Cook Well

Cooking Healthy Recipes can be Fun!

The preparation of healthy recipes can be simple and fun. Stucky Chiropractic Center in Eau Claire hosts a Cook Well class to help demonstrate some tricks of the trade.

Chef Jason TePaske teaching a healthy recipes cooking class in Eau Claire, WI

Stucky’s Cook Well class with Chef Jason TePaske, Owner of Sweet Clarisse Catering & Max’s Club 95 in Hixton.

Cook Well Healthy Recipes and Preparation Tips

What is Kimchi?

Kimchi, or as you may have seen spelled kimchee or gimchi, is a fermented, traditional Korean side dish, and one of our favorite healthy recipes. It’s typically made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. There are many different varieties of kimchi, made with cabbage, radishes, scallions, garlic, ginger or cucumber as the main ingredients.

Kimchi’s main ingredients are typically napa cabbage and daikon radish. Kimchi can also be used in a variety of cooked dishes, such as a sauce for Brussels sprouts or braised with short ribs. The versatility of Kimchi makes it a great and healthy addition to use in everyday cooking and with other healthy recipes.

Because it is a fermented dish, Kimchi needs additional time to ferment. We recommend starting a batch about a week before you plan to use it. You will need a clean 2-quart or 2-liter glass jar with a tightfitting lid to hold the Kimchi while it ferments. Do not use plastic, as the odors from the Kimchi can be hard to remove from plastic.

Korean red pepper powder or kochukaru is what gives kimchee its spiciness. It can be found in Korean markets in large resealable plastic bags, in different grades of coarseness and spiciness. Choose a grade based on your personal preference. Also known as saeujeot, Korean salted shrimp are very small, naturally fermented shrimp that impart authentic flavor to Kimchi. They are sold in jars and can be found in the refrigerator case of Korean markets.

Learn Why Kimchi Is Good for You and Why It’s One of Our Favorite Healthy Recipes! For more information: click here.

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Vegetables for Healthy Recipes

A plate of fresh carrots for healthy recipesA great way to use farm-fresh produce throughout the year is to harvest or purchase your vegetables and then store them in a sand pack. A sand pack is a simple way to extend the life of your purchases. This article is a great way to explore this option.

Then you can pull those fresh veggies out and create wonderful smoothies or other healthy recipes. Chef Jason’s Smoothie Recipes included the Kale Almond-Milk Smoothie.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Healthy Recipes

Apple Cider Vinegar aids in digestion and has many health benefits. Read more here. Here’s a healthy recipe for an apple cider drink:

Click here for a healthy Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe »



A plate of wild-caught Alaskan salmon with kimchi fried riceWild-Caught Alaskan Salmon with Kimchi Fried Rice

Why wild caught salmon? Here are three great articles to review when considering a salmon purchase for your meal.

And here are some other great healthy recipes for wild-caught salmon.

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Click here for Sriracha Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon Recipe »