Hello! My name is Choua and I am the owner of Healthy Hmong Food, a blog dedicated to healthy choices and alternatives for Hmong food. First and foremost, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you have/will find it enjoyable and informative. This blog is inspired to help Hmong people and ethnic food lovers find simple, delicious, and healthy dishes to make, which includes everything from traditional Hmong to modern day Hmong-American foods.
Now, a little background on me for those of you who might be curious. I am a Hmong-American woman residing in the Mid-West. I am a full-time student with a year round internship, studying IT, Web Management, and Computer Science. My hobbies include photography and photo editing, web design and development, fashion, shopping, and cooking.
My parents and oldest brother came to the United States in the 1980’s as refugees of the Vietnam War along with members of my extended family. I, however, was born, raised, and still live in good old Wisconsin. I have three brothers and two sisters. And I am engaged to an amazing guy whom I’ve been with for 5 years.
Like many first generation Hmong-Americans, I grew up in a mesh of two cultures. And cooking has always been a big part of my life as I spent it most with my mom and sisters where we make great food, laughed, joked, and bond. My fiance and I enjoy spending time cooking and learning new recipes together as well. Through my parents, I have learned to cook traditional Hmong dishes that they enjoy. In addition, I have also learned to cook more modern Hmong dishes adopted from Thai, Laotian, Vietnamese, Chinese, and even American cuisines.
With inspiration from my family, I hope this blog can help you find simple and healthy Hmong-American food choices and alternatives to incorporate into your daily life. Live healthy, live long 🙂