Peanut Butter Oatmeal (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

Ever since I’ve been snacking on peanut butter after dinner, I’ve been guilty of accidentally getting carried away in the taste that the two-tablespoons plan became half an entire jar. While most people are sensitive to copious amounts of fat right away, it takes me a while to register the “inflammation” response with peanut butter. … More Peanut Butter Oatmeal (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

Diet Update: What I Ate on My Last Day of Classes as a First Year in Food Science

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

Golden Tofu (healthy, vegan, gluten free + high protein)

If you thought my high on turmeric was over, you would be corrected right now, my friend. Just like cinnamon, turmeric has become one of my new pantry staples! I am obsessed with its aroma, health properties, and its appearance, so much that I’ve started using it with everything. Now, turmeric is back with tofu! … More Golden Tofu (healthy, vegan, gluten free + high protein)

Eggplant Pad Thai (healthy + vegan..with a Paleo option!)

While I adore my spicy eggplant and tofu satay, curry has always been my number one go-to order at any Thai restaurant. Until NOW. Oh Pad Thai–it just screams comfort food. Spicy, sweet, sticky, tangy, and savory comfort food. Before my health journey, I loved to inhale Pad Thai without any utensils! Unfortunately, Pad Thai is most … More Eggplant Pad Thai (healthy + vegan..with a Paleo option!)

How One Day Without Any Condiments Changed My Life

Happy April, my beautiful friends! I know it’s been quite some time since writing, but I’ve just gotten back into the groove of spring quarter and have finally established a good schedule that permits plenty of writing time aside from studying and enjoying life! So far, everything has been incredible, and the more positive I … More How One Day Without Any Condiments Changed My Life

Tandoori Tempeh

Prior to cutting dairy out of my diet, one of my favorite Indian cuisine staples aside from chicken tikka masala and eggplant bharta was tandoori chicken. There was something about the smoky aroma, the crispy edges of the blackened meat, the spicy flavor, the savory qualities, and the appearance of the tandoori that never failed … More Tandoori Tempeh

Dorm-Friendly Pink Vegetable Curry (vegan + gluten free)

You know red, green, yellow, orange, brown, and white in very rare cases. But pink?! Is that even possible?! Why in my kitchen, yes it is. The Pink Panther would be quite impressed. Or Hello Kitty or Elle Woods, or whoever likes the color pink. Given that March is the introduction of the spring season, … More Dorm-Friendly Pink Vegetable Curry (vegan + gluten free)

First Vegan Christmas: Holiday Treats and Eats

‘Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, a short Asian girl has been typing away at her computer, trying to finish this post. Honestly, the holidays are so overwhelming–SO many winter and Christmas-themed recipes, way too many wish-lists to please, excessive crowds, the overplaying of Christmas tunes (which I don’t mind, to … More First Vegan Christmas: Holiday Treats and Eats