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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Vegetable Frittata

Vegetable Frittata

This week I was inspired by a recipe in Food & Wine magazine for Vegetable Tortilla. A rendition on a classic Spanish tapa, Tortilla Española. Tortilla Española is basically an omelette that is cooked with sliced potato, onion and olive oil. It’s delicious....

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Simple Beet Poke

Simple Beet Poke

When I first moved to Hawaii I just about overdosed on tuna poke. It is one of my favorite dishes of all time. Although traditionally made with fish, poke can be made with just about any ingredient you like. To give myself a break time to time, from the mercury that...

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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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