Fusion Street Tacos and Elote-Inspired Salad with Foodland Farms

Last week, I was invited to “attend” a virtual cooking class hosted by Foodland Hawaii’s Corporate Chef Keoni Chang. All the ingredients for the Fusion Street Tacos and Elote-Inspired Salad would be provided by Foodland Farms Ka Makana Ali‘i, the local grocery chain’s newest store—we just had to head out... Read More

Teri Beef Sticks from The ‘Ohana Grill Cookbook

I’m deep in the throes of trying to update my Put It On My Plate website (ugh, don’t actually click that link; the site is terrible right now…), so I am just cheating on this post and sharing with you a link to ‘Ohana Grill Cookbook author Adrienne Robillard’s website,... Read More

Thing I Did: It’s a Book!

Last summer, my friend Traci (owner of Midori Jewelry—shameless plug; her stuff is beautiful, check it out!) messaged me: “Are you doing food photography? Like for a book?” Me: “At the moment??!” (I’m kind of literal…I also legit thought she’d seen a shoot going on somewhere and thought it was... Read More

International Market Place Mixology Month

The International Market Place in Waikīkī has deemed July Mixology Month at the shopping center. Various restaurants in the collection will offer special cocktails, each highlighting a selected spirit-of-the-week, paired with a featured dish. Each Thursday, bartenders will battle it out for top honors (and a cash prize). This week,... Read More

Spice Up Your Life

I am a huge spice wimp. I don’t put chili flakes on my pizza. I love ma po tofu and spicy ‘ahi bowls, but they make me cry. I *never* play the Russian roulette game that is partaking of an order of shishito peppers. (I am always, always, always the... Read More

Hāna Kū

Yes, readers, I have been gone a long time… The great thing about writing for myself is that I get to choose what I write about and when I turn it in. The awful thing about writing for myself is that it gets pushed to the end of the list... Read More

Summer Lovin’ at Pint + Jigger

Pint + Jigger is one of Sugar + Shake’s favorite haunts. We adore co-owner and bartender extraordinaire Dave Newman, and the food and drinks always satisfy. I frequently Instagram what we’re sipping on and stuffing into our faces while we’re there, but I am an incredibly lame friend and although... Read More

Foodland Poke Pau Hana

This is my year of trying new things. (Even if it CLEARLY is not my year of being a more prolific blogger.) I’ve started a new business. (I’m starting slowly and it’s going pretty well.) I’m trying to grow plants. (That’s not going so well.) And I’m expanding my culinary... Read More