Iukina

I moved!

Hello everyone,

I am happy and sad to say that I moved to wordpress!

betterthancookingmama.com

Yes, I have my own domain now!

I decided to use wordpress because of its professionalism. It also allows me to neatly organize my posts and make it more presentable. If you clicked on the link, then you will clearly see what I mean.

I won’t be updating on here anymore so if you miss me, then you are free to visit the website. The cool thing about wordpress is taht people who don’t have an account can STILL subscribe/follow me! All new posts will be notified via email! I guess that can be a good or bad thing…haha

Thanks for the amazing 2 years! It is time to move onto bigger and better things! There are only a few selected repeated posts on the wordpress, but I’m excited for doing new things on it!

Good bye and thank you for the amazing 2 years :D Come visit me!

Good bye summer.

Good bye summer.

Vietnamese coffee at a french bakery. Weird? Not really because the french had a slight influence on vietnamese coffee during colonization (Taken with Instagram at Extraordinary Desserts)

Vietnamese coffee at a french bakery. Weird? Not really because the french had a slight influence on vietnamese coffee during colonization (Taken with Instagram at Extraordinary Desserts)

These are stone crabs. Interestingly, the stone crabs claws are huge for its size. They are harvested by breaking off the claws and then throwing the amputated crab back into the water. The crab will grow new claws. The claws that are taken off are considered a delicacy.

The taste? Delicious!

These are stone crabs. Interestingly, the stone crabs claws are huge for its size. They are harvested by breaking off the claws and then throwing the amputated crab back into the water. The crab will grow new claws. The claws that are taken off are considered a delicacy.

The taste? Delicious!

Tip: a boring cereal can be fun if you add fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, bananas, raspberries, and etc. 

Im trying “healthier” cereal. This is the cereal “total.” im trying to analyze their nutrition label with other cereal.

Tip: a boring cereal can be fun if you add fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, bananas, raspberries, and etc.

Im trying “healthier” cereal. This is the cereal “total.” im trying to analyze their nutrition label with other cereal.

Din tai fung - Arcadia, CA

If you have never been here, i highly suggest you go. The dumplings are wrapped so exquisitely that even if you pick it up, it wont break. Also, a good dumpling is one that can hold the soup inside. These dumplings do. One bite of it pours out of it extremely hot soup. It tastes so homey. Bite with caution. It is very very hot. Delish!

Din tai fung - Arcadia, CA

If you have never been here, i highly suggest you go. The dumplings are wrapped so exquisitely that even if you pick it up, it wont break. Also, a good dumpling is one that can hold the soup inside. These dumplings do. One bite of it pours out of it extremely hot soup. It tastes so homey. Bite with caution. It is very very hot. Delish!

No food is a BAD food

It is easy for a nutrition person like me to say that those food with saturated fat is BAD for you. People often see posters of GOOD food and BAD food. It is easy to find yourself conforming to these categories.

The truth is though, in high amounts, any food can be BAD for you. You can get toxicity from vitamins or minerals and those are the things that are prized so highly.

If we stream away from consuming too much of food like ice cream or coke or hamburgers, then they arent necessarily BAD for you. Ice cream is giving you calcium. Even coke is providing at least calories. Food is giving you nutrients that your body needs. Just because a food is claimed as a bad food, doesnt mean you should cross it off your list and never ever eat it again. It only means to eat it in MODERATION.

Thats the secret, thats the key — eat in moderation. I love ice cream. I only eat that once a week or even sometimes once a month. Learn to self-control your diet. No food is a bad food, but it is if you make it as one.

This is my view as a nutrition person.

Let the healthy food chime in!

I like to see that fruits and vegetables are given side options at various food places, and the one place that I’m happy to see it at is DISNEYLAND.

Not only does Disneyland provide fruit stands around the park, but it also offers it with your meal. Instead of choosing fries, I chose fruits. They give you enough. I’m happy that Disneyland, being such a huge company, is doing its part in preventing nutrition-related health problems.

All it takes is one ripple.