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DebinHawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii
I am a Healthy Cooking & Healthy Lifestyle Blogger. My blog, Kahakai Kitchen (Kahakai is the Hawaiian word for beach or by the ocean), is about cooking, eating and living (mostly) healthy in Hawaii. I love to cook and I am passionate about healthy foods and ingedients. I believe it is... Full Bio
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Miso Soup with Prawns and Green Tea Noodles for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As much as I rely on a good veggie soup to get me through the week, sometimes the heart and stomach call instead for a bowl of Asian-flavored noodly soup. I had Nigel ... Read on »
Little Green Onion & Ricotta Omelettes with Asian Dipping Sauce by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Little is always more fun to eat. These Little Green Onion & Ricotta Omelettes by Nigel Slater are a good example. Savory little egg pancakes studded with green onion and ci ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: 'The Sea Garden' by Deborah Lawrenson with Provencal White Bean and... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking From an island off the French Riviera, to lavender fields in Provence, to the cities of London and Paris, ' The Sea Garden'--A Novel by Deborah Lawrenson is a journey throug ... Read on »
Cold Tomato-Almond Soup with Creamy Basil-Caper Sauce & Hardboiled Egg for Souper (Soup, Salad, &... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been a humid few days so I was in the mood for a cold soup this week. I wanted a Spanish gazpacho-style soup, thickened with bread and almonds (similar to this Cordoban ... Read on »
Tortellini with Creamy Basil-Caper Sauce, Toasted Pine Nuts, & Golden Tomatoes for Food 'N Flix... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Where does the month go? It's time again for Food 'N Flix --time to cook a dish inspired by a movie. Our selection for June, hosted by my friend Debra of Eliot's Eats, is ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "Elizabeth is Missing" by Emma Healey with Cinnamon-Peach Chia Seed Jam... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking "Elizabeth is missing"--it's the thought that keeps popping up in Maud's confused mind, a mystery she needs to solve but she can't seem to remember anything long enough to f ... Read on »
Indian-Spiced Tomato, Rice, & Chickpea Soup (With a Little Hummus on Top) for Souper (Soup, Salad... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sometimes a week just gets away from you. I have been madly trying to meet a writing deadline for a workshop I am delivering in a couple weeks and have had my head down and ... Read on »
Sesame Seed Salmon with Mirin by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A quick and easy little salmon recipe from Nigel Slater, perfect for a busy night. I was going to make a salad but then decided to saute the remains of a bag of baby s ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "The 3-Day Reset" by Pooja Mottl with Raspberry Chocolate Truffles From... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking About a month ago I posted a teaser for a new healthy living book, The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Cravings for Healthy Foods in Three Easy, Empowering Days by Pooja Mottl . ... Read on »
Fast Avocado Soup: Cold & Creamy for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The first cold soup of the season is here! ;-) Not because it is particularly hot today, but because my beloved Haas avocados were 5 for $5.00 at Whole Foods on Friday ... Read on »
White Beans with Tarragon and (Coconut) Cream: A Nigel Slater Fast & Budget-Friendly Dish by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Traveling this past week had me dwindling down the fresh food in my fridge before leaving. Then, I had a couple delays getting to the grocery store when I got back in ... Read on »
Asparagus Leek Soup: Quick and Easy for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We are going for a fast and easy soup this week, made ahead since I am traveling and hanging out with my mom. Whenever I want a quick recipe with simple ingredients, I ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "The Care and Management of Lies" by Jacqueline Winspear and Buttered... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When it comes to historical fiction based during times of war, I have tended to stick to World War II novels. With my current obsession interest in all things Downton Abby a ... Read on »
Nigel Slater's 'A Soup the Color of Marigolds' --A Sunshiny Blend of Carrot & Yellow Tomato for... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It was Nigel Slater's poetic title and recipe sketch that drew me to this soup, a simple blend of carrots and yellow tomato. "A Soup the Color of Marigolds" from Tende ... Read on »
Raspberry-Cinnamon-Cream Croissant French Toast for Food 'N Flix May: Bridesmaids by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you are trying to eat healthy or diet I urge you to look away. This decadent Raspberry-Cinnamon-Cream Croissant French Toast is not the way to go. Sure, it contains eggs, ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "The Book of You" by Claire Kendal with a Kahlúa Latte Milkshake by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Imagine that every breath you take, every move you make, every step you take, someone is watching you. Not just part of the lyrics in the classic song by The Police, t ... Read on »
Persian-Inspired Chickpea & Herb Soup with Eggplant for Cook The Books April/May: "Funny in Farsi"... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A quick clue to the authenticity of my ethnic cuisine recipes is if I call something "inspired" by a cuisine. That means that I have tinkered around enough with the recipe t ... Read on »
Spanish-Style Chickpea Dip with Carrots: A Healthy Mark Bittman Snack by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am a hummus fan and a homemade hummus addict. Homemade hummus and other bean dips just taste so much better than store-bought. Although I favor my own classic hummus with ... Read on »
Lemon-Tarragon Salmon with Pan-Grilled Asparagus by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking One of my favorite musicals is the classic A Chorus Line . Simply staged with songs that stick in your head. The last time I saw it was on Broadway, several years ago where ... Read on »
Curried Cream of Celery Soup, Unique and Flavorful for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Whenever I end up with an excess of an ingredient to use up, I look for a soup to put it in. So much better than tossing it away and wasting it. I bought a big bunch o ... Read on »