What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu


I’m finally organized enough to be back to posting regularly on eyechow – yay! Here’s my first WIAW in a while.

WIAW coffee

For breakfast I had coffee with milk & a smoothie I made of water, prickly pear extract, frozen kale, frozen mixed berries, acai berry powder & ice. After that I went to an hour-long, level 2 heated vinyasa yoga class at Core Power Yoga.

WIAW blue tree chai smoothie

I showered at the studio & made my usual post-yoga stop (when I practice near ward): Blue Tree Cafe. I got a chai smoothie (yes, second smoothie of the day & it wasn’t even 9 am!) made with espresso, banana, chai, cinnamon, sea salt and organic 2% milk. YUM.

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Rice Bowl, Astoria


Since January, every week I’ve been teaching and practicing yoga, working retail, taking a nutrition class, working on eyechow, and studying for the GRE. Today I am taking the GRE (ugh, but also happy to get it over with).



The bad news is: this post is awful (I don’t even remember what was in this rice dish but I can see from the pictures it was some sort of sausage with lime and fresh herbs. Sounds yummy!). The good news is, with studying now over with, I will have more time to turn back to eyechow, yay :) New posts coming up!

Club A Steakhouse, New York

Club A Steakhouse NYC Salad

One year, when Kiyo and I were still living in New York City, we went on a belated Valentine’s Day date to Club A Steakhouse (we never have gone out on actual Valentine’s Day). It was a large restaurant (we were seated upstairs) that felt very closed off from the frenzy of the city, which was nice for a date. We started with the usual breadbasket and split a salad with blue cheese, onion, radish and tomatoes.

Club A Steakhouse Dinner

Kiyo and I both had meat, and we split mac & cheese and French fries (just trying to keep it light, you know). It’s been awhile so I can’t remember details but I know we both enjoyed our first two courses.

Club A Dessert

The dessert was my least favorite part of the dinner, by far. To be fair, both tiramisu and zeppole fall very low on my list of favorite desserts. But, these zeppole were served cold, which was very unappealing. Whatever the cream was on top was ok, but the donuts being cold really made me not want to eat them at all. The tiramisu was ok, but not noteworthy. Overall it was a very nice date experience, but I’d recommend skipping dessert or finding it someplace else nearby… Magnolia Bakery, anyone?

Club A Steakhouse

Open: Monday – Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location: 240 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022 Phone: (212) 688-4190

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What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu


I began last Friday morning with an early, heated vinyasa class at Core Power Yoga. I say it al the time, but I don’t really like the studio; I only go there when I can’t find a class that fits my schedule at my regular studio.


Forgot to take a picture, but on my way out of the house, before class, I grabbed just two small chocolate-covered peanut butter pretzel bites I brought back to Hawaii from Trader Joe’s in NYC. They’re delicious and addicting because they’re salty and sweet.


I showered after class and then swung by Blue Tree Cafe to pick up breakfast.


I decided on a smoothie made with almond milk, almond butter, Vega chocolate protein, banana, cherries, maca and cinnamon. Yum!

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Dinner at Oceana, St. Thomas

Oceana St. Thomas

Last March, Kiyo and I took an amazing vacation to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. One night, our lovely hosts (Zan‘s parents) took us out to dinner at Oceana.

dinner at Oceana St. Thomas

They served us an amuse bouche. I can’t remember any of the details of the food, but I remember it was really good!


Between the four of us, we ordered a variety of option: here’s the chicken…

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