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

What We Should Account For in Food More Often, But Probably Don’t (Hint: it’s not fiber or added sugar)

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)

Being Vegan in San Francisco vs. Los Angeles: How Do They Compare?

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?

Most Amazing Black Vegans to Follow on Social Media

In spirit of Black Out Tuesday, I have been posting resources for racial justice donation organizations, posts of education on white privilege and the BLM movement, exposure of peaceful protests and what the media fails to acknowledge on my Instagram stories. While many others have done the same, they have also encouraged people to support … More Most Amazing Black Vegans to Follow on Social Media

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)

Dairy Free Halo Top Part 7: Toasted Coconut + Vanilla Maple (the two underdogs)

We ALL know at least one thing that is underrated–whether it be a person, an idea, an object, a song, a movie, a television show, yadda yadda. For instance, I think eggplant and kiwis are underrated, as are Meet the Robinsons, The Princess and the Frog, The Emperor’s New Groove, 2-D animation, NCT 127, “Lost … More Dairy Free Halo Top Part 7: Toasted Coconut + Vanilla Maple (the two underdogs)

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)