Grilled Tofu from The ‘Ohana Grill Cookbook

I recently connected with blogger and cookbook author Julie Laing of Twice as Tasty, who reached out to request a review copy of The ‘Ohana Grill Cookbook. Julie’s niche is pickling and preserving, in particular making use of every little bit that comes out of your garden. (I am in... Read More

Shiso Crazy (Pork Skewers from The ‘Ohana Grill Cookbook)

These Shiso Pork Skewers are one of the handful of recipes that I contributed to The ‘Ohana Grill Cookbook. Many yakitori places serve grilled pork with shiso, and they’re one of my family’s favorites. Of course, they serve them two pieces at a time and we can never get enough,... Read More

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