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The Best Recipe for Thai Beef Salad “Nam Tok”

The Best Recipe for Thai Beef Salad “Nam Tok”

 Growing up, my family engrained in me an affinity for Thai food. It’s hands down my favorite cuisine, there can never be enough coconut milk, chili, or basil in any of my dishes. Of my many favorite dishes (Pad-See-Ew, Spicy Basil Leaves, Panang Curry) is the healthiest of the options, the Thai Beef Salad. This “salad” is the best kind because it is more than just lettuce. It combines…

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The Sleep-Ruining Mistakes That You Are Likely Making

The Sleep-Ruining Mistakes That You Are Likely Making

At the end of a crazy day, all we want to do is climb into our beds and fall asleep while dreaming of Nutella waffles, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. We all know that herbal tea, avoiding your phone and tallying livestock are well known sleep-aids, but you can do more. I’m personally exhausted after a long day of work, blogging, cooking, exercising, and in general, being a functioning adult – so I need all the help that I can get to fall asleep faster and better. I’ve tried the following things and trust me, they work. Here are some things that you can do immediately to ensure a more comfortable bedroom environment and…

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU ONLY HAVE 72 HOURS IN CHICAGO

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ONLY HAVE 72 HOURS IN CHICAGO

For my birthday this year, I took a trip to Chicago and I decided to try my hand at vlogging. Every year my husband has a big work conference that happens to fall on the first week of May and thus a tradition of “birthdays on the go” began. Every year we spend my birthday in a different city and I am certainly not complaining. We’ve been to New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, and this year – Chicago!

I had such a great time in Chicago and can’t wait to go back! I hope you like this vlog – if you did I’d love to hear from you. These take way, way, way longer to make and I want to make sure that you guys are enjoying the content that I’m creating. 

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The Foolproof Way To Make Amazing Chai Every Time

The Foolproof Way To Make Amazing Chai Every Time

Growing up I was never a fan of chai, but in South Asian traditions chai isn’t just a drink – it’s a lifestyle. My mom literally would not operate in the morning until I made her morning chai for her. I can actually recall not being allowed to wake her up unless I had a mug in my hand. Oh, and it had to be perfect. The right mug, the right 3/4 way full, and the right color. The guidance was “use the color of your skin” – when I was tan in the summer it led to many problems in my household. I was the odd one out. I wasn’t interested in this bitter-sweet drink that was more or less: water & milk. In hindsight, I guess this is how non-immigrant kids feel about…

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SUPER SIMPLE INDIAN RECIPE FOR LAL ALOO

SUPER SIMPLE INDIAN RECIPE FOR LAL ALOO

Remember when you were a kid and there were always times throughout the year that you had to bring something to share to school. Whether it’s a class event, International day, country day, whatever the case – you (as a child) were required to “make” something and bring it to class the next day. Amongst my many accomplishments in grade school, always forgetting to bring something was my thing. Even as consistent as I was, my mom was not impressed. Inevitably, I would call my single-mother-raising-two-daughters-who-just-worked-a-13-hour-shift at 7 AM to tell her I needed to have a meal in the next hour “or else I’ll get a bad grade!” – Asian child blackmail. Time and time again, she would yell at me, and then bring me lal-aloo…

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WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN ONE YEAR OF HAVING A DOG

WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN ONE YEAR OF HAVING A DOG

Our little furball turns one! In honor of Theo’s first birthday, we’re doing another PUPdate video! Click on the video above to see Theo in all of his 1 year glory and learn about some new tricks that he’s learned how to do (and some he still hasn’t caught onto), what the hardest part of being a dog owner is, what we use to groom Theo at home, and even what our experience at the dog park is like. Our 6 Month Pupdate with Theo has over 20k views on YouTube, so safe to say Theo isn’t just a star in our world – but clearly that’s what people want to see over my hair tutorials…

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THE BEST TRAVEL SHOES THAT ARE CUTE & COMFY

THE BEST TRAVEL SHOES THAT ARE CUTE & COMFY

I love exploring cities when I visit. I’m the person that wants to be out on the town right after breakfast and not return to the room until nightfall. The problem is that my feet usually can’t keep up with my “can-do” attitude. I did so much research before this trip. Like, ridiculous amounts of research. My Google search history is embarrassing. I realized that I really liked the look of White Converse shoes, but when I wore them I realized that they nail “cute” but “comfort” is not their thing. Fair enough. Then I found…

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SANDESTIN TRAVEL GUIDE

SANDESTIN TRAVEL GUIDE

A few weeks ago, I was invited as a guest of the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach, Florida to come spend 4 days on their gorgeous property with 6 of the most incredible bloggers. I couldn’t say “yes!” fast enough! I was so excited for the opportunity to get away and beach life is exactly what I needed. It was easy to trade in the Atlanta rain for crisp beach air and white sand beaches. The Hilton Sandestin Resort has been recognized with the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating and has been named one of the ‘Top 20 Florida Golf Resorts’ and I can easily see why. My experience was far better than I ever imagined – they truly rolled out the red carpet for us and you absolutely have to stay here the next time you head to Sandestin. Here’s what we did:

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5 NEW Ways To Top Avocado Toast

5 NEW Ways To Top Avocado Toast

There are a few different things you have to know about me. 1) I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart 2) I love to dance 3) I am obsessed with avocado toast. Let’s focus on the third one today. There are so many ways to top your toast and I get so many DMs on Instagram…

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