|....... like these Korean snacks that will get devoured while playing Skipbo over Christmas (if they make it that long!)|
|THOSE, my friends, are dried anchovies with peanuts in a sweet soy marinade. Seriously, does anyone like anchovies, let alone dried and crunchy with their little beady eyes staring back at you?|
The next day, I finally cooked a dish I'd been meaning to for a few months: black sesame porridge or Heukimja-Juk. You start by soaking short grain rice for 3 hours; then you toast black sesame seeds, grind them together in the blender and cook slowly and carefully until it has thickened. Sprinkle with a few pine nuts ..... or create a happy face like Elly did.
|Elly said it reminded her of being a little sick girl at home and her Mom would take care of her and serve her porridges like this (and one made with abalone??).|
It was really good; a little bland but nothing a dribble of honey didn't fix. After some more research online, I found that I can make it with regular sesame seeds (much less expensive), brown rice, a little ground chia seeds and coconut sugar for a very tasty nutritious breakfast. (I figure a sprinkle of heart-healthy dark chocolate chips wouldn't go amiss either!)
Eating can be such a fun and tasty adventure.