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Hey everyone! As announced in a previous post, Wok from Your Dorm is hosting a guest post as part of a collaborative campaign to highlight the work of The National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF). Recently, I created a podcast about how to cook healthy Chinese food and order healthy food at the Chinese restaurant. Before we jump into the guest video, a few words from the editor, Sophia. 

“Hello everyone! It’s Sophia, the editor of The Traveling College Kid. I’m so excited to share with you guys my video for this collaboration. As you all know, I have joined forces with Melanie from Wok from Your Dorm and Ashley from Yoga Is For All for a collaborative campaign. Since all of our sites address some form of lifestyle, we have produced a series of podcasts and videos that provide tutorials and information about fitness and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our collaboration works to highlight the cause of an amazing non-profit organization called The National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF). It  works to promote active, healthy lifestyles.

But first off, a little bit about my blog. I am currently a college student at Rutgers University who has a love for traveling. But as a college student, it can be costly. My blog focuses on ways to travel on a budget, especially if you’re a college student. Anyways, since healthy lifestyle is the essential theme of our diverse blogs, I have created a video on how to stay healthy while traveling. It can be super easy to snack away and not pay attention to what you’re eating because you’re on vacation time. But it is important to keep these easy reminders in the back of your mind while traveling. Simple things like remember to drink water throughout the day and watch your calorie intake can help make a huge difference while traveling.

I also just want to give a big thanks to Melanie for having me here on her blog and a big thank you to everyone who watches my video. Check back on my blog, The Traveling College Kid, for more information about traveling while being a college kid and for more updates on our collaboration. Don’t forget to like and comment! Thank you everyone and I’ll see you soon!”

Healthy Chinese Food?? – podcast

Hey everyone!

Wok from your Dorm has officially begun the collaborative campaign with Sophia from The Traveling College Kid and Ashley from Yoga Is For Everyone! If you missed my previous posts, this collaborative campaign will promote the work of the National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF), an amazing non-profit organization that works to promote active, healthy lifestyles. Since all of our websites address lifestyle aspects such as cooking, traveling, and exercise, we have decided to collaborate to highlight the NAHF’s work on living healthy lifestyles.

As part of this promotion, I’ve created a podcast with tips on how to cook healthy Chinese food at the dorm and how to order healthy Chinese food at the restaurant. For those days you want to order takeout, I talk about what to order and what not to order from a Chinese restaurant to eat healthy. Tune into the podcast below to discover that healthy Chinese food is not a myth!

I hope this podcast was helpful for you, especially if you’re a college student trying to make it work (and wok) in a dorm room! Remember to check out the National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF) for more tips and information on leading active, healthy lives.  Also check out my partners’ blogs, Sophia from The Traveling College Kid and Ashley from Yoga Is For Everyone, to find the videos and podcasts they have created to promote the cause. I’ll be featuring one of them in a guest post on Wok from your Dorm, so be sure to check back here for more content soon!

 

What do you think of the collaboration so far? Let me know by liking and commenting below!

Cooking Memes

Hey, everyone! As we continue to figure out how to cook in a dorm room using a wok, I stumbled upon this wonderful meme teaching students how to cook using a microwave:

This GIF was originally posted on Tumblr and is from a chili and cheese nacho dip episode of a local cooking show called Weber Cooks. The show aired on a student-run television show of Weber State University. Hosted by Steven Reed, the show taught college students how to create simple meals using a microwave. The episode was submitted in 2012 to the /r/NotTimandEric subreddit and then was shared with on the internet culture blog Nothing To Do With Arbroath. After that, several episode were posted on sites like Gawker, Laughing Squid, Screen Crush, Los Angeles Magazine, Reddit, Viral Viral Videos, I Am Bored, and MSN Now.

Like all memes, this one describes non-genetic human behavior that is , in this case, learned. The show teaches students how to cook with a microwave. As a piece of digital represented information, the meme is easily replicable, transmitted rapidly, and is available as long as the hosting server remains online (Davison, 2012). This meme is an interesting combination of top-down promotion/branding and user-made content. Though promoted by a student-run television show, the meme does promote the name of the Weber State University and encourages students to live in dorm rooms.

Check out the original Weber Cooks GIF here.

Check out other cooking-related memes, such as: Cooking by the Book, Coffee Maker Cooking, and Sauce.

For more memes, check out: http://knowyourmeme.com/

For more information on the history of memes, check out Patrick Davison’s 2012 article “The Language of Internet Memes.”

 

Does anyone know of cooking-related memes that use a wok? Let me know by commenting and liking below!

Behind-the-Scenes of Our Collaborative Campaign

Hey, everyone!

Who’s ready for this collaboration?

I’ve been busy working on an awesome collaboration campaign with Sophia from The Traveling College Kid and Ashley from Yoga is for All!  We’ve been busy creating podcasts and videos about how to live and plan healthy lifestyles through diet, exercise, and travel, following  the work of The National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF). Since I last posted, we’ve designed and planned the entire campaign, including what each of our podcasts/videos will include. Sophia is creating a video with advice on how to stay healthy while traveling – what to eat, what to do. Ashley is creating a podcast about the health benefits of yoga. As for me, I’m creating a podcast on how to eat healthy Chinese food – both in the dorm and out at the restaurant. We’ve also figured out how to re-post each of our projects on each other’s sites and how to fit together all the pieces of our puzzle. I’ll be hosting a guest post by Ashley from Yoga is for All, so stay tuned for future content! We’ll soon be filming/recording the actual audio/visual projects. After that, we’ll post the projects on our individual blogs and create guest posts on each other’s posts.

I’ll also be hosting a guest post from my partners, so stay tuned for upcoming content.

Don’t forget to check out the links above for more information!

Image by Wikipedia Commons (Licensed CC)

 

Are excited are you for this collaboration? Let me know by commenting and liking!

Upcoming Collaborative Campaign

Hey, everyone! I’m excited to announce that I will be working with Sophia from The Traveling College Kid and Ashley from Yoga is for All for a collaborative campaign. In the next few weeks, we are going to produce a series of podcasts and videos to highlight the work of The National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF), a non-profit organization that works to promote active, healthy lifestyles. Since all of our websites address lifestyle aspects (cooking, traveling, and exercise), we’ve decided to collaborate to highlight the NAHF’s work on living healthy lifestyles. For myself, I hope to provide a podcast with advice on how to cook healthy Chinese food in the dorm, as well as tips on how to eat healthy at Chinese restaurants. I’ll also be hosting guest posts from my partners, so stay tuned for upcoming content.

Don’t forget to check out the links above for more information!

 

Are excited are you for this collaboration? Let me know by commenting and liking!