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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 …

Scooping Your Salads (An Easy and Low Carb Trick!)

I’ve talked before about how I’m not a huge bread person. I’ll crave it when I’m stressed, but that’s really about it. And I never eat sliced bread, but rather baguettes, rolls, and biscuits. But that’s just in small amounts on certain occasions! I hate sandwiches and seldom eat them, as I’ll prefer lettuce wraps or eating things on a tortilla or paratha. I know, weird right? Pasta is my carb of choice. I love chicken salad though, same with tuna. I usually eat both with crackers, because of my whole low-bread consumption thing. I was reading Hungry Girl and she shared a buffalo chicken salad served with celery, using the celery to “scoop” the salad. I tried it with my tuna salad once, and I fell in love. The celery is crisp, fresh, and super crunchy and tastes delicious paired with the creaminess of the mayo and the fat in the tuna! It definitely feels a lot healthier than a bunch of bread or crackers, as well. I’ve tried this with egg salad, pico …

Lunar New Year (Makeup, Outfit… and Food!)

So I’m in Dallas FW right now for a little over a week! I visit my grandmother a few times a year, and I chose this weekend to fly out because it is Lunar New Year! I’m still kind of figuring how I’m going to structure these posts or how I’m going to do them… but I think I’ll do a post daily (on the days I usually post) updating you all on what I’ve been up to and whatnot! So today, my family and I celebrated Lunar New Year! We went to Asia Times Square (more tomorrow), and then celebrated at home with a feast of different Vietnamese foods and dishes. I’ve had people ask me what my ethnicity is and tell me that they think I’m ethnically ambiguous/neutral, but I’m Vietnamese. One hundred percent, down the line. Also, I’m wearing my glasses as I’m writing this post and watching How I Met Your Mother! I’m staying at my grandmother’s house in the cutest room! I’m definitely feeling like a princess! Anyways, back to …