All my life until mid-September in 2016, I’ve been a SoCal woman. I’m still natively SoCal, but it’s taken over 18 years for me to experience life in a new city (San Luis Obispo) in Central California. One area that is even more popular in California as a state would be the Bay Area. This … More Being Vegan in San Francisco vs. Los Angeles: How Do They Compare?
…in general, it is TREMENDOUSLY challenging for me to select one favorite dessert. Coffee cake any day. Mango sticky rice until I die. A whole plate of chocolate chip cookies will win me over more quickly than a diamond ring. Peanut butter chickpea blondies….OOF. Having said that, ice cream holds an incredibly special place in … More In Honor of National Ice Cream Month…
Throwing back to one of the recipes we created for the Food Science Club here! I know this isn’t quite the correct time to consume what would be considered a “heavy” and creamy soup, but believe me, when it becomes cold at night, this pumpkin curry soup is a dish you will want every single … More Pumpkin Curry Soup
A baking endeavor I was willing to experiment with popped up in my mind while I was sleeping a few nights ago. Kid you not, I gasped and nearly jumped out of my bed. It was challenging for me to figure out what to do with the Lakanto sugar cookie mix because it was not … More Sugar Cookie Granola (vegan and gluten free)
Put me on “My Strange Addiction” because I am officially obsessed with cauliflower rice sushi. Granted it has been a while since we’ve had cauliflower rice in our kitchen…same with raw and crunchy almond butter. By that, I mean it’s been a day. I’m suffering. Sushi tends to be quite expensive and often quite modest … More Cauliflower Rice Sushi (healthy, vegan, and gluten free)
It was National Donut Day a little more than a week ago, but I honestly wouldn’t mind whipping up more donuts this time around! To be totally honest, this opinion will be unpopular and I am prepped for the spears and swords coming towards me: donuts are overhyped. Perhaps overrated as well. I don’t know … More Peanut Butter Pumpkin Donuts (oil free and gluten-friendly)
We ALL know at least one thing that is underrated–whether it be a person, an idea, an object, a song, a movie, a television show, yadda yadda. For instance, I think eggplant and kiwis are underrated, as are Meet the Robinsons, The Princess and the Frog, The Emperor’s New Groove, 2-D animation, NCT 127, “Lost … More Dairy Free Halo Top Part 7: Toasted Coconut + Vanilla Maple (the two underdogs)
As a kid, I used to eat cereal at least three times a day–breakfast, snacking, dessert, and probably more snacking at night. It’s no surprise that my pantry used to be STOCKED with so many different kids’ cereals that I basically created my own cereal aisle in my own home. Who needs to go to … More Three-Ingredient Protein Granola with Flavor Ideas (healthy, vegan, oil free, gluten free + sugar free)
Pasta and I have had an interesting history. Ten, fifteen, heck, arguably twenty years-ago, I lived for pasta consumption and just the presence of pasta. Yes, I was possibly destined to become a pasta snob. Macaroni and cheese, fettuccine alfredo, classic marinara, peanut noodles, Pad Thai, pho, chow mein, I loved everything that involved a noodle. However, … More Last Minute Memorial Day Recipe: Vegetable Gochujang Pasta (made with Banza)
SO, it’s Saint Patrick’s Day today. And? I really don’t know how I’ll be celebrating. Honestly, I think I’m just going to do exactly what I always do on Saturdays: take some more time to cook something gloriously indulgent but delicious, and maybe add in an extra ab session into my morning workout. Because guys, hanging leg … More Easy Vegan Green Curry…with a secret ingredient!