Whenever you feel like you need to jazz up your meals–at least your savory ones–this is the perfect condiment for you: healthy teriyaki sauce that is vegan, sugar free, and can be made gluten free and soy free! Once you start learning how to many some condiments from scratch, you will never, EVER want to … More Best Healthy Teriyaki Sauce Recipe (vegan, sugar free, and gluten friendly)
Two posts in ONE DAY?! Who am I?! Eons ago, when I started following health and fitness influencers online, I was under the impression that balancing a workout routine would be as easy as pie: make time, wake up an hour earlier and go to the gym, and just DO IT. While this plan is … More My New Fitness Routine: Working Full-Time is VERY Humbling.
Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links–if you purchase anything through this link, I receive a small commission without any extra payment on your end! All opinions of these companies and products are my own. After what feels like forever…I am officially back. What an anti-climactic entrance. To be quite honest, the sleep deprivation has been … More Lakanto Banana Nut Muffin and Bread Mix + Mini Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Loaves
Last year, I posted two parts of a list of my favorite Black health and fitness influencers that I genuinely enjoy because of their content–to be quite honest, I didn’t find all of them until they were more highly promoted after the Black Lives Matter movement in June of 2020. My first post was publicized … More Most Amazing Asian Health and Fitness Influencers to Follow on Social Media
Oh my, how do I even begin this blog post? My hands still tingle while typing this out because of how excited I am of this new reality! Whenever I experience extreme stress–both positive and negative–any modicum of structure just flies out the window. But alas, one can only try! Growing up, I’ve always been … More Life Update: Food Science Student to ACTUAL Food Technologist + Obtaining my Dream Job!
Anyone have plans for the good old Cupid’s day? Mine comprise of quality time with my boyfriend, watching romantic comedies, and of course, enjoying the magnificence of chocolate’s existence. Really, what more could you ask for? Whether you are single, taken, widowed, divorced, newly married, dating, or “it’s complicated”, you can definitely agree that Valentine’s … More Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Truffles
Coming in EXTRA hot and excited today! Happy Sunday, everyone! Something momentous happened this week that I still cannot register as a reality. It will be such a tremendously majestic start to a new chapter in my life–I do not plan on disclosing anything until some time in the future just because nothing is 100% … More Vegan Vietnamese Curry (Cà Ri Chay)
In spirit of Chinese New Year coming up–at least for those of you who celebrate–it’s time to anticipate large family gatherings. LARGE ones. Specifically, events where food will serve as a major centerpiece of pleasure (or disorder). Obviously with masks, social distancing, and lots of hand sanitizer. However, if you don’t plan to physically attend … More How to Cook a Fantastic Holiday Dinner (there’s no wrong time to celebrate)
Happy (latter half) of January, everybody! I am back this week with a new recipe to satisfy any cravings you have–let’s try…something sweet and salty, but slightly bitter, as well as abundant with deliciously umami aromas and satisfying textures! The photos are absolutely horrific in quality, but let me tell you, when I say I … More Sweet Miso Roasted Eggplant
It has been quite a while since I’ve paid tribute to my Vietnamese culture. There was a time period where I didn’t bother to embrace it as thoroughly as I should have. In hindsight, I regret not having been raised speaking Vietnamese or skipping a trip to Saigon for a children’s musical theater program. What … More Beyond Banh Mi