Health and Fitness: An Open Letter to My Parents

Hi, Mom and Dad. Wow, this is incredibly awkward. I rarely ever desire to acknowledge a relatively private part of my life on this platform, but given that family is such an integral aspect of most people’s lives, especially when it comes to pursuing a new endeavor in health and fitness, I know it’s incredibly … More Health and Fitness: An Open Letter to My Parents

Did I Get Fat?

As a forewarning, no, I did not get called fat on social media or in real life recently. Thank goodness, right? I shouldn’t jinx it just yet, because that day may or may not happen, depending on how quickly the trolls get me! Anyways, regardless, I still think that body shaming and weight gain are … More Did I Get Fat?

Sweet Potato Toast (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

I’m OBSESSED. With sweet potatoes? No surprise there. But now that I am in Vietnam, I’ve been enjoying more bread, which is insane, given that there are already so many wonderful varieties of sprouted bread, whole grain bread, gluten free bread, grain free and Paleo bread, and even raw vegan bread! However, my favorite kind … More Sweet Potato Toast (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

Single-Serving Eggplant Lasagna (healthy, vegan, gluten free + Paleo)

My Food Science culinary course during the spring quarter of this year actually instructed us to make eggplant lasagna every single week for our labs! Yes, we learned how to use eggplant as pasta noodles and coat it in heaps of sauce and flavor! How amazing does that sound? That being said, the eggplant lasagna … More Single-Serving Eggplant Lasagna (healthy, vegan, gluten free + Paleo)

Chocolate Zucchini and Butternut Squash Muffins (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

On my Instagram, I often made a rendition of this delicious zucchini cake from Chocolate Covered Katie, who has been one of my top blogging inspirations! Two years ago, I made these incredible tofu fries from her website with hemp tofu! But unlike that recipe, I did not fill the kitchen with a vile stench. In fact, … More Chocolate Zucchini and Butternut Squash Muffins (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

Pancake Batter Oatmeal (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

First time I tried pancake batter, I nearly choked myself to death. Whatever goop hung on the whisk was overly bitter, grainy, and salty. All together, just the worst possible combinations of flavors that sandpaper sounded tasty in comparison. Question is, why on Earth am I dedicating an entire recipe to a flavor that I … More Pancake Batter Oatmeal (healthy, vegan + gluten free)