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.
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 Shoreto 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
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!
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
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
We are Andrea and Tawny, friends who met on The North Shore of Hawaii that share the same story. We’re both moms to discerning youngins, ‘nuff said. We have ravenous husbands with no limits to what they’ll ingest. Add to that our own food sensitivities (gluten & dairy) and we have a challenge in front of us. To expand our abilities in the kitchen we studied with a diverse group of women –ranging from the South Pacific to Europe– where we shared meals & methods from their homelands. Recently we’ve been pulled apart by our husbands’ masters degrees, having to leave Hawaii for Oregon and France, but this blog keeps us connected! We love to share, most especially food, so please enjoy the spectacle as we document our travels and recreate recipes: some from our childhoods, some Hawaiian fare, and many from far far away!