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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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Tomato Chowder with Mollet Eggs for Cook the Books: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I first became aware of Jacques Pépin watching reruns of him on PBS, particularly enjoying the shows where he teamed up with Julia Child. There seemed to be such a fon ... Read on »
Mushroom and Spinach Korma: Meat-Free, Spice-Filled, Creamy Comfort Food by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love a good Indian curry and a milder creamy korma atop a bed of fragrant basmati rice makes for perfect comfort food. This Nigel Slater Mushroom and Spinach Korma is a gr ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "Don't Try to Find Me" by Holly Brown with a Berry, Peach & Greens Chia... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Imagine the very worst happening--your teenage daughter has disappeared and it looks as though she has run away. You are tormenting yourself for every decision you made, eve ... Read on »
Artichoke Soup with Fresh Mint: Tangy Green Goodness for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is a quick and easy soup from Giada. Perfect to toss together and enjoy. Giada has it made as a hot soup, but I think it also does well when chilled on a warm summer da ... Read on »
Flashback Special--5 Fabulous Summer Soups for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays! by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Well my friends, I have done what I vowed NEVER to do. I skipped making a soup this week!  I know... I can hardly believe it myself.  By the time this posts I will be jus ... Read on »
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 »