Follow Your Gut

I recently did a campaign for Health Ade Kombucha, and got to try out this infamous hipster drink that you see girls in their sports bras drinking on their insta. I was skeptical at first, but I must say… I was sold after I drank the first one. I’ve always had digestion problems, and drinking even half of a bottle each day really helped my digestive system work.

Which made me more excited to shoot this campaign. I had a lot of fun building this picnic set and now have turned into one of those (but not so fit) girls on insta promoting Kombucha. Check it out if you still haven’t tried it and have problems digesting like me! #followyourgut

My favorite flavors are Blood Orange-Carrot-Ginger, Pomegranate, and Bubbly Rose.


Chia Seed & Coconut Pudding

Ever since Le Pain Quotidian opened right next to work, my colleagues and I have been obsessing over the Chia Seed Pudding, but it costs $7USD for a tiny bowl. It's like buying pressed juice or acai bowls - it costs way less to make it yourself! Le Pain conveniently put their recipe online, so here it is even more conveniently for you just a scroll away. I also added a raspberry compote recipe to top it off. Enjoy! :)


 5 tbsp Chia Seeds
1¾ CUPS (14FL OZ/400ML) canned coconut milk
3 cups fresh raspberries
2/3 cup - Domino® Organic Blue Agave Nectar Syrup


  1. In a bowl, mix the chia seeds with the coconut milk for 2 minutes using a wooden spoon. Pour the mixture into 4 small jars or ramekins (about 4 inches in diameter). Refrigerate for 3 hours or until completely set.

  2. Pour the blue agave syrup into a small saucepan on low heat. Pour in the raspberries and crush using a wooden spoon or potato masher. Increase heat to medium, until mixture begins to boil and foam, approximately 5-7 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for another 10 minutes. Strain mixture using a mesh strainer, working with the back of a spoon to remove as much liquid as possible. Keep the compote in the mesh, and discard the liquid. 


pudding recipe from here | compote recipe from here

Grab-n-Go Breakfast | Veggie Sausage Frittata Cupcakes

Mornings are sometimes rough for me, especially those days when you wake up late and don't have time to make breakfast! These frittata cupcakes are the best! They're a great grab-n-go healthy breakfast choice. It's easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes. If you don't particularly like any of the veggie/meat choices I selected, feel free to replace them with your favorites!

what you need
1 zucchini
1/2 sweet onion
8 cherry tomatoes
2 chicken apple sausages
6-8 large eggs
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper

what to do

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Cover the muffin pan with olive oil. You can also use cupcake liners to save yourself from cleaning the pan. 

2. Dice the veggies and the sausage into cubes. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs together.

3. In a 10-inch skillet, sauté the onions, zucchini, tomatoes, and sausage for about 7-10 minutes until it's soft. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Fill each cup of the pan with a tablespoon full of veggies and sausage. Then pour in the whisked egg till they're almost full.

5. Place into oven for 15-20 minutes till the egg is set. Serve warm or cold.


- C

The Park | NYC

When we were visiting NYC a few months ago, our friend Matt brought us to The Park in Chelsea with the coolest decor! The restaurant/lounge has five unique spaces. Starting on the first floor is the main dining area with a fun retro design. Behind the restaurant is a warm, red speakeasy with funky chairs and lanterns hung from the ceiling. Walk out to the beautiful indoor garden where we sat to eat lunch. By the garden is the atrium where you can enjoy the fireplace and feel the sun gleaming in through the glass ceiling. Head on upstairs to the penthouse and sip on a cocktail while enjoying the view of the High Line. 

My pasta and brussel sprouts were scrumptious, but the sandwich was a little dry. But I really enjoyed being in the space while no one was in there. And you should definitely check it out at night! It's bustling with urbanites and the space is filled with great music!

photos by Courtney Yeh

- C


After talking about Plated as one of the vday specials in this previous post, I decided to give it a try myself.  So I ordered three different plates and chose to cook Mushroom Parpadelle, Chicken Sausage Gumbo, and Beef Randang. Unfortunately, my Beef Randang turned out unappealing in the photos so I decided not to share those. :)
I found the entire process super convenient and good for dinner dates! This is also great for those who want to try cooking but don't want to fill up their pantries with spices that they're only going to use once. Here's how to order - go to their website, choose the date you'd like them to be delivered, choose your plates from their 5-7 item of choices, and you're done! You can customize how often you want them to deliver, and how many plates you'd like. My favorite? The Chicken Sausage Gumbo. If you're a first time user, don't forget to use the Facebook deal (buy 2 plates get 4 free)!