Anyone have plans for the good old Cupid’s day? Mine comprise of quality time with my boyfriend, watching romantic comedies, and of course, enjoying the magnificence of chocolate’s existence. Really, what more could you ask for? Whether you are single, taken, widowed, divorced, newly married, dating, or “it’s complicated”, you can definitely agree that Valentine’s … More Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Truffles
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)
And a gooooooooood morning to you all, folks! Hello, happy December! Yes, my birthday passed, I am graduating EARLY (what?! Although, there will be a delay in sending my tassel and graduation cap and robe), and my internship has ended this Friday. I personally have been in a mental spiral of “unrealness” where everything feels … More 2021 Goals: Re-branding my YouTube Channel, Work Endeavors, and Personal Life Pursuits
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
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
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