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What I Eat in a Vegan Day

I am no stranger to vegan food or veganism. I was a vegan for a few months my sophomore year of undergrad, and back when Lolo would eat vegan foods I would have some along with her. I think that there’s a certain type of appreciation that you gain once you start to enjoy vegan foods for what they are. I think there’s a lot of ignorant people out there who make fun of veganism or vegan food, and I definitely think that’s unfair. It’s a personal choice one makes and it’s not an easy thing to do. I actually very much admire those who choose not to consume any animal products or flesh, but being vegan every day is something I can’t do. I have two full vegan days twice a month. I also think that it’s good, for me personally (I’m not going to give you guys health advice, I’m not a licensed professional) to cleanse my body twice a month when I eat strictly vegan. I eat vegan twice a month, but …

Memorial Day Weekend (Food, Sass, Outfits!)

Since I feel like I’ve been slacking on the “life” part of lifestyle, I decided to try a new kind of post where I share what I’ve been wearing, eating and up to! What better weekend to recap than Memorial Day Weekend? So, let get started! Thursday: I know that Thursday doesn’t really count as the weekend but I told you all last week that I was going to share my outfit details from the event I had last week! My cousin William (who is in my snaps!) was officially “pinned” to be treasurer of his high school’s Key Club and we all headed to Town Hall for the ceremony! I wore an olive green shirt dress with my favorite nude t-strap pumps. I paired it with my usual Kate Spade bag for a fun pop of color and wore my makeup and hair like I usually do! My lipstick is Revlon Colorstay Overtime in Infinite Raspberry. Overall, I think that it’s a chic but lowkey refined look. I’ve been loving shirtdresses recently and this …

My Recipe For Homemade Wontons

I posted a Snapchat of my homemade wontons and also tweet about them! And every time I do, people always have questions! In Vietnamese culture, we celebrate death anniversarys of significant family members, it’s called đám giỗ. You’re probably wondering what this has to do with homemade wontons. My grandmother cooked an all vegetarian meal for my great grandfather’s death anniversary. He was a monk (I use that word loosely because I’m unsure of the direct English translation) and ate vegetarian meals. There was delicious vegetarian cha lua, stews, stir fries… the list goes on. But one thing that my younger brother completely devoured was these homemade wontons. He ate the entire platter of fried ones at our table, leaving only steamed ones left. Once we all got home, he asked my parents again and again for these fried wontons. My mother and I wrap about 120 each time we make them (it’s a long process). The original filling that my brother loved had yuca, carrots, and garlic mashed into a filling.  Because this is a …

Simple, Easy, Lazy Recipes

I like food. You guys know that I love food. I hadn’t done a recipe post in a little while and when I asked you guys what kind of recipes you all wanted you said simple easy lazy recipes. So, I decided to write a post to share them with you!  All of these recipes are incredibly easy to make and have vegan modifications (you’re welcome!). A lot of you ask me about vegan food and eats and tend to enjoy those posts. Do you want me to write a post sharing my favorite vegan food blogs and YouTube channels? I typically get my inspiration from them! Anyways… on to the food! The Unabridged Sass Parfait I have done a parfait recipe before, but this one is my current favorite. It’s super delicious and the perfect sweet snack! Every time I hear the word parfait, I think about the movie Shrek where Donkey is highkey obsessing over them. It is imperative that you use plain Greek yogurt. Well… not really, y’all can do whatever you …

Creamy Cheesy Spinach Quinoa

During undergrad one of my go-to meals was risotto. It’s so easy to make and incredibly delicious. I’ve made tons of varieties–spinach, mushroom, pumpkin, butternut squash… I even attempted one variety with cauliflower rice (by the way, doesn’t work because the cauliflower absorbs nothing). I’d like to think that this recipe is the “grown up” version of that. A graduated risotto (as if risotto isn’t boujie enough). It is creamy, delicious, packed with spinach (this particular batch had chicken added) and filling. I have been absolutely obsessed with quinoa recently. It is so filling and so good for you! Also… it’s cheesy. Whenever I hear a food being described as cheesy I remember Corrine from The Bachelor and her gross cheesy pasta. This isn’t gross. Also, I have been obsessed with Grey’s and watching Grey’s whilst eating my cheesy quinoa! You will need Half a cup of quinoa (I use red) 1 cup of water Spinach Salt Pepper Butter (you can use olive oil if you wanna be healthy but I like butter… #sorrynotsorry) Shredded …

Four Simple Healthy Snacks (And Vegan Modifications)

I haven’t done a food post in a little while so I decided today to share four snacks that I have been loving recently. I think there’s a nice mix of sweet and savory in here and they are all super easy to make! I have been loving pomegranate seeds recently. They are so good for you and they taste delicious. I once dated this guy in undergrad who always had a drawer of whole pomegranates and he would eat them out of the pomegranate. I like to cut mine open (you can YouTube how to properly cut one open… I had to google it!) and put all the seeds in a bowl!  Vegan modification: You don’t need one! Pomegranates are vegan lol. I have been craving cucumbers recently. They are just so crisp and refreshing. I have been particularly craving cucumber sandwiches. They are so simple to make and so classic. I ran out of whole wheat bread so I’ve been using white and I actually think the white bread tastes better for cucumber …

Ten Things I Learned From Being Vegan

My sophomore year of college, I went vegan for a few months. It started as an experiment of curiosity, and became a really nice experience to have. It made me appreciate food a lot more, and become more adventurous with my cooking and eating. This post isn’t going to be to tell you all to go vegan, as I don’t believe in food propaganda or guilt. But it’s to share with all of you what I learned from the time that I went vegan. I’m not vegan or vegetarian anymore (I seldom eat red meat though), but I do designate certain days of a month where I try to eat vegan or vegetarian. I know someone’s going to say something snarky, and my response is this–it’s better than nothing, right?   I have no problem with eating vegan, I do it almost every time I eat with Lolo. I do understand that is trickier for some than others, and I understand that it can cause a few health problems for some. Me personally, I got …