This is a new thing for me…quinoa for breakfast- hmmm. I can’t have oatmeal or cream of wheat and most rice doesn’t have much nutritional value, but quinoa- is gluten free and as an extra bonus- it is considered a “superfood”. Why not incorporate it into the a.m! I decided to give it a try and play around with it. The end results was more pleasing than I had anticipated and my son loves it too-so this is definitely a keeper- Warm Cocoa Quinoa with Toasted Hazelnuts, Dried Fruit, Fresh Raspberries with a dollop of Greek Yogurt. This thing is pack with protein and nutrients! Click here to Read More
Who says healthy has to be boring! These jam packed with flavor lettuce cups are loaded with all sorts of nutrients that our bodies crave. With only 10 minutes to prep. and another to cook, these are a home winner and a staple in our home for a number of reasons:
#1 They taste amazing
#2 Everyone likes them- fun to eat
#3 Easy and fast to prepare
#4 Super healthy
#5 Naturally Gluten free! Click here to Read More
This is the easiest/tastiest thing you will ever make! I could hardly believe the recipe the first time I heard it. My gorgeous sister-in-law Jenni, gets all the credit for this one! She claims she doesn’t know how to cook or bake, but everything that comes out of her kitchen is mouth watering goodness! She will deny it… but it is undeniably true.
Her husband is actually the one who inspired me to try cheesecakes! When they lived out here in Hawaii, he mastered the art of cheesecakes. Not a typical hobby of a man, especially not one who is about as masculine as men come… but somewhere in that tall dark and handsome and intimating man of a man, there was this dainty cheesecake creator! He would come to family gatherings carrying a perfectly prepared cheesecake with ribbon frosting, and basically a trail of turtle doves followed closely behind him. It was quite the site-everytime! Good job Sterling for being vastly talented and inspiring me to take the plunge and learn how to make one myself! Click here to Read More
‘Egg in a hole’ puts an immediate smile on anyone’s face! I know you should eat all things in moderation, but there was a few months, that I fed ‘egg in a hole’ to my son… pretty much every day for breakfast! It was the only thing that he would eat, and we have so much fun preparing it together! If we could make all meals fun like this, we could probably get a whole variety of things into our little ones tummies! I know plenty of you have great ideas so please do not hesitate to share!
My mom use to make this for us as kids, and it brings back great memories and feelings making it for my own son. There is something about placing the egg in the hole, that makes the whole ‘egg and toast experience’- magical. It is so simple it’s silly! Click here to Read More
Kara, in response to your comment… this one is for you! Kara wrote and asked for some ideas with edamame, and so I put on my “lab coat” and started experimenting. Thank you for the request, and I am happy to report we found a winning recipe- three variations-all extremely easy and all mouth watering!
There is this restaurant called Ola at Turtle Bay Resort, on the North Shore, that serves an edamame appetizer that everyone goes crazy over- myself included.
The server brings out this massive plate, piled high with buttery, salty edamame and a whole head of roasted garlic sits right on top.
When the server puts the plate down, he takes the head of garlic and squeezes it over the entire plate. The roasted garlic comes out like butter and smears all over the edamame- everyone Ooo’s and Awwhs… I am telling you, it is out of this world! Click here to Read More
‘Good Stuff’ -is what my mom called this number. It wasn’t until I was about 15 that I found out the real name- ‘Better Than Sex Cake’. I guess she decided that the name was too advanced for our little minds to filter! I loved the name Good Stuff. It just happens to live up to it’s name- both names actually. Ha.
This really is one of my favorite desserts! The problem is, I have a hard time stopping once I start. It is like I have a second stomach specially designed for this dessert. Well, that and my mom’s apple crisp. Those are my ultimate love affairs! Click here to Read More
This recipe has been passed from women to women, to my sister, to my mom, who made it for me and now I am here to create the root system effect, and send it out to all. This is one is a keeper.
As many of you know it is not always easy to bake gluten- free. A lot of recipes are flavorless, dense, and just not really desirable in the least bit. You end up eating it because you simply don’t want it go to waste.
Not this one, this carrot cake is moist and flavorful! Works well as a cake or as muffins. For Tama, I leave some unfrosted, to make for a healthier option- or the truth- because it is potentially less mess. He loves them! Click here to Read More
I love soups for many of reasons- one, they are cheap, two, they are simple to prepare, three, they are usually jam packed full of nutrients, and fourth, they are loaded with flavor!
There are a lot of soups out there, so it is a matter of finding which ones click with you and saving them as your go to recipes.
This one is full of deep flavor and loaded with vegetables. If you are vegetarian go ahead and eliminate the chicken, and you still have a beautiful soup. Click here to Read More
Poke- “Modern poke typically consists of cubed ʻahi (yellowfin tuna) sashimi marinated with sea salt, a small amount of soy sauce, inamona (roasted crushed candlenut), sesame oil, limu seaweed, and chopped chili pepper.”
‘Reaction to Poke’ Definition…. thee most succulent and most indescribable craving one can encounter due to the awareness of it’s existence, causing a consistent lust for more. Click here to Read More