I have been eating kimchi for a long time. But usually, we buy it. Most kimchi in the Korean markets have seafood, including shellfish; as someone who suffers from gout, shellfish is off the menu.
I can and do eat soups year-round. However, when it comes to stews, I prefer them in cold weather. But that is not a law, but in hot weather, lighter food is the way to go.
These gout friendly/vegan red or kidney beans are perfect for adding to soup recipe or chili. The extras will go into the freezer.
I love Mexican salsa verde, the kind made with slightly tart tomatillos. It’s a very versatile salsa. You can throw everything in a blender raw, blend, and serve, or you can roast over an open fire. The most common method is to blister on a plancha (flat grill) or dry pan.
Red sauce is a simple but delicious, comfort food recipe. The red sauce that most of us grew up eating was made with cheap ground beef. It made for an easy, low-cost meal that could feed an army.
Yeolmu mul kimchi is a refreshing summertime dish. It’s not a spicy dish but goes great with spicy foods. To keep it gout friendly and vegan, this version is made without fish sauce.
This simple Korean cucumber salad is the perfect side dish to serve at home. It is very a very common side dish at Korean restaurants. Some people even call this cucumber kimchi (I used to), but technically it is not kimchi. Since it is quickly prepared, not normally fermented, and can be eaten fresh, it’s not kimchi. But whatever you call it is a delicious recipe.
You can let this dish ferment before eating if you wish to do so. However, the cucumbers quickly lose their crunch and become mushy.
Updated Oct 14, 2019
I am a big fan of sweet and sour dishes. But not the kind you find at most Chinese American Buffet places. Most of those are just sweet. But as a gout sufferer, fried pork is definitely not on the menu.
Traditional fish sauce is made with anchovies and salt. The more modern brands include ingredients like MSG, caramel, and other food additives. None of these are good for someone who suffers from gout.
Making your own vegan shredded chicken seitan allows you to control what goes into it and how the final product turns out. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying premade.
Growing up, a tuna fish sandwich was not my favorite thing to eat. My Mom loved them and made them quite often. Eventually, I started to like them.
A simple but tasty plant-based taco/burrito filling recipe. Cauliflower, mushrooms, and pecans give a nice, almost meaty flavor to the tacos.
Since I live in an area without large Asian market-fresh bean sprouts are impossible to buy. My best option is to grow them. This is how I grow mung bean …
Who doesn’t love spicy chicken wings? My favorites are the Korean ones with spicy or yangnyeom sauce. In Korean these are 두부 양념 치킨. To keep this gout friendly we will substitute extra firm tofu for wings. The sauce will have enough flavor to keep this from being a boring tofu recipe. Tofu cooked in this style is called Dubu-gangjeong (두부강정)JamesStrange.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. In simple terms, this means that if you click and buy something, we are paid a fee. This fee is used to help recover some of the costs of running the site.
In Korea going out for chimek (chicken and beer) is quite common. Everywhere you go you will see fried chicken places. Eating spicy chicken makes it easy to drink lots of beer. But since I have gout eating lots of fried chicken and drinking beer is off the menu. But I still like the flavor of KFC or Korean fried chicken. This recipe satisfies the urge for KFC and is gout friendly.
Chicken and vegetable stir fry with a simple garlic sauce makes for a quick and tasty meal anytime. This recipe proves that gout-friendly does not mean all tofu all of the time.
This noodle recipe proves that a recipe can be delicious and gout friendly at the same time. I am not claiming that this is a healthy dish, but it is loaded with vegetables.
I first had Korean Mung Bean Pancakes as street food in South Korea. They are delicious, full of protein, and a great way to use up bits of leftover veggies. To keep this recipe gout friendly, we leave out the pork that often finds its way into the dish.
Tempeh is fermented whole soybeans, making it a great source of protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins. It’s not sexy to look at all covered in mold, but it has a nice mild nutty flavor.