Korean Lettuce Wraps


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang sauce (such as Annie Chun’s)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 12 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 24 English cucumber slices
  • 4 green onions, diagonally sliced


Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Place 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture in a small bowl; set aside. Add chicken slices to remaining soy sauce mixture in bag; seal. Refrigerate 2 hours.

Step 2

Cook rice according to package directions.

Step 3

Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Sprinkle sesame seeds over chicken. Place 3 tablespoons rice in each lettuce leaf; top each lettuce leaf with 1/3 cup chicken mixture, 2 cucumber slices, and about 1 1/2 teaspoons green onions. Serve with reserved 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture.

Red Lentil & Beet Green Soup


2 cup red lentils
greens from 1 bunch of beets – chopped
1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp finely shredded ginger
2 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp ghee
juice of 2 lemons

Sort, wash and drain the red lentils. Put the lentils in a big pot with 8 cups of water, add fenugreek seeds, turmeric, 1 tbsp of ghee and salt. Bring to a full boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and cover with tight-fitting lid. Simmer until the lentils are soft and fully cooked, about 30 minutes. Purée the lentils in blender or with a hand blender until the consistency is smooth. If the purée is too thick add more water and check for seasoning. Keep it warm.

Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of ghee in a saucepan over medium heat. When ghee is hot, add cumin seeds and fry for 15 seconds until fragrant. Add ginger and garlic, cook it for another minute. Add chopped beet greens, cover and cook for 5 minutes until tender.

Add the beet green mixture to the soup, mix well. Add the juice of lemons and check for salt. Serve warm!