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
For some reason, I genuinely believe that there has been a special era in the health and fitness community that distributed all kinds of misinformation…I say has been because we are experiencing what one would consider the same era but with different notions and rumors that simply aren’t true (at least not proven based on … More Health and Fitness Myths that I Used to Believe and Wish Were True (but aren’t)
The time to FINALLY play holiday music during a socially acceptable period will arrive in approximately less than two weeks! Am I the only one that would DEFINITELY play “All I Want for Christmas is You” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in October? Well, I would gladly stand by that podium alone because … More Budget-Friendly Holiday Gifts (many of which do NOT require shopping)
Back at it again with discussing reverse dieting! I receive DMs on Instagram quite often about exactly how to pursue reverse dieting, the quantity of calories one should eat, and exact weight gain, both in my case and on a general basis. As you most certainly know, this post will center around how much weight … More Reverse Dieting Part 3: How Much Weight Will You Gain?
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
It’s been over a millennium since the first traces of dieting began. We’ve witnessed the emergence of SO many diets, discovered what is scientifically sound and what isn’t, and experienced what life is like without thinking about dieting versus it being a crucial part of our routine. With everything we know, understand, and recall, as … More It’s 2020. Why Do Diet Programs Still SUCK?
Say you know exactly what type of protein bar you prefer in terms of taste, flavor, texture, consistency, all the organoleptic factors in describing a product. The nutrition facts and ingredients are also on point! But furthermore, what if you care a bit more extensively about the company itself? Does it hold and maintain its … More This Protein Bar is AWESOME and it Honors International Creativity
Nowadays, it seems like our new means of communication, advertising, shopping, news broadcasting, and personal marketing has been and will continue to take place primarily on social media. The world of cable television isn’t nearly as prominent as it was just a decade ago. During the years of 2016-2017, many social media users began following … More Being a Mindful Social Media Consumer: Who Should You Follow? (Part 1)
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?