How To Make Value Based Life Decisions

How To Make Value Based Life Decisions

When it is time to make necessary life decisions it is important to make value based ones. Whether it is changing careers, changing your diet or implementing a new exercise routine, value based decisions will ensure that you are doing what is best for your overall...

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The Big Island of Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii is the magical place created by volcanic eruptions and shaped by gods and goddesses. Legend has it that the Polynesian earth goddess Pele is responsible for creating the islands formed by these volcanic eruptions. She is now said to be living in the crater of...

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The Locavore Store

The Locavore Store

Have you ever walked into a store and thought, why didn’t I open this first? I am both super excited to have found The Locavore Store and kicking myself at the same time. At the edge of downtown in the charming (and very health conscious) waterfront town of Hilo you...

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Iced Coconut-Chai Golden Milk

Iced Coconut-Chai Golden Milk

Since moving to Hawaii I crave iced drinks now more than ever. Golden milk was something I really got into right before leaving San Francisco and I’ve always been a chai tea junkie. In this recipe I took the best of both worlds combined them with thick coconut...

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Mediterranean Beet Hummus

Mediterranean Beet Hummus

If you want to wow your guests at your next get together, beet hummus. This healthy snack is vibrant in both taste and color and is sure to impress. Use it as a dip, place a scoop on top of salads or spread it in sandwiches or wraps. Health Bennies –  High in...

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Island Earth Speaks Truth

Island Earth Speaks Truth

Did you know Hawaii is ground zero for GMO testing and development? Director Cyrus Sutton just released his compelling documentary about what GMO’s are doing to Hawaii called, Island Earth. He poses the question, “How are we going to feed the world without...

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How Eating Local Food Supports Your Health And Community

How Eating Local Food Supports Your Health And Community

Eating local food is very important to me. When it comes to what I eat I try my best to select foods that are whole or minimally processed, organic and local. This practice results in eating seasonally as well. Sometimes finding foods like these can be a challenge...

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How To Get Rid Of Acid Reflux

How To Get Rid Of Acid Reflux

Your chest is burning, your throat hurts and your stomach is not a happy place. Sound like you? If this is happening on a regular basis you may have acid reflux. If you want to get rid of acid reflux you need to understand pH balance in the body. There are two things...

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Big Miami Little Havana

Big Miami Little Havana

When I started planning my trip to Miami there was only one thing on my mind – Cuban food. Locals say that the Cuban food in Little Havana actually rivals the food in Cuba. I’ve never been to Cuba but after eating my way through the neighborhood I can definitely take...

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Getting Low In South Carolina

Getting Low In South Carolina

The region along the coast of South Carolina, suitably called lowcountry, is a fascinating place. Rich in history, geographically intriguing and culinary wise, offers some of the most soul satisfying food you will ever try. Cruising around lowcountry is an attraction...

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My Top 10 Best Restaurants in Charleston SC

My Top 10 Best Restaurants in Charleston SC

Whether you are looking for soul food or fine dining Charleston has you covered. Most menus are pork and shellfish heavy and you’ll be hard pressed to find a restaurant that doesn’t serve at least a couple of deep fried items on the menu. Many chefs have...

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Savannah Showtime

Savannah Showtime

In 1974 my Dad moved from New York to a small town called Wilmington, just outside of Savannah, Georgia. With him was his wife and what would later become my half sister, who was then 2 years old. They moved into his Mother and Father in law’s home on a large oak tree...

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San Francisco to Mendocino: A Perfect Weekend Getaway

San Francisco to Mendocino: A Perfect Weekend Getaway

One of my favorite road trips to take is the one from San Francisco to Mendocino. It only takes a few hours to get there, there’s plenty of farms and wineries to visit on the way and once you get there you feel like you have been transported to another world....

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Where is The Nearest Filipino Restaurant Near Me

Where is The Nearest Filipino Restaurant Near Me

I can not stop thinking about Filipino food since I started researching it last month. In fact I have caught myself twice this week googling – “nearest filipino restaurant near me”. It’s a delicious melting pot of different cuisines. Vibrant...

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Elena Una

Elena Una

Elena Una is surprisingly what started my journey down the Filipino highway of deliciousness. Ex chef for the President of the Philippines, Janice Lazaga takes this cuisine to the next level. She takes the bold flavors and homestyle cooking of her homeland and...

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The Salo Series

The Salo Series

The Salo Series hosted by my girl Yana Gilbuena, a Feastly Chef, brought Filipino cuisine to 50 states in 50 weeks. This self-proclaimed nomad travels the world putting on her pop ups and collaborating with other chefs she meets along the way. She picks up local help...

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The Sarap Shop

The Sarap Shop

You can not help but fall in love with owners JP Reyes and Kristen Brillantes of The Sarap Shop. With his cooking chops and her passion for business they have created some of the most innovative and tasty “meals on wheels” in the bay area. If you have ever...

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AJ’s BBQ and Cafe

AJ’s BBQ and Cafe

AJ’s BBQ & Cafe is a turo turo,  a quick service restaurant consisting of steam tables filled with delicious home-style Filipino cooking. This turo turo was passed down to Kevin Guevarra by his family and re-opened as AJ’s BBQ & Cafe, named after his...

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