Finally! We moved, but it’s not all smooth sailing yet. We’re living out of boxes and we don’t have a kitchen yet. While our perfect kitchen is being built (which we will be talking about soon), I’m going to have to get crafty. I do have many plug-in appliances (rice cooker, toaster oven, panini press, waffle maker, microwave, etc.) so we’re still going to have a ball here. I think we’re going to be pleasantly surprised with how much I (or you) can do without a kitchen. (Gulp) Determined to eat well every single day without exceptions, here goes…

I don’t often eat out alone. I don’t have anything against the practice or people who do, but I always want to try as many dishes as I can, so the more the merrier. Between a meeting and salsa class, I had to eat dinner so I reluctantly sat by myself at The Green Table 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 in Chelsea Market. My wonderful waitress found me a seat near a plug so I could do some work on my laptop. As I browsed the menu, the inevitable happened; I wanted at least 6 dishes. I started wishing, if only you were all here eating with me.

As I often do, I relied on my waitress to help narrow the field. When she started describing a burger with kimchee and bacon on it, I was immediately sold. It reminded me of the delicious pork belly and kimchee we had at San & Deul Restaurant, a memory still fresh on my palate.

The combination of kimchee and bacon hits an especially comforting spot for me, perhaps the blend of my taste buds being raised on both American and Asian food. To my relief, it’s also easily achieved. You can cook it together in almost any way you want. In my limited kitchen at the moment, I heated them together on a Forman Grill.

bacon, kimchee, and egg on ciabatta 3