Happy (latter half) of January, everybody! I am back this week with a new recipe to satisfy any cravings you have–let’s try…something sweet and salty, but slightly bitter, as well as abundant with deliciously umami aromas and satisfying textures! The photos are absolutely horrific in quality, but let me tell you, when I say I … More Sweet Miso Roasted Eggplant
It has been quite a while since I’ve paid tribute to my Vietnamese culture. There was a time period where I didn’t bother to embrace it as thoroughly as I should have. In hindsight, I regret not having been raised speaking Vietnamese or skipping a trip to Saigon for a children’s musical theater program. What … More Beyond Banh Mi
Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bagels…there is no shortage of our love for pumpkin spice and the pumpkin fruit itself when it comes to enjoying food! I kid you not–there was a time in my early high school days where I’d eat pumpkin spice oats and roasted kabocha squash for breakfast IN … More No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Dough Bites
Remember social media 2011-2016? If you were well-versed in the health and wellness space during this time, you most likely found every other post to showcase a list of foods with calorie counts and corresponding exercises that burn the same amounts. Alternatively, they could have depicted healthy swaps to conventional foods to cut fat, sugar, … More So We Have More Intuitive Eating RDs…is this Good or Bad?
Disclaimer: I am NOT an OBGYN or any type of medical professional specializing in hormones. This all stems from personal experience with medical advice I have received from my OBGYN. Quite recently this year, I stopped taking birth control pills and have solely relied on Paragard as my main method. Reason being, I didn’t want … More Eliminating Birth Control Pills: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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
Sticking to my word from last time–yes, here is Part TWO of some of the best Black health and fitness influencers I’ve come across on social media thus far!! Granted, this process was actually quite challenging because I couldn’t narrow the list down to just 24 individuals. There were SO SO many to select from … More Part 2(!!): Most Amazing Black Health and Fitness Influencers to Follow on Social Media
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?
Good old IF…or as one would say, eye-eff. Intermittent fasting: a time-oriented method of dieting (not an actual diet) where one undergoes precisely measured and specific allotments of time to eat and the rest to fast (by that, we mean no calories or net macros). There is a plethora of studies and works of research … More Why I Stopped Intermittent Fasting Every Day
There are plenty of subjects centered around self-love, body image, and body positivity that I would love to cover on my blog, but because my general thoughts on certain aspects can be condensed in one or two paragraphs, I’d figure that they all belong in one blog post. Maybe there will be a Part 2 … More Myths About Body Positivity