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Proper English Cucumber Sandwiches

There’s no food quite like Cucumber Sandwiches to make you feel like you’re having a proper tea time (except, perhaps, tea). They’re dainty, delicate, mild, but better yet, delicious. They want to make you drink tea, lift your pinkie, and wear a fancy hat. To go along with our Downton Abbey themed get-together where we also had raspberry meringue pie, a summer salad, and egg curry sandwiches, we of course had to feature cucumber sandwiches! I took this recipe right from the The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: From Lady Mary’s Crab Canapes to Mrs. Patmore’s Christmas Pudding – More Than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs (Unofficial Cookbook) and boy did it serve us well. This is the perfect bite to satisfy any party, tea or not! There are definitely substitutions that can be made to make it even healthier. 

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How to Sleep Better with Arthritis

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If you suffer from arthritis, you’ll understand how it can make even the simplest of everyday tasks like getting in and out of bed a major challenge. The discomfort caused by the condition can also lead to low-quality sleep, which can have a detrimental impact on your overall well-being. If you’re struggling to nod off at night due to painful, stiff joints, this simple guide should help.  

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Education from Traveling as an American

In the Unites States, it feels like we are the center of the world. There is no second language and everyone knows or should know (in American opinion) English. We know we are a powerful country and certain unconscious thoughts feed into your mind because of that. And these thoughts will bleed out when traveling internationally, too, and sometimes it’s not pretty for either party. I’ve been traveling since I was a baby (a mother from New Zealand will do that), but I never started to realize my own American spoiled nature until recent travel experiences. Even though I consider myself an open-minded and culturally-sensitive person, some American travel habits can be just plain dumb. You can learn a lot from traveling as an American–about yourself, your habits, and other cultures. 

Chris'  favorite burger place in NZ

Chris’ favorite burger place in NZ

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Our Last Week (ish) in Pics

I (Fit) have had the luck and the good fortune to have a workplace that lets us have two weeks off for the holidays! This allowed me much relaxation and re-boot time–plus, tons of time with my favorite animals. Have a wonderful week!

Lots of animal naps

Lots of animal naps

Caught them cuddling!

Caught them cuddling!

Look at that tongue!!

Look at that tongue!!

A book I am SO excited to read

A book I am SO excited to read

Lots of family time

Lots of family time

Delicious meals with good friends

Delicious meals with good friends

Shopped at Adidas and this made me smile

Shopped at Adidas and this made me smile

A Hungry and Fit Facebook giveaway!

A Hungry and Fit Facebook giveaway!

Had fun baking and drinking champagne with good friends for New Years

Had fun baking cookies and drinking champagne with good friends for New Years

Enjoying a gourmet breakfast before we saw Into the Woods

Enjoying a gourmet breakfast before we saw Into the Woods

Chris having too much fun at work

Chris having too much fun at work

New Year's Eve meal (Indian food)...with a hungry Noke nearby

New Year’s Eve meal (Indian food)…with a hungry Noke nearby

Lots of home workouts

Lots of home workouts

And gym workouts

And gym workouts

Happy New Year from Hungry and Fit!

Happy New Year to all! We hope it was a wonderful 2014 and we hope you’re planning on an even better 2015. We want to share with you our year in stats! Click on this link to see how WE did this year! 

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Coming up soon…how to make your goals stick and how to take baby steps! We want to set reachable and obtainable goals this year so we can CRUSH THEM!

So tell us…how was your 2014? And as always…stay hungry and fit!

 

Our Christmas in Pictures

 

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We got my dad a puppy!

We got my dad a puppy!

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Great loot for Fit (Hungry got a PS4!)

Great loot for Fit (Hungry got a PS4!)

Noke loves her new bed

Noke loves her new bed

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Good eats

Good eats

Our Weekend in Pictures

Hilarious freezings of kongs

Hilarious freezings of kongs

Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping

Getting funny Christmas cards

Getting funny Christmas cards

Great soccer matches

Great soccer matches

Chris following his December goals and bringing home-cooked meals to every work day

Chris following his December goals and bringing home-cooked meals to every work day

Core workouts

Core workouts

Cute kitties

Cute kitties

Cute puppies

Cute puppies

A beautiful view

A beautiful view

A Few Things You May Not Know About Us…

We got tagged by Dani California Cooks to do this fun post…you should go over and read her post about it, you are sure to laugh. We love these kinds of posts, so we were glad to jump on it! We loooove lists. You’re gonna get trouble from Hungry AND Fit!

