Well folks, it’s time to celebrate: Happy 100 Years of Popularized Calorie Counting! Yep, calorie counting propelled in prominence beginning in the post-war era during the 1920s, though the existence of the calorie was discovered long before. Ever since we began viewing the numbers on our food labels and instructed to pay more attention to … More What We Should Account For in Food More Often, But Probably Don’t (Hint: it’s not fiber or added sugar)
…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
Last week, I discussed several conditions and circumstances where integrating more fiber would actually detriment oneself more than benefit, despite fiber’s functionality and role in physiological wellbeing. Some people cannot tolerate as much fiber for a certain period of time due to intestinal disorders that forbid otherwise or if they need to ingest a higher … More A High Fiber Vegan Diet: How? Why? When? What About Supplemental Fiber?
Happy Juneteenth from San Francisco! Before I dive into the official recap of my internship, it’s crucial to acknowledge the significance of June 19th, 1865, which is the official and historical liberation of all American slaves. Granted, slavery exists in many forms in our society today (just look at our prison complex and the various … More Life Update: First Week of my Food Science Internship!
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
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)
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)
Once upon a time, I was obsessed with Indian curry. Shortly after, I fell head-over-heels with Thai curry and enjoyed both heartily whenever and wherever I could. Instantly, curry became my favorite meal of all-time and I seized to try all types of renditions of this lovely dish. The first time I ever tried Japanese … More Vegan Japanese Curry (easy and gluten free friendly)
Being only two quarters away from graduation, my experience in the Food Science program has endured all kinds of new phenomenons. Almost two years ago, I disclosed a full list of pros and cons when studying food science. I have an entirely updated list from new events–here it is! PROS You are guaranteed to find … More UPDATED – Majoring in Food Science: Pros, Cons, and Other Gems of Advice