Have you ever heard of the flavor umami before? If you haven’t– it is a game changer. Umami is a category of taste–just like sweet, sour, salt and bitter. It is described as the savory taste (aka indescribable yumminess). More technically speaking, umami corresponds to glutamate, a type of amino acid, that is present in […]
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Thai food has been one of my favorite cuisines to cook lately. The cuisine utilizes tons of fresh items like herbs, garlic, ginger, and lime. It is also fun to play around with more unique ingredients like fish sauce, curry paste, and tamarind paste. Small amounts of these ingredients go a long way with adding […]
When it comes to physical activities like sports, hiking, backpacking, long walks, or working out– it’s important to stay fueled appropriately. In particular, carbohydrates and protein are important for sustaining physical activity and promoting recovery. Don’t settle for unhealthy, convenience store items–plan ahead with these 8 smart, healthy snacks to fuel your activity of choice. […]
Mardi Gras season is upon us and that means it’s time for some creole cookin’. I decided to develop this healthy-twist on traditional Jambalaya, a dish consisting of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. This would be considered a creole jambalaya, since it has the addition of tomatoes whereas cajun jambalaya does not. This hearty […]
So what are macros anyways? “Macros” is short for macronutrients which are carbohydrates, protein, and fat. These macronutrients are the foundation of the “If It Fits Your Macros” diet. What is IIFYM? If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) is a diet plan with focus of helping individuals reach their health goals while tracking their macros […]
An ideal morning for me would consist of watching the sun rise, reading a book while sipping on some hot tea, and taking my time getting ready for the day ahead. Instead, my mornings typically consist of a triple-snoozed alarm and a rush for the door. Relatable? Sometimes, the last thing I have time to […]