Dalgona Coffee: Don’t Make the Same Mistakes I Did

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Dalgona coffee is all the rage right now. Just a few ingredients? It should be super easy, right? Just five minutes to make? Not for me.



  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • Ice and milk for serving


  1. Whisk coffee, sugar and water until light and foamy.
  2. Fill glass with milk, leaving room for coffee “foam.”
  3. Pour or spoon foam on top of milk and enjoy.

The Mistakes I Made

Short ingredient list. Just a handful of steps. 5 minutes tops. Should be easy, but don’t make the mistakes I made.

  1. I used a 1 cup measuring cup. Don’t do that. Give yourself some room to work. Use a medium size bowl.
  2. I used the world’s smallest whisk. Don’t do that either. If whisking by hand, use a normal balloon whisk.
  3. Read mistake number 2 then do yourself a favor and use a mixer to whisk. It’ll save you a ton of time.

Would I make Dalgona Coffee again? I’ll stick to my homemade cold brew most days, but Dalgona Coffee is a nice treat. I’d make it again, but use a mixer next time.

Snooze Finally Opens in Austin, TX

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We first stumbled upon Snooze on a trip to Denver back in November of 2014. At the time, we felt like it would fit right into the Austin dining scene. I mean who in Austin doesn’t love all-day brunch? Well, back in April of 2015, Snooze announced they would be opening an Austin location and we have been waiting (im)patiently ever since. After several delays (hey, they wanted it perfect), Snooze is finally open on South Lamar! The manager also mentioned a June opening for the North Lamar location. Read More

Restaurants We Luv: Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen – Austin, TX

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Friday is a very important day for me. Not only is it the last work day of the week, but it’s also the day my department typically goes out to lunch. Being located downtown, we have so many options for great food. Sometimes, however, eating with a group can be a challenge, especially when it comes time to split the check and tally the final bill. Enter Lucky Robot. Not only does the recently opened Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen have tasty food, their iPad ordering system makes splitting the check a breeze.   Read More

Paleo 101

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Earlier this week I attended Paleo 101, which was held at Whole Foods Culinary Center. Fellow Austin Food Blogger Alliance Member and all-around Paleo extraordinaire, Melissa Joulwan talked about the foundations of the paleo diet and demoed receipes from her cookbook, Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat. Her cookbook is absolutely fantastic. You can find out more about Melissa over on her blog The Clothes Make the Girl. Read More

Whole30 Wrap-Up: Days 6 & 7

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For the next 30 days, I’ll be participating in my first Whole30. Check back for daily updates about my progress.

The first week of Whole30 is now behind me. I feel pretty good about where I’m at. Now that my body is more acclimated to my new eating style, I’m going to try to incorporate some exercise in week 2. I’m also not going to bed early enough, so I’d like to get more sleep in week 2.

Day 6 was pretty exciting for me. I finished up my physical therapy, where they had a little graduation ceremony. It was awesome. It’s hard to believe that I spent the majority of this year recovering from my knee injury. In fact, I was on crutches for more than 3 months. Now on to the food. Read More

Whole30 Day 4 & 5 Wrap-Up

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For the next 30 days, I’ll be participating in my first Whole30. Check back for daily updates about my progress.

My first weekend on the Whole30 and it went well. I’m feeling pretty good and I can already see my midsection tightening up a little bit. It’s hard to believe it’s only been 5 days. I got over my fear of eating paleo at restaurants during the Whole30, and had lunch at Threadgill’s celebrating my cousin’s, uncle’s and mom’s birthday. Read More

Whole30 – Day 3 Wrap-Up

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For the next 30 days, I’ll be participating in my first Whole30. Check back for daily updates about my progress.

Day 3 was rough. I woke up and my allergies were terrible and I was tired most of the day. Apparently that’s the norm for Day 3 of the Whole30. It didn’t help that Friday is typically our Marketing Department’s go out to lunch day, which I’ve elected to skip during the Whole30. I’m bummed I will not be attending for the next 30 days. Oh well life goes on (at least I’ll save some money).

Things got a little more exciting when I got home. A paleo cookbook I ordered recently, Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat, was sitting on my door step. I quickly glanced through it and I’m already excited about all the recipes I will be making. Who knew eating paleo could be so exciting.

Traffic wasn’t bad, so I got home a little bit earlier than usual. This allowed me to spend some quality time in the kitchen (as you can see from my dinner below). Read More

Whole30 Day 2 – Wrap-Up

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For the next 30 days, I’ll be participating in my first Whole30. Check back for daily updates about my progress.

Day 2 was relatively smooth. We went grocery shopping last night, so I had many more options to choose from today. I had a little bit of a headache in the afternoon, but my hunger level hasn’t been too bad. I overcame my first challenge today. We had a going away party at work today for our intern, which happened to be an ice cream party. I stayed strong and passed on an ice cream sandwich. One small step for man, one giant leap for me. Read More

Whole 30 – Day 1

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I hadn’t even heard of the Whole 30 until a couple of weeks ago. Shortly after I started my 30 x 30 Challenge I received a lot of great feedback about my diet. One reader pointed out that the diet I outlined for my challenge was nearly Paleo, so I started looking into the Paleo Diet. That’s when I found Whole9life.com and their Whole 30 challenge. I picked up a copy of their new book It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways and thought that the program seemed manageable.

They had an official challenge starting on August 1. The timing couldn’t have been better. I just got back from Hawaii, and when I went on vacation, so did my diet. I was looking for something to get me back on track, and I believe the Whole 30 is exactly what I need. Read More