Posts by Tea Nguyen

Fave lazy meal?

I just moved to my new place out in Michigan after getting hitched in California, so it’s been a busy month! Although moving to a new place is really exciting, I don’t have any internet at home. (sad face!) I’m bunking with a buddy too and so to minimize the mess I have limited my […]

— Tea Nguyen

Did someone spike my cereal?

I woke up at 5 the other morning to get ready for rounds (visiting patients in the hospital). I had my morning bowl of chocolate Cheerios with soy milk, took my iron pills (I have chronic fatigue but not technically anemic by laboratory standards, I beg to differ), and went on my way as I […]

— Tea Nguyen

Crockpot resurrected!

Here’s a super easy recipe for a melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork sandwich. Ingredients: 1.   One can of beef broth 2.   1-2 pounds of pork ribs 3.   A bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce 4.   Your favorite bread to eat it with Directions: Place beef broth and pork ribs in crockpot and cook on high for 4 […]

— Tea Nguyen

Want to host a quilt-in?

Here are the instructions on how to do it, provided by our very own DMU staff, faculty, students and friends from The Crafting for Charity Club. And guess what? They submitted these instructions to www.instructables.com and WON a very fancy sewing machine that I know will be put to great use. Kudos to all!

— Tea Nguyen

Free faxes?

I was looking online for a faxing service and came across faxzero.com. Has anyone tried it? I do not know if it is safe and if it works but I really needed to fax something today and didn’t want to trek any further than my doorstep to do it for one sheet. There are still […]

— Tea Nguyen

This week’s rotation: internal medicine

As a third-year podiatry student at DMU, we get the opportunity to observe an internal medicine doctor for a week. At first, I didn’t know what was to come and so felt indifferent until I met the doctor I was shadowing. Day one was the hardest for me to adjust to. Since the hospital I […]

— Tea Nguyen

Foot & ankle specialists: podiatrist vs. podiatrician?

If you’re looking for a physician to treat problems of the foot and ankle, such as a recurring corn/callus, hammertoe/bunion deformity, ankle instability/sprains, flat feet/heel pain, foot ulcers, ingrown toenails or any other foot problems, you must be looking for a podiatrist. I have only heard the term “podiatrician” used once and I believe it […]

— Tea Nguyen

Crazy combos

Some days, I crave for a snack that comes in pairs like strawberry + Cool-Whip, pretzels + peanut butter, chips + salsa, and especially McDonald’s fries + ice cream cone…really! If you have not tried this sweet and salty pair, give it a try. You might be surprised at how lovely this pair can be. […]

— Tea Nguyen

Funny Bone

If you like standup comedy, and don’t mind a little adult humor, check out The Funny Bone in West Des Moines. I was just there on Saturday evening with some friends and I had a good time just hanging out and getting my funny bone tickled all night long. If you sign up for their […]

— Tea Nguyen

That’s my classmate!

Adam Lang, a third-year CPMS student, wrote this article on diabetes! So if you see him around campus, give him a high-five for representing our profession and our college. You can also find more podiatric articles at this website so surf around at your leisure and learn about the profession. (Picture: And yes, he loves […]

— Tea Nguyen

Fresh produce sold locally?

I encourage you to take a look at this website and  learn more about locally grown produce provided by farmers who just want you to eat fresh and healthy foods. By purchasing from this website, you are investing in your local community and reducing your carbon footprints. Now that is something to chew on. Once […]

— Tea Nguyen

Vote for the worthy couple!


Remember my older post on my friend Matthew who was going through some tough times with leukemia? Well I have good news to share! He’s back on his feet and is moving forward with his own wedding planning. More details can be found here.

(Please don’t hesitate to vote for them too while you’re there!)

— Tea Nguyen

Go Google yourself!

Well, everyone is doing it so came my turn to Google myself, Tea Tu Nguyen, and I found this.  How amazingly cool is it to find my name associated to a publication, rather than someone’s similar name on a obscene website. It’s going to be a good Friday! What do you find when you Google […]

— Tea Nguyen

How many ingredients in your salad?

It’s like people know I was on a diet this month. I mean, I don’t think I’ve seen more treats thrown at me more than during this time when I’m trying to cut back on sweets. And unfortunately, it’s true, I am weak! If I see it, then I must eat it. And so today, […]

— Tea Nguyen

Give me the steak!

There’s no other way to put it except “I LOVE STEAK!” When I’m craving for something more than just salt and pepper on my steak, my go-to seasoning is the Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning. I highly recommend this if you just want to toss a piece of steak on the grill or frying pan […]

— Tea Nguyen

Looking for something SUPER to do this weekend?

If you’re thinking about the Super Bowl, we’re not quite there yet (it’s Feb 7). But this weekend in Des Moines, you can still find something SUPER to do…. like the SuperBULL Series. This is totally out of our daily-norm! What fun! You can even get group ticket discounts at a great deal. If you […]

— Tea Nguyen

Easy garlic smashed potatoes

Freshly roasted garlic is, by far, my most favorite form of garlic. You can substitute fresh garlic for garlic powder if that’s what you have. This recipe serves as a wonderful side dish to pair with your protein like steak, chicken or honey- baked ham. In a piece of aluminum foil: -put in 8 garlic […]

— Tea Nguyen

Public health-related books to listen to

Looking for interesting books related to public health and ways to change the world? Here are a few suggestions that are available on www.Audible.com. They continue to have an introductory rate of $7.49 for new members. 1.       The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell 2.       A Branded World: […]

— Tea Nguyen

Maintaining beauty can be so expensive

…but it doesn’t always have to be. How much do you pay  for a decent haircut these days? The guys seem to have it easy for this one. My husband-to-be gets his haircut for $15 (tip included) and I am just so envious. A typical haircut at a normal salon might cost me at the […]

— Tea Nguyen

Help me cook!

All of the nifty kitchen gadgets are collecting dust so I need your help in putting them to work. Do you have any new or special recipes to share with an amateur cook/professional eater?

— Tea Nguyen