I’ve been really craving seafood lately, so of course– the way to resolution? Scour the internet for paella recipes and try the one with 2,000 likes.
I’m practicing something new! I’m eating more vegetarian meals on a much more regular basis (go vegetables!) and although it has been a slow process of reorienting my body around what it means to feel full or satisfied, it has been a really good journey.
This past week I’ve been eating more vegetarian meals and have realized that I actually feel better. I’m not perfect, and I still opt for beef jerky sometimes, but I think that it is okay to make a transition on your own terms – something that works for you.
It also helps when you can have incredibly flavorful salads, or even make amazing meals like this sweet potato chickpea spinach coconut curry recipe from the Oh She Glows Everyday Cookbook. I actually find that I have a hard time finding recipes online for vegetarian food, what are some good food blogs to follow? Let me know what you use!
In my last blog post, I wrote about how food is a central part of my family’s identity. I’ve definitely adopted that (and learned to appreciate it), and am also trying to learn how to cook my own recipes. Continue reading “food of my people”
I grew up in a pretty large Southeast Asian family, where everyone lives no further than an hour away from one another. Growing up we always had huge family events with dozens and dozens of cousins running around and playing while our parents chatted. People would tell us it was time to leave, and get stuck in more compelling conversation (so we learned early on that the first 3 times your parents say it is time to leave… it isn’t).
As many of you (or maybe none of you) know, I work for an environmental justice organization based in Oakland, California. This year I made a commitment to continue pushing myself to re-shape my habits, and create practices that were in line with my commitments and values to a healthy, sustainable world. Continue reading “adventures of plastic free shopping”
Remember me? I hope you haven’t forgotten the way I smell like the ocean, leaving a little salt on your tongue. Or the sound of waves crashing again and again with persistence, and a sense of familiarity. Don’t you miss waking up to dew drops in your hair? It’s like we were entangled within one another, and I don’t remember where I stopped and you began.
Happy New Years everyone! I’m not one for making new years resolutions (since I often don’t follow them), but this year I’ve been thinking about bringing them back into my life. On paper, and displayed in a VERY visible place like the fridge.
Happy almost holidays people! Christmas is probably my favorite holiday because I love twinkly lights, good food, and spending time with my family and friends. I’m sure there is a lot more that is compelling, but for me a few twinkly lights really do the trick.
This year my gift to my partner, Isaac, was a trip to Denver, Colorado. The last time I was there was for a high school social justice conference, so this time around I was able to experience a lot more.
Wow, it seems like I’ve been talking about starting this blog for ages! I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be me, what parts of my identity I really love and what parts of it I feel like I’ve lost. So here I am. Making this wordpress because truth be told, I miss writing… so much. In reflecting these last few months I realized it would be incredibly healing to create a blog for myself, a place where I could think out loud, encourage myself to try new things, be somewhat creative, and honestly just give myself the space to open up a little more.