by admin on December 17, 2014

good morning!

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a traditional WIAW post. So I’m going to mix it up a bit and share what I ate yesterday with some extra food pics from class. Cause who doesn’t love some extra food porn? :)





the usual. Oatmeal with protein powder (which gives it that lovely dark green color ;) ) banana, pumpkin pie spice, and almond milk. Topped with peanut butter.



i made Annie’s mac and cheese with tuna and peas (that rhymes!!) for dinner Sunday night so I had the leftovers for lunch yesterday. I ate this cold. Is that weird? Probably.



I finally ordered more Quest bars!!


I also drank this after my workout. I think I even like this version better than the chocolate!!


yesterday in class we cooked Thai food! Thai food has always been one of my favorites. My family use to order Thai food take out about once a week.

Thai food is filled with a lot of delicious noodle dishes, curries, and fresh salads

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I made one of my favorite dishes, Pad Thai! I was a little worried with the result while I was making it (I didn’t think the noodles were cooking enough) but the end result turned out to be delicious! Nothing extraordinary but it tasted like a pretty solid Pad thai to me!


my dinner plate: pad thai, a green curry mussel, some red curry tofu + rice, and coconut ginger soup with chicken. I went back for more soup because it was just so darn good.

no dessert or nighttime snacks for me lately I’m always way too full after dinner


I get to go home in TWO DAYS!! WAHOOOO!!!



Vietnamese Cuisine

by admin on December 16, 2014

Vietnamese cuisine is SO GOOD!!

By far my favorite Asian cuisine we’ve covered in class yet.

It is a super flavorful, yet simple cuisine filled with bold flavors (LOTS of spicy peppers) and fresh ingredients.

here are some drool worthy recipes my class has made over the past 2 days



vietnamese fresh spring rolls. rice paper filled with delicious fresh herbs (thai basil, dill, mint), rice noodles, shrimp, and pork. I could eat 5 million of these in one sitting.


lemongrass tofu. Lemongrass raw smells like yellow pez. An amazing discovery I made yesterday. I don’t recommend eating it raw. It’s commonly used to enhance the flavor of soups and curries.


I made spring rolls!! The filling was a mixture of ground pork, crab meat, rice noodles, dried mushrooms, fish sauce, scallions, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce I believe? They required a little TLC but they turned out great! The dipping sauce is a traditional vietnamese dipping sauce which is a simple mix of thai chillis, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, and water.


my family would be ALL over this salad. I may have to recreate it when I go home :)

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Another very signature vietnamese dish: Bahn Mi sandwiches.


my chef instructor made this dessert for us to try. Coconut sticky rice with caramelized bananas. Likeeeeeeeee OMG. It was quite tasty.


the dish I made yesterday: cold noodles with a warm tofu vegetable stir fry. This recipe has my pal Lindsay written all over it :) The recipe required a lot of steps, but the result was delicious. A lot of fresh flavors and contrasting textures.

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my plate last night. The curry was AMAZING. Curry is definitely in my top 5 favorite foods of all time.


Today and tomorrow in class is Thailand! Which may rival Vietnamese food..I can’t wait to fill you all in on the yumminess!



Weekend Snapshots 12/15

December 15, 2014

10 days until Christmas!! Craziness!!!! how was everyone’s weekend? Mine was a good mix of eventful and low key. Eventful being lots of delicious food and time with friends, and low key being 3 naps taken on Sunday some snapshots.. avocado toast is always the answer SO much delicious Vietnamese food from class Friday. More […]

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Field Trip To Chinatown

December 11, 2014

this title should really be: field trip to china town, dim sum, a korean fish market and store, an indian restaurant, and an Asian shopping mall because in one day we went to ALL THOSE PLACES And a lot of food was consumed. Like, a lot. Mainly dumplings. Because dumplings rock. Also being in culinary […]

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WIAW-Japan Day 1

December 10, 2014

good morning! I don’t have a traditional WIAW post for you mainly because 1. How many bowls of oatmeal can you see? and 2. My dinner’s these days in culinary school are always the most exciting and drool worthy meals of the day I am on my second week of Cuisines and Cultures of Asia. […]

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Favorite Pinterest Workouts

December 8, 2014

Hello! How was everyone’s weekend? I don’t have much to report on. Saturday I helped assist a cooking class up at school which was a lot of fun. It also made me feel like I was a master chef comparing the amount I know about food and cooking to the amount (or lack there of […]

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China Day 2 + 3

December 5, 2014

good morning! happy weekend! The only thing on my agenda this weekend is work tomorrow and watching the patriots game. Cause you know, I’m a super huge football fan now. File that under things my friends make fun of me for saying. these past two days in Cuisines of Asia we’ve been learning about the […]

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Cuisines of Asia + Latest Stitch Fix

December 3, 2014

good morning! one of the reasons I was eager to get back to school is because I knew a new stitch fix was waiting for me! There were some hits and MAJOR misses, but like I said last time, it’s better that I don’t like everything in the box so that it’s easier to budget […]

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Weekend Scenes From Home

December 1, 2014

good morning! another visit home has come and gone. They always go by so fast! It’s not too sad to say goodbye this time though because I’ll be home in just a few weeks for Christmas. This past weekend was pretty low key. We had thanksgiving round 2, I took way too many pictures of […]

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Thanksgiving 2014

November 28, 2014

good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful turkey day! I passed out at 8:30pm last night and slept in until 9am this morning. Ya, idk either. I LOVE being back in a queen sized bed though. I was sprawlin out like crazy. Anywho, onto yesterday! My mom got me up for the Turkey Trot […]

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