Most Amazing Asian Health and Fitness Influencers to Follow on Social Media

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

Life Update: Food Science Student to ACTUAL Food Technologist + Obtaining my Dream Job!

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!

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Truffles

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

How to Cook a Fantastic Holiday Dinner (there’s no wrong time to celebrate)

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)

Beyond Banh Mi

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

Health and Fitness Myths that I Used to Believe and Wish Were True (but aren’t)

For some reason, I genuinely believe that there has been a special era in the health and fitness community that distributed all kinds of misinformation…I say has been because we are experiencing what one would consider the same era but with different notions and rumors that simply aren’t true (at least not proven based on … More Health and Fitness Myths that I Used to Believe and Wish Were True (but aren’t)

Not Another Detox Salad + Cilantro Goddess Dressing Recipe

“Oh, I’m not like the other girls. I actually hate wearing makeup and I think Starbucks is overrated. Also, I only have guy friends. Girls are just, like, too much drama.” *proceeds to roll my eyes so far towards the back of my head that I can view the car behind me or the tree … More Not Another Detox Salad + Cilantro Goddess Dressing Recipe

Birthday Beloveds: Small Businesses to Support During the Holidays

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. My birthday was just a few weeks ago–I am officially twenty-three years-old! That’s right! Being a year older is…h’woo, babe. Nothing … More Birthday Beloveds: Small Businesses to Support During the Holidays