March 10 2017: Yogurt Bowl

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Yogurt Bowl from this place called Raw Remedy.

This was a friends yogurt bowl and it looked too delish not to take a picture of before eating. I got one of their smoothies which was pretty good. I don’t remember what it was called, but it was purple and it tasted like it was healthy. I know this because usually with unhealthy stuff there’s just too much sugar from un-natural stuff… and chocolate.

Day 93 : Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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I’ve been trying to follow a more healthier diet with the coming of summer, and with that, a few trips that are pending to occur. These trips are to nice and  sunny locations (Vegas and Cabo) that will inevitably have very attractive people everywhere.

Queue in the need to diet and exercise.

Not that I’m unattractive and out of shape, but I can admit when there’s room for improvement. Like, if I poke my stomach and there’s a little bit of a wiggle, I think that’s a good indication that I maybe should tone up a bit.

I’m finding that eating a healthy, balanced diet is the hardest thing ever. I enjoy my vanilla lattes, and my sugar and sweets – but realize that I can never reach any goal that I set out there (Unless my goal is to eat sweets) if I eat the way that I have been eating.

This pictures was taken when I was having a weak moment. I couldn’t help it; a coworker was just coming around with these, and they were just so beautiful, I couldn’t resist. It was delish and it’s not like it’s all that bad, but  – I probably do need to get better at resisting bad foods when they’re right in front of me.

Day 77 : Overpriced Steak

Food, In the City

ImageWhen I first got my DSLR camera and got into photography, I insisted on buying a camera bag that reflected my personality as a potential artist. I didn’t want a plain black camera bag that blended in with all the other plain black camera bags that every other person with a camera and I didn’t want price to get in the way. I didn’t want to go over board, but I didn’t want something that would ware and tear easily as something cheap would be expected to do. 

So I ended up buying this camera messenger bag for $150: it was blue, had 3 compartments for lenses and camera body, had a section for laptop, and numerous other pockets for random things. At first I loved it, I would bring it everywhere I took my camera with me. However I soon realized how it wasn’t  functional: it was big and because there were a lot of pockets i carried a lot things other than my camera, thus making it especially heavy. This was inconvenient when I went on long walks while taking pictures and my shoulders would begin to hurt. Worst of all, I’ve had some comments on it looking like a diapor bag, which was on the artistic persona I wanted to portray.

This is kind of how my bag looks like.

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This was found on the site for a brand name Epiphanie.

Anyways, you might be asking what does this bag have anything to do with the picture of the steak? Well, like the bag, the steak was overpriced. My friends and I went to this steak place called Millers Guild. It’s a pretty fancy, trendy place. With a pretty fancy place and pretty pricey steaks (the above steak was $60), one would expect a foodgasm in the mouth (at least I do) but I didn’t get that. It was good, but it wasn’t it wasn’t $60 good. It was cooked perfectly, but the flavoring was subpar to what I would want a steak at that rate to taste like. Which proves a point a lot of people say: just because something is overpriced, doesn’t mean it’s good.

Day 72: Buffalo Wild Wings

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ImageI feel like Seattle is late to the game when it comes to really good food chains.

But when it did, it opened in a city a couple of hours from where I live. I was bummed, but a couple of months later there was word that it was opening 15 minutes away from me. 

I don’t remember what my husband and I were doing, but we were driving by – what was at the time – the construction for the new Buffalo Wild Wings that was closer to me. I shrieked.

“What !?! What?!?” my husband asked.

“It’s Buffalo Wild Wings!!” I screamed as i pointed in the direction of the construction.

My husband did not share in my enthusiasm at the time 

“The Fuck!”, he said. “I though someone crashed or something. Or someone died.”

I admit, my reaction have been over reacting, but I was excited. A Buffalo Wild Wings near me! Now I could go there whenever I had a craving for it and not have to drive 2 hours for it. 

Last week Thursday, Buffalo Wild Wings felt like the right thing to do. It was my Friday, I had the day off for the next 4 days, I felt I needed something good to celebrate. Queue in wings. 

It was so good.

