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Hawaii IRL: Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to be Bland

Hawaii IRL: Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to be Bland

Recently, I spoke to Melissa Chang of Hawaii IRL and she interviewed me about my most recent cooking series.  Even though this cooking series is now over, you can learn more about me and my teaching philosophy in the interviews! See the video and read the blog at the following links: Hawaii IRL (video) Nonstop […]

Holiday Cooking Class (a few select photos)

Holiday Cooking Class (a few select photos)

Here are a few images of the food from today’s side dishes class. The menu was: Holiday Rice Artichoke and Heart of Palm Salad Pumpkin Coconut Bisque Christmas Parsnip Soup Sweet Potato Casserole with Mapled Pecans Oven Baked Squash Also the second side dishes class included: Cranberry Chutney; Green Beans w/Pumpkin Seed Dressing; Mashed Potatoes […]

Class rescheduled due to fire

My 10/14 class has been rescheduled to 11/11 due to the fire that happened in the Manoa Marketplace.  I am not sure if there is any room yet in this class for new students, but hope to know this information soon one way or another.  For any of my students who drove there and didn’t […]

Healing Foods: Parsley

If you’ve been to my cooking classes,  you probably know how much I love parsley! Here are the reasons why: Parsley’s volatile oils qualify it as a “chemoprotective” food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens (like the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke and charcoal grill smoke). […]

Vegan High Tea Party

We had so much fun at the first vegan high tea party, that we’re going to be doing it again soon. This is meant to be a fun social event where we gather in community to simply savor the moment enjoy one another’s company nibble on tea treats sip a variety of teas partake in […]

Enjoying Local Organic Farm Tours

Enjoying Local Organic Farm Tours

I was very lucky to return last week to Reppun Farm  a place that seems somewhat like heaven on earth (land which is stewarded by the Reppun brothers, who are much more than local organic farmers)! I was there learning about the chocolate making process with Dave of Madre Chocolate.  It was wonderful to gulp […]

Final Class in Series: CSA Box

Final Class in Series: CSA Box

What is a CSA box?  Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a new idea in farming, one that has been gaining momentum since its introduction to the United States from Europe in the mid-1980s. The CSA concept originated in the 1960s in Switzerland and Japan, where consumers interested in safe food and farmers seeking stable markets […]