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!
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
Hands up if you like tacos! (I seriously just waved my hands in the air after typing this) Seriously though, tacos are one of my favorite foods to prepare for lunch or dinner–even for a savory Sunday brunch! My family and I have been using Beyond Meat every other week or so to integrate into … More Beyond Meat Mushroom Tacos with Spicy Guacamole and Cilantro Pico de Gallo (vegan + grain free)
Veganism is being more widely accepted in the media and on a social level. There are many people who are open-minded to trying it out, even if that means consuming one plant-based meal a day or reducing their overall consumption of animal products. Having said that, how do companies that may hire you perceive the … More The Most Challenging Question I Was Ever Asked in Job Interview as a Vegan Food Science Student
To a degree, we all are subject to dieting. Making a food choice based on nutritive substance, personal pleasure, dietary restrictions, ethical and/or religious reasons, or physical goals centered around health and fitness complies in the process of following a diet. Once upon a time, I dieted with sushi and bowls of granola, then lived … More My Food Rules (not saying you need to follow them)
You’ve heard these words before: clean, dirty, healthy, unhealthy, detox, and cheat. They may have various meanings in their original contexts, but if we’re talking about health and fitness, they all pertain to food and their qualifications of how beneficial for the body they are. However, all of these blanket terms have so much room … More The Most Common Diet Regimens + Maintaining Sanity on All of Them
Happy Saturday evening, everybody! I hope you’re all well. This is a different kind of post, since I will be posting one of my first official “photo food diary” entries! This sort of serves as a visual update on how I’ve been doing with my diet, how I’ve been feeling eating this way, and how … More Diet Update: What I Ate on My Last Day of Classes as a First Year in Food Science