Vegan Sweet Potato Chowder

Vegan Sweet Potato Chowder

Want a comforting, hot soup that will make you feel amazing afterward? One that won’t weigh you down? This vegan sweet potato chowder is a favorite at the yoga retreats I cook for. And after many requests for the recipe I’m finally getting it up on the...

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Ulu-Kiawe Cornbread

Ulu-Kiawe Cornbread

I developed this ulu-kiawe cornbread recipe for my last Pupus With A Purpose  event to highlight ingredients that are both local and invasive to Hawaiʻi. To make a gluten-free cornbread (or any kind of gluten-free bread for that matter) takes a bit of tinkering. AP...

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Waiahole Poi Factory: A Roadside Stand Worth Stopping For

Waiahole Poi Factory: A Roadside Stand Worth Stopping For

An afternoon cruise on the Windward side is not complete without a plate lunch at this local icon. One of my favorite things to do with my husband on a day off, is pack a couple beach towels and a cooler and drive up the windward coast. After living here almost two...

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How To Make An Omelette

How To Make An Omelette

Do you want to know how to make an omelette? You should! From Escoffier to James Beard there is probably no ingredient, more highly revered by chefs, than the humble egg. Back in the day, Chefs had aspiring cooks prepare them an omelette to test their capabilities in...

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Digesting A Year Of Ingredients

Digesting A Year Of Ingredients

On January 1st, 2018 I took on a personal project called “The Year Of Ingredients.” The goal was simple, find 365 ingredients grown in Hawaii. I chose Instagram as my platform for the challenge. My job was to post an image of an ingredient every day with a...

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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 similar to ceviche––raw fish marinated with citrus juice....

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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 your average farm. They are a...

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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 that I would be a...

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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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