This Protein Bar is Basically a Candy Bar…but I Like It Anyways

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

Beyond Meat Mushroom Tacos with Spicy Guacamole and Cilantro Pico de Gallo (vegan + grain free)

Hands up if you like tacos! (I seriously just waved my hands in the air after typing this) Seriously though, tacos are one of my favorite foods to prepare for lunch or dinner–even for a savory Sunday brunch! My family and I have been using Beyond Meat every other week or so to integrate into … More Beyond Meat Mushroom Tacos with Spicy Guacamole and Cilantro Pico de Gallo (vegan + grain free)

Most Previous Vegan Festivals: Central Coast VegFest + The Artisan Wheelhouse’s Vegan Cheese Launch Party (all pre-quarantine)

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)

Last Minute Memorial Day Recipe: Vegetable Gochujang Pasta (made with Banza)

Pasta and I have had an interesting history. Ten, fifteen, heck, arguably twenty years-ago, I lived for pasta consumption and just the presence of pasta. Yes, I was possibly destined to become a pasta snob. Macaroni and cheese, fettuccine alfredo, classic marinara, peanut noodles, Pad Thai, pho, chow mein, I loved everything that involved a noodle. However, … More Last Minute Memorial Day Recipe: Vegetable Gochujang Pasta (made with Banza)

I Walked More Than 20,000 Steps a Day for a Week…Here’s What Happened

Surely enough, you’ve probably seen those videos or articles titled “I Tried XXX’s Diet/Workout Routine For a Week” or “I Tried The XXX Challenge…Here’s What Happened” at least every other time, if not every time, you surf the Internet. These experiments are everywhere, and it’s both a good and bad trend. On one hand, you get … More I Walked More Than 20,000 Steps a Day for a Week…Here’s What Happened

Types of Cheat Meals + How to Take Advantage of Them

As of lately, food porn has been quite the hype. Specifically, indulgent food porn. Whether it be Pinterest boards of peanut butter Oreo brownies, Instagram feeds of donut or pizza-themed cheat days, and Buzzfeed’s Tasty videos of insanely cool desserts that no one would actually make (think unicorn cream puffs or a blue velvet cake made in … More Types of Cheat Meals + How to Take Advantage of Them

The Most Common Diet Regimens + Maintaining Sanity on All of Them

You’ve heard these words before: clean, dirty, healthy, unhealthy, detox, and cheat. They may have various meanings in their original contexts, but if we’re talking about health and fitness, they all pertain to food and their qualifications of how beneficial for the body they are. However, all of these blanket terms have so much room … More The Most Common Diet Regimens + Maintaining Sanity on All of Them

Chocolate Roasted Kabocha Squash (with a keto option)

Welcome to my first recipe of 2018! Inspiration for this recipe came from some mad chocolate cravings. My love for dark chocolate is already strong in itself, but this time, it was ferociously gnarly. At the same time, I also needed a kick for some creativity. In addition, I’ve noticed that most New Year’s recipes … More Chocolate Roasted Kabocha Squash (with a keto option)