Eat green on Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

To celebrate this wonderful planet we live on, I’ve found this link- eat your greens!


Cheers!! Pictured is the sashimi salad from Sakura Terrace. The salad contains chunks of raw fish (ahi/tuna, hamachi/yellowtail, & salmon), pieces of shrimp, crab meat, and fish eggs/roe (ikura). Yummy!

Visit Sakura Terrace
1240 S. King St.; Honolulu, 96814

Remember to take care of our beautiful planet- use less, conserve, reuse, and recycle.

Happy weekend!



Going smoothie crazy with my newest food gadget!

It’s #WellnessWednesday, and I am so excited to share this post with y’all!!

Last Christmas, my boyfriend got me this multi-purpose Nutri Ninja®/Nutri Bowl™ DUO™ with Auto-iQ Boost™ (ooh, fancy, huh?). I finally started using it- three-and-a-half months later, haha!

My new food gadget consists of:

One base and two interchangeable vessels, the 1200-watt DUO™ with Auto-iQ Boost™ easily switches between Nutrient & Vitamin Extraction** and Nutrient Fusion*** in single serve or 4-cup Nutri Bowl. (


Wow! It’s an all-in-one blender and food processor, if you ask me! I can just use this one base to make my drinks and food!

For the past two weeks, I’ve gone crazy making all different kinds of smoothies. The featured image above is a carrot-strawberry smoothie, with the “Essential” flavor Vitamin Water® drink.

Here’s a list of the different (protein) smoothies I’ve made with my new gadget. It’s truly amazing!! It’s so easy to use and I can make multiple batches to last an entire week!

The ingredients in these smoothies are adjusted by your taste buds =D

Apple-banana smoothie:

  • Apples
  • Bananas (frozen ok)
  • “Essential” flavor Vitamin Water® drink
  • Ice (optional. I use ice to make my drinks colder and slushy)
  • Unflavored protein powder (optional)

Strawberry-banana-blueberry smoothie:

  • Strawberries (frozen ok)
  • Bananas (frozen ok)
  • Blueberries (frozen ok)
  • Soy milk and/or regular milk (you can use fruit juice if you prefer)
  • Ice (optional)
  • Unflavored protein powder (optional)

Peanut butter-banana-grape smoothie:

  • Bananas (frozen ok)
  • Grapes (frozen ok)
  • Soy milk and/or regular milk (I use both- I use lactaid milk since I am lactose-intolerant)
  • Peanut butter
  • Ice (optional)
  • Unflavored protein powder (optional)

Carrot-strawberry smoothie (yes, carrots):

  • Fresh carrots (fresh carrots frozen ok)
  • Strawberries (frozen ok)
  • Any kind of orange juice (I used the “Essential” Vitamin Water®)
  • Ice (optional)
  • Fiber powder (optional)
  • Unflavored protein powder (optional)

Carrot-strawberry-banana-blueberry smoothie:


  • Fresh carrots (fresh carrots frozen ok)
  • Strawberries (frozen ok)
  • Soy milk and/or regular milk (or fruit juice if you prefer)
  • Ice (optional)
  • Fiber powder (optional)
  • Unflavored protein powder (optional)

Carrot-apple-banana-blueberry smoothie:

  • Fresh carrots (fresh carrots frozen ok)
  • Apples
  • Bananas (frozen ok)
  • Blueberries (frozen ok)
  • Soy milk and/or regular milk (or fruit juice if you prefer)
  • Ice (optional)
  • Fiber powder (optional)
  • Unflavored protein powder (optional)

The blender did a fine job blending the carrots well into the smoothie, with the other ingredients because of the auto-iQ boost™ feature. If you like your smoothies with more texture and “grittiness,” you can turn the feature off.

I can’t wait to incorporate different veggies and fruits together to create more yummy smoothies. It’s not just about the fruits these days! Veggies are included, too! (you can find yummy recipes here)

Cheers, till next time!




This soup is a winner!

One night, I had the intent of making homemade ground turkey vegetable soup, but instead, I turned it into an Italian soup! That was the greatest idea- the soup turned out absolutely delicious! My boyfriend and I wiped out the pot! Haha!

It was a simple dish to make. You can use whatever vegetables you choose. I had leftover carrots and zucchini. I added garlic and onions. I love ground turkey- I could eat that every day- that was my meat of choice. I seasoned the chicken broth with pepper, garlic salt, Hawaiian salt, and Italian seasoning. Yum!

Happy Sunday!

FS x

Curry! Good for the cold!

I’ve been under the weather the entire week. Thanks to my good friend- he suggested eating curry, as it’s a type of spice and is good for our health. It boosts our immune system (see article link below).

…So I did!

Today, I will review two different Japanese curries I had at two different restaurants.


Tonkatsu (aka pork cutlet) curry set from Menchanko Tei. This is part of their lunch special. It comes with toss salad. Very filling and VERY delicious!!


Curry rice dish from Goma Tei at Pearlridge. It was very spicy; I liked it! Yum!

Both curries were very delicious! I love Japanese curry in general. I’ve never tasted any curry dish that wasn’t good.

Here are some links I found about the curry spice and spices in general. They’re very good for us! We should have more spices cooked in our meals.

Menchanko Tei
903 Keeaumoku St.; Honolulu, 96814
(808) 946-1888

Goma Tei at Pearlridge Shopping Center
98-1005 Moanalua Rd.; Aiea, 96701
(808) 488-9188

Happy weekend!



La Tour never disappoints!

La Tour Café has really expanded their business, since opening in 2011. They now have four locations across O’ahu.

My boyfriend, his parents, and I had dinner at the Pearl City location last weekend. I tried their curry chicken salad sandwich. Boy, was it good! The sandwich included: chopped chicken, curry yogurt sauce, red grapes, almonds (which I could not taste at all, considering I don’t like nuts), crispy green papaya house mayo (this must’ve been a secret ingredient because I didn’t taste this mayo at all), and greens on a multi-grain bread, which was awesomely delicious and healthy! Their homemade chips were off-the-charts, as well.

Y’all got to try La Tour- their food is really, really good!

The Pearl City La Tour Café is located at:

Gateway Shopping Center
1140 Kuala St.
Pearl City, 96782
(808) 369-7317

Hours of Operation
Sun–Thurs: 10am–9pm
Fri–Sat: 10am–10pm


Happy Hump Day!



Shave ice at Uncle Clay’s

It’s #tbt!

Last year, I were walking around Aina Haina Shopping Center and came across Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha. I was interested in what this place was. Found out that it was shave ice joint, made with all-natural flavors. Awesome! I’m all for the natural! I was stoked and had to try it!


My boyfriend and I shared the strawberry and milk chocolate shave ice bowl.! It was to-die-for! One of the BEST shave ice I’ve eaten! The ice was so smooth; it just melted in my mouth, combined with the wonderful flavors of all-natural strawberry and chocolate. Mmmm! I can’t wait to return to have another bowl!

Visit Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha
Aina Haina Shopping Center
820 W. Hind Dr.; Honolulu, 96821

It’s #WellnessWednesday!

Happy #WellnessWednesday! I’ve been on a salmon kick lately and decided to bake a slab! I seasoned it with garlic salt and pepper, and garnished it with lemon slices, garlic, and chives. I surrounded the fish with onions, bell peppers, and carrots. The entire tray was marinated with a ponzu chili sauce (from Kikkoman!). Yummy! It was to-die-for!!!

There are many benefits to eating salmon. Here’s seven!


Also, when shopping for salmon, wild is the way to go, compared to farmed. Take a look for the reasons why.


Have a great rest of the week!