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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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Happy Thanksgiving! by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   However you are celebrating--enjoy the day!   Read on »
Ottolenghi's Spicy Chickpea and Freekeh Soup with Herby Creamed Feta Paste: Warm and Spicy... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I rarely open a new cookbook and start from the beginning. Usually I immediately head for the soups--especially when it comes to Yotam Ottolenghi, who is the master of combi ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Prism" by Roland Allnach, Served with Dark Chocolate Bark... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Deep, gritty, eclectic glimpses of life and humanity--a short story collection that encompass multiple genres set in the present, the past and the future, is Prism by Roland ... Read on »
Sicilian Tuna in Stemperata Sauce (Sicilian Sweet & Sour 'Salsa') with Zucchini Noodles by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Local ahi tuna steaks seared with a touch of balsamic glaze, served with sweet and sour Sicilian stemperata sauce--chunky like a salsa. This is a quick-to-make dinner with g ... Read on »
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 »
Moroccan-Inspired Sweet Potato Hummus: A Simple Healthy + Delicious Recipe {One Photo Friday} by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here's a confession... I am not a big fan of sweet potatoes. Nutritionally, I can fully get behind them as they are so chock full of vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and a pl ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Red Book of Primrose House" by Marty Wingate, Served... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's a fun post today--a TLC Book Tour review of the gardening cozy mystery The Red Book of Primrose House: A Potting Shed Mystery by Marty Wingate, an easy recipe for a f ... 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 »
Spiced Feta in Olive Oil and Persian Marinated Olives: Easy and Exotic Mezze Plate Components by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking For a simple, light and low-effort dinner, nothing beats a mezze plate--tasty little dishes with different Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors. They are also great for ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "How To Bake a Man" by Jessica Barksdale Inclán Served... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The office candy dish, morning meeting pastries, and the occasional cake for birthday celebrations are hard enough to resist--imagine if someone came by your office twice a ... Read on »
Creamy, Cheezy, Spinach-Artichoke Soup: 'Healthy Souping' of a Classic Guilty-Pleasure Dip for... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's hard to resist the allure of a creamy, cheesy warm spinach-artichoke dip. A typical restaurant version can clock in at around 1600 calories and close to 100 grams of fa ... Read on »
Announcing November's Food 'N Flix Selection "Pieces of April" (Kahakai Kitchen is Hosting!) by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have a particular fondness for independent films--especially the slightly quirky ones. For a couple of years after I moved to Hawaii, I had a bi-weekly Saturday ritual of ... Read on »
Happy Halloween! by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking BEWARE!!! Work procrastination can sometimes lead to imagining what your cat would look like as a zombie... Max says Happy Halloween and wants you to know that t ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Moonlight Palace" by Liz Rosenburg Served with... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today's TLC Book Tour features the second book set in Singapore that I have recently read and reviewed. The first, Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials , was set in current times but ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of 'Bird in Hand' by Christina Baker Kline Served with Pasta... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Publisher's Blurb: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how they ... Read on »
Creamy Tomato 'Ketchup Soup' & Crackers for Food 'N Flix October Film Pick: 'The Terminal' and... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I wouldn't normally make tomato soup out of ketchup but this Creamy Tomato 'Ketchup Soup' is in honor of October's Food 'N Flix pick of The Terminal , hosted by Evelyn ... Read on »
Orange & Fennel Salad with Pomegranate & Feta (Served with a Simple Grilled Salmon) by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have had fennel and orange on the brain lately and pomegranates have been popping up in the grocery store for the past few weeks, so when I saw a salad of those thre ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: Review of "The Unforgivable Fix" by T.E. Woods Served with Chickpea... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am a fan of a good series--especially one in the mystery/thriller genre. I like getting to know the characters at a deeper level as each story unfolds. The Unforgivable Fi ... Read on »
Mark Bittman's Spanish-Style Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta & Bean Soup) for Souper (Soup, Salad, &... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Although I frequently make an oath not to buy any more cookbooks, there are times that I just can't help myself. Like when Mark Bittman comes out with a new one. Plus, since ... Read on »
Chilled Rice Pudding with Orange, Honey, & Cardamom Syrup: Cool and Creamy Comfort by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Not everyone loves rice pudding. It's one of those things that I disliked growing up but blogging and trying recipes had made me a fan. It's comforting. And, serv ... Read on »