Thai Green Papaya Salad

Thai Green Papaya Salad

In Thailand, where the flavors of spicy, sour, sweet and salty come together in pure harmony, attaining good balance is the goal. Thai green papaya salad exemplifies this balance. In order to balance these nuances in a dish, you must be familiar with your ingredients....

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Elevated Polynesian Food: Poisson Cru

Elevated Polynesian Food: Poisson Cru

Some of the dishes, prepared in Hawaii today, are adapted from Polynesian food favorites. A perfect example of this is Poisson Cru, also called ‘Ota “ika, which originated from Tahiti. Poisson Cru is like ceviche in that it is raw fish marinated with...

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Saying Goodbye To My Culinary Hero: Anthony Bourdain

Saying Goodbye To My Culinary Hero: Anthony Bourdain

“I wanted to write in Kitchenese, the secret language of cooks, instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever dunked french fries for a summer job or suffered under the despotic rule of a tyrannical chef or boobish owner.” ― Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential:...

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My Trip To Ma’o Farms

My Trip To Ma’o Farms

I’ve never felt as warm and fuzzy about a farm, as I do for Ma’o Farms. After shopping with them regularly, for a year at the farmers market, I finally made it over to Wai’anae for a farm tour. Ma’o Farms is not just your average farm. They are...

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Variety Showcase Comes To Oahu

Variety Showcase Comes To Oahu

Farmers, chefs and food geeks flocked to this year’s Variety Showcase on Oahu. The annual event, which usually takes place in Portland, came to Hawaii for the first time this year on March 13, 2018. The event gives attendees the opportunity to taste vegetable,...

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Traditional Hawaiian Lau Lau

Traditional Hawaiian Lau Lau

On an overcast day, at the top of a hill in Kaimuki, I went to my first Hawaiian lau lau party. I met one of the hosts last year, attending my first yoga retreat. I think the fact that food dominated most of our conversations gave her the indication I would be a good...

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A Year of Ingredients

A Year of Ingredients

2017 was a year of new discoveries after moving from San Francisco to Honolulu. But, I have only begun to scratch the surface of what these beautiful islands have to offer. In 2018 I am starting a new project, that I am calling, A Year of Ingredients. A project...

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New Year. New Plan.

New Year. New Plan.

Do you feel like you didn’t accomplish what you set out to do last year? Or, like you are fed up with how things are going and you need a change? Sometimes you gotta get it wrong before you can get it right. Right? It’s a new year. Time to re-focus and...

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21 Reasons To Meditate Everyday

21 Reasons To Meditate Everyday

If you do not think meditation works than it will not work for you. This is how powerful your mind is. If you are a believer or at least have an open mind then read on…. There are many reasons why meditating everyday is beneficial for your mental and physical...

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Forage Hawaii Farm To Table Dinner

Forage Hawaii Farm To Table Dinner

November 11, 2017 Forage Hawaii – Farm to Table Dinner About the event: This farm to table dinner starts with a behind the scenes tour of Mari’s Gardens – Hawaii’s leading aquaponic and hydroponic farm.  From there you will be whisked away to a...

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Producing Pastured Chicken And Influencing Change On Oahu

Producing Pastured Chicken And Influencing Change On Oahu

If you walk over to the Neal S. Blaisdell Center on a Wednesday night you will see rows of white tents, tables full of fresh local fruits and vegetables, the Shinsatos selling 2Lady farmers’ pork and groups huddled around picnic tables slurping up hot bowls of pho at...

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The Magic of Mindfulness

The Magic of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is having awareness of the present moment. It is something to be practiced. The result overtime is experiencing less suffering and more joy in your life. Simply put, savor each moment as if it were your last. What Mindfulness does Once you start practicing...

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Forage Hawaii Farm To Table Dinner – Menu Announcement

Forage Hawaii Farm To Table Dinner – Menu Announcement

Forage Hawaii and The Healthy Locavore are proud to announce the menu for our farm to table dinner on November 11, 2017. It is packed full of locally grown ingredients and promises to ignite your tastebuds. A delicious way to support local farms and ranchers. Chef...

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The Importance Of Wellness Retreats

The Importance Of Wellness Retreats

Picture yourself completely relaxed and taken care of. You are staying in comfortable (maybe even luxury) accommodations in a beautiful part of the world away from the city and in touch with nature. Nutritious meals are fed to you three times a day, you can sleep in...

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Maui For Foodies

Maui For Foodies

The road to Hana is paved with…….not enough restaurants! Sure, there is world class snorkeling, humpback whale watching and the infamous road to Hana. But, if you are a chef or a foodie like me you plan your trips around food and squeeze those things in if...

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Cold Asian Noodle Salad

Cold Asian Noodle Salad

There is nothing more satisfying on a hot night than a grilled piece of meat and a cold Asian noodle salad. There is something about the smokiness of the meat that pairs perfectly with the vinegar and the cold crunchy vegetables in this salad. This salad can be made...

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