Update: Printable Recipes!

I’ve been wanting to make my recipes more easily accessible. Personally, I like to print out new recipes so I don’t get flour and eggs all over my laptop and I can also jot down adjustments quickly in the margins. While many websites use plugins, it’s not an option for WordPress.com blogs.

I stumbled upon this old blog post which lays out five options for making it easier for readers to print recipes, lists, tutorials, etc. Of the five options, I ended up using a free service called Print Friendly. You can find it at the bottom of each post. I have labeled it with a handy dandy red arrow. Just click on it, and you’ll be able to print out the blog post without weird spacing and links. Continue reading

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Three Ingredient Coconut Sugar Body Scrub

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I am not a fan of body butters and creams.It’s too cold when I get out of the shower. It doesn’t matter how nice it smells, it’s cold and gloopy, and yes, first world problems. Oftentimes, I just skip it, but then I get all scaly. If you have a similar problem than this body scrub is going to be your new best friend.

This stuff is the bomb! It was only three ingredients (coconut oil, sugar, and orange zest), and my skin felt silky smooth and moisturized afterwards. I could literally see the water beading on my skin. It was like I was coated with sealant! When I got out the shower, my skin felt nice plump but not greasy or oily. However, my elbows and heels could use a little more love. My only complaint — a teeny tiny whine — is that it was overwhelmingly coconut with a dash of orange. But that might be the quality of Trader Joe’s produce.  Continue reading

Freezer Tofu Spaghetti with Kimchi

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Every family has its own dialect. As a Chinese-American, I grew up speaking Chinglish and I remember that odd moment, when I realized not all the words I was using were really words. They were not English or Chinese or even malapropisms, but some remnant of baby talk and repeated mishearing. So it is with some trepidation when I introduce the concept of “freezer tofu.” You see, I’m not sure if it’s a real thing. Continue reading

London Coffee Tour

exchange alleyI’m a huge fan of coffee, not so much for the taste, but the countless college papers and late nights it has gotten me through. I won’t describe myself as an aficionado, because I don’t appreciate the individual terroirs of differing regions (Sumatra, Bali, Ethiopian, etc.), and most of the nuance is drowned out by a healthy dose of milk and often sugar.

This trip to London is the first vacation where I have plan things, as my previous vacations involved my sister, a rabid planner, or I was taken around by a local. So, how does one take a stab at a new city that has more than a thousand years of history? Continue reading