I woke up at 7:30 and ate breakfast, which was the usual: muesli, banana, and 2 passion fruits. I had scheduled a 9 am cooking class at May Kaidee, so I headed over to the restaurant. When I got there, I found out the class had been canceled because apparently it was Children’s Day so … More 1/13/18: Taking My First Cooking Class!
Welcome to another edition of TILRN! Sorry I suck and forgot to write one for August. 😞 Below are TILRN posts from months past: July 2017 May 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 Australian Survivor Only a few people in my life know that I am a Survivor fan … More Things I Love Right Now (September 2017)
This week’s special guest is the man behind everyone’s favorite tacos & tortas. You may know him as Vegicano, but did you know he was also a touring blues musician?? After years of touring under the name Brownbird Rudy Relic, he recently decided to change careers to focus on food. He now goes by Vegicano, … More #27: Musician-turned-Culinarian @Vegicano (Rudy Ramos)
Every time I go grocery shopping I notice that green bell peppers cost a couple dollars less than red/orange/yellow ones. But why? After some simple Googling, the results 1., reassured me that I wasn’t the only weirdo not just wondering about random things like the price of peppers, but actually writing about it, and 2., unveiled a surprisingly simple explanation. … More Why Are Green Bell Peppers Always Cheaper?
Why are weeknight meals always so stressful and annoying to prepare? I often find myself racking my brain on my commute home– Should I make pasta? No, that’s too heavy. Sweet potatoes with rice/veggies? No, that’ll take too long. Salad? No, that’s boring. However, I have discovered a recipe that is healthy, versatile, quick, and … More My Favorite Weeknight Meal: Spicy Burrito Bowl
Happy 2017! It’s time for another installment of my “things I love right now” series. If you want to see what I’ve been obsessed with in past months, click the links below: December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 Trader Joe’s Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds I got this cheese based on a coworker’s recommendation, and it … More Things I Love Right Now (January 2017)
I’ve been wanting to do a hot sauce/salsa favorites list for a while now because, as someone who puts hot sauce on literally everything, I’m always wondering which ones other people use. So, I made this list with the thought that it might be useful for those of you who, like me, want to know … More My Favorite Hot Sauces & Salsas
The nimono, or simmering, technique is by far my favorite way to cook kabocha squash. It also happens to be the fastest and easiest way. That’s a win-win situation, if I’ve ever seen one. Let’s start with the basics: WHAT IS KABOCHA? Japanese pumpkin Pretty heavy (2-3 lbs) Green/orange Tastes richer and sweeter than … More NIMONO: The Best Way to Cook Kabocha
It took me a while to decide what I wanted to write about this week. Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of the runners I follow on social media share their story of how they became a runner/got fit, and I realized I haven’t fully thought about mine, let alone write about it. So, I decided … More My Fitness Journey
I’ve been eating sweet potatoes a lot– as in almost every single day– for the past month or so, which has led to quite a few sweet potato creations. I’ve done the basic baked sweet potato, roasted sweet potato coins, sauteed sweet potato, sweet potato in soup, etc. However, the one stand-out is definitely my … More Savory Snack: Spicy sweet potato fries & guacamole