Goodbye. Hello.

It’s the end of 2013 and that time of year when FB and Instagram becomes populated with everyone’s photo-collages and year in review of statuses; when everyone publicly lists their year’s worth of life’s milestones while ending with some variation of a statement about how they “can’t wait to see what the new year holds…

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December Challenge

Anyone following my blog must know by now that I love to give myself short-term personal challenges. They’re usually around fitness and nutrition, but sometimes they’re creative too. I like doing this, it gives you something to focus on outside of stressing over work or school, or sitting on the couch watching television. Finishing them…

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13 Day Diet: Results

This post should have come a couple days ago, but between baking non-stop and my computer getting fried from spilling my pho, it got delayed. And writing a post on a tablet is just really not ideal, but oh well. I actually ended my diet a day early, so 12 day diet instead of 13.…

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13 day diet, 7 days in

I’ve magically made it to the halfway point of this 13 day diet adventure. I won’t lie. Every single day of this diet I’ve wanted to quit and go in my kitchen and cook until there’s nothing left in my pantry but empty containers. And the weekend was worse, not because there were any particular…

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The Return to Real Life

I’ve been pretty absent from my blog–my last post being almost 2 months ago. But I’ve found little motivation to post anything despite the multitude of new recipes I’ve tried and photographed, as well as the interesting encounters I’ve had over this time period. The fun in “funemployment” was fizzling out and becoming more frustrating…

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Sunday Dinner

Today the Saint’s crushed the Cardinals. WHO DAT!! In celebration, not that anyone needs an excuse to drink in New Orleans, I made myself a very nice drink to go with the leftover Tadka Dal I made yesterday. I didn’t think my Tadka Dal had turned out that great because I used yellow split peas…

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Funemployment and the real (or imagined) life crises of a twenty-something.

I just finished my masters in public health in May (woohoo!), but the job search hasn’t been the kindest (womp, womp!). However, it hasn’t been the kindest to many of my classmates, and most of my friends who graduated last December are just now finding full-time employment in their field. So I really shouldn’t feel…

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Project 5×5: Results

Today’s the day. Today’s my 25th birthday. (It’s also ironically my 125th post). Today was the deadline for my somewhat of a stretch, but still achievable 25 day countdown of goals to achieve, that I titled, Project 5×5.: Lose 5 pounds Lose 5 inches Do 5 new DIY crafts Make 5 new recipes Finish last…

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