When People Question My Food Choices

I've heard it about a thousand times: "Don't be vegetarian, Serena!" "I'm not..." "It's not healthy." (Eyes bug out of my face...) "Well it depends on food choices as a vegetarian...but like I said I'm not vegetarian." OR "See Serena? You aren't growing because you're not eating meat. You're too skinny!" (While I gain 6... Continue Reading →

Five (Healthy) Snow Day Activities

I was quite worried when I was experiencing 70 degree Fahrenheit weather during December this past year. And when I mean by worried, I was worried. Whenever my mouth opened, it would go something along the lines like this: “Can you believe how warm it is? It’s practically spring?!” to “We’re doomed. Global warming has... Continue Reading →

Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal Scones

I have been craving blueberry scones recently, and I finally decided to make some. This is my recipe for vegan blueberry oatmeal scones! (I'm not vegan, but I like baking vegan) Note: Recipe adapted from Delicious Balance blog Yield: 6 scones Ingredients: 3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond milk) 6 tbsp. whole... Continue Reading →

Five Minute Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You've probably heard it a thousand times, but for those who don't have breakfast, I understand the excuse that there's no time to make breakfast. I am not an early bird, and will probably never be one. I suffer from chronic lateness, and as a result,... Continue Reading →

10 Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods

How’s everybody been doing with their New Year’s Resolutions? Still going strong after a week? Surprisingly, after posting my resolutions last week, I’ve been practicing balance a lot more than I thought I would. And let me tell you, it’s life-changing. I’ve been smiling more and overall feeling lighter and happier. I also let myself... Continue Reading →

January’s Produce Guide

For the best tasting fruit and vegetables, buy ones that are in season. This can vary depending on your region, but in general, the list is as follows: Apples Brussels sproutsBelgian EndiveBeetsCarrot Cauliflower Celeriac Celery Chicory ClementineCollard Greens Grapefruit Jerusalem artichoke (aka Sunchoke) Kale Kiwi fruit Leeks Lemons Oranges Parsnips Passion fruit Pears Pineapple Pomegranate... Continue Reading →

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the new year with your family and close friends. While I was counting down to 2016, I realized that 2015 for me was quite long. In my perspective, it was filled with more downs than ups, but nevertheless, I made it through! I... Continue Reading →

Food Trends in 2016

Welcome, 2016! Researchers have predicted the culinary trends of the upcoming year. Apple cider vinegar and ginger sweetened with honey, maple, or molasses: great ways to detox after a New Year's Eve party 🙂 More Hawaiian flavors Oysters Labneh- a thick and savory Middle Eastern yogurt Inventive ways to incorporate coffee into drinks Bottled soup... Continue Reading →

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