Category: Heart-Y Chef

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Adding Your Own Twist To Cookies

Get the keiki involved in making and decorating these yummy cookies I prefer to use margarine with no trans fats. Although pure extracts are a bit more expensive than the imitation flavorings, I think they are worth the extra expense, as the flavor is more robust. I also prefer GMO-free canola oil, which is available […]

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A Sweet Side Dish For Holiday Meals

Emi Espinda, regional director of sales and marketing for Ruth’s Chris Steak House, is a lifelong kama’aina and a veteran of the hospitality industry. Emi joined Randy Schoch’s Hawaii team in 2007. When not promoting her favorite steak house and Italian restaurants, Emi enjoys playing golf, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Speaking […]

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Trimming The Fat From Holiday Meals

Last week officially marked the beginning of the holiday season – a time to give thanks, spend time with loved ones and plan for the future. One of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones is to think about and give firm instructions on how you would like to be treated in your […]

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Summer Rolls For Any Season

Joseph J. Ferraro, FAIA, LEED AP truly is a green pioneer, recently honored with the Outstanding Pioneer Award from the U.S. Green Building Council-Hawaii Chapter. Joe worked at various architecture firms in New York before making the move to Hawaii in 1982. In 1988, he and Gerald Choi founded Ferraro Choi and Associates, an environmentally […]

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Fish Dish With A Marshallese Flair

The recent Hawaii Conservation Conference’s Public Day at the Hawaii Convention Center was an amazing day. Fun and educational for the whole family, it shined a spotlight on the environment. Activities included interactive exhibits, demonstrations, Knowledge in Motion Conservation film showings, food, and musical performances. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Island […]

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Baking Up Very Strawberry Muffins

In Greek and Roman times, strawberries grew wild; the ancient Romans believed that strawberries were a cure for inflammations, fevers, throat infections, gout and a host of other maladies. Do not wash strawberries until they are ready to be used; this prevents them from rotting quickly. To store, pack them loosely in a covered container […]

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This Caesar Salad Is Fit For A Caz

Hula is in the air and on the airwaves. Award winning singer, songwriter and kumu hula Robert Cazimero has just released a new CD, simply titled Hula. In this release, he compiled his favorite hula songs from across time. For Robert, dance is universal. He’s the founder of Halau Na Kamalei, an allmale hula school. […]

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The ‘Other White Meat’ For Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving coming next week, here is a main dish, using the “other white meat” as an alternative to traditional turkey, or to serve alongside your holiday bird. Vegetables, stuffing, rolls and sweet potatoes complete the meal. The sauce has a nice tang from the mint, and flavors of orange and apricot meld to form […]

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The Iron Chef Embraces The Islands

Delicious, enticing food brimming with a fusion of exotic flavors is a hallmark of one unique chef: Masaharu Morimoto. He’s known to millions around the world as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, and he’s coming to Hawaii. Morimoto currently has six restaurants, and lucky No. 7 will be in Waikiki. Born […]

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Tasty Ricotta Pancakes

These pancakes can be served as a main dish with a green salad, or try a sliced tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. Serve the pancakes with some homemade applesauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. As a side dish they go well with chicken, fish, or vegetarian dishes. Ricotta cheese […]