Last year, I got my hands on the Lakanto brownie mix to experiment with and DEVOUR. I provided a comprehensive review of the product, which was relatively positive despite the dry mix not forming properly solidified brownies, but instead a sludgier batch. Having said that, the nutritional profile and overall flavor of the brownie mix … More Updated Lakanto Brownie Mix Review: How I ACED the Vegan Brownie Formulation!
What kind of dessert have I been a sucker for lately? You guessed it…COOKIES. But can you really blame me? They’re timeless, versatile, customizable, and easy to whip up with just a few ingredients! They can be as simple as just two ingredients–even one!–or can contain +20 different items. This isn’t to say that you … More Updated Vegan Cookies: Snickerdoodles and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Wow, it still feels like FOREVER since my last post launched. Let’s just say that my work and academic schedules kicked me in the ass. Consequently, my blog had to take a back seat. In a way, it would have been pointless to publish anything amidst the chaos because my creative energy and fire were … More Life Update: Instagram Handle Change, Senior Project, and Food Science Endeavors
Well well well, it has been an incredibly LONG time since I have published an interview on my blog–what in the world, has it been more than a year? Whatever the purpose of this hiatus may be, I could not have been more excited to re-ignite the collection of interviews once again! There are just … More Holistic Chef Niki on Plant-Based Cooking, Culinary School, and a Burning Passion to Improve the Lives of Others
Before we get into the specifics, you can argue that “healthy” has become more subjective of a term throughout the years. Does healthy mean that you eat nothing but greens or that at the very least you have a normal BMI? Well, there is a universal definition (“being absent of disease” or “unifying the state … More When You’re Healthy and Your Workplace Isn’t
Wow, it has been quite a hot minute since I have published a post! Lately I have been crazily busy with school, finding a new job, and planning out my future post-graduation despite just being a third-year (still, I should have a solid route even though applications aren’t due until a year from now). Anyways, … More Food Science: What are Fruits + Other Juicy Questions About Them (types, ripening, and why people think a tomato is a vegetable)
Long time no convention! I am absolutely stoked to be formulating my recap of this marvelous day. Back in 2016, I treated myself to a trip at Natural Products Expo West and it still is one of the best conventions I have ever attended. My fellow colleagues and I were fortunate enough to attend the … More Winter Fancy Food Show 2019 Recap
‘Tis the season to enjoy the snow (if it snows where you live), decorate the house with lights, complete some holiday shopping and gift-wrapping, and of course, whipping up glorious treats! Personally, Christmas holds my absolute favorite seasonal flavors: gingerbread, snickerdoodle, peppermint mocha, hot chocolate, pumpkin pie spice, and ANYTHING with cinnamon and pecans. There’s … More Food Science Club Recipes: Christmas Ginger Cookies + Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies (vegan)
One of the most debatable foods in the health and fitness realm has to be bread. Whether people who view bread as the devil use that argument as a defense mechanism for their Celiac disease or their guilty pleasure for consuming a whole loaf in one sitting (which I have done before and I NEVER … More Food Science: What is Staling? Can You Reverse It?
It’s almost Thanksgiving and…a lot’s already gone on this year. Let’s just say it’s been a doozy of a fall–saving it all for a later post. Anyhow, I thought I’d quickly share some of my favorite fitness, diet, food science, and miscellaneous interests that have been propelling me through this CRAZY quarter (and season, in … More Loving Lately: Bandanas, Travis Scott, Oatmeal Obsessions, and Being a Food Science Cook