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?
This post is very much different from conventional. Here I am, swallowing my pride, apologizing to a commodity that does not even have a nervous system or any mechanism to respond to most environmental shifts, with the exception of boiling water and microbial growth (although this microbial growth is strictly due to microorganisms acting upon … More An Apology to White Rice
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
Amongst the vegan community, it is an absolute headache to constantly be bombarded with questions about protein, zinc, calcium, vitamin B12, iron, and organoleptic enjoyment of food in a vegan diet. Yes, we can consume plenty of these nutrients AND adore the taste of our meals. What many vegans and non-vegans alike understand is the … More A Low Fiber Vegan Diet: Why? How? When?
In spirit of Black Out Tuesday, I have been posting resources for racial justice donation organizations, posts of education on white privilege and the BLM movement, exposure of peaceful protests and what the media fails to acknowledge on my Instagram stories. While many others have done the same, they have also encouraged people to support … More Most Amazing Black Vegans to Follow on Social Media
It has been a hot minute since I have created a list of my favorite influencers and social media stars. Last year, I uploaded three different lists of my favorite health and fitness YouTubers based on the amount of subscribers they have (<100K, <500K, and >500K–note that there are updates regarding subscriber count since some … More Top 25 Vegan YouTubers (no particular order)
Around the health and nutrition community online, intuitive eating has always been around–I like to think of the community as the cafeteria in North Shore High School: you have all your cliques sitting like little ducks in rows; the diets that have dominated the last decade included all kinds, such as the Mediterranean diet, raw … More Do I Still Follow Intuitive Eating? Well…
While surfing the net, I came across three different viewpoints about fitness during the quarantine. They were extremely polarizing in their main arguments. Maybe this is just my perception, but I was bewildered by how deviant they were of each other! All three of them are summarized below so you can read every individual point … More Is Quarantining a Time to Rest or a Time to Work(out) Even Harder?
It is one endeavor if you decide to pursue veganism, but it is ENTIRELY another when convincing someone else to do so. You do not have to deal with a stubbornness that is much more taxing to change. Having said that, not everyone is as rigid in their mindset regarding animal ethics and nutrition, plus … More How to Help Others Go Vegan
To most people’s chagrin, a lot of festivals, conventions, and concerts have been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. It is devastating that we are now constrained to our homes and essential businesses in proximity. For the last several years since starting the blog, I arguably LIVED for these conventions. Nothing pleased me more … More Most Previous Vegan Festivals: Central Coast VegFest + The Artisan Wheelhouse’s Vegan Cheese Launch Party (all pre-quarantine)