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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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Giada's Cranberry Soup with Curried Shredded Brussels Sprouts for Food 'N Flix November Pick:... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm hosting Food 'N Flix for November and my pick is the indie-comedy-drama " Pieces of April " starring Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson and Oliver Platt. (The annou ... Read on »
Leek, Zucchini & White Bean Soup for Blustery Spring Days and Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been a blustery weekend. Grey more often than not, bursts of hard rain followed by smaller spurts and drizzles, wind gusts last night that rattled up against the slats ... Read on »
Niçoise Vegetable Stew with Rouille (With Fish or Without) for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie)... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It has been grey and cool(er) this weekend which I am enjoying after too many days of humid evenings. It's still in the low to mid 70s at night which makes it ever amusing t ... Read on »
"A Thirty-Minute Fish Supper" Redux: Mark Bittman's Cod Cakes with Ginger, Cilantro, and Scallions by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Flipping through my Mark Bittman cookbooks trying to decide what to make for this week's Potluck theme at IHCC, I ran across a recipe for Cod Cakes with Ginger and Scallions ... Read on »
"Amazing Cookies" From the Rancho La Puerta Spa (So Are They?) by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have a penchant for buying spa cookbooks. (OK, so I actually have an addiction for buying any cookbook but a special fondness or inclination for spa cookbooks). You have ... Read on »
"Apfelkuchen" for The Edible Word: "Confections of a Closet Master Baker" by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When Cath of A Blithe Palate emailed me and asked if I thought some of our Cook the Books members might be interested in taking part in the "Edible Word" event she and ... Read on »
"Barcelona" Crescents--Olive Oil, Chocolate and Sea Salt by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A combination of work, watching the Olympics, needing to re-stock the refrigerator and just life in general have made it tough for me to kick it back into gear with coo ... Read on »
"Cheesy" Potato Soup: A Healthier But Still Decadently Loaded Vegan Soup for Souper (Soup, Salad &... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love when a normally fattening and unhealthy dish can successfully be made into a healthier option. The other day, I really wanted a bowl of the daily cheesy baked potato ... Read on »
"Cold Awakening"-Iced Cardamom Coffee Drink: A Cool & Creamy "Simple Saturday Sipper" by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A serious lack of our tradewinds this week have made it feel hot and humid, two things I am not a fan of. I needed a "Simple Saturday Sipper" that would cool me d ... Read on »
"Food is Good"--Vichyssoise for Cook The Books: Kitchen Confidential and Souper Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Much as I love to cook, I can say with all confidence, that I will never make my career on the front lines of a restaurant kitchen; frankly, I don't have the chops for ... Read on »
"Frost Yourself!" Sparkly Vanilla & Passion Fruit Jam-Filled Cupcakes for Food 'n Flix March: How... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love a good sparkly chick flick and I really love How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days , the Food 'n Flix selection for March. I don't own this movie, but it is one that I turn th ... Read on »
"Greek" Stew for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sunday by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is not the soup I intended to post this week. That one is mostly done and sitting in the fridge waiting to be finished and  then photographed. I got busy this week a ... Read on »
"I Ricchi e i Poveri" (The Rich and the Poor)--Shrimp and Cannellini Beans from Nigella Lawson by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's "Potluck!" week again for I Heart Cooking Clubs, our chance to make any Nigella dish that we want to make. I found my recipe in November's issue of Health Magazine. ... Read on »
"In This House We Have Chocolate Cake for Breakfast"--"Single Girl Melty Chocolate Cake" for Food... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking "In this house we have chocolate cake for breakfast. We never bother with silly things like bedtimes or brushing our teeth," so says Aunt Francis Owens as she and her sister ... Read on »
"KukiChai" -- A Spiced Green Tea Chai Blend and "Simple Saturday Sipper" by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was craving chai and decided to make a blend using the kukicha tea I have been drinking lately. Kukicha or "twig tea" is a Japanese green tea blend where the twigsstems ... Read on »
"Lanie's-World's Greatest Chili"-Made Meat-Free for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Is this recipe from Rick Bayless and his daughter Lanie truly "The World's Greatest Chili?" I am not willing to declare it that, but, I will say that it is pretty darn good. ... Read on »
"Late Night Fried Spaghetti" from a Book Review of "Starting From Scratch" by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking On the day she passes her dissertation defense, Olivia Tschetter's mother, the only member of her family who knew she was defending, passes away suddenly. Faced with gri ... Read on »
"Mystery Cake" for Retro Recipe Challenge #11 by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking With my first recipe "Challenge" (Weekend Cookbook Challenge#27) under my belt, I decided I should go for #2 this weekend; Retro Recipe Challenge #11: Your Mother Should ... Read on »
"P'otage" of Asparagus, White Wine & Lemon (Or "Creamy" Asparagus Soup Made with...Oatmeal!) for... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I chose this soup, "P'otage" of Asparagus, White Wine & Lemon for two reasons; the first because local asparagus was a reasonable price and looked good and the second; ... Read on »
"Rena's Sport Bars" & a Great Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win the "Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook"... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have some long-standing beliefs about cookies---namely that people almost always fall into two different categories (particularly when it comes to chocolate chip c ... Read on »