Some weeks I look forward to receiving a meal kit from any number of fabulous subscription services out there, like Purple Carrot. Not only does it make for an easy no brainer solution for dinner during these hectic months, but it often inspires me to try something new which usually leads to experimenting later in the kitchen and creating my own recipes.
These kits have also been a way to give my kids some independence in the kitchen. My son especially enjoys starting dinner when we have a kit on hand. The recipes are typically 1, 2, 3 style with visuals to help guide the person cooking.
I was inspired to make a Kimchi Quesadilla similar to a recent Purple Carrot recipe. You can always adjust to make it your own. See recipe here.
According to Wikipedia "Kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine, is a traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, such as napa cabbage and Korean radish, made with a widely varying selection of seasonings including gochugaru, spring onions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal, etc. It is also used in a variety of soups." You can pick up jars of Kimchi in many groceries in the Asian food section. There are actually amazing health benefits to Kimchi including aiding in digestion and like I always tell the kids in our Cooking in Bloom classes, what you eat should be good for you and the environment so your gut health is really important. I use Kimchi in a lot of recipes and am always looking for more-- so if you've found a favorite message me through the Contact button on the site or through messenger on social media and share. I hope you'll be inspired to try something new.