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Hungry

  1. Worth the wait: A big bowl of ramen  No patience for: Bad driving
  2. Better than I expected: College graduation  Worse than I expected: Moving again
  3. Would Always: Finish everyone’s food at the table Would Never: Finish everyone’s dessert
  4. Picky About: Eggplant Not So Much About: Milk or cheese 
  5. I feel for: People who think they have to stop eating to lose weight No sympathy: Bad fitness coaches 
  6. Glad it’s ahead of me: Being financially stable Glad it’s behind me: Undergraduate degree 
  7. Early for: Everything Late for: Places I don’t want to be or don’t have to be at 
  8. Would pay good money for: A nice romantic dinner Wouldn’t take even if free: Crappy processed food snacks 
  9. Fear conquered: Pennywise the Clown Not quite there yet: Stationary heights
  10. Getting better at: Being an adult Getting worse at: Cooking and playing video games 
  11. Moment of triumph: Getting referred by clients Epic fail: Losing Valedictorian based on a technicality 
  12. Skills mastered: You never master anything Can’t quite get the hang of: Bowling, ever.
  13. Risky when it comes to: Playing with animals  Play it safe when it comes to: Dealing with strangers 
  14. Always up for: A trip to the movies Never up for: A trip to the club
  15. Lie about: My career as a bouncer Honest about: That would spoil all the fun. 
  16. Too much in my life: Signing up for but not finishing the… Not enough of: Taking things one step at a time 
  17. True believer: Superpowers Major skeptic: Important people.

Fit

  1. Worth the wait: Getting a new computer  No patience for: Pigheadedness (harmful ignorance)
  2. Better than I expected: Being engaged   Worse than I expected: Wheatgrass shot
  3. Would Always: Jump in the ocean  Would Never: Do gross things for a dare or money
  4. Picky About: Tea  Not So Much About: Chocolate
  5. I feel for: Helpless suffering No sympathy: Selfish greedy people
  6. Glad it’s ahead of me: Paying for a wedding  Glad it’s behind me: Roadtrip with 4 animals
  7. Early for: Dessert  Late for: Parties
  8. Would pay good money for: Food  Wouldn’t take even if free: Straight tequila or vodka
  9. Fear conquered: Public speaking  Not quite there yet: Spiders and squished-face cats
  10. Getting better at: Science  Getting worse at: Exercising
  11. Moment of triumph: Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM Epic fail: Ability to touch my toes 
  12. Skills mastered: Not getting bothered on the street Can’t quite get the hang of: Not making a mess in the kitchen
  13. Risky when it comes to: Food expiration dates  Play it safe when it comes to: Letting Noke out to pee
  14. Always up for: A good laugh Never up for: Horror movies 
  15. Lie about: How much crap I eat  Honest about: What I believe in
  16. Too much in my life: Stress and not slowing down   Not enough of: Meditation and writing
  17. True believer: The heart of humanity Major skeptic: Big corporations

These lists were a lot of fun to make. Now you make YOURS and post in the comments below! And as always…stay hungry and fit!

Eating Big in LA! (Hokkaido Seafood Buffet Review)

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On West Pico, near Overland, right next to the Westside Pavillion is a restaurant that most people walk by without noticing. Typically, it’s open 11 am-9 pm, so the hours aren’t extreme. The facility itself is one massive room with tons of tables that allow you to basically dine cafeteria style… which is why it’s so properly named a buffet. Now this isn’t the only location, and the Hokkaido Culinary Group also has Express and Ramen locations (not to mention a few other states throughout the country). Still, if you’re in the Los Angeles area and you really want to fill your stomach this is the place to go and I’ll tell you why! (Especially all you aspiring bodybuilders working out at Muscle Beach)

Price: It’s reasonable. In fact, it’s very reasonable for the selection and quality. You do get what you pay for, so don’t expect the freshest sushi, but you can easily eat well more than what you pay. Regular buffet prices are about $20 a person. You can pay extra for alcohol, etc. 

Who Should Go: People that are VERY hungry. This is a waste for people that enjoy small amounts of high quality food. It does have a very nice laid back atmosphere and the staff is not pushy, by any means, so large groups (families, birthdays, work meetings, etc.) fit in perfectly here.

Atmosphere: It’s a large fairly poorly lit room, which I like. If there are a lot of people the sound is dispersed so I consider it quiet. The tables are in the middle in a circular shaped area and the buffet is the outside wall of the room. 

Selection: It’s a buffet and it has much more than seafood. They have a hibachi station with chicken, shrimp, steak, veggies, and more. They have a whole sushi section with rolls, nigiri, and sashimi. Then, a cold food section with seafood salads, fruits, and ice cream. Next is your typical buffet with rice, hot soups, fried foods, other hot foods. Next is a RAMEN TO ORDER area, which is awesome. Then some more warm food including fresh carved meats and some BBQ selections. It’s a good selection for vegans, vegetarians, carnivores, etc. 

 

 

Bottom Line: If you like to eat, this is a great place to go with some friends or family. I would not recommend bringing a date here for a romantic meal but it could definitely be a fun meal. Plus, the Landmark Theatre is right next door. That would make for a really great dinner and a movie night out. Also, this would be a great place to bring a sports team if you’re a coach, just saying.

Let me know what your favorite big eating place is in the comment section below!

And remember, it’s healthy to eat so stay hungry and fit!