Oh my, how do I even begin this blog post? My hands still tingle while typing this out because of how excited I am of this new reality! Whenever I experience extreme stress–both positive and negative–any modicum of structure just flies out the window. But alas, one can only try! Growing up, I’ve always been … More Life Update: Food Science Student to ACTUAL Food Technologist + Obtaining my Dream Job!
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
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
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
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)
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?
…in general, it is TREMENDOUSLY challenging for me to select one favorite dessert. Coffee cake any day. Mango sticky rice until I die. A whole plate of chocolate chip cookies will win me over more quickly than a diamond ring. Peanut butter chickpea blondies….OOF. Having said that, ice cream holds an incredibly special place in … More In Honor of National Ice Cream Month…
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