Mapo Tofu (Tofu with Pork)

A dear friend brought me a jar of Trader Joe’s Chili Onion Crunch seasoning a couple months ago. This interesting concoction is great to drizzle over rice, egg, and vegetable dishes. It has a mild but delicious combination of spices. I thought this would add a really nice flavor to a Chinese dish I like called Mapo Tofu. To make this dish I also needed to pick up some more interesting ingredients at an Asian grocery store, so headed to my local favorite, which is called HK Asian Market. I love strolling through every aisle and picking out things that speak to me!

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Korean-Inspired Grilled Tofu

My love of Korean food came when I was living in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, in 1997. To further my language skills, I took English conversation classes offered by local volunteers. That’s where I got to meet a lot of people from all over the world.

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