CES 2015: Big & Bright

Ending an internship can be bittersweet Looking back, you realize how much knowledge and experience you have acquired in such a short period of time. You think about the many people who have helped you along the way: some you’ll miss, some you won’t, but, nonetheless, you’re glad for all the experiences. Finally, you look towards the… Continue reading CES 2015: Big & Bright

Dipping my way through the Superbowl

This post comes two months late, but I am still so excited to share my highlight of the Superbowl… making the layered bean dip! Even though this was made for the Superbowl, it would also be perfect for parties or potlucks. Heck, it would be great for any ol’ dinner, too. My friend (and master chef) Martin & I consulted at least… Continue reading Dipping my way through the Superbowl

Embracing the granny (square) life

This semester, I wanted to start a project. Something I could pickup on evenings and weekends. I settled on a granny square blanket, partly because I wanted to improve my crocheting skills, and partly because granny squares are quick to whip up. I love this project because even though the final product is going to take a long time to… Continue reading Embracing the granny (square) life

Thinking Vegan: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about veganism… A good friend of mine is allergic to gluten, lactose-intolerant, sensitive to nuts, and vegetarian. Since this basically limits her to fruit, veg & legumes, she threw in the towel and became vegan. Also, she runs 15 km a day. In January, I was reminded by a coworker how he became vegan… Continue reading Thinking Vegan: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili

“The struggle is real”… it’s time to remove this phrase from your vocabulary

I’ve heard a lot of people use this phrase recently, and I find myself using it too. “The struggle is real.” And yeah, so maybe it is supposed to be a joke. Ironic. Sarcastic. Like “first world problems”, the phrase “the struggle is real” plays on the ironic notion that although you have problems, they… Continue reading “The struggle is real”… it’s time to remove this phrase from your vocabulary

My two cents on sustainability at UW

Although the University of Waterloo boasts sustainability initiatives, primarily that the Faculty of the Environment buildings are LEED certified, there are basic sustainability practices that are non-existent in the University of Waterloo residences. Here’s another post that I wrote a long time ago but never got around to publishing. For context, I lived in a dorm style residence… Continue reading My two cents on sustainability at UW