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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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The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Divorce Diet" by Ellen Hawley, Served with a Fried Egg... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking January, with all of those pesky resolutions means that everywhere you turn you see articles and television segments on the latest diets and eating plans. Luckily, "The Div ... Read on »
Creamy Hungarian Mushroom and Potato Soup for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was craving Hungarian Mushroom Soup--probably because a vegan slow-cooker version I posted a few years ago was on the popular posts feature on my side bar. This will be th ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of 'Wildalone' A Novel by Krassi Zourkova, Served with Lemon... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's my first TLC Book Tour for 2015 and it's a story filled with mystery, fantasy, and romance. Wildalone is the debut novel by Krassi Zourkova and today's book review is ... Read on »
Salmon Hash with Creamy Mustard Sauce by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was all set to make this Salmon Hash from Plenty by Diana Henry for last week's Happy, Healthy theme for I Heart Cooking Clubs. Salmon and greens are certainly a goo ... Read on »
Smoky Black-Eyed Pea and Greens Soup for a Lucky 2015 and Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Every year I tell myself I will make black-eyed pea soup with collards to start the new year with good luck and every year I seem to forget. This year I bought my black-eyed ... Read on »
Freekeh with Greens, Fennel and Chile: A Happy, Healthy Dish for the New Year! by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Are you a resolution person? Although I am not a big believer in setting a bunch of goals in January that usually don't last the month, the new year is a time of renewal. A ... Read on »
Happy New Year's Eve & Happy New Year! by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking On this last day of 2014, here is a wish for a Happy and Healthy New Year. I hope your 2015 is filled with good food and happy moments wherever you are!  With m ... Read on »
Capellini en Parmesan Brodo (and a Recipe for Parmesan Broth) for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie)... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Capellini en Parmesan Brodo. Is it a soup? Is it a pasta dish? I happen to think it is a fabulous combination of the two.  I try to make my own soup broths whenever ... Read on »
Smoked Trout and Leek Risotto {One Photo Friday} by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love risotto. The creamy indulgent comfort. Even the making of it--the zen of ladling and stirring for 20 to 30 minutes and waiting for the 'magic' to happen. I usually us ... Read on »
Mele Kalikimaka! by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Mele Kalikimaka and Happy Holidays! OK, I spent too much time on PicMonkey Collage this week. But nothing says Christmas like 'torturing' your pet with their favori ... Read on »
Creamy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fuuudge! for Food 'N Flix December Pick: A Christmas Story by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's Food 'N Flix time again, and it's a holiday pick for December, the classic (1983) film, A Christmas Story hosted by Food 'N Flix's founder, girlichef (Heather's a ... Read on »
White Bean Soup with Rosemary and Lemon: A Simple Mark Bittman Recipe for Souper (Soup, Salad &... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Looking for a quick and simple soup for a busy holiday weekend, I went to the master, Mark Bittman and his How To Cook Everything Fast . I have paged through the book severa ... Read on »
Anchoïade: Garlicky Anchovy Spread for a Perfect Party Pleasing Appetizer by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Ever since Sue from Couscous and Consciousness made this anchoïade (garlicky anchovy spread) from Diana Henry's Salt Sugar Smoke , I have been wanting to try it. I will sa ... Read on »
Potato, Leek, and Kale Soup with Smoky Paprika and Roasted Garlic: Flavorful, Comforting and... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have been wanting to try caramelizing garlic in the slow cooker after seeing them do it on The Kitchen on Food Network so I put eight bulbs into two packets of foil ... Read on »
Chermoula-Marinated Tuna with Pomegranate (Pearled) Couscous: A Moroccan-Inspired Meal by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pretty, festive, easy enough for a weekday dinner, but special enough to serve to company--this Chermoula-Marinated Tuna with Pomegranate Couscous from Diana Henry is full ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Woman With A Gun" by Phillip Margolin, Served with a... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Phillip Margolin's Gone But Not Forgotten was one of the first legal thrillers that I picked up many moons ago, and his early slew of novels helped shape my love for the gen ... Read on »
Cream of Brussels Sprouts Soup (Vegan) for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A quick and easy soup post today as I am in Portland this week for my niece's wedding. I had some leftover Brussels sprouts and this Cream of Brussels Sprouts Soup was a gre ... Read on »
Diana Henry's 'New York Sweet Cranberry Mustard' for Gifting or for Eating by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Food gifts whether sweet or savory are always fun to give or receive at the holidays. This New York Sweet Cranberry Mustard from Diana Henry's Salt Sugar Smoke caught my eye ... Read on »
Food 'N Flix November Round Up: A Holiday-Inspired Feast for "Pieces of April" by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Better go grab those roomy, elastic-banded 'eating pants'--because as full as you might still be from the Thanksgiving weekend and all those leftovers, you are going to get ... Read on »
Sweet Potato Curry Chili for Cook the Books "That Old Ace in the Hole" by Annie Proulx and for... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A vegan chili chock full of veggies, beans, sweet potato and tofu and seasoned with curry and garam masala might seem a little quirky or odd but it tastes fantastic. I ... Read on »