You know what you are told whenever asking to purchase a protein bar: “Basically, most protein bars are fortified candy bars. Your ideal protein bar should contain at least X grams of protein and only X grams of sugar.” It is seriously annoying that many of the protein bars in the market do not contain … More This Protein Bar is Basically a Candy Bar…but I Like It Anyways
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?
Have you ever loved something SO much but DESPISE just ONE of its big-deal attributes that the connection is significantly spoiled? Well, I have come across more than plenty of products with these circumstances, including skincare, clothing, kitchen appliances–heck, even watching certain YouTube channels and listening to some songs will have the same effect! Speaking … More This Protein Bar is the Worst…and the Best at the Same Time
…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…
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
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?
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)
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
Easter is in just a day and we are almost halfway into our spring season! If there is any time that is suitable for a carrot cake rendition of a breakfast, it is ANY time of the year. But in all seriousness, spring is the most wonderful season to break out all the fruity and … More Carrot Cake Peanut Butter Flax Pudding
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)