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Tessa Nguyen

Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is a chef and registered dietitian working in the Triangle area of North Carolina. She is an alumna of Johnson & Wales University and Meredith College. When Tessa isn't traveling and discovering new restaurants, she teaches culinary nutrition cooking classes at Duke and works as a consultant in the food and nutrition industries. Connect with her at Taste Nutrition Consulting and follow her on Instagram or Twitter.

 

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Kitchen Gems — for the Right Cook

Kitchen Gems — for the Right Cook

From the tip of their ice hardened blades to the Swiss Diamond logo forged into the end of the black resin handle, I found the knives’ simple design pleasing.
Tips for a Healthful Dining Out Experience

Tips for a Healthful Dining Out Experience

Thinking through your options before diving in will ensure you leave satisfied, but still on track with your individual nutrition goals.
What Têt, the Vietnamese New Year, Means to Me

What Têt, the Vietnamese New Year, Means to Me

From the loud firecrackers to playing “Uncle Bao” to the red envelopes, Têt is a lively and joyful time.
Celebrate Têt with a Classic Vietnamese Dessert

Celebrate Têt with a Classic Vietnamese Dessert

February 8 marks the Lunar New Year. In the Vietnamese community, that means it's Têt, "the first morning of the first day." From spending time with family and friends to wishing for a lucky year to follow, Têt is a time filled with food. The Vietnamese dessert Che Dau Trang is always present at Têt celebrations.
Vegan Creamy "Mac and Cheese"

Vegan Creamy "Mac and Cheese"

This Vegan Creamy "Mac and Cheese" dish is incredibly easy to make with just few ingredients (and just as few steps!). Even though these noodles are vegan-friendly, I promise it'll be just as creamy and delicious as any other baked noodle dish you’ve had before.
This Foodie Plate Does Triple Duty

This Foodie Plate Does Triple Duty

The versatile Salt Rox Himalayan Salt Cooking Plate does triple duty as a foodie’s must-have: it cooks, it seasons and it looks great for serving!
Ringing in Têt, the Vietnamese New Year

Ringing in Têt, the Vietnamese New Year

Têt — the Vietnamese New Year, which falls on January 19 in 2015 — is one of my favorite holidays. It brings back such good memories from when I was a kid. I remember my grandma working for days to prepare all the traditional New Year's treats.
Grandma’s Galumpkis

Grandma’s Galumpkis

My Hungarian grandmother made these for her Polish husband, kids and all us grandkids when we were visiting her.
A Favorite Pho Recipe

A Favorite Pho Recipe

My dad has been making this Vietnamese treat for us since we were kids, just like his mom used to make for him and his siblings.