Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

As you might have noticed, OCD has gotten a new design – a new layout was definitely in need. Loving how it looks so far and hope you enjoy it 🙂

My little brother Hans is now a big shot investment banker on Wall Street! Ok… he’s actually just the summer intern which is the bottom of the totem pole… but he’s in NYC! The perk is getting to see him more since he’s just a train ride away from me and a subway ride away from B.

Hopefully he’ll get a return offer afterwards, so he’ll have a banking job right out of college and hang out with his big sister (when he’s not working 120 hrs a week – yikes!).

You might recall Hans from his recipe contributions on the blog (Chicken Stuffed AvocadosNordstrom’s Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad, and Honey Mint Tea). He’s a pretty good cook (and an even bigger eater).

Banking, let alone the kind of banking on Wall Street, is a mysterious field. They’re quite formal and have to dress up all the time (my little brother has so many suits!) and spend all day on excel. They’re of the few jobs with worse hours than medicine, and I don’t envy them.

Hans has definitely been called to the office to work after midnight, and there are nights he sleeps at 4am (or doesn’t sleep at all), as he and the bankers crunch numbers for some crazy deadline. There’s no weekends. And he’s interning at one of the “nicer” banking companies.

I will go to the hospital after midnight for a sick patient. I won’t go to the office after midnight to make a powerpoint. #priorities

B and I got to visit Hans in his fancy banking office. Because of the awful banking hours, his company provides breakfast daily and will pay for your dinner takeout if you stay past 8pm (which is literally everyday). Lunch is on your own – so Hans took us to a cute poke takeout place nearby.

Since B and I were “underdressed” (ie not in suits), we weren’t allowed to enter the office, only the lobby as mere plebeians. So we sat in the lobby, and ate our delicious poke bowls.

I wanted to recreate the poke bowl since it tasted so good. Hans and B came up to Connecticut on their day off and we made this copycat recipe (B had prepared the tuna prior)! Ours is better because it’s got more of the good stuff in it – filled with sashimi!

You can add whatever you like in the poke -just keep in mind more is not always better! Just pick 2-3 sides for your fish of choice to avoid overwhelming the sashimi, and it’s perfection. 

tuna sashimi (my recipe here)

1 bunch kale, sliced thinly
½ cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
¼ cup sesame oil
1 tbsp honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced

1 mango, diced
1 avocado, sliced thinly


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  1. I love a good poke bowl – and this one looks amazing! Also, you have such gorgeous photos. Bookmarking for sure 🙂

  2. My stomach growled while reading this. I could eat poke for every meal! I'm saving this recipe for sure! – Erika – MyRevampedLife.com

  3. first of all congratulations to your brother! and wow that Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl looks amazing! I heard so much about those Poke Bowls recently I am gonna have to try it one day!

  4. I have been obsessed with poke bowls lately. If a place had them, I will definitely order them lol! It would be great to learn to make them at home. PS: Love the redesign 🙂