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”

Cycling Hurricane Ridge: Pacing Yourself on Long Climbs

Last weekend I went out to explore the Olympic National Park, partly on my bike, partly hiking, and driving around. That place is an outdoor paradise that can offer something to everyone. One of the activities I chose to do is cycle up to ‘Hurricane Ridge’ visitor center. This place is a ski resort locatedContinue reading “Cycling Hurricane Ridge: Pacing Yourself on Long Climbs”

Book Review: The Righteous Mind

“If you think that moral reasoning is something we do to figure out the truth, you’ll be constantly frustrated by how foolish, biased, and illogical people become when they disagree with you.” Haidt, Jonathan. The Righteous Mind . Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. During the 2021 COVID-19 pandemic, I witnessed and experienced strain within my socialContinue reading “Book Review: The Righteous Mind”

Bread Baking Essentials

So you’re ready to start baking bread, you’ve got your flour, your yeast, your salt, some water, and now what? I know there is seemingly endless bread baking material on the internet, and everyone prefers different tools. Here I intend to share what is essential to my bread baking needs and why it makes aContinue reading “Bread Baking Essentials”