Review: Outback Steakhouse

I know Sundays are reserved for restaurant/food reviews but this Sunday will be different because Outback Steakhouse doesn’t need a review.

This is a place we don’t eat at often because of the price of food here. It is out of our budget. However, me and Mike decided to try it out and see if the price was worth it.


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Recipe: Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Let me just say that I have the most supportive mom ever! She found out that I was trying to prepare my own breakfast for work and she went all out in helping me prepare it and even paid for everything! Yey for moms!

I got inspiration from Pinterest and made Ham and Cheese (and Lettuce) Sandwhich this week.

The ingredients are pretty simple – ham, cheese, and lettuce. Just layer them over one another in between toasted bread. Totally yummy and so easy to prepare.


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Review: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

I love Ramen!

Ever since Mike introduced me to everything Japanese I began to appreciate their cuisine more. What I love most about their food is, obviously, ramen. Now, I know most restaurants claim they serve authentic Japanese ramen but I can’t really say because I haven’t been to Japan to taste the real thing. Hopefully, soon!! However, you can’t go wrong with Ramen Santouka!!! Just one taste and you’ll think you are transported to Japan.

Ambience: We got the chance to try Ramen Santouka over at their branch at Eastwood City. The look and feel of their their place was very cozy and inviting. It was perfect for a setting for a bowl of ramen..and more.

santouka menu

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Recipe: Tuna Spread

I admit, part of why I am eating healthier is because of all the bad choices I made when it comes to what I eat. This week, I challenged myself to lessen my junkfood intake. That means, try my hardest to just eat one processed meal a day. Which brings me to “my quest for healthier food.”

Here’s the gist, I only eat two meals a day. One heavy one and one lighter one with nothing but water and light snacks in between. I usually eat out, meaning everything that goes in my body is cooked by other people with God knows what ingredients. This is a big part of the problem. I believe half of the reason why I became fat is because I didn’t understand what I was eating.

I had to try and change this.

So I made my own spread – Tuna spread.

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Welcome to my blog: THE FOOD BLOG!

Hi, I’m Kat and let me welcome you to my online food diary, THE FOOD BLOG!

Lately, I have been very fond of cooking and trying out recipes for a healthier (or junk free less) lifestyle. This was mainly due to the fact that I have gained a lot of weight by eating out, not exercising and forgetting about my health. You see, I work night shifts and the food options at night are very limited and unhealthy. After months of working at night, I still couldn’t get into a system that would benefit my health and career. I was at a rut.

The solution I came up with was follow how normal people eat. This means only dinner (by the time I get to work) and breakfast (before I get off work).

This was the best choice I have made so far. Not only do I limit unnecessary meals/snacks but also have more choices for food. I took it to the next level by bringing food for either dinner or breakfast to have more control with what comes into my body.

I’ve started this blog to document all my kitchen adventures whether they may be good or bad. And also to hopefully inspire people that cooking is not so hard. Health is wealth and it’s so important to make food and exercise as our main priority.

Stay with me on my journey through the kitchen to a more healthier life. 😀

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June 2015 Update: I lost a total of 10lbs by just watching what I eat, minimal exercise and aiming for 10,000 steps a day. (See review for Garmin Vivofit2) Through this little journal of mine I have realized that it isn’t really more of exercise but food that really makes the difference. It’s not just about losing weight, it’s about doing your best to be healthy.

July 2015 Update: I am upcycling this post for July’s Blogging 101. This is my second attempt at Blogging 101 since my first was such a failure. I wasn’t able to commit to posting everyday and following up on all the tasks and assignments. 😦

March 2016 Update: It has been nine+ months since I have started blogging. A lot of updates have happened and I have grown so much as a writer/blogger. It’s definitely no wonder why my blog has grown as well. Instead of just showcasing food, I now write about a multitude of things that make me happy. I love everything so far and everything is still a journey but I’m happy.