My Skincare Journey: Facial Hair, Sun Damage, Aging Prevention, and Colorism in the Asian Community

Can you believe that the end of summer is ALREADY HERE? Holy smokes, people. That is applicable in almost a literal sense because part of Northern California has been in flames. It is incredibly unfortunate to see part of our proximate home being decimated, wildlife being eradicated off the face of the Earth, and so … More My Skincare Journey: Facial Hair, Sun Damage, Aging Prevention, and Colorism in the Asian Community

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)

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?

Vegan Japanese Curry (easy and gluten free friendly)

Once upon a time, I was obsessed with Indian curry. Shortly after, I fell head-over-heels with Thai curry and enjoyed both heartily whenever and wherever I could. Instantly, curry became my favorite meal of all-time and I seized to try all types of renditions of this lovely dish. The first time I ever tried Japanese … More Vegan Japanese Curry (easy and gluten free friendly)

Cauliflower Rice Sushi (healthy, vegan, and gluten free)

Put me on “My Strange Addiction” because I am officially obsessed with cauliflower rice sushi. Granted it has been a while since we’ve had cauliflower rice in our kitchen…same with raw and crunchy almond butter. By that, I mean it’s been a day. I’m suffering. Sushi tends to be quite expensive and often quite modest … More Cauliflower Rice Sushi (healthy, vegan, and gluten free)

Blue Tofu (healthy, gluten free, high protein + synthetic dye free)

Here’s a Food Science fact: did you know that there are no naturally occurring blue foods on Earth? Yep, it’s true. According to one of my Food Science professors, due to the fact that blue light reflects poorly on green leaves during photosynthesis, rarely do natural foods exude the color blue. Oh, and before you … More Blue Tofu (healthy, gluten free, high protein + synthetic dye free)

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

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)