Hawaiian Grinds

Kahuku Grill-Where to Eat When Visiting Hawaii!

I guess it is time to let our little ‘family-ran, hole-in-the -wall, surfer joint restaurant’ shine. Ran by the 7 Brothers and their ma and pa along with the KG crew, this is a family ran, family friendly joint for all to come and feel welcome and get a taste of  Hawaii!

This is a video my awesome younger brother-in-law, Seek and his darling wifey, Bree made of the Grill! Arn’t they a talented duo? Check it out and get a taste of what the Kahuku Grill is all about.

Kahuku Grill, North Shore, Hawaii

Specializing in local fresh foods and oversized portions, making sure you get every bang for your buck helps make this a charming place on the North Shore to spend an afternoon or evening!

We’ve got specialty burgers with names like The Twice as Much, The Deep Blue, The Paneolo Burger, and The Bruce Irons to name a few. Only the freshest meat and ingredients are used everytime!

Oh and you can’t leave before trying the ultimate jumbo Coconut Macadamia Nut Shrimp with a Sweet and Sour Dipping sauce and the Home Style Cut Seasoned Fries…mmm to die for! Oh and I can’t forget my mother in laws Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with a Sweet Drizzle paired with ice cream, and more coconut and chocolate sauce drizzled all over makes for one scrumptious dessert! (Find the gluten free version recipe here)! Click here to Read More

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Travel Inspired: Hawaiian Butter Mochi- Naturally Gluten Free

Butter Mochi-A Hawaiian Treat

Butter Mochi- A hawaiian treat

Hawaii has a lot of fascinating treats that you may not know about until you’ve ventured away from the traditional tourist destinations. Some of these specialties include Malasada’s, Musubi’s,  Manapua’s and the beloved Butter Mochi!

I love Butter Mochi! It is naturally gluten free, which makes me even more fond of this discovery. You can find this local treat everywhere around Hawaii. Lucky for us, my friend Rena, who is from here, has an awesome Butter Mochi Recipe that she is sharing with us today! Rena is an amazing cook/baker! Everything I have had of hers is fantastic, and so I will probably be posting some of her recipes in the future; like her shoyu chicken-mmm to die for!

Butter Mochi is a moist and spongy cake. Click here to Read More

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Purple Storm Pina Colada

If you are needing a little tropical awakening and can’t get on a plane in the next 30 minutes, pull out your blender and create a vacation in no longer than 5 minutes! bON VoyaGe!

Purple Storm Pina Colada

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Kahuku Superette- Voted Best Poke on the Island

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

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‘One Love Surf Shop aka Kava Roots’ Acai Bowl Smoothie Shack Review

'One Love Surf Shop aka Kava Roots' Acai Bowl Smoothie Shack Review, North Shore Hawaii'One Love Surf Shop aka Kava Roots' Acai Bowl Smoothie Shack Review, Acai Bowl, North Shore, Foodland

It was a bit overcast in Hawaii today, which made for a more ‘subdued blah’ feeling in the atmosphere. Do you remember the books, “The Bernstein Bears?” Do you remember when Papa Bear warns Brother and Sister Bear it is going to rain and they ask, “how do you know its going to rain Papa Bear?” and he says, “Oh children, I can feel it in my bones”. As a child, I remember being so confused at that reply Papa Bear gave his children, but now as I age, I swear, I am starting to possess those same powers. You can really feel the weather, and it can even affect your mood. Maybe as you age you become more in tune with your body or more one with nature and when the weather is blah it can make you blah too… trust me, I know all about the winter blues from growing up in the ‘Mother Land’ way up North in Regina Saskatchewan where winters can take up more than half the year… I totally get what weather can do to ones mood and I have a remedy that works without fail.

I don’t have all the answers, but if you ever feel down from the weather One Acai Bowl will do the trick every time. If you are in Hawaii you’re lucky, because you can find this treat on the North Shore all over the place! If you are not here, you can fix one up in your own blender and get very similar results! So turn that frown upside down and get an Acai Bowl in that belly. Click here to Read More

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Acai Bowls- Welcome to the Amazon

Acai Bowls- Welcome to the Amazon, zambazon

(these photos were taken by the lovely Megumi who has her own food/fashion/photographer blog! Check her out!)

So…. it is 3:44 a.m. and I just can’t fall back asleep! This seems to be a ‘trait of inheritance’ because every time I am excited about something, I work on little to no sleep just like my old man. Or it may be that spring is here and it is a million degrees in my little place here in the tropics!  I had a fan.. but I put it outside to clean yesterday, and a sweet Tongan lady stopped and asked if she could have it, and for some reason I said, ‘Oh ya,  sure, take it!’ I don’t think I thought that one through, but hey that must mean some good Karma is coming my way- right? Anyway, dead winds in Hawaii can make for some hot sleepless nights, so I best be getting me a fan by tonight!

Whatever the reason for my early rise, I am up and full of energy which I am sure  will be fizzling out around 7 a.m. when my son wakes up.

So let 3:44 a.m. be the inspiration for today’s recipe- The Acai Bowl also known as The Original Rio Bowl. Click here to Read More

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