Beyond Banh Mi

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

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

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?

This Protein Bar is the Worst…and the Best at the Same Time

Have you ever loved something SO much but DESPISE just ONE of its big-deal attributes that the connection is significantly spoiled? Well, I have come across more than plenty of products with these circumstances, including skincare, clothing, kitchen appliances–heck, even watching certain YouTube channels and listening to some songs will have the same effect! Speaking … More This Protein Bar is the Worst…and the Best at the Same Time

A High Fiber Vegan Diet: How? Why? When? What About Supplemental Fiber?

Last week, I discussed several conditions and circumstances where integrating more fiber would actually detriment oneself more than benefit, despite fiber’s functionality and role in physiological wellbeing. Some people cannot tolerate as much fiber for a certain period of time due to intestinal disorders that forbid otherwise or if they need to ingest a higher … More A High Fiber Vegan Diet: How? Why? When? What About Supplemental Fiber?

Pumpkin Curry Soup

Throwing back to one of the recipes we created for the Food Science Club here! I know this isn’t quite the correct time to consume what would be considered a “heavy” and creamy soup, but believe me, when it becomes cold at night, this pumpkin curry soup is a dish you will want every single … More Pumpkin Curry Soup

Life Update: First Week of my Food Science Internship!

Happy Juneteenth from San Francisco! Before I dive into the official recap of my internship, it’s crucial to acknowledge the significance of June 19th, 1865, which is the official and historical liberation of all American slaves. Granted, slavery exists in many forms in our society today (just look at our prison complex and the various … More Life Update: First Week of my Food Science Internship!