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April 19, 2017

My friend and I finished our last exams of our undergrad degrees and we celebrated with wine and vegetables. The picture above was our dinner!

We made hummus from scratch and it was even tastier than the ones sold at the store. This is also a more environmentally-friendly and economical alternative to the store-bought hummus, considering all the p...

April 10, 2017

It's Sunday, not quite sunny but bright enough for the light to shine into my bedroom and wake me up a little bit sooner than I'd like to. I scrubbed my eyes and was out of bed by 7:30am.

I debate between avocado & toast or quinoa salad. I reached for the day-old salad in my fridge and began my morning with some healthy proteins and Y...

March 26, 2017

The only time I cook pasta is when I'm lazy. So lazy that I boil some pasta, open a jar of store-bought sauce, and voilà. I did this once at a hostel when I was travelling and I still remember the look of horror I got from a fellow traveller. No vegetables?? Yes, no vegetables and no meat. The unfiltered judgment was a wakeup call. I had to stop bu...

July 14, 2016

Someone who recently visited Naoadays asked if I enjoyed cooking after seeing that I have a "kitchen" section on the blog. I laughed and responded, "well, my last post is titled 'kitchen failures' so I'll let you draw your own conclusions." 

True, I haven't posted here in nearly a year, but contrary to what I let him believe, I a...

August 9, 2015

Yesterday I burnt quinoa. The day before I used 2 cups of flour instead of 2 teaspoons and my attempt to make mac and cheese turned into pasta smushed into some sort of bread-like dough. The list goes on. Curry was spoiled overnight because I forgot to put it in the fridge. Cookies didn't flatten, so I had a dozen round-chocolate-chip-somethings. I...

June 9, 2015

After gaining the infamous freshman fifteen three years ago (and spending the last two years doing whatever to get back into shape), I made a few rules for myself:

1. No Nutella.

2. No Oreos.

3. No snacks unless I've worked for them.*

* bake/make them myself = I put in my time and effort

* menstration = it's an exercise (?)

* one unhealthy snack per groc...

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