Recipes

Carving A Journey is a life-style blog including recipes, DIY, crafts, recommendations, etc. We are two sisters who love making beautiful things in life. Check out Carving A Journey recipes here! Our recipes focus on Southern USA and Korean cuisines. The recipes include those for breakfast, lunch, dinner, side dishes, drinks, appetizer, and dessert options. We have something delicious everywhere you look.

Do you like Korean barbecue? Kimchi? Samgyeopsal? Banchan?
Do you like grits? Pimento cheese? Okra? Boiled peanuts?
Do you like Southern Korean fusion foods?

If so, our carving a journey recipes are for you!

Bourbon Sauce in a jar next to greenery and a plate of pretzels. A spoon drizzling chocolate sauce back into jar

Chocolate Bourbon Sauce (Boozy Chocolate Sauce)

Welcome to December! It’s the season to be jolly! Have you started to prepare for the holidays by cooking and baking? This year, I’m starting the holiday season with chocolate bourbon sauce. This sauce is a versatile addition to your holiday cooking–you can use it to top ice cream, dip pretzels, mix with steamed milk to make hot chocolate, and more! 

An over heat shot of a Korean grits bowl--grits topped with spinach, kimchi, ground pork, green onions, and sesame

Korean Grits Bowl (Southern-Korean Fusion Dish)

We love making Southern-Korean ‘grits bowls.’ Instead of the usual southern grits topping options such as ‘shrimp & grits’ or ‘breakfast grits,’ we top this Lowcountry southern comfort food with typical Korean flavors. Here, we give a recipe for one of our favorite fusion ‘grits bowls.’ We combine grits with some Korean marinated ground pork, soy sauce sauteed spinach, and friend kimchi! 

Jajang tteokbokki on a blue tray

One-Pot Korean Jajang Tteokbokki Recipe

Do you enjoy eating ‘tteokbokki’ (떡볶이), a Korean dish made by mixing rice cakes in spicy red sauce? What about ‘jajangmyeon’ (짜장면), a Korean-Chinese noodle dish made with a fermented black bean sauce? If so, you will love ‘jajang tteokbokki’ which combines the rice cakes from the tteokbokki with the sauce from the jjajangmyeon. 

How to Freeze Ginger--Ginger on a Platter

Can You Freeze Ginger? How to Freeze Ginger

These days, I am continually working toward preparing food and ingredients in a less wasteful and more conscientious way. Freezing food and ingredients is a popular method used when trying to reduce waste. While it is true that ginger root can keep in the fridge for an extremely long time, we often forget about it as it gets shoved further and further behind leftovers and other ingredients. Here, we will discuss whether or not you can freeze ginger. Then, I will give helpful tips and tricks for freezing ginger. Finally, I will give you step-by-step instructions on how to freeze ginger!