What's Cooking This Week? Kimchi Bibimbap, Hangover Chicken Soup & More

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We think kimchi bibimbap is the ideal way to get your fix of veggies.
I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal plan and grocery guide. This way, I can make the most of my ingredients and my leftovers.

Last week, crisp pancetta topped both a Minestrone Soup and Tomato & Goat Cheese Flatbread. This week, kimchi is used in both Crispy Bibimbap and a Kimchi & Bacon Grilled Cheese.

Here's the rest of the plan:

  • Crispy Bibimbap with Kimchi
  • New Year's Eve
  • Hangover Chicken Soup w/ Brown Rice & Spinach
  • Chicken & Mushroom Lettuce Wraps
  • Kimchi & Bacon Grilled Cheese

    Pantry Items

  • Oil (olive, extra virgin, canola, peanut)
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Cooking spray
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chicken stock
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Sriracha
  • Korean red chile paste (gochujang)
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper

    Grocery List based on servings for 2 w/ leftovers

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 package center-cut bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar kimchi
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 head romaine
  • 1 large bunch spinach
  • 1 bunch bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 8 oz cremini or shitake mushrooms
  • 1 package brown rice
  • 4 slices thick-cut bread (whole wheat)

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