|Cheers! Beer tasters at Deschutes Brewery in Portland, OR|
I've grown up in coastal San Diego pretty much my entire life and I absolutely love it here.
I'm half-Filipino and half-white and I think my love and complete obsession with food comes from my Filipino side... If you are Filipino or have close Filipino friends, you know what I mean - food is a HUGE part of the culture. Also, my grandma was a cook, so that probably has a pretty big influence on me too - I got to grow up eating extra delicious Filipino food :P
I went to school at UC Irvine and picked up my B.S. in Public Health Sciences with a minor in education.
After college, I moved back to San Diego, sat around at a desk all day in my office, and enjoyed a LOT of going out, drinking way too much, then eating badly - typical for someone just out of college, right? Anyways, this resulted in a lot of weight gain. I was at 125 lbs at my worst. I know some people probably want to shoot me right now... Only 125 pounds and I'm complaining?? But I'm 4 FOOT 10 INCHES. 125 pounds put me in the overweight category on the BMI scale. This was a huge slap in the face for me to get in shape.
Nutrition. I love it. I love learning about it. I love testing things out. I love reading about it. I love talking about it. I'm strongly considering going back to school to get my Masters in Public Health with an emphasis in Nutrition. It's awesome.
I also absolutely LOOOVE cooking.
And that was the start of this blog. Cooking healthy foods :)
To give this blog a little more personality and make it a little more "me," I will be also posting about different types of workouts and events/restaurants/bars/fun things in San Diego. Or you know... Just random things I feel like blogging about ;)
|Hiking Rincon de la Vieja in Costa Rica (2103)|
|At Del Mar Dog Beach|
|JJ's HSU graduation 2013|