Day 46: Baking

Food, Homelife

ImageWent to a brunch today and decided to make this donut called Malasadas. Malasadas are a Portuguese donut that are famously eaten in Hawaii. Having grown up in Hawaii, I had often eaten it for breakfasts, but had not eaten it in since moving to the Mainland.

A while ago, I decided to tackle making it and while I found it to be such a time consuming task,  the company for whom I made it for raved about it.  This morning, I made it again for a brunch, and it was again a hit. Should I quite my day job and become a professional malasada maker? ehh, I don’t know about that, but will definitely make it again for another occasion.

Day 32: Gameday

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Superbowl Sunday.

It is a day that a majority of Americans spend glued to the TV, watching the football game and ads, and eating. Its a big deal, up there in the top 10 list of holidays, right up there with Christmas and Easter.

This pass weekend I spent watching Superbowl at the same friends house I’ve watched pratically every Seahawk game this season. I sat right next to the table of food. It was strategic since I tend to stress-eat when im cheering on a team. Turns out, with an ending score of 43-8, I really didnt have much to stress about.

There was so much food at this year’s superbowl party: ribs, cakes, I made tater tot casserole. There was so much food, that there was not one dish that got completely eaten.

Day 18: loco moco

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Growing up in Hawaii, having rice with a meal was a regular thing. What was a meal without rice? It wasn’t. I ate almost every single meal with rice

Now that I have grown older and more health conscious, my white rice consumption has decreased. I have replaced it with brown rice, salads, and vege

Occasionally, I do get gravings for white rice. I dont know what it is, but I want it, and I want a lot of it.

This dish was taken at breakfast at a local Hawaiian place. I wasnt too crazy about the meet patty, but the rice and the gravy. Yum yum. You better believe I ate it all

Even after the meal,I think I still have my rice craving. I could for another serving.

Day 14: Lunch

Food, In the City, Work

MIMOSAI’ve been bad about eating out the past few days. It’s so bad, but working in the city makes it so hard to resist eating out. I mean, making lunch to bring to work takes so much work, when there’s the convenience of just going somewhere to grab something to eat of course it’s going to be more tempting to just buy lunch

I justified this days lunch by reasoning that it was healthy and that it was only $5.00, and it was fresh. Oh, I know I need to cut back on the eating out, though. $5 can add up quickly, and next thing you know it, you have less money than thought. It’s so hard though and this spring rolls were so good.

Day 7 : Bread

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Apparently, there’s this Mexican holiday that celebrates The Three Wise Men visiting Jesus. In this holiday, families  come together and eat this bread / pastry called Rosca de Reyes. it’s a huge loaf the size of the a full sheet of cake, and within it there are figurines of baby Jesus baked within the bread. You know those little army figurines boys would play with?  The little baby Jesus’ are the size of that

Whoever finds the figurines of Baby Jesus in their slice of bread had to take their figurine to a church to bless it and during a later celebration, more specifically Candleman’s Day, make tamales and serve atole.

Yesterday, I went over to my friend’s house for the sole purpose of doing an insanity workout, and came home with all this knowledge about this bread and this holiday. While this picture was taken yesterday, it is a totally relevant subject for today as I brought a huge slice of this bread to work and heard myself explaining to my coworkers why they had to watch out for “Baby Jesus”.

For all the warning that I provided to people, (Watch out for Baby Jesus!) I ended up with two Baby Jesus figurines.

Imagine that

Day 6: Panera and Technology

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Confession : I played hookie today.

 in my defense, I have 356 hours of sick time. Don’t ask me how I accumulated so much time, at this point I can’t get rid of it fast enough.

But it was glorious. I stayed in til 12 watching Walking Dead, got my toes done, bought shoes, and went to Panera. I hadn’t been to Panera in such a long time, but they got these things.. these table trackers they give you after you order and you can sit where ever you want to sit… and they find you! and they bring you your food! I mean,  how does it work? Wait, don’t tell me if you really know – when people start talking about technology, I start spacing out and start thinking about other things… like food. So I don’t know if I really want to know.

Anyways, the things you learn when you take a hookie day