• Recipes

    Homemade Manapua

    Manapua is one of those delectable treats that I never would have thought I’d attempt to create in my own kitchen. That is, until a friend shared an easy recipe that uses common…

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    Pickled Mango

    It’s mango season! I love local fruits such as mangoes, papayas, and lichee. Mangoes and lichee are rare treats for me, as they are not easily accessible unless you have a generous friend…

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    Kabocha

    Kabocha is the Japanese winter squash. It’s one of my favorite vegetables and it’s next on my list of foods to introduce to baby.  I make a new batch of baby food once…

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    Goya Goodness

    Thanks to the kindness of my friend Jan, I had a goya-lovin’ evening in the kitchen today. She had lunch in Chinatown with friends and offered to pick up some bitter melon for…

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    Chicken Hekka

    Chicken Hekka is a local favorite in Hawaii and one of my comfort foods of choice.  This dish is easily adapted to suit your tastes and can accommodate just about any type of…