I have a confession to make: I’m not a very good cook.
I’ve always loved baking, and that’s usually been my specialty. I’ve never really found cooking itself fun or easy. But lately I am trying to branch out and try new things because I’m ready to learn better ways to cook! I grew up eating mostly boxed, canned, and frozen foods so cooking was never a big part of our life unfortunately.
So this is technically my first official recipe on Sassy Holistics, can you believe it?!
A few weeks ago, my husband decided to try a trial of one of those meal plan services where they send you all of the ingredients to make a few meals as well as detailed instructions. One of the recipes was Bibimbap, and since I’ve been wanting to try Korean food lately (thanks to my obsession with BTS! If you don’t know about them, you can read a bit about why I love them so much in this post on self-love and self-care!), I was so excited.
I followed their recipe and it was so good! Since they only send enough to make one meal, I decided to stock up on some ingredients that would allow me to make the dish more often. I say that this is an inspired version of bibimbap because I know that it’s not an authentic Korean dish- but I definitely took inspiration from it, and plan on doing more variations in the future.
Over the last few months, we’ve been dealing with a lot of stress so cooking has not been one of the easiest things to keep up with. I wanted to change that and get back into more healthy eating, and I decided to share this recipe with everyone because it is easy, delicious, and there are so many ways you can make it so you’ll enjoy it.
There are SO many ways to make bibimbap and this is just 1 possible interpretation. I plan on finding some gochujang sauce to try it out for next time, and I’m going to stock up on more traditional spices, oils, and sauces as well. Hopefully this is just my first step into a new phase of cooking!