Pasta Deconstructed

Pasta is usually thought of as an unhealthy or non-diet friendly dish, isn’t it? In this brief post, I intend to analyze this comfort dish of mine. I’m going to look at one of my easy go-to recipes, which is quick and comforting. By quick I literally mean done in nine minutes. This post isContinue reading “Pasta Deconstructed”

Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow

“A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.” Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow I stumbled upon this book as a recommended read in a business class during 2019. At first, I was hesitant that it would be of any value to me,Continue reading “Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow”

Cooking for Singles: Braised Pork Shoulder, Eight Ways

Variety is the number one challenge I find as a single who likes to cook; convenience is the second one. These challenges lead me to develop ways to make the best use of my ingredients in a way that’s neither boring nor inefficient. Today I’m going to walk you through one week where I ateContinue reading “Cooking for Singles: Braised Pork Shoulder, Eight Ways”

One Strategy to Manage Your Weight

Paying close attention to how we fuel our bodies is essential for weight management. In this blog post, I intend to show you how I think about my weight management and share my insights on the subject. Before I begin, you must know: I’m not a nutritionist, so I might not cover the subject withContinue reading “One Strategy to Manage Your Weight”

Three Stunning Island Cycling Routes in Washington State

When I moved to Seattle, it took me a while to get used to cycling around here. Coming from California, I learned to enjoy routes that almost always traverse through 1000+ ft tall hills. I’m missing those routes here in Seattle, but now I’m learning to enjoy flat roads and rolling hills. The three coursesContinue reading “Three Stunning Island Cycling Routes in Washington State”

Caesar Salad Deconstructed

In this post, I will analyze and deconstruct a salad. The salad of choice today is a Classic Caesar Salad that I found in Bon Appetit Magazine. Many people believe they’re eating healthy when they eat a salad, so let’s take a closer look at what’s going on, and I’ll follow with my analysis andContinue reading “Caesar Salad Deconstructed”

Latte and Croissant Deconstructed

Today we’ll look at the question: Which one has more calories? A standard 12oz latte or a traditional croissant. I will answer this shortly, and you might end up surprised. Let’s begin with the easiest to decompose, the latte. Latte Macchiato Item Calories Carbs Protein Fat % 12oz Latte Macchiato 192.0 22.1 7.8 8.1 100%Continue reading “Latte and Croissant Deconstructed”

I Tried Keto, This is What Happened

During the pandemic, I had a lot of spare time to try things out, so I tried going keto. I thought it was a good idea after reading a lot about it. It seemed like I could reduce fat mass pretty quickly, which was my goal. It also looked like an excellent opportunity to clearContinue reading “I Tried Keto, This is What Happened”

Almond Milk Flan

Since I’m a kid, I’m obsessed with flan. It is one of those desserts I’m sure I’d not be able to stop eating. That’s why I like to have them once in a very long while. It’s more of a treat rather than something habitual. Not long ago, I baked a horrible loaf of bread.Continue reading “Almond Milk Flan”