Eating while pregnant...

The first few weeks I was pregnant, I wouldn't say I had food aversions but nothing sounded appetizing to me. Except for Korean food. It has turned into my pregnancy comfort food. During the first trimester it was hard to stomach any food let alone try cook at home. So now that I am finally feeling better I decided it was time to try cooking again in order to eat a little healthier because I knew what I was consuming, to help us save some money and because we were getting so burnt out on eating out. It felt good to finally eat at home again. So for my first dish at home I made bulgogi. It's the easiest Korean dish you can possibly make and it's pretty dummy proof too.

So I thought I'd share my recipe with you.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes


1 pound stew meat: I like to use the stew meat because it's already cut up into little pieces and all you really have to do is cover it in the marinade.

1 kiwi

1 cup soy sauce

1 green onion

1 tbsp sesame oil

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1. Pour the soy sauce onto the meat.

2. Mash the kiwi with the butt of the knife and add kiwi with the soy sauce and beef. The kiwi helps tenderize the meat and adds a little bit of sweetness to the dish.

3. Cut the green onions and add to other ingridients.

4. Toss ingridients in the bowl.

5. Let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. The longer you let it sit, the more tender the meat will be in the end.

6. When ready to cook, heat up frying pan with sesame oil.

7. Cook meat until thoroughly cooked. Takes about 10 minutes.

Serve with rice. I cook my rice with a rice cooker and as a time saving measure I cook a ton and freeze the extra for later use. If you feel like you would like some greenery with this dish, I eat the meat as a lettuce wrap. I use one leaf of green lettuce, put one spoon of rice in the middle with a few pieces of meat and a dollop of gochujang (red pepper paste. Can be found at Korean markets) and fold it up and eat it. Super yummy. Sometimes it's hard for me to sit there and eat a whole bunch of meat so this makes me feel a little healthier when eating my bulgogi. Enjoy!

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I'm a 36 year old full-time student, runner and shopaholic (not necessarily in that order) mom living in the burbs surrounding the beautiful city of Austin with my husband, our very active 9 year old and our rescue dog Buddy. This blog is my little space of the internet where I let my ADD run loose and I blog about...anything.



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