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A Million Fitbit Steps In A Month – A Fundraiser For My Mom

So as many of you know, I’ve lost a ton of weight in the last two years. I started in October 2018 and now am down 160 pounds. One thing that has kept me motivated was changing things up to keep it interesting. At the end of last month, I’d done the most steps I’d ever logged on my Fitbit – close to 900,000. I thought hey – maybe I can get to 900,000 in June 2020. Then I thought hey – whynot a million? ...see full post

India Style Prison Burrito – Instant Noodle Recipe Time

I’ve been doing these Prison Style Burritos for a while – usually with varieties not found by inmates in prisons. I went to India Supermarket over in Bellevue, Washington yesterday and got these ingredients and made this monstrosity. Enjoy! ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

.The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

Despite all the tumultuous and unnerving events of our current age,, I am happy to announce that I’ve got a new list for our year, 2020. In the past fe hundred reviews I’ve done this past year there have been some real standouts and of course many have remained. These are my absolute favorites of reviews 1 through 3487. It’s hard – I feel like I should be doing a top 20, or even a top 50 at this point, but the sheer amount of time that would take with being a stay at home father of two while trying to get in a few hours of exercise every day just isn’t in the cards. I’m hoping in the coming months to come out with the regular top tens and maybe some new ones, but it’s a tough juggle these days. ...see full post

Ultimate Ramen Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Ultimate Ramen Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

I hope you’re ready to sit and watch the creative juices flow. I’ve been kind of sitting here ruminating over a sandwich for a while. As I don’t ever really eat sandwiches these days, I wanted to make something really good. This fits that bill. This will make you happy to be in quarantine. Because you can spend time with this sandwich. It’s something that I will make again, that’s for sure. Now, bear witness to the finest ramen grilled cheese sandwich in the entirety of the universe. ...see full post

The Canadian Prison Ramen Burrito

The world has gone bonkers. We’ve got that pesky Coronavirus gnashing it’s teeth, and numerous other oddities making daily life less enjoyable that usual. ...see full post

The Ramen Rater Diet Update – February 2020

I thought I’d do a quick update as to everything I’ve been doing to attempt to lose weight. Winter has come. Harder to have the ability to get outside – who wants to walk in the pouring rain? Plus, lots of vacation time for kids so stuck at home a lot. Here’s a new video about what I’m doing. plus I did a recipe using a couple ingredients including Hakubaku Udon noodles – it’s pretty quick – not going to say it’s only 5 calories, but it’s super good. ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Healthy Options 2020 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Healthy Options 2020 Edition

People have been asking me for a list of healthy varieties for a long time. I decided to give it a try, and had mixed results. I’ve found things ramen/instant noodles, and things that aren’t and listed them here. There aren’t ten things, but over the next year I’m guessing more will present themselves. It appears this is an ever-evolving market as a couple that were going to be included went off the market while I was editing this list! Not everything presented is for everyone, but I’m really hoping there’s something that will work and interest everyone. If you have any ideas for things that should be on next year’s list, please email me. With that, here (in no particular order)  is The Ramen Rater’s Healthy Options 2020 Edition. ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

Usually, this is a summer list, coming out late July or early August. No more. Why? A couple of reasons – first, I’ve been busy. The whole diet and exercise thing has kind of taken over my life – which is good and a pain at the same time. I do a LOT of walking – often 15 miles in a day. This takes a lot of time and so there’s that. The other reason is that I’ve heard many ask why this list doesn’t come later in the year when it’s colder. ...see full post

Shin Ramen Burrito Prison Recipe – Instant Noodle Recipe Time – EP 457

Shin Ramen Burrito Prison Recipe - Instant Noodle Recipe Time

I thought to continue this series of Prison Ramen Burrito Recipes that you couldn’t get in prison since you can’t get these varieties, the next logical step would involve Shin Ramen/Ramyun. I ended up with the standard Shin Ramen as well as Shin Black in this one. It ended up being an enormous monstrosity! ...see full post