At last the Olympics is over. Sad it’s over but happy in a way, too, as I am now willing to get out of the house to go to the gym to do my workout to strengthen my Achilles tendon as advised by my physiotherapist. I went yesterday morning to do cycling for a start…10 minutes at Level 1 as advised. I covered 1.4km. I’m simply so happy that I was able to do that. Will increase the level and the time slowly as my leg becomes stronger. I must be the first person who is in and out of the gym so fast…..haha. I never like gym! It’s almost impossible to get me to go there but now I have to learn to like it.
It’s great that I can move around quite well now so I’m back to more time in the kitchen. One food that I make often these days is kimchi. It’s a very healthy food, loaded with probiotics which are very important for our gut. I learned to make kimchi from my Korean friends when I was staying in Korea. They taught me how to start liking kimchi by teaching me to eat with the Korean instant noodles to slowly acquire the taste. I was hooked in no time! Homemade kimchi is still the best. It’s just so good with everything. A lot of my readers have tried and liked it. If you haven’t, why not give a go? If you are not sure, just leave a comment in the comment box on my post at How To Make Korean Kimchi and I’ll get back to you.
When the kimchi is gone, there’s still fermented kimchi water. Don’t throw it away. It’s loaded with nutrients. You can add it to soup or make kimchi pancakes. My family loves kimchi pancakes. It’s so simple and quick to make them. These pancakes are perfect for those who are vegetarian. I can even call it a street food…. *smiles*
Here’s my simple and easy kimchi pancake recipes which I made to share with friends.
1C kimchi water
1 & 1/2C water
2C spelt flour
3T glutinous rice flour
1C chopped kimchi
bunch of spring onions (chopped)
Put all, except the spring onions, in a mixing bowl. Mix well. You can add in the spring onion if you want to. but I think they look better if you arrange them on top.
I like to use spelt flour because it’s a better flour for health. You can use plain flour if you don’t have. I added glutinous flour for a softer pancakes. It just adds a nice bite to it. You can omit it if you don’t have the glutinous flour.
I like the crunch in the pancakes co I chopped up some of the stems of the kimchi to add it into the batter. You can use the leafy part if you like, or even don’t add at all.
Heat up some oil in a frying pan. To taste for saltiness, add a small scoop and level it out. Turn over when it’s browned on the underside. Dish up when it’s cooked. Taste for saltiness. Add a little salt if it’s not salty enough. This all depends on the saltiness of your kimchi. Proceed to make your pancakes.
Pour some pancake batter into the frying pan. Arrange some cut spring onions on it. When the bottom is lightly browned, flip over. Dish up when it’s cooked.
Serve hot with your favourite dipping sauce. If you are lazy to make any dipping sauce, just go for Thai sweet chilli sauce. Or you can use my favourite balsamic sauce in my Easy Chinese Street Food Pancake Rolls.
This is a very easy pancake to make. Great for breakfast or even lunch. Perfect for parties, too. You can make more and keep in the fridge. When you want to eat it, just heat up in a frying pan. It tastes just as good. You can add chopped chillies too, or even seafood. Just go wild with your creation
Now that the Olympics is over, I’m looking forward to the Paralympics in 2 weeks time. I had the most wonderful 2 weeks watching Olympics, inspired in many ways. In the meantime, I will spend more time in the gym.
Till then, see you in my next post. Have fun cooking and baking!
Quote of the day……
“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
- Anthony Robbins