I’ve been on a bit of a French kick lately, and rightly so. We need to indulge and vicariously live through our food while Andrea is living there. However, after the big Thanksgiving bash shared with my side of the family, all foods consumed were heavy American classics, I’ve been feeling like a light cleanse is in order while my body prepares for the next barrage of feats…. to happen during Christmas vacation with the man’s side of the family.
In preparation for the next calorie dense party week, two things can be found on my menu: alternate between warm veggie laden soups and Eastern meals with fish as the star. Namely, Sushi! It’s neither difficult or scary to make yourself at home. In truth there’s only one trick…. Click here to Read More
My sister Jessica called yesterday and announced her pool was open and she went swimming with her son. Well, it’s official! The chilly weather is gone and Summer is tapping us on our shoulders. Jessica’s been faithfully going to the gym every morning for a year lifting weights and kickboxing, so slipping into her swimsuit probably wasn’t a scary moment. She’s got a smokin’ bod! Even though it’s basically swimsuit season year-round in Hawaii, there’s still motivation to slim up when the blazing hot sun arrives and you just have to go the beach every day for survival. I know it’s rough. Air conditioning is a rare find on the North Shore; that’s saved for the beach-side million dollar homes (in case you haven’t deduced, we don’t live in those homes.)
Unlike my sister, I haven’t even seen a gym in many moons and my corps is crying out for some extra T.L.C. Inspired by Andrea’s mouth watering lemon-pepper salmon post, I banned heavy meats and potatoes from our family menu for a while and replaced them with fish and rice. Unfortunately, my husband is not a lover of fish and as much as he’s tried he can’t fall in love with salmon. But I LOVE salmon. So when I want to cook up this fish I need to give it a boost… mask it’s fishy qualities, so to say.
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Lemon Pepper Salmon is one of my favorites! It is simple , quick and delicious. I am a big believer in letting the flavor of a good ingredient, like fresh salmon, shine. When you have a good piece of fish or meat, it isn’t necessary to use bold seasonings. It is better to enhance the natural flavors by simply adding a few seasonings which compliment instead of mask the fish or meat.
This made for a very nutritious and substantial lunch! Tama is a big fish fan, so this is a family favorite in our house! This recipe can be used time and time again! 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
Ceviche sounds pretty fancy but it is super quick and easy to prepare. Ceviche is a seafood dish popular in Central and South America and the Philippines. It is a mix of a few fresh ingredients such as cucumber, tomato, avocado, bell peppers, cilantro, maybe mint with a white fish, or shrimp marinated in citrus juice such as lemon or lime.
Ceviche is one of my favorites that I ‘frequent’. Its down right delicious and nutritious, refreshing and simple. There are many varieties of ways to make civeche but to kick off our go green column I will make an all encompassing green ceviche for you. Sorry tomatoes you need to sit this one out. Baby shrimp…you are in. Click here to Read More