different from the last. But any way you combine them it’s delicious for sure.…

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